SURVEY: Would HarperCollins Be Better Off Outside News Corp?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

With rumors surfacing yet again that HarperCollins is prepping to be sold (as discussed in today’s feature story), we wonder, would HarperCollins be better off outside Murdoch’s News Corp, where book publishing is decidedly not the top priority.

Would a different affiliation provide the publisher with more freedom? Investment? Motivation to succeed? Or does it not matter much at all, considering the lack of faith so many pundits — and Wall Street — seem to have in the traditional publishing model? Take our survey below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.