*+-Executives from Goodreads, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House shared book discovery tactics in the age of overload at BEA’s IDPF conference on Tuesday.
*+-Direct-to-consumer bookselling is growing and innovative thinking is helping. Two solutions that are appealing: BitLit ebook bundling and Penguin Hotline.
*+-Strong leadership in publishing is welcome, but as new publishing leaders step forward, one realizes all are mere ‘temporary custodians.’
*+-Powerful publishing personalities partied at HarperCollins’ annual London Book Fair opening night party , exhibiting the influence the publisher still holds.
*+-Business Insider, reports that the contract between Amazon and HarperCollins is close to expiring, and HC is balking at Amazon’s current offer.
*+-HarperCollins will publish 2 million copies of “Go Set a Watchman,” a novel Harper Lee wrote in the 1950s and then “put aside.” This new book comes out on July 14.
*+-Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.
*+-Ed Nawotka reflects from the Frankfurt Book Fair about HarperCollins’ move into Germany and why publishers must continue to evolve.
*+-At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CEO Talk, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray spoke about the company’s acquisition of Harlequin and its expansion into Germany.
*+-HarperCollins’ annual pre-LBF launch party is an annual mainstay: think Downton Abbey, only with agents and publishers, rather than butlers and footmen.