In the newly created position of Senior VP of Consumer Insights at HarperCollins, David Boyle has big plans to transform how publishers understand and connect with consumers.
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The challenge with digital is discovery, so David Roth-Ey of Fourth Estate and William Collins, is now looking at new ways to engage potential readers, including live events.
Several UK CEOs set the agenda going into next week’s London Book Fair. Top of the list: communicating with consumers and coping with the relentless pace of change in publishing.
The Bookseller reported last week that HarperCollins and Hatchette UK have become the first British publishers to refine the agency model agreement with Amazon co.uk.
Harper Collins will publish Sarah Palin’s latest book, A Happy Holiday IS a Merry Christmas, which will call for a renewed emphasis on the holiday’s religious importance.
Last week, News Corp, the owner of HarperCollins Publishers expressed interest in buying Simon & Schuster from its owner, CBS Corp. Is another merger afoot?
Johnny Depp will lead a new HarperCollins imprint, Infinitum Nihil, and will start with a book on Bob Dylan by historian Douglas Brinkley.
According to the terms of a settlement between the DoJ and three major American publishers, some customers may receive refunds on their e-book purchases.
HarperCollins’ SF and fantasy imprint, Harper Voyager, has announced that it will accept complete and unagented manuscripts for a two week period in October.
With rumors surfacing yet again that HarperCollins is prepping to be sold, would HC be better off outside Murdoch’s News Corp, where books are not a priority?