Tag Archives: HarperCollins

Libraries and Licensing

With the ever-increasing importance of libraries as a way readers can discover new authors and books, and the growing popularity of digital access, we thought it was time to post a comprehensive update on libraries and ebook licensing. It’s important to recognize that the large majority of libraries license, rather than buy, their ebooks.  This…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early October 2014

PEOPLE Jim Childs was named Publisher at Rowman & Littlefield. Previously, he was Publisher at Time Home Entertainment Inc. Eric Price joined Melville House as VP, New Business Development.  He was formerly Director of Sales and Marketing at Quercus. Andy Sareyan joined Andrews McMeel Universal as President, CEO. Previously, he was President, National Journal and…Continue Reading

People Round-Up, Early September 2014

PEOPLE Terry Newell has retired from Weldon Owen, where he was CEO.    He may be reached at [email protected] Update added to original post on 9/17/14. Lisa Gallagher will move to DeFiore and Company as Literary Agent.  Previously, Gallagher was at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. Update added to original post on 9/17/14. Martha Otis will join Verso Advertising as President on October 1st when…Continue Reading

Branding by Video

It turns out Simon & Schuster, who has been gaining press attention with the release of its “Behind the Book” video series, isn’t the only publishing company that’s been building its video cache. We’ve decided to gather a few together for viewing. Here’s a little background in case you missed it: S&S uploaded 5 videos of book…Continue Reading

People Round-Up Late July, 2014

PEOPLE Workman Publishing Company announced that Dan Reynolds has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. He will relocate to New York full-time on October 1, 2014.  Carolan Workman continues in the role of Executive Chair of the Board and President, and Katie Workman is named VP of Strategic Marketing and Business Development. As CEO and president…Continue Reading

People Round-Up Mid-July 2014

PEOPLE Two months after Globe Pequot’s sale to Rowman & Littlefield, approximately 25 staff across the company were let go, including four Lyons Press editors and a few managers. In addition, Executive Director of Editorial at Lyons Press, Janice Goldklang, is leaving. She may be reached at [email protected] Julia Cheiffetz announced that she has resigned from Amazon. A former Editor at HarperCollins and Random House, Cheiffetz went to Amazon in 2011 to help launch…Continue Reading

People Roundup, June 2014

PEOPLE The news of Perseus’s sale surprised publishers, but the response both inside the company and from industry observers seems generally upbeat.  No personnel announcements have been made but the sales and distribution staff will become employees of Ingram while all the publishing people report to Hachette. The deal is scheduled to close July 31st. Hachette has…Continue Reading

People Roundup, Mid-May 2014

PEOPLE As the industry readies for the annual BookExpo, there are lots of changes in publishers’ lineups: Tim Duggan, who has been VP, Executive Editor at HarperCollins, will join Crown on June 9 as VP, Publisher of Tim Duggan Books. Under his new imprint, he will publish eight to ten books per year, evenly split between non-fiction…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/12-5/16

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.  How can booksellers make the most of their brick-and-mortar retail stores? What can ebook subscription services learn from the cable model? Following…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/5-5/9

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know.  How will HarperCollins and Harlequin benefit from the merger? To what extent do literary agents help their authors earn more money? Jane Friedman remains optimistic…Continue Reading