Sad Puppies and The Goosebumps Rap: The Best and Worst Things to Happen to Literature in 2015

Column by Max Booth III December 14, 2015
Here are the only important things that happened in 2015.

Economics of the Big Release

Column by Leah Dearborn
Every now and then a tidal wave comes along in book publishing. Big releases can sometimes act as a shot in the arm for struggling bookstores, and they’ve helped to keep a changing industry afloat.
HarperCollins at War with Amazon

HarperCollins at War with Amazon

News by Raine Winters April 2, 2015
Who didn’t see this coming?

The Big Six: A Glance Back at the History of Publishing

Column by Leah Dearborn January 12, 2015
This handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word. But how did they begin, and how did they get to be so big?
Lidia Yuknavitch, News, HarperCollins

Lidia Yuknavitch Lands Deal with Harper Books For Next Two Novels

News by Rob Hart May 21, 2014
Publication date: TBD. Or, not soon enough.
Bookshots: 'What's Important Is Feeling' by Adam Wilson

Bookshots: 'What's Important Is Feeling' by Adam Wilson

Review by Brandon Tietz February 24, 2014
A Review of Adam Wilson's short story collection "What's Important Is Feeling".
BookSmash Challenge

HarperCollins BookSmash Challenge Aims To "Re-Imagine" The Book

News by Christopher Shultz
App developers gained access to HarperCollins OpenSource API in a competition to "break the binding" of traditional reading experiences.
Harper Teen Impulse

HarperCollins Announces New Teen-Focused Digital Imprint

News by Christopher Shultz
The publisher hopes to further tap the young adult goldmine with its latest electronic venture.
Johnny Depp Launches Book Imprint

Johnny Depp Launches His Own Book Imprint

News by Kimberly Turner October 17, 2012
Johnny Depp has partnered with HarperCollins to launch his own book imprint. A Bob Dylan bio and an unpublished novel by folk singer Woody Guthrie are the first titles announced.
Harper Voyager To Accept Unagented Manuscripts

The Editor Will See You Now: Harper Voyager To Accept Unagented Manuscripts

News by Kimberly Turner September 14, 2012
Harper Voyager, HarperCollins's sci-fi and fantasy imprint, will hold an open call for manuscripts to discover talented new authors from October 1-14. Are they looking for you?
Abigail Gibbs 'The Dark Heroine'

18-Year-Old Signs Six-Figure Deal With HarperCollins For Vampire Series

News by Kimberly Turner September 13, 2012
After hitting 17 million readers on Wattpad, 18-year-old Abigail Gibbs scores big with her bloodier, edgier, more British version of 'Twilight.'
Neil Gaiman Chu's Day

Neil Gaiman Signs Five-Book Deal With HarperCollins Children's Books

News by Kimberly Turner July 11, 2012
Bestselling author Neil Gaiman's next five books have been announced. Two involve pandas. Who doesn't love pandas?
Books With Happy Meals

How About A Side of Literature With That Happy Meal?

News by Brandon Tietz January 11, 2012
McDonald's to give out nine million Michael Morpurgo books with Happy Meals? Finally, we can correlate literacy with cholesterol.
Authonomy Release Plans

Authonomy's Release Plans

News by Brandon Tietz January 9, 2012
Authonomy (part of HarperCollins) will be releasing two books, but is a digital-only deal really something to celebrate?
eBook Hologram

HarperCollins to Include Ads in eBooks

News by Brandon Tietz November 11, 2011
HarperCollins will be including ads in their factual books. Would Don Draper approve?
Harper Finds God

HarperCollins Gets God

News by Brandon Tietz
HarperCollins had just acquired Thomas Nelson, a company specializing in inspirational and religious books.
Matrix Librarian

HarperCollins to Publish "The Kings Speech" and "The Matrix" Novelizations

News by Brandon Tietz October 25, 2011
HarperCollins has just obtained the rights to scripts and tie-ins for "The Matrix," "Saving Private Ryan," and "The King's Speech." More Neo on the way? Possibly.
Authonomy

Authonomy To Actually Start Releasing Books... Sort Of

News by Brandon Tietz October 13, 2011
Authonomy, a HarperCollins project, announces they'll be publishing books, but is it really the kind of deal you want?