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Morning Links: Tablets in the classroom help learning? Amazon-Harper Collins face off
April 2, 2015 | 9:00 am

tablets in the classroomDo Tablets in the Classroom Really Help Children Learn? (Gizmodo) What do these mobile devices really add, though? Is there more to this tech trend than just grabbing the attention of students? Is mobile technology boosting classroom instruction, or is it all just a flashy way to accomplish the same things as analog instruction? *** Amazon-HarperCollins Negotiations Peek into Public View (Digital Book World) Amazon’s contract negotiations with HarperCollins have come to a something of an impasse, according to an anonymous source Business Insider reports as knowledgeable about the matter. *** 10 Authors Who Wrote Gritty, Realistic Fantasy Before George R.R. Martin (io9) When George R.R. Martin...

HarperCollins does big festive ebook sale
December 31, 2014 | 2:25 pm

In the latest example of a pattern that I suspect is going to become increasingly common in electronic publishing, HarperCollins is not only offering an across-the-board seasonal sale of some of its most popular titles, but also appears to be trying to push this first and foremost through its own site. Under the ringing invitation to "Fill Your E-Reader," the discount page offers "All books $2.99 and under," with over 120 titles on sale. The clickthrough link on the HarperCollins sales page invites you to "purchase this e-book and read on the HC Reader App for iPhone/iPad, Android, or Kindle Fire,"...

Who exactly owns aNobii?
August 7, 2014 | 4:25 pm

sainsburys_logoThe Bookseller reported that UK department store chain Sainsbury's has bought out its publisher partners HarperCollins and Penguin Random House in aNobii, the book-focused social media platform originally launched by Greg Sung in Hong Kong in 2006, and has raised the 64 percent stake it bought from HMV for £1 in June 2012 to 100 percent. The aNobii website itself is headed up by a press announcement from Italian publisher Mondadori which reads "Mondadori buys aNobii." According to this, Mondadori has taken over "Anobii Ltd. the brand and the assets of the social reading service which has a million users around the world and over 300,000 in...

Does the World Need Another Jane Austen?
October 28, 2013 | 4:42 pm

jane austenThe Austen Project from Harper Collins is now fully under way, pairing "six bestselling contemporary authors with Jane Austen’s six complete works," according to the introductory blurb. "Taking these well-loved stories as their base, each author will write their own unique take on Jane Austen’s novels." The first in the series, Sense and Sensibility, reimagined in a contemporary setting by Joanna Trollope, has just gone live, to generally good reviews. Next in line is Northanger Abbey, from Val McDermid. But do we need them? "‘It’s hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of...

Retailers begin discounting Macmillan e-books
April 5, 2013 | 10:04 am

Retailers are finally discounting Macmillan-published e-books - nearly two months after it settled its Department of Justice’s price fixing case. Prices of e-books have been lowered on sites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble, according to Publishers Lunch. This includes books such as Silver Linings Playbook, Killing Lincoln and Ender’s Game. That leaves Penguin as the lone publisher that settled with the DOJ as to not have books discounted. Amazon is still hanging on to “This price was set by the publisher” tag on the site for Penguin books. The Macmillan discounts have ranged from about $1 to $2 off the original price. Silver...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 9, 2012 | 8:49 am

Bartlett's Quotation's New Digital Face (Good E-Reader) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Buys Webster's New World Dictionary (MediaBistro) Publisher Earnings Roundup: Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster (Paid Content) E-books Marketshare at 22%, Amazon has 27% (Publisher's Weekly) Kindle Daily Deal: Twelve Months by Steven Manchester {and} Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf * * * Follow us @TeleRead  Join us on Facebook...

Johnny Depp Starts New Literary Imprint at Harper
October 18, 2012 | 9:37 pm

Johnny Depp starts literary imprint Infinitum Nihil  Having hacked his way through adversaries playing screen roles like Captain Jack Sparrow and Sweeney Todd, Johnny Depp will now be slicing into manuscripts (ideally with a red pen, and not with a cutlass or a razor blade) as he starts his own literary imprint. The Harper imprint of HarperCollins Publishers said on Tuesday that it was creating a new list of books, called Infinitum Nihil, that will publish titles reflecting Mr. Depp’s eclectic tastes and interests. Read Full Article ... Source: New York Times * * * Follow us on Twitter @TeleRead Join us at

What does the News Corp split mean for HarperCollins?
July 3, 2012 | 9:15 am

Under pressure from News Corp’s upper management, Rupert Murdoch has lately agreed to divide News Corp up into two corporations—one that contains the corporation’s entertainment assets, and the other to contain its newspaper and publishing assets—including “Big Six”/”Agency Five” publisher HarperCollins. Murdoch will remain in charge of both new companies. Attempting to put the best spin on it he could, Murdoch said the split would “create the most ambitious, well-capitalized and highly motivated publishing company in the world, consisting of the largest collection of our news and publishing brands, as well as our groundbreaking digital education group”. ...

Explanation of the Settlement between DOJ Hachette, Harper Collins and S&S and What Happens Next, by Jane Litte
April 12, 2012 | 10:10 am

Screen Shot 2012 03 11 at 8 41 11 AM The DOJ filed suit against five publishers (Penguin, Macmillan, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster) on April 11, 2012.  The DOJ then immediately filed a notice of settlement and a request for approval of the settlement.  A judge assigned to this case will then either approve the settlement and order the parties back to the negotiating table.  Any interested party has the right to write a statement to the court within 60 days to encourage or discourage acceptance of the proposed settlement. Two things are at issue here: 1) The restriction on retailers ability to discount books and 2) The Most Favored Nation clause...

Harper Collins Wins Back Some Credibility
April 4, 2010 | 12:34 pm

51H5NOneF2L._SL500_AA266_PIkin2,BottomRight,-11,34_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpgThis weekend Kindlers witnessed the resurgence in popularity of one of the most aggressive Agency pricing advocates: HarperCollins. In a brilliant move which has left some Agency pricing cynics –including this writer- flabbergasted, HarperCollins has repaired some of its tarnished reputation. In case that you were out and/or missed it, HarperCollins gave away 21 Kindle e-books for free. These were not your standard run of the mill e-books either; for instance HarperCollins gave away an Agatha Christie novel along with a vast majority of the highly acclaimed Lemony Snicket series of books. Even I, one of the biggest critics of the...

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