HarperCollins Awarded Publishing Innovator of the Year
HarperCollins Publishers was honored with the first-annual Publishing Innovator of the Year Award in book publishing at an awards reception Monday evening. More than 200 industry professionals attended the reception, which was held during the Publishing Business Conference & Expo at the New York Marriott Marquis.
HarperCollins was singled out for pioneering a number of digital publishing strategies. Among other achievements, the company was cited as the first major publisher to sell e-books to libraries. It was also among the first book publishers to create its own digital content warehouse, and to utilize webcasts and audio and video content to promote its authors and books.
HarperCollins President and CEO Jane Friedman accepted the award on behalf of the company.
“It was an honor to present our first-annual Publishing Innovator of the Year Award to HarperCollins, and especially an honor to hear Jane Friedman talk about the company’s efforts and leadership in digital innovation at the awards reception,” says Noelle Skodzinski, editor in chief, Book Business, which hosted the awards and the Publishing Business Conference & Expo with sister publication Publishing Executive. “So many industry executives approached me during the Publishing Business Conference and commented that HarperCollins was the perfect choice for this award. We’re really pleased to be able to recognize the company’s many innovative initiatives that have helped forge a path to the future for the entire industry.”
Time Inc. also was awarded at the reception with the Publishing Innovator of the Year award in magazine publishing.
For more coverage of HarperCollins and the Publishing Business Conference & Expo, read the April issue of Book Business.