HarperCollins Named Publishing Innovator of the Year
“It’s an acknowledgment that makes us very, very happy and very proud,” says Friedman. “As I said [during my acceptance speech at the awards reception] … we know we’re innovators; but the truth is that when someone gives you an award for innovation it makes you kind of feel even better.”
Leadership on the Digital Frontier
One of HarperCollins’ most significant achievements was its creation of a digital warehouse two years ago, when most others in the industry were battling with decisions about whether or not to get in bed with Google’s Book Search (Books. Google.com) or other online search engines’ book-digitization efforts. While HarperCollins does make books available via Google’s Book Search, the company decided to take control of its content by creating its own digital warehouse, which now contains more than 12,000 titles worldwide.