Librarians working with teens have a new website to talk about: EpicReads.com, an interactive community that connects readers with some of their favorite authors and books. Launched by HarperCollins, the site acts as a hub that features all HarperTeen books and more than 400 YA authors, including Meg Cabot, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfeld, and Walter Dean Myers. Epic Reads has two channels, or sub-sites, that consists of Pitchdark.com, a curated list of dystopian and paranormal fiction, and Storycrush.com, which highlights lighthearted romance reads and contemporary
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With the expansion of the smartphone market, mobile seems poised to fulfill its promise as the next great frontier in publishing.
HarperCollins Publishers announced this week the launch of inkpop (www.Inkpop.com), an interactive writing platform for teens, which the company says is the first of such sites to be backed by a major publisher. Created by HarperTeen to attract young readers and writers, inkpop combines community publishing, user-generated content, and social networking to connect rising stars in teen literature with talent-spotting readers and publishing professionals.
HarperCollins Publishers has announced plans to launch a viral mobile initiative using 2-D barcodes, a new technology that links the print world to mobile. The codes, located on the back of book jackets and on marketing materials, will connect to a mobile site, with exclusive content about the authors and book.
Celebrity book deals appear to be more popular and sought after than ever by publishers. At the end of July, a bidding war broke out between publishers over Keith Richards’ autobiography, with Little, Brown and Company gaining the rights. Around the same time, it was announced that Martha Stewart had signed a 10-book deal with her longtime publisher, Clarkson Potter. The Viking Press was awarded the rights to the biography of the late comedian Chris Farley, which will be written by his brother, Tom Farley, Jr. Within days of Karl Rove resigning from his position as presidential advisor, reports surfaced of his plans
New York -- HarperCollins Publishers plans to create a digital warehouse for all of its content and will issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) this month as part of an effort to develop the necessary technical infrastructure to broadly exploit its content digitally. The plan is the first step in satisfying the demands of the marketplace, which is increasingly requiring that content be made available online and in numerous formats, while allowing the publisher to remain in control of its digital files and intellectual property. "In keeping with our commitment to be a 21st century publisher, our content needs to be
First Spanish-Language Mass Market Program to Publish Best-Selling Titles in Mystery, Thriller, Romance Categories New York, NY (September 29, 2005) - Coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month, HarperCollins Publishers announces the launch of the company's pioneering "Mass Market en Español" initiative, aimed at providing a selection of the publishing house's most popular authors to America's burgeoning Hispanic market. The program begins in October 2005 with the Harper/Rayo paperback co-imprinted publication of La Noche de la Bruja Muerta (the Spanish language edition of Kim Harrison's bestselling Dead Witch Walking). It is aimed specifically to meet the demand in the Spanish-language book market for high visibility titles with