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Five Reasons to Read Go Set a Watchman

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Loretta Bolger Wish

Whatever its flaws, editors saw enough potential in Watchman to help cherry-pick its flashbacks and fashion them into To Kill a Mockingbird. Nothing can diminish that masterpiece. Not even the more modest work that formed its foundation.

This is What Happened When Millions of People Read My Article

Amy Morin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Books
Amy Morin

When my sister-in-law sent me a message that read, "I've seen your article in three different places today," the magnitude of the situation sank in. My article had gone viral.

The Letter to Steve Jobs I Should Have Sent

Peter Lance | Posted 06.19.2015 | Media
Peter Lance

Steve, wherever your fierce spirit has taken you, I celebrate all that you've accomplished. You made filling an empty page, or an blank canvas or a vacant sheet of music, so much easier.

What The New York Times' Murdoch Alliance Means for 2016

Eric Boehlert | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Eric Boehlert

If The New York Times has decided to throw its hat into Murdoch's ring this campaign season, even just occasionally, as with Clinton Cash and The Tangled Clinton Web, the results for Democrats could be troubling. Conservative misinformation is always most dangerous when it's given legitimacy it doesn't deserve.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of April 11

Digital Book World | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The slight rise in the average price of a best-seller on this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List isn't attributable to HarperCollins goi...

12 Women On What Harper Lee's Work Has Meant To Them

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

Watch out, world: Go Set a Watchman is coming. The news broke yesterday that 88-year-old author Harper Lee will be publishing a second book. The n...

Maps and Conflict

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

During the Middle Ages maps of the world often placed Jerusalem at the center. This was based on the vulgate, the Latin, translation of Ezekiel 5:5 which Jerome understood to mean Jerusalem as terrae umbilicus, the "navel of the earth."

5 Huge Mistakes You'll Make in the Film and TV Business (and How to Avoid Them)

Dean Silvers | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Silvers

Why did no one see your short film? Why didn't it get into those festivals? Why wasn't your feature film bought and distributed? Why couldn't you sell your script?

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

Diversity in Children's Books: Moving From Outcry to Real, Market-Driven Solutions

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

The lack of diversity in children's literature is a problem that requires a market-based solution. That starts with understanding the pressures facing the book industry.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 22

Digital Book World | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The film based on the first book in Veronica Roth's Divergent series just raked in $56 million at the box office in its opening weekend. Meanwhile, that trilogy occupies the top three spots in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List for the second week running.

The Publishing Process: The Dumbest Thing I Ever Heard... Is True

Samara O'Shea | Posted 03.19.2014 | Books
Samara O'Shea

In early 2010 I attended an event called "Eat, Love, Write." It was a fundraiser featuring bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert and her sister Catheri...

Preserving a Higher Duty

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Naphtali Hoff

In our cheapened era of self-serving entertainers, corrupt politicians and dishonest CEOs, it is comforting to know that people with Chelsey Sullenberger's combination of courage, care and selflessness still exist.

William Morrow Stabs at the "Heart" of Ray Bradbury

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 10.16.2013 | Books
Steven Paul Leiva

The onset of the personal computer held no appeal for him, and the many advantages of Word Processing was not able to seduce him away from his beloved typewriter. But be all that as it may, shortly before his death Ray did acquiesce to having his books digitized. Why this change of mind?

Feeling Creatively Blocked? Turn Off the Noise in Your Head!

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

We all have mornings like the one I had today: making breakfast, using the cattle prod to get kids off to school, kitchen cleanup, laundry, email, tex...

The Selection Author Kiera Cass on Princess Kate, Self-Publishing and The Elite

Lisa Parkin | Posted 07.20.2013 | Books
Lisa Parkin

With The Selection sequel The Elite currently on the New York Times bestseller list, Kiera Cass is an author to be reckoned with.

This Is An Email Steve Jobs Sent To James Murdoch

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology

The Department of Justice is accusing Apple of conspiring with publisher HarperCollins to drive up prices of ebooks. One of the big pieces of evidence...

15 Seconds With Gross

Tom Alderman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

15 Seconds is a revenge story -- in reverse. Here, the good guy is receiving and the bad guy is delivering the revenge, gruesome revenge. What makes the story work so well is the compassion you may feel for the killer, as twisted as he is.

Sleeping With the Frenemy

Nayia Moysidis | Posted 01.30.2013 | Books
Nayia Moysidis

Penguin and Random House got married and rode off into the sunset, but HarperCollins hasn't given up just yet. This week, HarperCollins' publishing promiscuity invited another player into the mix: Simon & Schuster.

HarperCollins Owner To Buy Simon & Schuster?

Posted 11.20.2012 | Books

News Corp, owner of HarperCollins Publishers, has expressed interest about buying the publishing company Simon & Schuster from its owner, CBS Corp, ac...

eBook Prices Plummet After Government Decision

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — A new and uncertain era of e-book prices has begun. HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday that it has reached ne...

18-Year-Old Snags MAJOR Publishing Deal For Vampire Novel!

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 09.10.2012 | Teen

Is Abigail Gibbs the next Stephanie Meyer? You may not have heard of her yet, but the 18-year-old just signed a six-figure deal with HarperCollins for...

The Price of eBooks Should Be Dropping Really Soon

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of cons...

Ashley Woods

The High Strung's Josh Malerman Sells Novel To HarperCollins

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.20.2012 | Detroit

Josh Malerman has done interviews before. But those interviews have been delivered from the perspective of the stage. As the frontman for The High St...

The Battle Cry of the Romance Authors

Elise Sax | Posted 10.01.2012 | Books
Elise Sax

It was a battle cry. A declaration of war from authors to traditional publishers if they didn't get with the program and do what the authors want... more marketing, a bigger cut of the profits.