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Make-A-Wish-Foundation Aided Author Stephen Beirne Dies This Week At 17

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After battling a rare form of spinal cancer for years, author Stephen Beirne passed away this week. In 2008, HarperCollins and the Make-A-Wish Founda...

How to Live Like a Hot Chick This Year!

Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent

How to Live Like a Hot Chick This Year! By Jodi Lipper & Cerina Vincent Our third book, Live Like a Hot Chick, teaches women, "How to Feel Sexy, Find...

Prince Charles' Harmony: The Birth of A Book - Part 1 of 2

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arielle Ford

I recently spoke with Lisa Sharkey, the senior publishing executive at HarperCollins who acquired Prince Charles' new book, so I could learn more about how this project came into reality.

Jonathan Franzen's Glasses Stolen Off His Face At 'Freedom' Party

GQ.COM (UK) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

What happened next was more bizarre - a number of uninvited guests stormed the Pavillion, stole Franzen's glasses from his face and left a ransom note...

Palin Quits By Heart Audio Book After Second Chapter

Chris Michael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Michael

The publishing world was stunned today when Sarah Palin walked out of the recording studio in the midst of narrating the audio version of her latest book, America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, after only the first two chapters.

Joe Scarborough's Suspension Got Me Thinking...

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Viscusi

Understanding how your company operates is important, and frequently rules go unlearned until they are accidentally broken. Whatever your own workplace rule is, it's there for a reason and meant to be followed.

Sarah Palin Book Excerpts Must Be Removed From Gawker, Judge Rules

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — A federal judge on Saturday ordered Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book "America by Heart: Reflections on...

Tim Tebow Memoir Set For Publication By HarperCollins In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tim Tebow may be relegated to a few snaps per game on an increasingly lackluster Denver Broncos team, but that fact isn't persuading HarperCollins tha...

News Corp Buries HarperCollins' Earnings

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A number of major book publishers reported earnings this week and, by and large, the news was good, if not spectacular. But HarperCollins, which was s...

Sarah Palin, the Truth Called. It Wants Its Books Back

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Shore

It's no secret that Lynn Vincent's writing was literally indispensable to Going Rogue. And yet, Sarah Palin has very clearly done virtually all she can to take full credit for a book she didn't even write.

Larry Ashmead Dies | DOUGLAS MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A 9-year-old boy once visited his local library in Rochester to hear a mystery writer read from her book. But what particularly thrilled him was to le...

New Book Sells More eBooks Than Hardcovers

The Wall Street Journal | Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Weeks after said that it is now selling more electronic books than hardcovers, a leading book publisher said one of its prominent new title...

Art, Russia, And Rock 'n' Roll: Five Questions for Carson Ellis

Allison K Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Allison K Gibson

"I was not a very ambitious kid," says Carson Ellis as she begins what she calls the "unconventional" tale of how she came to be a professional illust...

Wylie Condemned By Harper UK, Third Publisher To Declare War On Agent

The Book Seller | Catherine Neilan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HarperCollins has become the third publisher to condemn The Wylie Agency's decision to set up a digital-only publisher, with chief executive Victoria ...

Citizen Murdoch: What "War at the Wall Street Journal?"

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Alderman

We may be losing interest in newspapers but our fascination with the people who publish them has never been stronger. Our current dread-and-awe buccaneer is Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, according to a recent bio.

Mockingbird at 50: Thurgood Marshall and Atticus Finch

Gilbert King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gilbert King

My daughter has grown up in a different time and a different place than Jean Louise "Scout" Finch, and there's no denying that the country is different, too, in part because of the heroics of a real life lawyer named Thurgood Marshall.

British Publishers On What They Want From The New Government

The Bookseller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The new government must push further on a range of issues from digital piracy to VAT, regardless of who holds the keys to 10 ­Downing Street, key fig...

What You Expected? Half Of iPad iBooks Sold Are Novels

O'Reilly Radar | Ben Lorica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Comments from other readers gave me the idea to map the 100+ iBooks categories to the more familiar BISAC categories. Doing so means over half of all...

Decemberists Singer Colin Meloy To Write Children's Series

NPR | Robin Hilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HarperCollins has signed Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy to a deal to write three novels for middle-school students....

Book Publishing Websites: The Best And Worst (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Everyone in book publishing has a website. We know Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound and Borders among others sell books on the web. Authors have web...

Interview With Sarah Silverman: Advice for Bedwetters Everywhere!

Caitlin Colford | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Caitlin Colford

Sarah Silverman braved the rain to greet fans at Urban Outfitters in Manhattan and sign her memoir The Bedwetter.

HarperStudio Imprint To Close

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Today HarperCollins announced that HarperStudio will close, ending one of publishing's most experimental projects. The final titles will be published ...

Purpose Driven Life Author Rick Warren's Next Book Delayed Indefinitely

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a press release today, Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, announced the release of Rick Warren's book, "The Hope You Need: From the Lord's Prayer"...

HarperCollins' Debbie Stier Breaks Down Publishing In 2010: 'A Tale Of Two Cities'

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." A great sentence that could well have been written about 2010 and the world of book publishin...

Quitting For Dummies! by Sarah Palin

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shannyn Moore

Publisher HarperCollins has announced Sarah Palin's next venture in book makin.' According to them, she is working on a "celebration of American virtues and strengths." Good Lord, you've got to be kidding.