We have official confirmation that HarperCollins e-books have been disabled on Amazon all over the world. This includes big markets such as Amazon Australia, Canada, India, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom. The only country where you can buy the latest HarperCollins bestseller is the main Amazon.com website.Not only are all HarperCollins e-books not available … [Read more...] about Amazon Disables the ability to buy HarperCollins e-books Worldwide
Breaking News: Amazon has inexplicably disabled the ability to purchase thousands of HarperCollins e-books on their Amazon.ca website. This includes bestsellers such as The Illegal by Lawrence Hill, The Bone Labyrinth by James Rollins and Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson. When you try and buy any of these titles there is a new message that pops up that says "Kindle … [Read more...] about HarperCollins e-books no longer available on Amazon.ca
Last week there was a big announcement that the estate of Harper Lee decreed that there would no longer be a mass market paperback edition of To Kill a Mockingbird allowed to be sold to schools. This caused an uproar because schools are on a budget and can't afford to pay the full retail rates. HarperCollins is doing something pretty amazing, they are going to offer the trade … [Read more...] about HarperCollins will offer discounted To Kill a Mockingbird paperback to schools
HarperCollins has just started a new imprint that seeks to publish debut authors digitally. The company is hoping to lure away people who would otherwise just submit their titles to Amazon. The goal, is to sign a bunch of authors and whoever sells the most will get a more legit contract.The name of the new imprint is called HarperLegend and they are currently asking for … [Read more...] about HarperCollins is courting indie authors
HarperCollins has just released their financial results and the publisher has reported that e-books represented 20% of their revenue, which amounted to $82 million. Last year, in the exact same quarter e-books accounted for 22% of their revenue and generated $89 million.Profits are actually up 1% at HarperCollins, despite e-book sales falling a few percentage points. This … [Read more...] about HarperCollins eBook Revenue Drops by 2%
Findaway has partnered with HarperCollins to enable Harper customers to purchase any of the more than 6,100 audiobooks published by HarperCollins directly on www.hc.com and playback the content on any iOS or Android device through the HC Audio app. HC Audio is powered by Findaway’s audiobook distribution platform AudioEngine.“We are uniquely positioned to serve … [Read more...] about HarperCollins Just Released an Audiobook App
Most travelers don't count the airport as the best part of their trip, but thanks to a joint effort by BookShout, HarperCollins, and American Express Canada, the wait time might be a little more pleasant. While most airports offer limited free wifi for travelers--usually only offering access to the airport's own website, a local news site or two, and anything else the actual … [Read more...] about Companies Join Forces to Provide Free eBook Reading in Airport
In an announcement that is certain to bring a sigh of relief to authors and readers, HarperCollins announced yesterday that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Amazon over its recent pricing dispute. While HarperCollins, like several other publishers before it, has been gunning for an agency pricing model in which the publisher sets the price of its books and basically … [Read more...] about HarperCollins, Amazon Reach Agreement
When a state government is asked to step in and evaluate the mental capacity of an elderly citizen, it's usually over things like his ability to drive a car, or live on his own, or keep control over his finances. As our aging population lives longer and longer, their physical bodies are still running but their mental abilities get called into question, especially when a bizarre … [Read more...] about State of Alabama Declares Harper Lee Competent to Publish
The publishing world is still rebounding from the effects of the DoJ suit against Apple and five of the then-Big Six publishers, and the effects of the judgement against the parties involved is still resolving itself. One of the current resolutions involves the expiration of key prohibitions against the publishers in how they deal with retailers. Following the Hachette dispute … [Read more...] about Does Agency Pricing Hurt Reading Consumers?
It was only a year ago that the publishing industry sat riveted as it waited to see how the storm between Amazon and publisher Hachette was going to play out. Hachette wanted new terms in light of the DOJ price fixing investigation, and Amazon wasn't about to budge. And with a 95% control of the ebook market, it's easy to see why Amazon didn't think freezing its sales of … [Read more...] about How Do Amazon-Publisher Disputes Affect Authors and Readers?