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HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LLC is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the "Big Five " English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette , Macmillan , Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House
, and Simon & Schuster . The company is headquartered in New York City and is a subsidiary of News Corp
News Corp
. The company name is a combination of several publishing firm names: Harper & Row , an American publishing company acquired in 1987, whose own name was the result of an earlier merger of Harper & Brothers
Harper & Brothers
(founded 1817) and Row, Peterson together with UK publishing company William Collins, Sons (founded 1819), acquired in 1990.

The worldwide CEO of HarperCollins
HarperCollins
is Brian Murray. HarperCollins has publishing groups in the United States
United States
, Canada
Canada
, the United Kingdom , Australia
Australia
, New Zealand
New Zealand
, India
India
and China
China
. The company publishes many different imprints , both former independent publishing houses and new imprints.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Collins * 1.2 Harper * 1.3 Mergers and acquisitions * 1.4 Management history * 1.5 United States
United States
v. Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
* 1.6 U.S. warehouse closings

* 2 Notable books

* 2.1 Harper Children\'s Books

* 3 Imprints

* 3.1 Current

* 3.1.1 Adult * 3.1.2 Children * 3.1.3 Christian * 3.1.4 Audio * 3.1.5 Bureau * 3.1.6 Digital

* 3.2 Defunct

* 4 Business strategy

* 4.1 Web approach * 4.2 Speakers Bureau * 4.3 HarperStudio * 4.4 HarperCollins
HarperCollins
India
India

* 5 Controversies

* 5.1 If I Did It * 5.2 Ben Collins * 5.3 East and West * 5.4 eBooks * 5.5 Omission of Israel from an atlas * 5.6 What the (Bleep) Just Happened?

* 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

HISTORY

The News Building , HarperCollins's UK headquarters in London

COLLINS

Main article: William Collins, Sons

HARPER

Main article: Harper (publisher)

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

In 1989, Collins was bought by Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
's News Corporation
News Corporation
, and the publisher was combined with Harper & Row, which NewsCorp had acquired two years earlier. In addition to the simplified and merged name, the logo for HarperCollins
HarperCollins
was derived from the torch logo for Harper and Row, and the fountain logo for Collins, which were combined into a stylized set of flames atop waves.

In 1999, News Corporation
News Corporation
purchased the Hearst Book
Book
Group, consisting of William Morrow ">

In 2011, HarperCollins
HarperCollins
announced they had agreed to acquire the publisher Thomas Nelson . The purchase was completed on July 11, 2012, with an announcement that Thomas Nelson would operate independently given the position it has in Christian book publishing. Both Thomas Nelson and Zondervan were then organized as imprints, or "keystone publishing programs," under a new division, HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Key roles in the reorganization were awarded to former Thomas Nelson executives.

MANAGEMENT HISTORY

Brian Murray, the current CEO of HarperCollins, succeeded Jane Friedman who was CEO from 1997 to 2008. Notable management figures include Lisa Sharkey , current senior vice president and director of creative development and Barry Winkleman from 1989 to 1994.

UNITED STATES V. APPLE INC.

In April 2012, the United States
United States
Department of Justice filed United States v. Apple Inc.
Apple Inc.
, naming Apple , HarperCollins, and four other major publishers as defendants. The suit alleged that they conspired to fix prices for e-books , and weaken Amazon.com
Amazon.com
's position in the market, in violation of antitrust law .

In December 2013, a federal judge approved a settlement of the antitrust claims, in which HarperCollins
HarperCollins
and the other publishers paid into a fund that provided credits to customers who had overpaid for books due to the price-fixing.

U.S. WAREHOUSE CLOSINGS

It was announced to employees privately and then later in the day on November 5, 2012, that HarperCollins
HarperCollins
was closing its remaining two U.S. warehouses, in order to merge shipping and warehousing operations with R. R. Donnelley in Indiana. The Scranton, PA warehouse closed in September 2013 and a Nashville, TN warehouse, under the name (D.B.A.) Thomas Nelson (which distributes the religious arm of HarperCollins/ Zondervan Books), in the winter of 2013. Several office positions and departments continued to work for HarperCollins
HarperCollins
in Scranton, but in a new location.

The Scranton warehouse closing eliminated approximately 200 jobs, and the Nashville warehouse closing eliminated up to 500 jobs (exact number of distribution employees is unknown).

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
previously closed 2 U.S. warehouses, one in Williamsport, PA in 2011 and another in Grand Rapids, MI in 2012. “We have taken a long-term, global view of our print distribution and are committed to offering the broadest possible reach for our authors," said HarperCollins
HarperCollins
Chief Executive Brian Murray, according to Publishers Weekly."We are retooling the traditional distribution model to ensure we can competitively offer the entire HarperCollins catalog to customers regardless of location.” Company officials attribute the closings and mergers to the rapidly growing demand for e-book formats and the decline in print purchasing.

NOTABLE BOOKS

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
maintains the backlist of many of the books originally published by their many merged imprints, in addition to having picked up new authors since the merger. Authors published originally by Harper include Mark Twain
Mark Twain
, the Brontë sisters and William Makepeace Thackeray . Authors published originally by Collins include H. G. Wells , Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie
and J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien
. This is a list of some of the more noted books, and series, published by HarperCollins
HarperCollins
and their various imprints and merged publishing houses. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

* An Unconventional Love , Adeline Harris ( 2010). * The Art of Loving , Erich Fromm (1956) * Master and Commander
Master and Commander
, Patrick O\'Brian (1970) (adapted into the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World ) * the Leaphorn and Chee books , Tony Hillerman (1970–2006) * Collins English Dictionary
Collins English Dictionary
(1979), a major dictionary * Sharpe series , Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell
(1981–2006) * Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo , Hayden Herrera (1983), adapted into the 2002 film Frida * Weaveworld , Clive Barker (1987) * the Paladin Poetry Series (1987–1993) * Of Gravity ">

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
has published the following notable children's books: This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

* the I Can Read! series for beginning readers, including the Amelia Bedelia ( Peggy Parish ), Frog and Toad ( Arnold Lobel ) and Little Bear ( Else Holmelund Minarik and Maurice Sendak ) books * the Warriors series * A Series of Unfortunate Events , Lemony Snicket * A Taste of Blackberries , Doris Buchanan Smith (1973) * Skulduggery Pleasant series , Derek Landy * Bart Simpson\'s Guide to Life (1993) * Love That Dog , Sharon Creech (2001) * The Giving Tree , Shel Silverstein (1964) * Where the Sidewalk Ends (book) , Shel Silverstein (1974)

* The Saga of Darren Shan , Darren Shan (2000–2004)

* Cirque du Freak manga series, Darren Shan and Takahiro Arai (2006–2009)

* The Dangerous Book for Boys , Conn and Hal Iggulden (2006) * Sabriel , Garth Nix (1995) * A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears , Jules Feiffer
Jules Feiffer
(1995) * Mister God, This Is Anna , Fynn (pseudonym of Sydney Hopkins ) (1974) * the Little House on the Prairie series, Laura Ingalls Wilder (1932–2006) * The Wolves in the Walls
The Wolves in the Walls
, Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman
and Dave McKean (2003) * Monster , Walter Dean Myers (1999) * Coraline , Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman
and Dave McKean (2002) * the Pretty Little Liars series, by Sara Shepard (2007–present) * Surviving the Applewhites , Stephanie S. Tolan (2002) * Ruby Redfort (series), Lauren Child (2011) * Divergent , Veronica Roth (2011) * The School for Good and Evil , Soman Chainani (2013–present)

IMPRINTS

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
has over 120 book imprints , most of which are based in the United States. Collins still exists as an imprint, chiefly for wildlife and natural history books, field guides, as well as English and bilingual dictionaries based on the Bank of English , a large corpus of contemporary English texts.

On February 8, 2013, it was announced that some parts of the Collins non-fiction imprint would be merged with the HarperPress imprint to form the new William Collins imprint.

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
imprints (current and defunct, including imprints that existed prior to various mergers), include:

CURRENT

Adult

* 4th Estate/Fourth Estate

* Amistad , primarily books of African-American interest, named for the storied ship La Amistad
La Amistad

* Avon Red * Avon Romance

* Bourbon Street Books * Broadside Books * Collins * Dey Street * Ecco

* Harlequin Enterprises
Harlequin Enterprises

* Carina Press * Harlequin Teen * Harlequin Kimani Arabesque * Harlequin Kimani TRU * Harlequin Kimani Press * Harlequin Luna * HQN * Mira * Park Row Books * Rogue Angel * Silhouette Special
Special
Releases * Spice * Worldwide Mystery

* Harper

* Harper Business * Harper Design * Harper Paperbacks

* Harper Perennial
Harper Perennial
, originally Perennial Library

* Harper Perennial
Harper Perennial
Modern Classics

* HarperLuxe (Large print) * HarperImpulse (Digital first imprint) * HarperTrue (Non Fiction digital first) * HarperOne
HarperOne
* HarperVoyager, formerly Voyager, HarperCollins’s worldwide sf & fantasy imprint, combining the UK imprint HarperCollins
HarperCollins
Science Fiction & Fantasy (which had inherited the sf & fantasy list of Collins’s Grafton Books and its predecessors (Granada, Panther ), as well as J. R. R. Tolkien
J. R. R. Tolkien
’s books from the acquisition of George Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
) and the US imprint Eos (from the acquisition of Avon Books , which incorporated the former Harper Prism ) * Killer Reads (digital first Crime -webkit-column-count: 2; column-count: 2;">

* Unwin Hyman (defunct, once known as Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
, which is now an independent Australian publisher) * Angus & Robertson
Angus & Robertson
* The Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
Collection * Avon A * Cliff Street Books * Collins Press * Collins Bartholomew , cartographic publisher * Collins GEM * Eos Books, science fiction/fantasy, formerly an Avon Books
Avon Books
imprint * Flamingo * Fontana * Harper & Brothers * Harper & Row * Harper Perennial
Harper Perennial
Modern Thought * Harper Prism , science fiction imprint (merged with Eos) * Harper San Francisco, with a focus on religious and spiritual books (now HarperOne
HarperOne
) * Harper Torch * Harper Trophy, children's book imprint * Harper True * HarperCollins
HarperCollins
West * Lothrop , Lee "> 2008 conference booth

WEB APPROACH

In order to boost book sales and reach the online market, HarperCollins
HarperCollins
has created a browsing feature on its website, whereby customers can read selected excerpts from books before purchasing. There are some concerns among publishers with this approach because they feel that the online books could be exploited by file-sharing. In addition, excerpts of books are also available to mobile phone users. HarperCollins
HarperCollins
were first to market with an innovative approach to slushpile management with the introduction of the authonomy website. From 2009 to 2010, they operated Bookarmy , a social networking site.

At the beginning of October 2013, the company announced a partnership with online digital library Scribd
Scribd
. The official statement revealed that the "majority" of the HarperCollins
HarperCollins
US and HarperCollins Christian catalogs will be available in Scribd's subscription service. Chantal Restivo-Alessi, chief digital officer at HarperCollins, explained to the media that the deal represents the first time that the publisher has released such a large portion of its catalog.

SPEAKERS BUREAU

The HARPERCOLLINS SPEAKERS BUREAU (also known as HCSB) is the first lecture agency to be created by a major publishing house. It was launched in May 2005 as a division of HarperCollins
HarperCollins
to book paid speaking engagements for the authors HarperCollins, and its sister companies, publish. Andrea Rosen is the director.

Some of the notable authors the HCSB represents include Carol Alt , Dennis Lehane
Dennis Lehane
, Gregory Maguire , Danny Meyer , Mehmet Oz
Mehmet Oz
, Sidney Poitier , Ted Sorensen , and Kate White .

HARPERSTUDIO

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
announced HarperStudio in 2008 as a "new, experimental unit... that will eliminate the traditional profit distributions to authors. The long-established author advances and bookseller returns has not proved to be very profitable to either the author or the publisher. The approach HarperStudio is now taking is to offer little or no advance, but instead to split the profit 50% (rather than the industry standard 15%), with the author." The division was headed by Bob Miller, previously the founding publisher of Hyperion , the adult books division of the Walt Disney Company
Walt Disney Company
. HarperStudio folded in March 2010 after Miller left for Workman Publishing .

HARPERCOLLINS INDIA

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
Publishers India
India
Pvt Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of HarperCollins
HarperCollins
Worldwide. It came into being in 1992 thereby, completing 25 years in India
India
and almost 200 years globally. Not only a reputed one, HarperCollins
HarperCollins
India
India
is the world’s largest entertainment to education publisher.

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
India
India
has shown immense growth in the past few years publishing fiction, non-fiction and poetry penned down by diverse writers such as Nayantara Sahgal, A.P.J Kalam, Jaishree Mishra, S. Radhakrishnan, Raghuram Rajan , Kamala Das, Kunal Basu, Tarun Tejpal, Deepak Chopra, Rana Dasgupta, Kiran Nagarkar, Ruchir Joshi, Meghnad Desai, Mukul Deva and Anita Nair. The publishing company has also successfully built a list of talented first time writers including Advaita Kala, Anuja Chauhan, Karan Bajaj, Jahnvi Achrekar, Amitabh Bagchi, Kishwar Desai, Pallavi Aiyar and Ameen Merchant. HarperCollins India
India
is also the publisher of The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, winner of the Man Booker Prize 2008.

HarperCollins
HarperCollins
India’s local publishing imprints include Fourth Estate, Harper Perennial
Harper Perennial
and Harper Litmus, making it a well-known publishing house. Moreover, growing list of writers in the Harper Hindi programme include Jyotsna Milan, Sara Rai, Ibne Safi, Geetanjali Sree, Teji Grover and Indu Jain. Apart from the Hindi and English titles, we are also committed to building a quality poetry list and have published Priya Sarrukkai Chhabria, C.P. Surendran and Karthika Nair.

Adding more titles to the list, HarperCollins
HarperCollins
India’s distribution includes books by writers such as Doris Lessing, Paulo Coelho, Amitav Ghosh, JRR Tolkien, Agatha Christie, Jack Welch, Jack Higgins, Alistair Maclean, Ken Blanchard, Isaac Asimov, Michael Crichton, Sam Bourne, Cecilia Ahern, Isabelle Allende, Jeffrey Archer, Andrew Gross and The Dalai Lama.

Apart from India
India
on Television by Nalin Mehta, winning the Best Book on media, HarperCollins
HarperCollins
India
India
has made a mark as a marketing leader in the publishing industry and has won the Excellence Award at the Asian Multimedia Publishing
Publishing
Award 2009 and 2011.

Adding more awards to the list, HarperCollins
HarperCollins
India
India
has also won the Tata Lit Live! Publisher of the Year 2016 along with First Book
Book
of the year (Non Fiction) for The Ivory Throne by Manu S. Pillai & Book
Book
of the Year (Fiction) for Selection Day by Arvind Adiga. In 2016, HarperCollins
HarperCollins
won a series of awards for Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India
India
by Akshay Mukul (Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism Book
Book
of the Year award, The Shakti Bhatt Award First book Prize border:solid #aaa 1px">

* Companies portal * Books portal

* COBUILD – a research facility set up by Collins in conjunction with the University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
* Harper\'s Magazine – a separately owned magazine, although begun by the original Harper HarperCollins
HarperCollins
is the current publisher of the Tolkien series * Books in the United States
United States

REFERENCES

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News Corporation
Announces Plans To Acquire William Morrow & Company And Avon Books
Avon Books
From The Hearst Corporation" (Press release). New York: News Corporation. June 17, 1999. Archived from the original on Dec 9, 2006. Retrieved August 6, 2012. * ^ " HarperCollins
HarperCollins
to Acquire Thomas Nelson". Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
. October 31, 2011. * ^ Francis, Casey (July 11, 2012). " HarperCollins
HarperCollins
Finalizes Acquisition of Thomas Nelson" (Press release). Thomas Nelson, Inc. Retrieved August 6, 2012. * ^ "Company Information HarperCollins
HarperCollins
Christian Publishing". HarperCollins
HarperCollins
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HarperCollins
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HarperCollins
Christian Publishing
Publishing
Leaves Mix of Zondervan and Thomas Nelson Execs in Charge". Digital Book
Book
World. F+W Media. Retrieved 24 September 2015. While the senior executive appointments announced today by HarperCollins
HarperCollins
in a statement come from both houses, the most important roles seem to have been reserved for former Thomas Nelson executives: the new chief financial officer, head of e-media, head of sales and head of communications, for instance, are all former Thomas Nelson executives. * ^ " HarperCollins
HarperCollins
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E-book
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HarperCollins
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HarperCollins
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HarperCollins
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