After more than six months without a publisher, the trade division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced today that Bruce Nichols, late of HarperCollins, has been hired for the position. Mr. Nichols, who is on vacation and could not immediately be reached for comment, replaces Becky Saletan, who resigned in December and joined Penguin’s Read More
A fire broke out Monday, Feb. 9, around 11 p.m. on a construction site next door to the HarperCollins offices. Then, the next morning, the publishing house’s U.S. president, Michael Morrison, sent a memo to staff saying that a massive reorganization of the company was under way and that Collins, one of three divisions in Read More
Collins, a division of HarperCollins, agreed to pay legendary Celtics center Bill Russell, 74, over $1 million dollars to write a book about his old coach, the late Red Auerbach. Hard to know, as always, whether that figure is just someone’s guess or the real thing. We heard it from two sources, but Collins publisher Read More
Adam Bellow, the conservative editor and author known for publishing books like The Bell Curve, David Brock’s The Real Anita Hill, and Dinesh D’Souza’s Illiberal Education, has left Doubleday for a senior position at Collins, the once quite invisible reference imprint of HarperCollins that has, in recent months, been taking aggressive steps towards recasting itself Read More
Collins, the once-stale imprint of HarperCollins currently in the process of reinventing itself as a destination for major narrative non-fiction, has signed up Brandeis psychologist Irene Pepperberg to write a memoir about taking care of and studying Alex, the "world’s most famous parrot."
Alex the parrot died in September after 30 years in Ms. Read More
Collins, a division of HarperCollins once known mostly for publishing reference books and how-to guides, announced two new editorial hires today: Bill Strachan and Serena Jones, both of whom specialize in narrative nonfiction.
Mr. Strachan was most recently a senior-level editor at the Avalon Publishing Group, a job he lost when Avalon Read More