I’m a HarperCollins author. Here’s why (and how) I won’t cross the virtual picket line.

In days of yore—that is, my childhood in the paper-mill town of Mexico, Maine—a labor strike looked like an ugly affair. Picketing men in steel-toed boots screamed themselves hoarse at every shift change, their righteous anger rising into a sky thick with the sulfurous clouds of papermaking. Scabs go home! Scabs go home!  The town was small […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-11-23 16:38:06 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Union Workers Hit the Picket Line

Roughly 100 unionized HarperCollins workers began picketing the publisher's New York headquarters this morning as part of a one-day strike in their fight for a new contract. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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These famous authors are expressing solidarity with the striking HarperCollins workers.

As you may have seen on Book Twitter today, the unionized workers of HarperCollins are striking to secure a fair contract, livable wages, and a more equitable publishing industry. Some 250 employees—across the editorial, publicity, sales, marketing, legal and design departments—agreed to go on... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-11-10 19:23:57 UTC ]
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French author Annie Ernaux has won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature.

This morning, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to the French author Annie Ernaux “for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.” Annie Ernaux is the author of some twenty works of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-10-06 11:09:56 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Union Authorizes Strike

The more than 250 members of HC's union overwhelming voted to authorize a strike if current negotiations do not lead to a contract. No deadline for a strike had been announced. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-07-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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French author Alice Zeniter has won the eye-popping €100,000 Dublin Literary Award.

The Art of Losing (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by French novelist Alice Zeniter has won the prestigious Dublin Literary Award, a prize which comes with a handsome glass trophy and the world’s largest purse for a single novel published in English—a whopping €100,000. Nominations for the Dublin... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-05-24 16:21:57 UTC ]
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HarperCollins scoops 'stunning' middle-grade series by debut author Hastings

HarperCollins Children’s Books has scooped a "stunning" new magical-historical middle-grade series by debut writer Natasha Hastings. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-05 17:08:13 UTC ]
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The Rise of Virtual Foreign Author Tours

The shift to virtual author events during the pandemic has prompted booksellers and publishers to put together events for overseas authors who would not traditionally tour the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In-Person Author Tours Won't Be Back Anytime Soon

There are a number of big questions to be answered and logistics to be ironed out before authors hit the road again. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Springboard: trade bodies, agencies and publishers line up virtual events to plug book fair gap

With the London and Bologna book fairs rescheduled in an attempt to host a physical event, a number of companies have sought to create their own virtual ‘fairs’ to enable rights-trading and connect authors and readers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-06 02:57:17 UTC ]
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HarperCollins gets stellar line-up for Queer Bible

HarperCollins has landed The Queer Bible, a “definitive” essay collection edited by Jack Guinness and featuring contributions from Elton John, Graham Norton, Munroe Bergdorf and Courtney Act among others. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-26 12:47:05 UTC ]
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'Ready Player Two' author is going on a virtual book tour in 'Roblox'

Real book tours aren’t practical during a pandemic, but the virtual kind might suit at least one author very nicely. Ernest Cline is showcasing his new novel Ready Player Two in a Roblox event, and it will appropriately include a treasure hunt. While... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-11-23 18:00:53 UTC ]
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Monday line-up for virtual Futurebook announced

FutureBook, The Bookseller's publishing conference, has announced the first speakers for its five-day virtual event. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-07 09:00:31 UTC ]
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HarperCollins and Pan Mac won't attend Frankfurt's physical book fair

HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan have said they won't attend Frankfurt Book Fair's physical event, scheduled to take place in October, while other UK publishers and agents say they are uncertain about whether to go.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-28 12:40:55 UTC ]
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Pan Mac virtual author tour to support bookshops

Pan Mac authors will embark on a 10-day virtual tour of high street bookshops this month with writers including Kate Mosse, Ann Cleeves and Prue Leith focusing on stores that mean something to them personally. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-17 12:59:10 UTC ]
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Artemis Fowl author Eoin Colfer to headline virtual Writers' Weekend

Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, will be the keynote speaker at the virtual Writers' Weekend, a four-day conference that will now be live streamed from 9th-12th July.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-15 23:55:15 UTC ]
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Virtual Author Events Are the Next Big Thing

Booksellers are finding that the format is drawing big audiences—albeit with varying degrees of sales success. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Virtual author events continue to roll in

In the weeks since coronavirus took over and everyone went into lockdown, The Bookseller's events site BookGig has seen an influx of virtual event listings.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-26 18:11:33 UTC ]
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Watch the L.A. Times Book Club's virtual meet-up with author Fanny Singer and chef Alice Waters

'Always Home' author Fanny Singer worries more about running out of garlic than toilet paper. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-22 22:32:48 UTC ]
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Author Anna James launches virtual bookclub

Pages & Co author Anna James has created an online and interactive middle-grade book club called The Bookwanderers Club, supported by her publisher HarperCollins Children's Books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-26 10:05:59 UTC ]
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