Divergent

Two Wins for HarperCollins

Sales are up 25% at HarperCollins in the first quarter of fiscal 2015. Total revenue is up $406 million, from $328 million last year. That’s largely thanks to two things: a “modest” boost from the addition of Harlequin, which HarperCollins acquired this summer, and the continued strong performance of Veronica Roth’s...

Revenues and Profits Increase at HarperCollins in 2014 Driven by Divergent

Revenues and profits increased at HarperCollins in its 2014 fiscal year, driven by nearly 20 million in unit sales of Veronica Roth’s smash hit Divergent series, which saw its first title released as a motion picture. HarperCollins revenues increased 6% to $1.43 billion in 2014, according to the company’s annual earnings...

Young Readers Power Ebook Growth

The titles driving revenue growth in the first quarter of 2014, the scoop on Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited service, rising demand for audiobooks licensing, Apple's payout through investors' eyes, Aquafadas upgrades and more.

Revenues and Profits Rise Sharply at HarperCollins Due to Divergent, Ebooks

While revenues at News Corp fell slightly and profits rose slightly in the third quarter (see release below), the story was much different at HarperCollins, one of the company’s divisions. HarperCollins saw revenues in the quarter increase 14% to $354 million and profits increase 83% to $53 million, giving the publisher...

Are Agents Worth It?

Evaluating the author-agent relationship, ebook sales rise in January, revamping the traditional ebook retailer, BookBub raises $3.8 million, offering ebook readers new approaches to genre fiction and more.

Ebook Readers Want Fresh Approaches to Genre Fiction

When it comes to genre fiction, dystopian young adult novels with a female protagonist caught in a love triangle might be wearing thin with readers. That was one of many insights offered in our “What Are Ebook Readers Reading?” webcast yesterday moderated by DBW editorial director Jeremy Greenfield with Isaac Fitzgerald...

Kobo Eats Sony

Kobo scoops up Sony's customers, how Barnes & Noble could wind down the Nook, an exclusive free ebook of DBW14 highlights, Amazon's next steps toward a gaming console and much more.