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Company Profile


HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world's leading English-language publishers. Headquartered in New York, the company is a subsidiary of News Corp. The house of Mark Twain, the Brontë sisters, Thackeray, Dickens, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, and Margaret Wise Brown, HarperCollins was founded by brothers James and John Harper in New York City in 1817 as J. and J. Harper, later Harper & Brothers. In 1987, as Harper & Row, it was acquired by News Corporation. The worldwide book group was formed following News Corporation's 1990 acquisition of the British publisher William Collins & Sons. Founded in 1819, William Collins & Sons published a range of Bibles, atlases, dictionaries, and reissued classics, expanding over the years to include legendary authors such as H. G. Wells, Agatha Christie, J. R. R. Tolkien, and C. S. Lewis.

Today, HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children's books, cookbooks, narrative nonfiction, mystery, romance, reference, pop culture, design, health, wellness, and religious and spiritual books. Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and India. With nearly 200 years of history, HarperCollins has published some of the world's foremost authors, including winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery Medal, and the Caldecott Medal. HarperCollins is consistently at the forefront of innovation, using digital technology to create unique reading experiences and expand the reach of its authors.

 

HarperCollins in Canada:

Long-established in Canada as William Collins, Sons & Co. Ltd, the Canadian publishing program has a history of publishing award-winning and bestselling quality fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children. Our authors have won every international and national prize, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the RBC Taylor Prize, and the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, among many others. International awards include the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and the Man Booker Prize. Click here for a timeline.

In addition to our bestselling and award-winning Canadian publishing program HarperCollins Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and publicity of HarperCollins titles from around the globe including international brands such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Agatha Christie, C.S. Lewis and Veronica Roth. Recent bestsellers include Mitch Albom, Wilbur Smith, Greg Iles, Victoria Aveyard, Kiera Cass and Harper Lee.