HarperStudio articles


Book Republic (Maverick House Publishing) – Overview (Updated 2013)

Book Republic (Maverick House Publishing) – Overview (Updated 2013)

Book Republic was launched in 2010 and describes itself as a ’boutique’ imprint of Irish publisher Maverick House. Based in Dunboyne, Co Meath, Ireland, Book Republic’s operational model of publishing is different in several distinct ways to the standard model of publishing and is similar to Or Books and Publishr, and the now defunct HarperStudio. “What


Miller Rolls The Dice on Publisher Risk

The below video of Bob Miller of Workman Publishing Group addressing delegates at last month’s BookNet Canada Technology Forum came this evening via Jason Boog of GalleyCat on Mediabistro. The video from Blip TV may only have recently become available. Miller, former publisher at HarperStudio, looks at the process of ‘risk assessment’ for publishers acquiring


HarperStudio’s Innovative Journey Ends

HarperStudio, an imprint of HarperCollins, and one of the most daring and innovative publishers, will publish its last titles under the imprint this Summer. Titles which had been scheduled for later will now be moved to other HarperCollins imprints. In a memo delivered to all staff today, company president, Michael Morrison announced the news. It


HarperStudio: Enigma, Enterprise or Endgame?

Last week we reported that HarperStudio supremo Bob Miller was departing the innovative HarperCollins imprint to move to Workman Publishing as Group Publisher. It sparked a great deal of debate as well as anxiety as to the future of the imprint both on the HarperStudio site and wider spheres. So much so, associate publisher Debbie


Miller To Leave HarperStudio in May

The news today that Bob Miller, president of HarperStudio, the innovative shared-profit non-returnable publishing imprint of HarperCollins is leaving in May to join Workman Publishing, a large US independent publisher, certainly comes as a little bit of a surprise to the industry, considering Miller only took up his role with HarperStudio in April 2008. By


Branding And Publishing Strategies

Today, publishers are looking more to cut back on the amount of titles they release and focus their marketing clout and expenditure on extracting as much as possible from the branding of high-end authors. That doesn’t mean mainstream publishing editors aren’t open to new authors with an original book or voice. It just means the


The Best And The Worst From Bob Miller, HarperStudio CEO

Bob Miller, CEO of HarperStudio, presents his own predictions and trends, good and bad for 2010 and beyond in publishing, self-publishing, partnership publishing and electronic publishing in his article, It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times… The Independent Publishing Magazine | TIPM Media


Time Ladies And Gentlemen To Move On or Be Damned

We really have reached a time to find a way forward in publishing to deal with the existence of self-publishing and paid-publishing services. The debate is quickly becoming entrenched in morals, standpoints, labels and some very foolish rhetoric. “MWA does not object to Harlequin operating a pay-to-publish program or other for-pay services. The problem is


HarperStudio – Overview

Bob Miller, President of HarperStudio shares his views this week with PublishingPerspectives.com on how he sees the need for the relationship between publisher and author to become more of a partnership of commitment. […]”I believe that publishers and authors should be equal partners, sharing profits fifty-fifty, as we are doing in all of our deals


No Advance or Be Damned – Part 1

I am going to say something which may ruffle a few feathers, both from traditionally published authors and authors who have self-published but are looking to break into mainstream publishing through their own endeavours. Your perspective publisher declares ‘NO ADVANCE OR BE DAMNED’. Would you politely decline the publisher’s contract offer without any advance and