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Topic archives: Harper Collins

Will Obama’s book deal make Trump jealous?

March 1, 2017 2

The publishing rights to books by Barack Obama and wife Michelle have reached the heady figure of US$60 million (nearly A$80 million).

Business minutes: Clive’s shrinking fortunes … oil prices climb … Harper Lee to make a killing …

Business minutes: Clive’s shrinking fortunes … oil prices climb … Harper Lee to make a killing …

February 4, 2015 1

Having bought his way to power, Clive Palmer's pockets are looking increasingly empty. And other business tidbits of the day.

Mayne: News Corp publishes flattering bio of a billionaire — but which one?

Mayne: News Corp publishes flattering bio of a billionaire — but which one?

January 7, 2015 1

Andrew Rule's biography on billionaire Kerry Stokes is a curious exercise in vanity publishing.

Analyst forecasts grim for News Corp’s paper business

Analyst forecasts grim for News Corp’s paper business

July 2, 2012

Goldman Sachs, one the two bankers handling the forthcoming News Corporation split, is forecasting a sharp fall in newspaper operating earnings in the 2013 financial year.

The international agreement to gouge e-book customers

January 24, 2012 24

E-book prices have soared due to an international agreement between publishers. But why are non-US customers being gouged even more?

The band’s back together for Howard’s last lap

October 27, 2010 13

It was fabulous to see Peter Reith emerge yesterday from whatever dark cupboard he’s been hiding in since 2001 to come out and call for a new IR reform agenda. Indeed, the whole band was back together for John Howard's book launch, says Margot Saville.

Palin lands book deal

May 14, 2009

Despite the fact that she can't remember what she reads, Governor Sarah Palin has been granted a book deal from Harper Collins. Controversial, since Palin won't actually be writing the book.