We were so pleased with the response to our book clubs contest on March 1 that we’ve decided to host a contest every Monday. Keep your eye on this spot for more great giveaways! (And the book clubs contest runs through March 14, so enter now if you haven’t already.)
In the wake of e-book drama and a shaky sales climate, The House of Harper should come as a welcome treat to readers who long to escape in a tale of the “birth and growth of a magnificent literary empire.” Written by Eugene Exman, who was editor-manager of Harper’s religions books department, The House of Harper is packed with fabulous old book jackets and bookplates, handwritten notes from authors to editors and anecdotes from the likes of Mark Twain and other beloved authors.
First published in 1967, this reprinted history comes with an introduction by Jennifer B. Lee from the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Columbia University, who assures us that Harper has successfully transitioned to the digital age through innovative technology.
Enter to win a copy of The House of Harper: The Making of a Modern Publisher by leaving a note in the comments: What’s your favorite book (or author) published by HarperCollins (and all imprints). I’ll vote for Little House in the Big Woods, first published in 1932. Deadline: Friday, March 12 at 10 a.m.