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HarperCollins Closes “Collins” Branch and Layoffs Are Ensuing

Twitterers broke the news this morning that HarperCollins layoffs are occurring right now. No names have been released yet. Following on the heels of two dismal quarters, this should come as no surprise.

Harper is also closing the “Collins Division.” According to PublishersMarketplace, the Collins’ imprint president and publisher is leaving as well as the William Morrow publisher, Lisa Gallagher.

I’m not sure what titles were under the Collins division but it sounds like a lot of non fiction, reference and business titles.

Liate Stehlik takes over as publisher of William Morrow/Eos/Avon, and will continue to oversee Avon and Harper mass market titles. Liate was the publisher of Avon.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

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