HarperOne to Publish New Line
of Digital-First Fiction, HarperLegend
San Francisco, CA (November 10, 2015) – HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced HarperLegend, a new line that seeks to discover and publish new authors of visionary and transformational fiction in the digital-first format. HarperLegend will publish visionary fiction from new voices that communicates wisdom, insight, and/or personal growth with an overarching theme of transformation. Submissions will be accepted online via www.HarperLegend.com beginning today.
For nearly four decades, HarperOne has been publishing books that transform readers, institutions, and culture. Though the bulk of these books have been non-fiction, HarperOne has helped to create a unique genre of transformational or visionary fiction with such titles as The Alchemist by Paulo
Coelho, The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis, The Monk Who Sold His
Ferrari by Robin Sharma, Buddha by Deepak Chopra, and Life’s Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard.
“Call them visionary fiction, spiritual novels, or just stories of change; these are books that not only move us, but transform and illuminate,” said Mark Tauber, senior vice president and publisher of HarperOne. “We have seen the success of this type of fiction as we watch our sales grow and our authors’ influence widen. As we can see from our colleagues at Avon Impulse, and often hear from our readers, digital-first fiction is growing.”
Submissions will be handled digitally via HarperLegend’s online system and reviewed by the line’s editorial team. If accepted, authors will obtain royalties for the e-book publication of their novels, access to HarperCollins’s individualized editorial direction, and custom marketing and publicity guidance. Visit www.HarperLegend.com for more information.
“HarperOne has been publishing authors of this genre for years, and they have sold multiple millions of copies, won many awards, and received great acclaim,” said Tauber. “If you are an author who works in this genre, we want to help you reach the world.”
HarperOne and its lines, including HarperElixir, publish books that change lives, influence cultures, build bridges, and withstand the test of time. Since 1977, HarperOne has striven to be the preeminent publisher of the most important books across the spectrum of religion, spirituality, health, personal growth, work/life balance, and social change literature, adding to the wealth of the world’s wisdom by representing many and varied voices. HarperOne publishes primarily prescriptive and narrative non-fiction, and our authors and books are go-to authorities for readers, consumers, media, leaders, and instructors in all our categories.
About HarperCollins Publishers
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalog of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com.