With a history stretching back over 200 years, HarperCollins is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world. Here at HarperCollins UK, we publish around 1,500 books a year for readers of all ages and interests.
Our bestsellers include Bernard Cornwell, Adele Parks, Jonathan Franzen, David Walliams, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Memoirs of British prime ministers. Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy. George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. And legendary titles by legacy authors J.R.R. Tolkien, Agatha Christie and C.S. Lewis.
We’re home to the most iconic bears, Paddington, Rupert and Winnie the Pooh, and Judith Kerr, Rob Biddulph and Michael Morpurgo, Mr Men & Little Miss, Thomas & Friends and Minecraft for our younger readers.
As the only UK publisher to release audio versions of all our new fiction, narrative non-fiction and children’s books at the same time as their print publication, we publish 700 audio books every year. In a unique partnership with the Royal National Institute for the Blind, our complete catalogue is free for their members.
Over in Collins Learning, our education division is a pioneer in reference publishing. We develop market-leading dictionaries, atlases and bibles. And our state-of-the-art online learning platforms supplement our award-winning books for primary and secondary school students.
Brothers James and John Harper founded J. and J. Harper in 1817. By 1825, their small printing shop had become the biggest publisher in New York City. As Harper & Row in 1987, it was acquired by News Corporation. In 1990, we became HarperCollins after acquiring William Collins & Sons, founded in Glasgow in 1819.
We have offices in London, Honley, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. In London, we’re in The News Building with News UK companies including The Times and Sunday Times, The Sun, and Dow Jones. Keeping our historic connection to Glasgow, we’re also based in the Bishopbriggs district where each week, our distribution centre sends 1.3 million books around the world.