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HarperCollins Acquires James Frey’s Novel

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September 20 – September 27, 2007 Edition

HarperCollins
Acquires James
Frey’s Novel

NEW YORK, NY9/20/07–HarperCollins last week announced the acquisition of North American rights to Bright Shiny Morning, a novel by New York Times bestselling author James Frey. HarperCollins will publish the book in Summer 2008. The deal was negotiated and announced by Jonathan Burnham, Senior Vice President and Publisher of HarperCollins, and Eric Simonoff of Janklow & Nesbit Associates.

“James Frey is an immensely talented writer who has written a truly extraordinary and original novel, one of great breadth and ambition,” said Burnham. “We are excited to have him on board and to be publishing it.”

James Frey is the author of the 2003 New York Times #1 bestseller A Million Little Pieces, and My Friend Leonard (2005) also a #1 New York Times bestseller. He has also worked as a screenwriter, director and producer in Los Angeles and now resides in New York City with his family. His first memoir, A Million Little Pieces, was published by Nan Talese/Doubleday in spring 2003.

Bright Shiny Morning will also be available in an e-book edition from HarperCollins e-books and on CD and downloadable audio from Harper Audio.

About HarperCollins Publishers

HarperCollins, one of the largest English-language publishers in the world, is a subsidiary of News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV). Headquartered in New York, HarperCollins has publishing groups around the world including the HarperCollins General Books Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books Group, Zondervan, HarperCollins UK, HarperCollins Canada, HarperCollins Australia/New Zealand and HarperCollins India. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, mystery, romance, reference, religious and spiritual books. With nearly 200 years of history HarperCollins has published some of the world’s foremost authors and has won numerous awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, the Newbery Medal and the Caldecott. Consistently at the forefront of innovation and technological advancement HarperCollins is the first publisher to digitize its content and create a global digital warehouse to protect the rights of its authors, meet consumer demand and generate additional business opportunities. You can visit HarperCollins Publishers on the Internet at http://www.harpercollins.com .