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Book of the Month
April 2, 2014 posted by Nichole

Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends #1) – Kelley Armstrong


17825750In the Forest of the Dead, where the empire’s worst criminals are exiled, twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with a dangerous task. For they are the Keeper and the Seeker, and each year they must quiet the enraged souls of the damned.

Only this year, the souls will not be quieted.

Ambushed and separated by an ancient evil, the sisters’ journey to find each other sends them far from the only home they’ve ever known. Accompanied by a stubborn imperial guard and a dashing condemned thief, the girls cross a once-empty wasteland, now filled with reawakened monsters of legend, as they travel to warn the emperor. But a terrible secret awaits them at court—one that will alter the balance of their world forever.


Kelley Armstrong IS BACK! Seriously, I was starting to get a little worried. I didn’t like Omens. I liked the Darkness Rising series, but I wasn’t in LOVE with it. It’s not a secret that Kelley Armstrong is my number one favorite author. I adore her Darkest Powers series and her Women of the Otherworld series is absolutely amazing. If I could kidnap one author and keep them forever and ever and ever, it would be Kelley Armstrong. I was a little nervous that she was writing a high fantasy book. That’s not something she’s every done before. I LOVE high fantasy. LOVE IT. Sea of Shadows is probably one of my top favorite high fantasy books of all time. I absolutely adored it. Everyone needs to go read this book right now.

My rule with high fantasy is that I must plow through the first 100 pages no matter what. I will not allow myself to DNF a high fantasy book before the first 100 pages. Why? Because almost all high fantasy books have a horrifying first 100 pages. That’s because that time needs to be detail and history heavy. It can be very boring and just bland. That can be said for the first 100 pages of Sea of Shadows. I actually had a really difficult time pushing through the beginning of this one. It was a very tough start, and I was starting to worry that Armstrong was producing another book that I didn’t so much love. I actually think that it started to get amazing before page 100. I read an EARC on my Nook and the pages were a bit off, so it’s hard to tell you all exactly when it started to get amazing. It didn’t take all that long, though. When it starts to get good be prepared, because it will get REALLY GOOD!

The characters in Sea of Shadows were spot on. There wasn’t a single character that I didn’t like. And oh my goodness. The relationships in this book are HOT! There’s not even a damn steamy scene in this book and my blood pressure was hitting sky high levels. I don’t even know who I liked more, Moria and Gavril or Ashyn and Ronan. They were just so perfect! I have new boy book crushes. I can’t wait to read more about them in the second book.

Another thing that I loved about Sea of Shadows was the sister bond between Moria and Ashyn. You don’t see a lot of girl relationships in YA books. I found it to be refreshing for a change. While both girls had their own boy dramatics on the side, I really enjoyed reading about their sisterly bond and the connection that they had. I also loved the connection that each girl had with their individual animals. It was a nice change from just being all about the guy that most books have. Sea of Shadows had several different relationships that captured my heart.

The visuals in Sea of Shadows were perfection. I ended up sucking this book down in 2 days probably because I often forgot that I was reading a book. Seriously, the pictures in my head were like swapping bodies with one of the main characters and seeing everything that was going on in real life. I experienced so many different types of emotions in SOS. I jumped, I cried, I laughed, I giggled, I blushed…Oh my goodness. I just loved this book so much! I don’t know how to express it all into words!

And the ending. THE ENDING! Oh. My. GOSH. That ending! I didn’t see it coming. I was absolutely shocked. I’m horribly upset that I have to wait like probably another year for the second book. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! That’s all! The ending is one of the most powerful endings that I have ever read. I felt so many emotions. I think I went on and on and on about it for days after I finished it. I was in mourning. I still am.

Overall, I LOVED this book. 5 freaking stars. And EVERYONE needs to go read it! And then they need to go read every single book that Kelley Armstrong has ever written because she is a flippin genius. Favorite author ever. I love her. Fans of Cinda Williams Chima are going to adore this book!


Pages: 400

Publication Date: April 8th, 2014

Publisher: Harper Collins

Rating: : ★★★★★

The Rising (Darkness Rising #3)
Book Reviews
June 18, 2013 posted by Nichole

The Rising (Darkness Rising #3)

11864728Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they’re quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it’s not like they can just go to the authorities for help.

All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they’re so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control.

But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she’ll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can’t keep running forever.

Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong’s New York Times bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy.


Have you ever just wanted to kidnap an author and keep them with you forever? Make them write constantly for your enjoyment? That’s my relationship with Kelley Armstrong. Creepy? Hell, yes. But that’s my love for her writing. I have a select few books that I can actually call my favorites, and Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series is at the top. Ever since I read that series, it has become my mission to read every single thing that Armstrong writes. I haven’t completely finished that goal (the lady writes a lot!), but I’m getting closer!

I read the Darkest Powers series a few years ago, and I fell head over heels in love with it. Seriously, if you’re looking for a series full of a mix match of supernatural powers and an awesome story that will hook your eyes to the page, then go read the Darkest Powers series. You won’t regret it. The Darkness Rising series is a spin off of The Darkest Powers series. I’ll admit….this series is my least favorite series by Kelley Armstrong. I don’t know what it is. The writing is as great as usual, but there’s something lacking for me. It might be the fact that I’m not the biggest fan of Maya or any of the supporting characters. Regardless, I was really impressed with this third and final book. It was, by far, my favorite in the Darkness Rising series. I still didn’t fall in love with it, but I did have a really hard time putting it down, which I think says a lot.

For those of you who haven’t read the Darkness Rising series, let me give you a brief description. Bear with me, I haven’t read the first two books in over a year, so I’m more up to date with the third and final book in the series. The Darkest Powers series is about a girl named Maya who discovers that not only is she a shape shifter living in a world full of supernatural creatures, but she and her friends are also part of a supernatural experiment. The St. Clouds, one of the four supernatural Cabals, created the town that Maya and her friends live in and have supplied them with everything they have needed since they were born. The series continues with Maya and her friends going on the run and multiple Cabals chasing them. The final book in the series, The Rising, continues with Maya and her friends trying to find out more about their history and trying to get out of the mess they found themselves in. There’s a lot more information about the supernatural experiment, family ties, and Maya’s shape shifting abilities. Later on in the story, we also see appearances from the main characters of the Darkest Powers series.

When I was reading The Rising, I felt a mixture of emotions. There were parts of the book that upset me and other parts that made me happy. Let’s start out with the annoying aspects of this book and then we’ll move on to a more happy note. My first complaint, and one that has stuck with me throughout the whole Darkness Rising series, is that I think it’s too confusing for readers who have not read the Women of the Otherworld series. During the first two books that complaint was minor, but this book pushed it over the edge. I’ve read the whole Women of the Otherworld series. I know every single character and plot and twist. It’s my favorite series in the world, so I knew exactly what was going on in the Darkness Rising series. However, the book doesn’t really explain much about the cabals, which could be very confusing and distracting to readers. The Rising also brings in characters from the Women of the Otherworld series. Not only are the St. Cloud’s chasing the kids, but now the Nast’s are, too. Sean Nast, Savannah, Lucas, among other characters are mentioned in this book. And not only was that confusing, but readers only here about Savannah and Lucas once. Readers who have not read the Women of the Otherworld series are going to be very confused about who those characters are. They’re mentioned…not introduced. I don’t think that characters should be brought into a story unless their character is going to be explained. And since this is the final book, readers will have to read the Women of the Otherworld series to completely understand who those characters are and what they become in that world.

My final complaint with The Rising was that I didn’t like the characters from the Darkest Powers series being brought in. I thought that I would enjoy it, and I got really annoyed when they weren’t brought into the second book, but I HATED what was done with them in the final book. The Darkest Powers series is absolutely spectacular, and I had a vision of what happened to those kids after the final book. Everyone who has read the final book in the Darkest Powers series remembers how horribly it ended. Nothing bad happened, but the ending wasn’t finished. In my mind, I created what happened, and Kelley Armstrong went and erased all of that for me. I didn’t like what happened at the ending of this book. Not only did the ending suck, but it was confusing. The Darkest Powers and the Darkness Rising series have very similar endings in the fact that they don’t really end. It’s just a major cliffhanger for the ending of a series. There’s not another book coming out. That’s it. That’s the end. And I’m going to have to decide for myself…again…what’s going to happen. Honestly, the only thing that makes sense is if Armstrong decides to write an adult book based on these kids. That’s the ONLY THING that makes sense! And right now, I don’t think she has plans to do so.

On a more positive note, I will say that The Rising was the absolute best in the Darkness Rising series. I still didn’t fall in love with it, but I never wanted to put the book down. I had a really hard time reading the other two. They weren’t bad….they just didn’t have the spark that the rest of her books had. I really liked this one, though. I didn’t like what happened between Daniel/ Maya and Rafe/Maya, but whatever. My guy won…I just didn’t like how he won. And I didn’t like how the relationship with Maya and the loser ended. It didn’t make any sense. I was not a fan of that. Other than that, I really enjoyed the book.

I’m sitting here talking about how much I enjoyed this book, but I’m sitting here destroying it. The only reason I’m doing that is because I’m SO in love with the Women of the Otherworld series. It makes me have to dish out everything that annoyed me. But I want you all to know that Kelley Armstrong is one of the best authors out there. I can’t even begin to tell you guys how much I love her. Is my gushing not reason enough to go read her work? Screw the young adult books…go read the Women of the Otherworld series! Then come back to her YA series. You’ll appreciate it a lot more [;


If you like this series, then try out:

The Otherkin series by Nina Berry

The Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance

The Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill


Pages: 406

Publication Date: April 2nd, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins

Rating: : ★★★½☆

Waiting on Wednesday (15)
Waiting on Wednesday
September 12, 2012 posted by Nichole

Waiting on Wednesday (15)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

Published by HarperTEEN

To be released on January 8, 2012

Pubsicle #12 + Giveaway
March 29, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #12 + Giveaway

Flavor of the week : Harper Collins Bavarian Espresso Supreme

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.

Cryer’s Cross by Lisa McMann

Lisa McMann has created a young-adult thriller for a new generation of teenagers who are much harder to scare. This book will have even the bravest of souls sleeping with all the lights on.

The isolated community of Cryer’s Cross, is shocked when local schoolgirl Tiffany disappears.

Already off-balance due to OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), 16-year-old Kendall is freaked out by seeing her friend’s empty desk in her classroom, but tries to keep calm… until Kendall’s boyfriend Nico also vanishes.

Suddenly the town is in full-blown panic, and Kendall starts getting creepy messages. Is she going crazy? Is Nico out there somewhere? She’s dying to find out.

Release Date: April 1, 2011

Lisa McMann is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy. She lives with her family in Phoenix, Arizona.




by Book Noise

by Wondrous Reads


EONA by Alison Goodman

Once she was Eon, a girl disguised as a boy, risking her life for the chance to become a Dragoneye apprentice. Now she is Eona, thrust into the role of her country’s saviour.

But Eona has an even more dangerous secret – she cannot control her power. When she tries to bond with her Mirror Dragon she is overcome by the anguish of the ten spirit beasts whose Dragoneyes were murdered. The result: a killing force that destroys everything before it.

On the run from High Lord Sethon’s army, Eona and her friends must help the Pearl Emperor, Kygo, wrest back his throne. Everyone is relying on Eona’s power. Can she face her own darkness within, and drive a desperate bargain with an old enemy? A wrong move could obliterate them all.

Release date: April, 2011

Alison Goodman’s most recent book EON, also known as The Two Pearls of Wisdom, won the 2008 Aurealis Award and was shortlisted for Victorian, NSW and WA Premier’s Literary Awards. Alison was a 1999 DJ O’Hearn Memorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne and holds a Master of Arts. She lives in bayside Melbourne and currently writes full-time as well as mentoring other authors.




by Mrs. Boswell


Department 19 by Will Hill

Mind-blowing entertainment, which blends the atmosphere of gas-lit Victorian gothic with the heart-stopping action and global settings of a neon-soaked, gadget packed modern thriller.

Debut author Will Hill has created a teen thriller for a new decade – it involves a very secret agency, a troubled teenage boy from our times, and a battle against the supernatural that has raged for over a century.

Department 19 is a non-stop, pulse-pounding adventure, a white-knuckle ride where monsters are made to be fought, not to be fallen in love with.


Department 6 is the Army.
Department 13 is MI5.
DEPARTMENT 19 is the reason you’re alive

Department 19 has, from its foundation, been classified far above Top Secret, its very existence known only to the British Prime Minister and a tiny, select group of the most senior members of the Armed Forces. And, to be honest, that’s how we would have liked it to remain. But circumstances have forced our hand, and so here I am, telling you about our most closely guarded secret.

Founded by Abraham Van Helsing in 1891, they know the greatest secret of all: everything Bram Stoker wrote was true. Department 19 has been policing the forces of the supernatural for more than a century, ensuring that the public never learn of the monsters that walk amongst them.

Release date: April 1, 2011

Will Hill spends a lot of his time in California but he grew up around the North East of England, moving from Skegness to Gateshead to Tynemouth. The area is steeped in vampire mythology, irresistible to the young Will. He turned this fascination into a highly accomplished debut. Action hungry lovers of horror and adventure will love it.




by Keith B Walters


We are hosting another great giveaway courtesy of Harper Collins Australia!

One lucky winner will win a copy of Cryer’s Cross, EONA, and Department 19.

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
  • Giveaway is open worldwide
  • Ends on April 19, 2011.

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Pubsicle #8
January 4, 2011 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #8

Flavor of the week : Harper Collins Bavarian Espresso Supreme

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.

Unearthly (Unearthly, Book 1) by Cynthia Hand

A riveting tale full of supernatural powers, forbidden romance, and the choice between fulfilling your destiny or following your heart.

Clara has known she was part-angel ever since she turned fourteen two years ago, but only now is her Purpose – the crucial rite of passage for every part-angel – becoming clear to her. Clara’s Purpose leads her family to Wyoming, where, amidst terrifying scenes of a bush inferno, she finds the boy of her visions, Christian.

Clara discovers that her Purpose is only a small part of a titanic struggle between angels and their destructive counterparts, the Black Wings. And when the fire of her visions erupts and both Christian and Tucker are in danger, who will she choose to save?

‘Cynthia Hand has brilliantly spun the magic of Angel Mythology into a modern world of romance and suspense…one of the most addictive books I’ve read’  —Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy Series

Release Date: January 1, 2011 (Australia) ; January 4, 2011 (US)

Cynthia Hand’s debut YA novel, Unearthly, is scheduled for simultaneous publication in the US and Australia. The author grew up in southeast Idaho and now lives in southern California with her husband and son. She teaches creative writing at Pepperdine University.




by Thoughts of a Scot

by All Things Urban Fantasy

Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #2)  by Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, L.J. Smith

In the electrifying continuation of Stefan’s Diaries, fans of the hit television show The Vampire Diaries will finally learn about Stefan and Damon Salvatore’s first days as vampires and the love triangle that would turn loving brothers into deadly enemies.

When Stefan Salvatore’s first love turned him into a vampire, his world—and his soul—were destroyed. Now he and his brother, Damon, must flee their hometown, where they risk being discovered . . . and killed.

The brothers head to New Orleans, looking for a safe haven. But the city is more dangerous than they ever imagined, full of other vampires—and vampire hunters. Will Stefan’s eternal life be forever damned?

Based on the popular GO! TV show inspired by the bestselling novels, Stefan’s Diaries reveals the truth about what really happened between Stefan, Damon, and Katherine—and how the Vampire Diaries love triangle began.

Based on the novels by L.J. Smith and the TV series developed by Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec

Release date: January 1, 2011



Savvy Chic by Anna Johnson

Fun, fulfilling, and frugally fabulous, here’s your indispensable guide to five-star elegance on a one-star budget.

A collection of the secrets of survivalist glamour lavishly illustrated by the author –

Sangria from oranges and cheap red wine. Ways to wear a man’s tuxedo and make it couture. The three hour cup of Russian caravan tea at the Plaza, and the starched Chinatown two dollar pillowcase with five-star style.

This book is not about saving, hoarding, sheltering, or even particularly revering money. Anna Johnson, is not inherently thrifty in any way – she is not a teabag squeezer or a penny pincher. And yet, she’s figured out how, with a little savvy and forethought, one can enjoy the finer things and live well on much, much less.

Anna’s practical yet poetic philosophy runs throughout: money is the heartbeat of life but it is hardly the soul. By tapping into our own inventiveness we can live richly without so many of the props. Adorned with Anna’s gorgeous full-color illustrations, SAVVY CHIC is the savvy source for any woman looking to save money without skimping on style.

Release date: December 1, 2010

Anna Johnson is a freelance writer, artist and the author of the top-selling THREE BLACK SKIRTS AND HANDBAGS. She has written for publications including ELLE, CONDE NAST TRAVLER, IN STYLE, VANITY FAIR, VOGUE, THE GUARDIAN and THE DAILY TELEGRAPH. She lives between Sydney and New York with her son.

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Pubsicle #6
November 16, 2010 posted by Ivy

Pubsicle #6

Flavor of the week : Harper Collins Bavarian Espresso Supreme

Pubsicle is a weekly meme that combines our two favorite things – ice cream and books. We hand the reigns over to some of our awesome publishers as they highlight what upcoming releases they’re excited about.

Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Synopsis by Rebecca Lim:

Mercy introduces us to a fallen archangel who has misplaced a large part of her memory and her sense of self — she doesn’t remember her real name, she can’t understand why she is continually “waking” to find herself, in effect, possessing a stranger’s body and assuming their life, before she is shifted “into” someone else.

In the first book in the series, Mercy assumes the identity of a choirgirl called Carmen Zappacosta who is sent to stay with a family in a small coastal town on an exchange program with the other members of her choir. The Daley family has a terrible history — their daughter Lauren was abducted two years previously and is presumed dead. Only her twin brother, Ryan, believes she is still alive. Mercy — using powers she can’t quite understand — believes him and tries to aid him in his search for his sister.

When another girl is abducted in similar circumstances, Mercy and Ryan know they must act to save her, too, before time runs out. Except Mercy herself is in danger, from an unexpected quarter…’

Synopsis from Goodreads:

An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, MERCY is the first book in a major new paranormal series.

There’s something very wrong with me. I can’t remember who I am or how old I am, or even how I got here. All I know is that when I wake up, I could be any one. It is always this way. There’s nothing I can keep with me that will stay. It’s made me adaptable. I must always re-establish ties. I must tread carefully or give myself away. I must survive.

Mercy doesn’t realise it yet, but as she journeys into the darkest places of the human soul, she discovers that she is one of the celestial host exiled with fallen angel, Lucifer. Now she must atone for taking his side. To find her own way back to heaven, Mercy must help a series of humans in crisis and keep the unwary from getting caught up in the games that angels play. Ultimately she must choose between her immortal companion, Lucifer, and a human boy who risks everything for her love.

Release Date: November 1, 2010 (Australia) ; October 28, 2010 (US)

Rebecca Lim is a writer and illustrator, and has written ten books for children, published in Australia and internationally. She has also won several national writing and poetry prizes, and worked as a commercial lawyer for several years before leaving to pursue writing full-time. Mercy is her second book for YA readers.




by Rhiana

by Tez

A Waltz for Matilda by Jackie French

Set against a backdrop of bushfire, flood, war and jubilation, this is the story of one girl’s journey towards independence. It is also the story of others who had no vote and very little but their dreams.

In 1894, twelve-year-old Matilda flees the city slums to find her unknown father and his farm. But drought grips the land, and the shearers are on strike. Her father has turned swaggie and he’s wanted by the troopers. In front of his terrified daughter, he makes a stand against them, defiant to the last. ‘You’ll never catch me alive, said he…’

Drawing on the well-known poem by A.B. Paterson and from events rooted in actual history, this is the untold story behind Australia’s early years as an emerging nation.

Release date: December 1, 2010

Jackie French is a full-time writer who lives near Araluen, NSW. Her previous books, including Hitler’s Daughter and To the Moon and Back, have seen French awarded the CBC Younger Readers award and the Eve Pownall Award. In 2010 she was awarded a NSW Premiers History Award for her novel The Night They Stormed Eureka.



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January 25, 2010 posted by Nikki

HarperCollins Launches Inkpop – An Interactive Writing Platform for Teens

News from HarperCollins:

New York, NY (January 25, 2010) — HarperCollins Publishers broadens its digital offerings with the launch today of inkpop (www.inkpop.com ), the first interactive writing platform for teens backed by a major U.S. publisher. Inkpop, created by HarperTeen to attract young readers and writers, combines community publishing, user-generated content, and social networking to connect rising stars in teen literature with talent-spotting readers and publishing professionals.

The launch of inkpop represents the next step in the company’s overall digital strategy designed to build and expand its direct-to-consumer business. Inkpop will be the anchor of HarperCollins’s ongoing teen strategy, enabling the company to have a continuous dialogue directly with its audience to determine what the community cares about, as well as an unfiltered look at what’s in and what’s out.

“As with all of our online consumer programs, the concept of community-building is aligned with our ongoing corporate digital marketing efforts to cultivate a two-way dialogue with our readers,” says Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books. “Inkpop provides us with an interactive platform to engage directly with our audience, encourage a passion for writing, and discover new trends and opportunities in this growing and important community.”

Katz adds, “Teens are a key consumer group with significant financial impact. Teen fiction is one of the most robust and fastest-growing categories in publishing today.”

“Across our business we are looking to build consumer reach and engagement,” says Charlie Redmayne, HarperCollins Chief Digital Officer. “Inkpop is the latest iteration of these direct-to- consumer efforts this time for the teen market.”

Since its soft launch in 4th quarter 2009, inkpop already has more than 10,000 members and nearly 11,000 submissions, including novels, poems, essays, and short stories. The visitors are teens ages 13 and older, from 109 different countries and territories. Additionally, it has engaged a select group of international HarperCollins editors and authors to review the site’s top five monthly selections, providing invaluable feedback and mentorship opportunities to the young authors, while also considering their work for publication.

“What sets inkpop apart from other writing communities is the Editorial Board,” says Kat Musallam, an inkpop user. “Other communities only have that writer-reader interaction, but to have a panel evaluate your work is something that we writers—especially those who aren’t so familiar with the publishing world—can only dream of.”

Carolyn Mackler, author of Tangled and the Printz-Honor book, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things says, “I would have loved to have a community like inkpop when I was a teenager.  I desperately wanted to connect with people who liked reading and writing, to compare notes on a character or maybe even not feel so alone with all my words and thoughts.  So as an author, it was a huge treat to be able to chat with my teen readers during an inkpop forum event.  The inkpoppers came out in droves, with major enthusiasm and loads of questions.”

HarperCollins will announce partnerships throughout the year that will further enrich the inkpop community experience for teen members. As inkpop evolves in the months ahead, this exciting community will continue to expand and encompass other formats such as photography, video and artwork sharing in order to enhance inkpop projects and promote additional forms of creativity.

HarperCollins has launched several successful digital initiatives designed to engage consumers globally including Book Army, Authonomy, Browse Inside and Full Access. The company was also the first publisher to digitize its content to create a global digital warehouse across all divisions with capabilities to distribute digital content to retail partners, search partners, online partners and consumers, making the company uniquely positioned to create and sustain this type of community.