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HarperCollins works with Publishing Technology on new platform

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HarperCollins Publishers will roll out a new global publishing system, Global Product Manager. The product, developed in partnership with Publishing Technology, should enable HarperCollins to unify editorial, marketing and business data around the world, widening the reach of its print and digital publications in its core target markets. 

The new centralised system is expected to provide the company with the long-term infrastructure needed to maximize its catalogue of books, e-books and apps. It should transform the way staff view, manage and share product information throughout the publishing lifecycle. 

The system will be rolled out first in the USA, followed by the UK and subsequently Canada, Australia and to the Christian Publishing Division through 2013.

'It is our responsibility to provide our authors with the broadest possible reach through our global print and digital publishing platforms, regardless of where their books originate and what format they take,' said Larry Nevins, executive vice president, operations. 'Global Product Manager will elevate our publishing capabilities by focusing on the content first, thus enabling the flexibly to adapt to various formats depending on the needs of the business. Publishing Technology, with its international business view and strong systems make them the right partner on this project.'