October 13, 2015

HarperCollins and Smithsonian Form Publishing Partnership

By LJ Staff

HarperCollins and the Smithsonian Institution announced February 10 the formation of a ‘broad and long-term publishing partnership…to create a distinguished line of high quality popular reference and adult nonfiction books: approximately 100 Smithsonian-branded titles a year in categories such as science, American history, natural history, Native American history, biography, popular reference, art, and design.’ The venture’s list will debut this fall, with plans to expand the line to include children’s and Latino titles in future seasons. Smithsonian Books will be published through HarperCollins’ recently formed Collins division, which is headed by Joe Tessitore. Don Fehr, the former director of the Smithsonian Institution Press, has been named publisher of Smithsonian Books and will acquire the program’s titles.

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