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Encyclopedia > Harper Collins

Collins was a Scottish printing company founded by a schoolmaster, William Collins, in Glasgow in 1819. In 1848, when his son Sir William Collins became a partner in the business, they became a publishing company, specialising in religious and educational books. The company was renamed William Collins, Sons & Co. in 1868.


In 1917, with Sir Godfrey Collins in charge, Collins started publishing fiction. William Collins, Sons & Co. published all but the first six of Agatha Christie's novels.


In 1989 Collins was taken over by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Joined together with the US publisher Harper & Row, they now trade under the name HarperCollins.


Collins is still used as an imprint, chiefly for wildlife and natural history books (including the on-going New Naturalist series) and field guides, as well as English and bilingual dictionaries based on the Bank of English, a large corpus of contemporary English texts.


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HarperCollins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (390 words)
It is the combination of the publishers William Collins, Sons and Co, a British company, and Harper and Row, an American company.
Collins was a Scottish printing company founded by a Presbyterian schoolmaster, William Collins, in Glasgow in 1819, in partnership with Charles Chalmers, the younger brother of Thomas Chalmers, minister of Tron Church, Glasgow.
Collins is still used as an imprint, chiefly for wildlife and natural history books (including the on-going New Naturalist series) and field guides, as well as English and bilingual dictionaries based on the Bank of English, a large corpus of contemporary English texts.
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