Today’s Wall Street Journal (Page B8) says HarperCollins Publishers Inc. is starting a speakers bureau in the U.S. to arrange speaking engagements for its authors.
Its best-known authors are Michal Crichton, business author Jim Collins and children’s book writer Daniel Handler.
The publisher says the bureau is expected to generate a “substantial” revenue stream for the company and its writers. It remains to be seen whether the speaking engagements will go only to its top authors, who probably now command decent fees for speaking, or if lesser-known authors also get a piece of the action.
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