Amanda Knox says she considered suicide in prison

Amanda Knox says she considered suicide in prison

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Amanda Knox writes in her memoir she considered killing herself while imprisoned four years in Italy for a murder she says she did not commit.
Billy Joel scraps memoir plan

Billy Joel scraps memoir plan

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Billy Joel may have scrapped plans for his memoir because he didn't want to talk about his substance abuse and failed marriages, the New York Post said.

New Bible highlights references to planet

CHICAGO, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A new bible is hitting the bookshelves this month boasting soy-based ink and partly recycled paper.

Victim's kin may sue Simpson over book

BRENTWOOD, Calif., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The family of Brentwood, Calif., slaying victim Ronald Goldman may file suit over O.J. Simpson's canceled book "If I Did It."

Simpson witness becomes ghostwriter

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A prosecution witness at O.J. Simpson's Los Angeles trial for the murder of his ex-wife is the leading suspect as ghostwriter of Simpson's book "If I Did It."

Brown: We were offered hush money

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- O.J. Simpson's former sister-in-law said the families of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, who were killed in California in 1995, were offered hush money.

Princess Diana's Butler to release book

LONDON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell has written a new book that includes intimate details of Diana's private life, including her lovers. While Diana may have died in a car crash on Aug. 31, 1997, at the side of Dodi Al-Fayed, Burrell told ABC News

Feature: Five minutes with the president

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- While President George W. Bush contemplated what he would say to voters in his acceptance speech at Madison Square Garden, an entertainment industry organization that advocates for First Amendment freedom promoted a book of essays in which celebrities ima
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Rover finds strong evidence of Mars water

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Liquid water once drenched the surface of Mars, NASA scientists said Tuesday at a briefing summing up the latest data transmitted by the Opportunity rover, which currently is exploring the red planet along with its twin, Spirit.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Today's birthdays include bassist David Freiberg of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Starship, and also guitarist Mason Williams, both born in 1938 (age 64); Joe Chambers of the Chambers Brothers in 1942 (age 60); John Cipollina of Quicksilver

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly package of Today in Music, for Aug. 24-30.
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The book jacket for actress Tatum O Neal autobiography "Tatum O' Neal A Paper Life: My Story" published by Harper Collins. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

HarperCollins is a publishing company owned by News Corporation. It is the combination of the publishers William Collins, Sons and Co Ltd, a British company, and Harper & Row, an American company, itself the result of an earlier merger of Harper & Brothers and Row, Peterson & Company. The worldwide CEO of HarperCollins is Brian Murray. The company publishes under many different imprints, and publishes the Collins English Dictionary.

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. The company had to overcome many early obstacles, and Charles Chalmers left the business in 1825. The company eventually found success in 1841 as a printer of Bibles, and, in 1848, Collins's son Sir William Collins developed the firm as a publishing venture, specializing in religious and educational books. The company was renamed William Collins, Sons and Co Ltd. in 1868.

Although the early emphasis of the company had been on religion and education, Collins also published more widely. In 1917, with Sir Godfrey Collins in charge, the firm started publishing fiction. Collins Crime Club (1930–1994) published all but the first six of Agatha Christie's novels, as well as the British editions of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books and many others from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. Upon purchasing the rights to the works of C.S. Lewis, Fount was established as Collins's religion imprint.

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