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Jim Hanas
Works at HarperCollins
Attended University of Memphis
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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+HarperCollins Publishers CMO Angela Tribelli and I talk about data and CRM in book publishing in the latest issue of +Book Business.
"Know your audience" is a common maxim among writers, one that pushes them to deliver the most useful or entertaining content they can for their readers. Yet knowing one's audience in a precise way has been a difficulty for book publishers up until fairly recently. Except
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As an author myself, I'm proud to be at the first house to offer higher royalties on direct sales. (MBAish, I know, but trust me, it's badass.)
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“Those who mastered knowingness came to be revered as the knowing, and no one even suspected the exchange.”
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Tomorrow will be the last day that my 2010 short story collection will be available for $1.99.
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“That would be like Jesus actually having a son.”
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After drawing the attention of Hacker News, Lou Reed's nephew grapples with his newfound fame.
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I talk about Bookperk, e-books, and my past as a pixel-stained wretch in this interview with Real Pants.
A discussion about ebooks and the "Bookperk" program, with Jim Hanas, director of audience development at HarperCollins.
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I really like what 0s&1s Novels are doing by offering independent literature, DRM-free at a reasonable price. I'm proud my book is now included, thanks to my publisher, ECW Press. The time has passed when the artistic intent of a book can be separated from its mode of distribution. Let's bring real indie publishing back.
~30,000 WORDS ©2010 ECW Press Read reviews on  Goodreads &  Amazon   Whether its a report from the real Cannes or a young couple discovering that reading Jacques Derrida aloud can lull their child to sleep, Jim Hanas finds the strange in the everyday and the everyday in the strange. Hanas writes a lean and powerful line that makes even absurd situations—a man who cries professionally, a beauty queen leaving her slob boyfriend fo...
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Bought on Amazon. Paid more for the convenience of having all my books in one place :)
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Did you know The Cider House Rules is on sale for $1.99 today? If you subscribed to my newly relaunched e-book deals newsletter, Bookperk, you would know that. And other stuff, too.
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Hey everyone. My 2010 story collection, Why They Cried, is available for $1.99 at Amazon and most other online retailers—Apple, B&N—for a limited time.
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A guide for writers and directors.
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Hacker News ponders Lou Reed’s nephew. http://bit.ly/1eMwI0G
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Work
Occupation
Writer, Editor, Strategist
Employment
  • HarperCollins
    Director of Audience Development, 2013 - present
  • The New York Observer
    Social Media Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • Sonnet Media
    Director of Strategy, 2011 - 2012
  • Adult Education
    Co-Curator, 2008 - 2012
  • Joyland South
    Guest Editor, 2011 - 2011
  • nycgo.com
    Director of Social Media, 2008 - 2011
  • Print magazine
    Contributor and Online Edtior, 2006 - 2008
  • Radar magazine
    Contributing Editor, 2005 - 2008
  • AdCritic.com
    Editor, 2000 - 2005
  • The Memphis Flyer
    Feature Writer, 1996 - 2000
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Currently
Brooklyn, NY
Previously
New York, NY - Memphis, TN - Oxford, OH - Erlanger, KY
Story
Tagline
Director of Audience Development at HarperCollins. Author of the story collection Why They Cried (Joyland eBooks/ECW Press, 2010).
Bragging rights
"If digital publishing has a Schopenhauer it is Jim Hanas." --Brian Joseph Davis
Education
  • University of Memphis
    Philosophy, 1991 - 1995
  • Miami University
    Philosophy, 1987 - 1991
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Male