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The Academic Department of HarperCollins Publishers is devoted to providing the best in fiction and non-fiction titles and instructor resources for high school and college levels.

We also provide discounted review copies for educators and are happy to help with desk copy requests through our online form. We hope the resources you’ll find throughout our site will help you decide which books are right for you and your students. As always, if you have any questions, please email us at academic@harpercollins.com.

Diane Burrowes
Kim Racon
Michael Fynan

Academic Marketing Department
HarperCollins Publishers

First-Year Student

With a wide variety of books to spark discussion, HarperAcademic’s selection of First-Year titles is the perfect place to find the common book for your students.

Click here to view our First-Year website where you will find new and featured titles, past NODA and FYE speakers’ presentations, and information on special editions and bulk ordering. We’re happy to provide suggestions and sample copies. Contact us at academic@harpercollins.com.

HarperAcademic Calling


HarperAcademic CallingOur podcast, HarperAcademic Calling, gives educators, students, as well as every reader, behind-the-scenes conversations with our authors—from well-loved favorites to up-and-coming debut writers.

Listen in as Michael Fynan and Kim Racon of the Academic Marketing Department talk with Margot Lee Shetterly about the motivation and research behind Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

Meet Alissa Nutting whose new novel Made For Love is one of the New York Times‘s “11 New Books We Recommend This Week.”

It’s been a week of hurricanes and earthquakes. Peter Brannen, author of The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions, will give you some perspective. After all, our world has already ended five times: it has been broiled, frozen, poison-gassed, smothered, and pelted by asteroids.

If you teach courses on Gender Studies or work with teens, Kim Racon’s interview with Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex, will give you insight into how adolescent girls—from high school through college—are dealing with the complicated new sexual landscape.

Make sure to follow our ever-growing (and free) podcast series on SoundCloud and iTunes.