HarperCollins and ‘Glastonbury’

Galatia Films discusses the literary IP of “Glastonbury Isle of Light” with none other than famed Tolkien UK publisher HarperCollins. HarperCollins today expressed strong interest in a novel based on the Isle of Light story and have introduced the project to Whitbread prize winning British novelist Lindsay Clarke. The British novelist Clarke was educated at Heath Grammar School in Halifax and at King’s College Cambridge. He worked in education for many years, in Africa, America and the UK, before becoming a full-time writer.

Clarke lectures in creative writing at Cardiff University, is a Creative Consultant to The Pushkin Trust in Northern Ireland, and teaches writing workshops in Frome and London. Four radio plays were broadcast by BBC Radio 4, and a number of his articles and reviews have been published in Resurgence and The London Magazine. In 2014 he was awarded a Civil List Pension “in recognition of services to literature.”

Other ancillaries for “Glastonbury” include a video game with a major game developer, a graphic novel with one of the top comic-book publishers and toys, all in the works with a UK trans-media company. HarperCollins Publishers LLC is one of the world’s largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon and Schuster. The company is headquartered in New York City and is a subsidiary of News Corp. In order to boost book sales and reach the online market, HarperCollins has created a browsing feature on its website, whereby customers can read selected excerpts from books before purchasing.