Publishing company HarperCollins has launched a new global publishing initiative called HarperCollins 360 that will make sure that all HarperCollins books are available in print or eBook form in all English-language markets.

The press release explains: “When the program is fully implemented, the HarperCollins global catalog — 50,000 print books and 40,000 e-books — will be available, limited only by the rights held, not by technology or geography. Authors published in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, India, and Canada will be listed, published, and available to booksellers and consumers in the U.S. through the HarperCollins global print and digital platforms that include regional warehousing with on-site printing machines.”

Brian Murray, president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers stated: ”Through our new POD partnerships and the technology co-located in our warehouses in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, we will be able to competitively offer the entire print and digital HarperCollins catalog; a win for customers as well as the environment as we cut long international freight miles.”