Article Photos: Mitch Albom switches publishers, has 3-book deal 1/1

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2009 file photo shows author Mitch Albom in Detroit. Albom has a three-book deal with Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Albom's previous publisher was the Disney-owned Hyperion. Albom's next book is called âThe First Phone Call from Heaven,â Harper told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The novel will tell of a small Michigan town where residents start receiving phone calls from those in the afterlife. His previous works include âHave a Little Faith,â âThe Timekeeperâ and âThe Five People You Meet in Heaven.â (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, file)