Fri, 07/12/2012 - 09:00
Strong differences have emerged within the trade over the effectiveness of Digital Rights Management (DRM) on e-book files.
The issue came to the fore as divided views were voiced on DRM at this week's FutureBook Conference (3rd December). Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie, who is also president of the...
Tue, 04/12/2012 - 09:30
Leading publishing figures stressed the importance of becoming more outward looking and consumer focused at the plenary session of The Bookseller's Futurebook Conference, held in London yesterday (3rd December). However Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie and Pottermore c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne expressed starkly opposed views on...
Thu, 25/10/2012 - 11:02
Pan Macmillan has announced a reorganisation of its Children's publishing business, with the Kingfisher imprint and its publishing operation now integrated, with immediate effect, into Macmillan Children's Books under publisher Belinda Rasmussen.
The move will entail a reduction of Kingfisher's forward publishing programme...
Mon, 16/07/2012 - 07:55
Rajdeep Mukherjee has been appointed to the new position of senior vice-president, head of Pan Macmillan India, moving from his sales and marketing director role at the Harvard Business School Publishing.
Until three years ago, Mukherjee was Pan Macmillan's sales and marketing manager for the Indian sub-continent, a post he held...
Mon, 18/06/2012 - 08:30
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck is to restructure along divisional rather than geographic lines, in a development which will see Pan Macmillan m.d. Anthony Forbes-Watson reporting to Macmillan US chief executive John Sargent, while Macmillan UK c.e.o. Annette Thomas takes on the Group's higher education business in the US.
Wed, 30/05/2012 - 13:49
Pan Macmillan has restructured its senior management team, appointing Jeremy Trevathan (pictured) to the new role of publisher for Macmillan Adult Books, across both fiction and non-fiction, and giving Geoff Duffield the post of creative director.
Pan Mac c.e.o. Anthony Forbes Watson said the changes would "refocus"...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 09:00
Sales of e-books will "double in size in a flat market" over the course of 2012, accelerating to a "US-scale proportion as the year progresses", according to the head of one of the UK's leading publishers.
Pan Macmillan m.d. Anthony Forbes Watson was speaking as publishing heads of houses and leading trade...
Mon, 07/02/2011 - 09:11
Emma Hopkin, managing director of Macmillan children's books, is to leave the company on 21st April to "pursue an exciting new challenge elsewhere in children's publishing".
Hopkin said: "It's been fantastic and I've enjoyed it all and I will miss my colleagues. But it is time to move on to a new...
Tue, 30/03/2010 - 17:34
While the big four publishers all saw year-on-year sales dropping in December as celebrity autobiographies failed to hit the mark, their smaller rival Pan Macmillan had a much better Christmas.
With the likes of William Shawcross and Andrew Marr selling strongly through the festive season, Pan Mac's sales surged 13.5% on 2009 to...
Mon, 06/07/2009 - 14:19
Macmillan has become the latest publisher to have a dedicated page hosted on Amazon.co.uk with a letter from the publisher's m.d. Anthony Forbes Watson.
In the letter, which can be seen on the books landing page of amazon.co.uk/books, has a selection of Macmillan highlights. Among the recommendations, Forbes Watson chooses Roberto...