Wed, 05/06/2013 - 09:15
Macmillan Science and Education is opening a new regional office in China, based in Shanghai.
The office will offer strategic leadership and support to the publisher's science businesses in Greater China and its education businesses across Asia, which have been operating for the past 10 years. It will be led by Charlotte Liu,...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:12
The Penguin Random House merger could go ahead next month following its clearance without conditions by Chinese regulatory agency MOFCOM.
In an email to staff today (3rd June), Markus Dohle, chairman and chief executive of Random House, said he welcomed the latest clearance, adding: "We look forward to future publishing...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 09:55
Chinese publishing houses, long frustrated by the sale of pirated books in the country, have vociferously attacked e-tailers that offered thousands of free downloads for encouraging breaches of copyright.
The controversy was spurred by a three-day campaign by China’s largest e-book store Dangdang from 17th April, in which it...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 08:30
A price war earlier this month between two of China’s biggest online booksellers has resulted in tens of thousands of in-copyright e-books being available to download for free.
From 17th–19th April, DangDang.com offered almost all its 80,000 e-books on site for free, while its fierce rival Jingdong Mall matched the...
Tue, 05/03/2013 - 12:14
Imported English-language books in China used to be available only in limited bookstores in big cities, and bought largely by expats. However, this has changed in recent years thanks to a surge in internet sales, including of e-books, as well as the rising number of Chinese middle-class consumers with good English skills and a desire to...
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:35
Apple plans to have 80,000 titles for sale on its iBookstore in Japan within a month, according to reports.
Apple launched iBooks in Japan in 2010, but has not secured agreements with publishers to sell their e-books until now....
Tue, 18/12/2012 - 06:00
Chinese authorities have started investigating Amazon’s methods of selling e-books in the country just a day after it opened the Chinese Kindle Store.
According to a report on ZDnet, the General Administration of Press and Publication...
Thu, 13/12/2012 - 16:27
Amazon has opened a Kindle store for China selling e-books through mobile phone devices, with Kindle e-readers to be sold in the country within two years.
The Chinese Kindle Store opened today (13th December) and Amazon is in talks with Chinese publishers on content deals, hoping to launch the Kindle within 24 months,...
Mon, 24/09/2012 - 08:45
The book trade is predicting a "more buoyant" Frankfurt Book Fair (10th–14th October) this year, with digital and erotica expected to be major talking points.
Caroline Michel at agency PFD said: "Last year was very much a transition. The year before that was doom and gloom, and this year I think will be a...
Wed, 29/08/2012 - 10:00
Chinese publishers are strengthening their connection with Europe, as Commercial Press forms a shared content agreement with German company De Gruyter.
Commercial Press, a Chinese academic publisher which focuses on the humanities and social sciences, will now share content with the German house, with the two companies each producing...