Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:25
Richard Kitson has become chairman of Hachette Australia and New Zealand, and has appointed Louise Sherwin-Stark and Justin Ractliffe (pictured) as joint managing directors at the company, following the “devastating” death of c.e.o. and chairman ...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:40
Peter Carey has said that publishers historically “have just rolled over for Amazon”, and need to take some responsibility for the online retailer’s current dominance.
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:30
Kobo has hired Hachette’s Isobel Akenhead as its Merchandiser for the UK and Ireland.
Akenhead was formerly Hachette Digital’s digital promotions manager, where she worked from July 2012.
She will begin at the e-book retailer next...
Mon, 08/09/2014 - 09:45
Former Atlantic Books chief executive Toby Mundy has warned that Amazon’s drive to take half of publishers’ profits is driving companies “to the wall.”
Speaking to the Sunday Times, Mundy said that some in the industry believed Amazon was “actively pursuing the destruction” of publishers by...
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:50
Campaign group Authors United is being “forced to move on to our next initiative” because Amazon has not yet halted its dispute with Hachette Book Group in the US.
The group’s founder, Douglas Preston (pictured), also said he hoped Amazon would not “start targeting” Simon & Schuster books, as the...
Mon, 01/09/2014 - 09:30
Gallimard rejected Martin Amis’ latest novel The Zone of Interest not because of the subject matter, but because the writing was not up to the author’s usual standard, according to an editorial source at the French publisher.
Chairman and c.e.o. Antoine Gallimard decided to turn the text down with the full...
Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:30
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has told The Bookseller it hopes Amazon and Hachette Book Group (HBG) can “reach an agreement which supports the growth of the publishing industry”.
The two companies have been locked in a dispute over terms, which...
Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:45
The director of digital sales and channel development at Penguin Random House is to join Hachette as group international sales director.
Ben Wright will be responsible for international sales of titles published by the Hachette UK group of publishers and titles published by Hachette Book Group and their third party agency businesses...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:50
Amazon's German division has responded to criticism from close to 1,200 authors over its actions in its terms dispute with Bonnier, saying the publishing group is out of step with other major German publishers in its terms on e-books.
Authors including Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, together with...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 10:00
Publishing’s increased focus on consumer insight and customer data is set to drastically change relationships with authors, informing decisions around acquisitions, contracts and publication itself.
Rufus Weston, insight director at HarperCollins, explained: “Publishers are realising what Amazon realised much earlier: that...