Wed, 22/05/2013 - 13:00
Tim Holman, senior vice-president and publisher of the Orbit division at Hachette Book Group in the US and the Orbit imprint of Little, Brown in the UK, will be returning to the UK with his family later this year.
He will continue to oversee Orbit's publishing programmes in the US and UK and be making frequent trips to New York....
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:10
Lagardère Publishing, Hachette's parent, reported sales growth of 6.6% in its first quarter, driven by strong performances in its French and US businesses and "brisk" e-book sales.
Hachette UK was described as "virtually stable", down 0.2%, with "ongoing difficulties internationally (Australia and...
Fri, 03/05/2013 - 13:50
Graham Money [pictured], general manager of Hachette-owned distributor Bookpoint, is to retire in September. He will be succeeded by Paul Gibbon, currently logistics manager at Hachette Distribution.
Money joined Littlehampton Book Services in 1999, becoming operations director, and was promoted to general manager in 2006.
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 16:40
Hachette US will make its digital catalogue of more than 5,000 books available to libraries for the first time since after stopping new releases becoming available in 2010.
The change will mean all new titles will become available, as well as books released digitally in the past three years. E-books will be priced at three times the...
Tue, 30/04/2013 - 09:00
HarperCollins and Quercus have become the latest publishers to sign the Publishing Equalities Charter, launched by Equip in 2010.
The charter aims to encourage greater diversity across the publishing business, with each signatory committing to undertake two actions during the year.
HarperCollins has pledged to partner with...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 12:47
Hachette UK has appointed Damian Horner to the newly created role of brand development director.
Horner, who has been a marketing strategy consultant to Hachette for the past seven years, will begin his new post on 4th September.
Richard Kitson, Hachette's commercial director, said the company created the new role to...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 09:50
Simon & Schuster is the latest publisher in the UK to introduce a refined agency model for e-books on Amazon.co.uk.
The publisher came to an agreement with Amazon UK late last week after negotiations with the company. This morning (29th April) S&S UK’s e-book prices on the Amazon website are no longer followed with the...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 14:55
This year’s London Book Fair was back to its ebullient and buzzy best with great displays of confidence from the likes of Hachette, Random House, Granta, Canongate and Kobo.
Yet, behind the plumage this was also a fair wracked with nerves; one at which Amazon was a looming presence despite its almost complete absence from the...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:40
Publisher–generated online communities, such as HarperCollins’ InkPop, Gollancz’s SF Gateway and Hachette’s Pick a Poppy, are set to almost double over the next two years, according to research by Bowker which was unveiled at yesterday’s “The Campaign Revolution: New Models for Reaching Reader Communities...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 09:00
People who understand technology, people with passion, and entrepreneurs were some of the answers given by panellists to the question: “What kind of people do publishers need?” in a debate at LBF yesterday (16th April). Organised by the Publishers Association, the seminar took in issues of diversity, internships, and the changing...