Mon, 02/09/2013 - 10:00
Celebrities including chef Jamie Oliver and actors Bill Nighy and Damian Lewis will be among those supporting the industry-wide Books Are My Bag campaign, launching on 14th September.
Other notable figures lending their face to the nationwide...
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 09:34
Publishers have united to object to new Department of Justice constraints against Apple, following the company's defeat in the e-book price-fixing case.
Last week, the DoJ sought to increase the punishment against Apple, demanding that it...
Fri, 26/07/2013 - 09:28
The Bookseller is to publish a monthly e-book ranking with sales figures supplied by all the major trade publishers in the UK.
It is the first time regular e-book sales data will have been published, and builds on The Bookseller’s annual and quarterly reviews of the book market, which have included e-book...
Thu, 25/07/2013 - 15:29
From quants to consumer insight analysts, there is a new range of jobs in publishing today. Roger Tagholm meets some of the trade’s new breed
Time was when publishers tried to estimate how many copies they would sell of a book, pressed “print”, and hoped for the best. They didn’t speak to...
Thu, 25/07/2013 - 12:55
The European Commission has closed its antitrust proceedings against Penguin, accepting its pledges to scrap its e-book deals with Apple as legally binding.
In April, Penguin offered to end the agency model and its "most favoured nation"...
Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:24
While Hachette UK may have permanently surrendered its top spot in British publishing, across the Irish Sea there is a different story.
Ten-year-old Hachette Ireland has not only been the biggest publisher in the country for three straight years, it has done so in fine style. Last year, it topped the Irish publisher league table by...
Fri, 05/07/2013 - 09:35
Hachette UK's e-book sales stand at over 25% of trade sales in 2013 so far, with e-books accounting for over 30% of fiction sales, and for some authors and genres of fiction, over 50%, c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has revealed. Meanwhile the combined total of print books sold by online booksellers and e-books now accounts for almost half of...
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.