Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:50
New Zealand book trade executives are still arguing that the loss of two major publishing companies in its market last year will not depress sales in the medium term, despite figures showing a short-term dip.
When Hachette decided to pull out of New Zealand, and Random House and Penguin announced a worldwide merger (both in July last...
Fri, 31/01/2014 - 16:13
UK publishers are reporting strengthening international e-book sales across 2013, with good growth in Scandinavia, Germany and Ireland, and promising development predicted for South-East Asia and China.
The rise counters a trend for falling or flat physical book sales in many export markets (see pp18–21). Full 2013 digital...
Fri, 24/01/2014 - 09:30
After several years of triple-digit sales rises, the rate of e-book growth has slowed considerably for Britain’s top publishers. The e-book sales for 2013—collated by The Bookseller from figures supplied by publishers—for the top five trade players was 42.3 million units. This is a rise of 18% year on year (up 6.4...
Fri, 20/12/2013 - 16:25
Hachette UK has said it will keep its “federal structure” when it moves all seven of its publishers under one roof.
The firm last night signed a deal for the partially Grade II-listed Carmelite Riverside building at 50 Victoria...
Fri, 20/12/2013 - 14:18
When the merger between Penguin and Random House was announced in 2012, I said that we were seeing a first hint of what publishing will look like in the future. Now, almost 18 months on we can see that future taking shape.
What's interesting is that it's not Penguin Random House that is making the moves, but its nearest...
Fri, 20/12/2013 - 08:30
Hachette UK is to move its seven publishing divisions to a new London headquarters, following a deal signed last night (19th December).
The property at 50 Victoria Embankment, called Carmelite Riverside, will also house the company’s group departments.
At the moment Hachette UK is based at four separate London...
Tue, 10/12/2013 - 11:34
Hachette Livre subsidiary Hachette Partworks has acquired intellectual properties belonging to British publishing company Aerospace Publishing Ltd, which is currently in receivership.
Assets acquired include the catalogues of Aerospace Publishing, Midsummer Books and Bright Star Publishing, which have been marketed as books, partworks...
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...