Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:15
Hachette UK has formed a new partnership with @RailBookClub to help it engage with readers.
@RailBookClub, advertising company JCDecaux’s content-led consumer book club, invites passengers to tweet book recommendations, which are then run on JCDecaux’s digital screens at train stations across the country.
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:45
Constable & Robinson staff will move in to the Little, Brown office later this month.
Staff at the formerly independent publisher, which was bought by Little, Brown in February, have been undergoing a consultation on just over 20 roles in...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 08:30
Andrew Sharp, group rights and digital director at Hachette Children's Books is standing in the European elections for the National Health Action Party.
The party is campaigning against cuts and privatisation to the NHS.
Sharp, who is shortlisted in the Bookseller Industry Awards for the rights professional of the year...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 10:00
Publishers have been accused of “holding authors over a barrel” when it comes to e-book royalties.
With the London Book Fair set to open tomorrow (8th April), agents have told The Bookseller there has been a “land grab”, with some major publishers accused of refusing to publish e-books where contracts...
Thu, 27/03/2014 - 09:40
Entertainment One Licensing (eOne) is planning “significant developments” for Peppa Pig in France, including pre-school books from Hachette Group, following last month’s release of the French cartoon.
The Peppa Pig TV show hit French screens in February, where it is currently shown on France 5. Satellite...
Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:40
Hodder & Stoughton is to purchase Quercus.
The announcement was made to the markets today by the boards of Hachette UK, Hodder's parent company, and Quercus.
The purchase amount is around £12.6m.
Under the terms of the offer, Quercus shareholders will be entitled to receive 60p per Quercus share....
Fri, 14/03/2014 - 09:30
With strong years from its Hodder & Stoughton, Orion and Little, Brown divisions, Hachette UK has notched up the record number of shortlistings in Bookseller Industry Awards history. It has 16 nominations for the 2014 awards, two more than Penguin Random House. Hodder, Orion and Little, Brown will face off against PRH divisions Penguin,...
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 09:20
Hachette UK’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were down slightly in 2013, because of “continuing difficulties internationally and the unfavourable comparison effect with 2012”.
But c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson said 2013 was an “outstanding year” for Hachette UK and that 2014 was “off to a...
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:40
Consultation has begun on more than 20 roles at Constable & Robinson as the independent publisher merges with Little, Brown.
The roles involved are understood to be mainly in sales, marketing and production. Constable & Robinson currently employs 41 people.
A Hachette spokesperson confirmed that "just over 20...
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...