Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:40
The Perseus Books Group and 400 other independent publishers have reportedly agreed new e-book terms with Amazon in the US.
Publishers Weekly has reported that the publisher and 400 indie presses which use its Constellation e-book distribution service have reached...
Mon, 29/09/2014 - 09:30
Douglas Preston, founder of Authors United, has said Amazon appears to be meeting the group’s efforts with “disparagement and what seems to be an escalation in sanctions”.
Authors United has been urging Amazon to stop what it calls “sanctions” against Hachette Book Group authors following a dispute...
Fri, 26/09/2014 - 10:00
Early reactions to the news that Hachette is merging its three children’s businesses into one division have been positive, with many saying the move “makes sense”.
Yesterday (25th September) Hachette revealed...
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 15:20
Hachette UK is to merge its three children's businesses into one division on 1st January 2015, with Egmont's Hilary Murray Hill (pictured) becoming its c.e.o.
The move will combine Hachette Children’s Books, Orion Children’s Publishing and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and create a “rich and...
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 09:40
Authors United is to call on the US Department of Justice to launch an antitrust inquiry into Amazon, according to a Financial Times report.
The group, which...
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...