Wed, 20/11/2013 - 07:00
Hachette UK will now be distributing digital proofs of its books to reviewers and bloggers through NetGalley.
Among the first titles from the group to go on the site will be Joanne M Harris’ The Gospel of Loki (Gollancz), Val McDermid’s Cross and Burn (Little,...
Tue, 12/11/2013 - 10:00
August marked a “record-breaking month” in e-books for Hachette UK, with digital sales up 80% year-on-year.
The third quarter financial results for Lagadere, Hachette UK’s parent company, showed overall sales in...
Fri, 30/08/2013 - 10:02
Lagardere has reported sales in its publishing division up 3.1% like-for-like in the first half of 2013 (1.4% in reported terms) to €917m, with activity driven by a "very strong performance in general literature in France, the United Kingdom and the United States" as well as in partworks.
In the UK, the adult trade...
Fri, 28/06/2013 - 15:13
Hachette UK's digital sales were £50m in 2012, its chief executive Tim Hely Hutchinson has told Bloomberg TV.
Speaking to Bloomberg Television's "Asia Edge", Hely Hutchinson said publishers had made a...
Thu, 16/05/2013 - 12:00
Major publishers are donating e-books to the Get London Reading Campaign, backed by Nook.
Hachette UK, HarperCollins, Penguin and Random House have signed up to donate titles from bestselling children’s authors, including Michael Morpurgo’s A Medal for Leroy (HarperCollins) and Roald Dahl’s Charlie and...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 16:00
HarperCollins and Hachette UK are the first UK publishers to introduce a refined agency model with Amazon.co.uk.
The online giant removed the text indicating that HC and Hachette UK's e-book prices were "set by publisher” today after concluding negotiations with the publishers following the European Commission ruling...
Fri, 08/03/2013 - 11:00
Hachette UK c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has said 2013 will be a year of "major change" with the unveiling of "winning plans for the future".
Speaking as parent company Lagardere reported its full-year results for 2012, Hely Hutchinson disclosed that digital accounted for as much as 50% of some UK author's...
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:40
Hachette UK saw 250,000 e-book sales between Christmas Day and Boxing Day, The Bookseller can reveal.
The download figure marks an 86% increase on last year’s directional sales figure, with Hachette’s head of digital George Walkley saying he only “expects these numbers to improve as the last of the...
Fri, 31/08/2012 - 10:00
Hachette UK is looking to exceptionally strong autumn publishing after recording an 8% sales drop for the UK and Commonwealth in the first half of 2012.
The Lagardere group has announced flat like-for-like net sales for the period, down 0.2% to €3,389m. Lagardere Publishing reported net sales of €905m, down 2.5% like-for-...
Tue, 14/08/2012 - 15:30
Hachette UK has insisted its model of selling e-books with Digital Rights Management included [and at fair prices] is "working very well", with the risks of changing it "huge" and the upside "negligible". It also confirmed that it was to alter its author contracts in order to make its position on DRM “...