Thu, 10/05/2012 - 10:03
E-book sales for Hachette in the UK and Commonwealth accounted for 25% of adult trade sales in the first quarter of 2012, up from 10% in 2011. However overall Hachette UK and Commonwealth revenue was down by 0.4%, according to parent company Lagardère's first quarter results, with the statement noting "continued...
Thu, 12/04/2012 - 15:46
Hachette UK c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has assured authors that the publisher is continuing with its agency model arrangements, despite the agreement made between US sister company Hachette Book Group and the US Department of Justice.
In a note sent to staff and authors, he clarified: "As I have...
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 01:11
The Group c.e.o of Hachette UK, Tim Hely Hutchinson, has told authors that substantial new website developments will soon enable the publisher to sell their books in ways "revolutionary in publishing."
In his annual newsletter sent out to authors yesterday (29th March), Hely Hutchinson emphasised the importance of the...
Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:50
Amazon c.e.o. Jeff Bezos has been named as the most powerful man in books in a Guardian and Observer "power list" of the 100 key people in the trade.
Heads of houses from publishing's four biggest...
Thu, 01/09/2011 - 08:55
Hachette UK parent company Lagardère has continued to be hit by the decline of sales in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, with sales in its publishing arm down 6% and profits slump 29.6% to €71m.
For the first six months of 2011, like for like sales across Lagardère Publishing fell 6% and down 7.7% to €...
Mon, 15/08/2011 - 08:49
Headline has settled a high court action brought by a former author for an undisclosed sum.
Author Amanda Smith had brought the action after Headline abandoned publication of her misery memoir Toxic. The court ruled the publisher had breached contractual obligations by failing to give Smith "appropriate warnings and...
Tue, 21/09/2010 - 09:59
Hachette UK has said its switch to the agency model is a bid to create "a level playing field for large and small booksellers alike" and has said that switchover of clients will take place over a "short transition period".
The UK's biggest publisher's move led to...
Mon, 20/09/2010 - 08:40
Hachette UK will begin setting e-book prices on retailers' websites from Monday after indicating this week that it will move to agency terms with every "reseller, including Amazon and Apple" from 20th September.
The UK's biggest publisher has become the first to break ranks and demand control over prices in the UK and...
Thu, 15/07/2010 - 15:07
A lack of e-book retailer involvement is slowing the launch of a UK e-book chart despite an increasing clamour for one from publishers.
Nielsen is able to provide a global chart, and the year-to-date chart (to end of May) sees Stephenie Meyer host six spots including the top two with Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. Nielsen...
Mon, 12/07/2010 - 08:31
The c.e.o. of HarperCollins has warned that the publishing industry is unlikely to return to pre-recession prosperity, after eight of the top 10 publishers saw a drop in sales in 2010.
Victoria Barnsley was speaking as figures from Nielsen BookScan, for the first 24 weeks of the year, revealed a fall in the total value of book sales of 5...