Mon, 16/11/2009 - 06:20
The Publishers Association has filed a letter in support of the Google Settlement with the New York district court, after negotiating for some of the changes announced in the amended agreement. The trade body had retained a neutral stance to the settlement up unti now.
Following widespread criticism by non-US publishers, claiming that...
Mon, 16/11/2009 - 06:15
Tim Hely Hutchinson has defended Waterstone's in a letter to the Guardian, following an article attacking the book chain that appeared in the paper last week.
The Hachette UK chief executive said...
Wed, 28/10/2009 - 13:22
Hachette UK has finally reached an agreement with staff at Chambers Harrap, confirming the Edinburgh office will be closed on 31st December.
The 27 members of staff agreed new "enhanced settlement" redundancy terms this morning (28th October). They will start to leave the business over the next few weeks, having...
Tue, 27/10/2009 - 06:57
Chambers Harrap remaining in Edinburgh as part of Hachette UK is "finally completely out of the question", after staff at the firm were yesterday (26th) offered "an enhanced settlement" by its parent company in anticipation of reaching a conclusion this week over the proposed closure of its Edinburgh base.
Mon, 12/10/2009 - 07:41
A "high-level meeting" to discuss the proposed closure of the Edinburgh office of Chambers Harrap has been called by a staff body within the publisher's parent company Lagardere. It follows the announcement made three weeks ago that parent Hachette wanted to fold the two businesses into its French and London arms.
Mon, 18/05/2009 - 13:59
Hachette UK has filled the role of managing director for distribution, which was left vacant following the departure of Martin Evans at the end of last year.
Taking on direct responsibility for the entire group's logistics operations, including Bookpoint and Littlehampton Book Services, Simon Davidson starts on 7th September. He will...
Tue, 17/02/2009 - 08:40
Hachette UK publisher Orion is launching a 'lifestyle' website to feature its women's fiction, which will include give-away chapters, as well as blogs by both authors and editors.
Tentatively called 'The Looking Glass', the new website will go live in April. It will use photos from Orion's glossy catalogue, which...
Fri, 09/01/2009 - 08:18
Hachette UK is still top of the publishers’ league table for 2008 but the gap has been narrowed by a strong challenger—the second-placed Random House Group.
Less than £20m in sales and just over 1% of market share separated the two publishing giants at the end of last year, data from Nielsen BookScan showed.
Thu, 18/12/2008 - 08:20
Hachette UK has experienced a "challenging but ultimately very rewarding" 2008, according to the company's c.e.o., Tim Hely Hutchinson, despite "tougher trading conditions than any of us can remember".
Although he did not give a firm estimate for year-end results, Hely Hutchinson said 2008 had been "a good...
Fri, 10/10/2008 - 06:01
Hachette is dropping “Livre” from its UK brand to coincide with the launch of a new logo, which is being unveiled officially at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The logo will be fully adopted by the end of April 2009. Each company in the UK group, which includes Australia, New Zealand and India-based branches, will now take the name...