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 “...
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...