Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:40
Enid Blyton’s Famous Five gang are to become a West End stage show, after Old Vic Productions secured the rights from Hachette.
According to a Sunday Times report, the production company is still in the planning stage but the show...
Wed, 18/06/2014 - 09:50
Hachette UK is to create a new sales structure, merging the teams of Little, Brown and Orion, and Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, Hachette Children’s Books and Quercus.
The restructure means Dallas Manderson, sales director at Orion, will leave the company to “pursue other interests”, while Jane Harris, executive...
Thu, 22/05/2014 - 10:00
Hachette UK is to run a series of "social selling" campaigns across all its divisions in the coming year.
The publisher, working with social commerce firm Buyapowa, will give “readers who really want to engage with an author, book or character the chance to engage with them on a deeper level and show and share their...
Tue, 13/05/2014 - 09:45
Hachette UK has had a “solid start to the year for sales”, the company’s c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has said.
He was speaking as Hachette’s parent company Lagardere released its results for the first quarter of 2014.
Lagardere said results for its publishing arm across the world, which includes Hachette...
Tue, 11/02/2014 - 09:20
Hachette parent company Lagardère has reported net sales for Hachette UK up 1.5% in 2013.
Releasing its full year net sales for 2013, Lagardere as a whole was down 1.3% on 2012, to a total of €7.216bn. However its publishing division had a “good performance in almost all markets” and Lagardère said books...
Fri, 20/12/2013 - 08:30
Hachette UK is to move its seven publishing divisions to a new London headquarters, following a deal signed last night (19th December).
The property at 50 Victoria Embankment, called Carmelite Riverside, will also house the company’s group departments.
At the moment Hachette UK is based at four separate London...
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...