Mon, 23/03/2009 - 15:31
Faber has sold international rights to its new edition of T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats illustrated by Axel Sheffler.
Countries sold rights to include: US Harcourt Germany: Beltz and Gelberg Norway: Cappelan Damm Sweden: Alfabeta Japan: Hyoronsha and Romania: Humanitas.
The edition was...
Thu, 24/07/2008 - 05:03
Pearson Education has confirmed that it is in discussions with a number of staff members over the continuation of their roles at its Oxford and Harlow offices.
A spokesman at the educational publisher said the company "did not comment on staffing matters generally", but confirmed it was consulting with "a small number of...
Wed, 23/07/2008 - 08:28
Dozens of jobs are at risk as part of a shake up at educational publisher Pearson in Oxford, reports the Oxford Mail. Consultation over 39 redundancies has started in the customer services department, following the sale of Harcourt Education at Jordan Hill to Pearson last year.
Anna Wagstaffe, Oxford branch secretary of the National...
Fri, 25/01/2008 - 05:01
Book and newspaper publisher Pearson has agreed to sell several assets in order to proceed with a $950 million purchase of Harcourt Assessment, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
Reuters reports that Pearson has agreed to sell clinical tests that are used by psychologists, speech-language pathologists and clinicians such as Reed...
Mon, 21/01/2008 - 05:34
The name Harcourt, which for years gave San Diego a toehold in the book publishing world, will disappear from the region by 30th June, reports the San Diego press. The new owners of locally based Harcourt Trade Publications will close the adult and children's book publishing division here by midyear, laying off 65 workers.
Wed, 16/01/2008 - 07:55
Becky Saletan, publisher of the trade division of Harcourt, has been named publisher of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adult Trade Books, a combined unit that resulted from Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep's recent $4bn takeover of Harcourt, reports the New York Times.
Saletan, who has been publisher of Harcourt since 2006, edges out...
Tue, 27/11/2007 - 14:47
A fictional approach to the rivalry and interdependence of sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell has been signed by Sharon Blackie at Two Ravens in the UK and Lindsey Smith at Harcourt in the US.
Vanessa and Virginia is written by Woolf expert and St Andrews English professor Susan Sellers. The agent was Jenny Brown at Jenny Brown...
Thu, 02/08/2007 - 08:46
An association of computer and communication companies, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, accused several book publishers, professional sports leagues, and other media companies of misleading and threatening consumers with overstated copyright warnings, according to the New York Times.
The newspaper reports that in a complaint to...
Tue, 17/07/2007 - 07:14
Reed Elsevier is to sell its Harcourt US Schools Education business to the Riverdeep Group, the Irish company that last year bought Houghton Mifflin for $3.4bn. The sum paid is $4bn. The deal further increases Riverdeep's hold over the US education markets, but will also push up the group's debt levels.
Riverdeep said that the...
Sat, 05/05/2007 - 12:42
Pearson has acquired Harcourt Education International and Harcourt Assessment from Reed Elsevier for $950m (£477m) in cash. The deal does not include Harcourt's larger US schools and supplementary publishing businesses.
Harcourt Education, headquartered in Oxford, publishes textbooks and online learning materials in the...