Sun, 22/02/2009 - 10:45
The Publishers Association has accused Entertainment UK's administrator of adding "insult to injury" by offering stock to retailers, despite a previous agreement allowing publishers to reclaim their books. The PA brokered a deal last month with administrator Deloitte so publishers could reclaim books from Entertainment UK's...
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 15:04
Publishers are putting increased pressure on the administrators of Entertainment UK as they seek to gain control over the book stock left at the supermarket supplier's depots. But a Publishers Association-led delegation of UK publishers has "reaffirmed" its commitment to continue trading with Bertram/THE as negotiations continue...
Thu, 18/12/2008 - 13:29
In writing this week's Leader column for The Bookseller, I asked colleagues to nominate the heroes and villains of 2008. This is a longer version of the column that appears in print: feel free to add to the list using the comments facility below, or vote in our poll on the home page.
Fri, 12/12/2008 - 15:56
A headline figure of £25m for publishers' exposure to EUK has emerged as the stricken distributor axed 700 posts, with as much as £10m still left at EUK's various depots.
Ian Hudson, Publishers Association president and number two at Random House, put an invoice value of £25m on the book stock held by EUK at the...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 15:59
Supply from Entertainment UK into its retail customers needs to begin within "48 hours" to safeguard the long term future of the distributor, the president of the Publishers Association has claimed. Ian Hudson said he was "75% confident this would happen" bringing to an end the halt in the supply of books through EUK....
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 11:24
Publishers Association president Ian Hudson has confirmed that publishers restarted trading with Bertrams on Tuesday (2nd December) in a major show of confidence, after four days of PA-led talks. But publishers are still not trading with EUK, with administrator Deloitte not asking publishers for stock for "logistical and technical"...
Mon, 10/11/2008 - 15:01
Random House UK deputy c.e.o. Ian Hudson has been appointed to the Bertelsmann Supervisory Board.
Board chair Gunter Thielen, who is chairman of the Supervisory Board, described Hudson as a "committed and forward-thinking entrepreneur" who would be an "ideal representative" of Bertelsmann executives' interests on...
Mon, 15/09/2008 - 13:20
The Booksellers Association's 2009 conference is to have a "radical new format" with the British Book Industry Awards moving to the first night of a two day--one night--conference. In 2010 the conference will be held in London.
The changes follow discussions between the Booksellers Association and Publishers Association,...
Tue, 13/05/2008 - 12:57
Random House deputy c.e.o. Ian Hudson called for the trade to be "hugely vigilant" against US territorial incursions on e-books. At a Booksellers Association's conference plenary session yesterday (12th May), which explored the impact of new technologies on the trade, Hudson warned that low-priced American e-books could...
Tue, 15/05/2007 - 14:26
Little, Brown Book Group c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie has replaced Random House Group deputy c.e.o. Ian Hudson as chair of the Trade Publishers Council. Mackenzie took over from Hudson today (Tuesday) after this morning's TPC meeting, and will remain in office for as long as she chooses.
Mackenzie, who is also chair of the TPC's...