Thu, 10/01/2013 - 10:11
Publishers have confirmed the expected Christmas spike in digital sales, noting the contribution of children's and backlist titles alongside frontlist bestsellers. Pan Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Hachette, and Bloomsbury all noted strong e-book sales at Christmas and throughout 2012.
Random House saw sales of e-...
Tue, 13/09/2011 - 15:47
Random House has made a series of promotions, including several to entirely new roles, in its group digital, operations, strategy and commercial teams led by deputy director c.e.o. Ian Hudson.
Hannah Telfer, currently in a sales and development role at Ebury, takes the newly created role of director of digital marketing and new...
Tue, 10/05/2011 - 14:19
E-book sales could exceed 8% of trade publishers' sales in 2011, and could reach 15% next year, Random House UK's deputy chairman Ian Hudson told delegates at the World e-Reading Congress this morning (10th May).
Hudson also rejected headlines about the death of the app or enhanced e-book, arguing publishers needed to explore...
Tue, 23/06/2009 - 13:41
Random House has created a new management structure to redistribute the responsibilities formerly held by group managing director Peter Bowron, who died in January.
A new group m.d. is not being appointed. Instead RHG chair and c.e.o. Gail Rebuck will directly manage all the publishing companies, adding Ebury m.d. Fiona MacIntyre and...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 13:09
The recession has hit some publishers' autumn release schedules, the outgoing president of the Publishers Association has claimed.
Ian Hudson, deputy c.e.o. at Random House, told delegates at the Book Industry Conference that funding short-term working capital requirements was a "major challenge" for many publishers. He...
Thu, 30/04/2009 - 06:55
Ian Hudson, out-going president of the Publishers Association, has urged the government to stop wasting publisher resources on reviews of copyright law driven by "misguided academics" and "over-ambitious public institutions". In his final speech as PA president at the PA a.g.m., Hudson said there had been three "...
Wed, 29/04/2009 - 14:17
Victoria Barnsley, chief executive of HarperCollins, is to become president of the UK Publishers Association in 2010, having been elected vice-president at the PA a.g.m. held in London today (29th April). Barnsley will become only the second woman to be president of the PA, the first being Philippa Harrison, who was president in 1998.
Mon, 27/04/2009 - 09:36
UK trade publishers "took a beating" last year, with 20 of the last 26 weeks of 2008 down on the previous year, according to Pan Macmillan m.d Anthony Forbes Watson. Figures released today (27th April) by the Publishers Association show that trade publishers' "jaunty" start to the year was wiped out in the second half to...
Mon, 27/04/2009 - 09:30
The UK publishing industry is "some way away from a tipping point" in terms of digital sales, according to Ian Huson, deputy chief executive, Random House Group, and president of The Publishers Association. Publishers' sales of digital product rose by 27% in 2008, according to figures published today (27th April) by the Publishers...
Thu, 26/02/2009 - 13:56
The Publishers Association has reiterated its support for Bertrams|THE, as the wholesaler continues takeover talks. Ian Hudson, deputy c.e.o. of Random House and president of the Publishers Association, said: "We remain supportive, and I see no reason to change that view."
While the Norwich-based wholesaler has been looking for...