Tue, 04/06/2013 - 10:14
Emails involving the heads of publishing houses, including Markus Dohle, Brian Murray, Carolyn Reidy, David Young and John Sargent, were among the evidence brought to court on the opening day of Apple's trial over e-book price fixing.
The case against Apple, brought by the Department of Justice in the US, began yesterday [3rd June...
Wed, 29/05/2013 - 08:00
Macmillan US is to launch a new, stand-alone division specialising in non-fiction, with Macmillan Trade c.e.o. John Sargent hiring Robert Miller to create the new division.
The as-yet-unnamed company will publish roughly three books a month, starting in early 2015. Miller will report directly to Sargent.
Miller was most...
Mon, 18/06/2012 - 08:30
Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck is to restructure along divisional rather than geographic lines, in a development which will see Pan Macmillan m.d. Anthony Forbes-Watson reporting to Macmillan US chief executive John Sargent, while Macmillan UK c.e.o. Annette Thomas takes on the Group's higher education business in the US.
Wed, 03/03/2010 - 09:06
Macmillan US chief executive John Sargent has said that most Macmillan e-books "will still be priced below ten dollars" with "$9.99 and lower prices" continuing to represent the largest portion of its digital business. Macmillan US last month won a very public spat with Amazon.com over a move to an 'agency model',...
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 07:52
Macmillan US and Amazon.com have resolved their week-long dispute over e-book terms with buy-buttons reinstated on Macmillan's print and Kindle books late on Friday.
Despite the public nature of the dispute, details of the resolution have been kept quiet. “I am delighted to be back in business with Amazon,” John Sargent,...
Sun, 07/02/2010 - 09:00
Hachette USA has followed Macmillan US in announcing a move to an 'agency model' for the sale of e-books. Chief executive David Young had signaled the shift a day earlier at...
Fri, 05/02/2010 - 07:46
Macmillan US chief executive John Sargent has said that a deal to end the row with Amazon.com over e-book terms is "near to hand" after almost a week of "constant discussions". Sargent has also told the US Authors Guild that Macmillan's standard e-book royalty would be 25% of receipts under its new boilerplate contract,...
Tue, 02/02/2010 - 09:55
The publishing world is continuing to assess the fall-out from the ongoing dispute between Amazon.com and Macmillan US over e-book prices. While the media has generally perceived Amazon.com's "capitulation" as a victory for "old media", others have suggested that Amazon will be the ultimate winner from the fracas....
Thu, 29/10/2009 - 06:45
Macmillan US has introduced a news standard lower e-book royalty rate, in the latest move by a publisher to establish economically viable rates in the face of increasing e-book sales but falling prices. The German-owned company has developed a new boilerplate contract with authors that would give them a standard royalty rate of 20% of net...