Wed, 15/05/2013 - 10:07
Apple has responded to the US Department of Justice's charge that it conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices, filing a defence which asserts that it "conducted individual negotiations" with the publishers involved in the case.
In documents filed on 26th April and released yesterday [14th May], Apple said its...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 08:00
Pan Macmillan is ready to unleash the spoils of its battle for publishing rights in Creative Assembly and SEGA’s bestselling game franchise, Total War.
The publisher won world rights in four titles in a joint deal with US sister company, Thomas Dunne Books, in October last year, beating competition from eight other houses. It...
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 09:29
“This is the perfect YA trilogy for the current market—a fun, contemporary, sizzling romance, but with a nod to the books that made people fall in love with the genre”
Deals continue to come through following the Bologna Book Fair, with a multi-platform series attracting international interest and another YA series...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 08:00
Amazon and six US publishers have asked a US court to dismiss a lawsuit by three American independent booksellers which claimed they combined to restrict the sale of e-books through indie stores.
Amazon told the court in filings this week that the true reason the indie booksellers launched the lawsuit was because Amazon was "...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 10:15
Three US independent bookshops have launched a lawsuit against the big six publishers and Amazon in America claiming that by signing a contract to sell e-books with DRM through Amazon, they are combining to restrict the sale of e-books through indie stores.
Fiction Addiction in South Carolina, Posman Books in New York [pictured] and...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 10:30
A focus on collaboration across Macmillan’s global Science & Education division will mark the publisher’s new campus, now taking shape in London’s King’s Cross.
The publisher has leased additional buildings in York Way’s Regent Quarter to create a campus-style loose grouping of offices including its...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 15:08
Macmillan Education has appointed a locally based manager for the Gulf region, Matthew Hayes, as part of an expansion programme in the United Arab Emirates and wider Gulf market.
Hayes was formerly manager of digital and supermarket sales at Pan Macmillan in the UK.
Meanwhile a new ELT sales consultant, Nicolas Abdelmassih,...
Thu, 20/12/2012 - 09:15
Macmillan US c.e.o. John Sargent has said the publisher will continue to fight its lawsuit with the Department of Justice over agency model collusion, despite Penguin having settled earlier this week. However Sargent said the publisher voluntarily negotiated new retailer e-book contracts shortly after the suit was filed.
In a letter...
Thu, 13/12/2012 - 14:46
The European Commission has accepted commitments from Apple, Hachette Livre, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan and ended its investigation into e-book pricing.
The EC stated it was also currently engaged in "constructive discussions" on a settlement with Pearson.
The four publishers who have now...
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 08:30
Bardowl, the “Spotify for audiobooks” UK-based start-up, has signed a string of content deals with publishers as it readies its service for a general trade titles launch later this year.
Penguin, Faber, Canongate and Macmillan will supply “a comprehensive range of fiction and non-fiction” audio titles across...