Tue, 26/03/2013 - 16:18
Bertelsmann plans to develop an education business division with the long-term potential to generate €1bn in sales, it was revealed at the company's annual results conference in Berlin this morning (26th March).
Meanwhile Random House chairman and chief executive officer Markus Dohle spoke of "possible further...
Fri, 07/12/2012 - 08:15
Random House US employees will all be receiving a $5,000 bonus this year due to the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, according to a New York Times report which states that RH US spokesperson...
Tue, 11/01/2011 - 15:20
Richard Sarnoff, who helped negotiate the Google Books Settlement as chair of the Association of American Publishers, is leaving Bertelsmann to join private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
Sarnoff was most recently president of Bertelsmann digital media investments division, the company's venture capital fund for emerging...
Mon, 20/12/2010 - 14:22
Random House's global e-book sales are up 250% year-on-year according to chief executive Markus Dohle. In his end of year letter to staff Dohle also said that in the US this autumn for some of its lead titles nearly half of the overall first-week sales have been in the e-book format.
Dohle added that he expected this growth would...
Wed, 24/03/2010 - 08:54
Random House could keep its books from Apple's iPad when it goes on sale next month, as the Bertelsmann unit fears the effects of the tablet device on the pricing of electronic books, reports the FT from Bertelsmann's annual press conference.
Random House was the one notable trade publisher missing when Apple unveiled...
Tue, 22/12/2009 - 08:42
Random House managed to grow profits in 2009, despite facing one "difficult external and internal challenge after another". But c.e.o Markus Dohle warned that the outlook for 2010 remained "uncertain".
In his end of year letter to staff Random House c.e.o Markus Dohle said that despite the worldwide recession, the...
Wed, 16/12/2009 - 09:37
The US Authors Guild has rejected Random House US' claim over historical e-book rights arguing in piece published on its website yesterday (15th December) that difficult times for publishers do not justify a "retroactive rights...
Tue, 15/12/2009 - 09:31
American business author Stephen R Covey has moved e-book rights to two of his bestselling books from his print publisher, Simon & Schuster Inc, to digital publisher RosettaBooks, which will sell the e-books via Amazon.com for one year.
According to the...
Mon, 14/12/2009 - 08:13
Random House US has sent a letter to literary agents claiming the digital rights to books it published before the emergence of an electronic-book marketplace, reports the Wall Street Journal.
In the letter, dated 11th December, Markus Dohle, Random House chief executive, wrote that the "vast majority of our backlist...
Tue, 03/11/2009 - 06:06
Madeline McIntosh is to return to Random House Inc in the newly created position of president, sales, operations, and digital, reporting to chief executive Markus Dohle. McIntosh left Random House last year to become Amazon's director of Kindle content acquisition for Europe. She will now relocate back to New York to take up the...