Mon, 26/03/2012 - 08:00
Pearson chief executive Marjorie Scardino earned almost £2.5m in 2011, down on £2.662m in 2010, according to the company's annual report, issued on Friday (23rd March).
Scardino was paid a salary of £993,000, with her annual incentive, allowances and benefits totaling a £2.455m payout last year.
Fri, 02/09/2011 - 08:00
Waterstone's has refused 100 of its longest-serving staff a pay rise given to the rest of the company.
The bookselling chain wrote to 100 staff on a "legacy contract" last Friday (26th August) informing them that they would not receive a 3% payrise promised to all 4,000 employees unless they sign the newest contract,...
Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:15
Publishing staff at Cambridge University Press (CUP) have voted to reject a pay increase of 2%.
The proposed pay increase, which CUP has described as reasonable and in line with other pay settlements, has led the Unite union to accuse CUP of using the economic downturn to boost profits.
Unite regional officer Steve Ireland...
Tue, 03/11/2009 - 05:10
The Bookseller has launched a survey examining the issue of underpaid overtime among booksellers in the UK and Ireland.
As the book trade enters its key trading weeks before Christmas, demands on staff are on the increase. To take part in the survey,...
Mon, 02/11/2009 - 15:23
"Do you mind staying a bit later tonight?"
These are words that will fill any bookseller with dread and it's a sentence that will be uttered more and more during the coming weeks. Unpaid overtime is one of the worst things about working in retail. This year could be worse than ever.
Some booksellers are being asked to...
Thu, 14/05/2009 - 08:35
Attempts to raise salaries across publishing appear to be failing, according to a new survey of publishing salaries. The BookCareers.com survey found that the average starting wage has risen by just 6% over the past four years, with the average salary across the sector up by just 4%, meaning that in real terms pay has fallen. The survey also...
Fri, 03/10/2008 - 05:38
The $300m J K Rowling pulled in over the last year will make sickening reading for the majority of authors who are struggling to earn a living, is the Guardian's somewhat pointed take on the Forbes Rich List.
Rowling made $571 a minute between June 1 2007 and June 1 2008, according to Forbes's ranking of the world's best paid...
Wed, 21/11/2007 - 15:53
The current furore over low pay in the publishing industry arouses mixed emotions in me. On the one hand, I'm always on the side of the underdog – feelings that strengthen rather when senior industry figures blithely refer to those underdogs as simply 'the...