Mon, 17/06/2013 - 09:22
Penguin Children’s is planning to build on audiobook sales growth, as it launches a new series of Roald Dahl recordings narrated by actors including Kate Winslet and Dan Stevens. The publisher has worked with Pinewood Film Studios to develop unique sound effects to accompany the narration.
The starry recordings feature well-...
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 14:31
What change a year can bring. At last year’s Book Expo America in New York, people put on a happy face, but Penguin and Macmillan were still fighting the Department of Justice alongside Apple. The fresh fallout cloud from the agency agreement debacle rained fear on traditional publishing. The latest annual statistics regarding the rate...
Wed, 05/06/2013 - 07:00
Penguin Group c.e.o. David Shanks has testified in support of Apple on day two of the anti-trust case over e-book price fixing in New York yesterday (4th June).
Shanks said "irrational enthusiasm" about the potential for Apple's customers to buy books online led the company to meet Apple's contract demands in 2010,...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:12
The Penguin Random House merger could go ahead next month following its clearance without conditions by Chinese regulatory agency MOFCOM.
In an email to staff today (3rd June), Markus Dohle, chairman and chief executive of Random House, said he welcomed the latest clearance, adding: "We look forward to future publishing...
Mon, 03/06/2013 - 14:00
Penguin has appointed Layla West as the director of digital channels, a newly-created role responsible for running its websites, social media and podcasts.
West, who was previously head of Channel 4's E4.com, will report into Anna Rafferty, m.d. of Penguin Digital.
At E4.com, West shaped the creative direction of the site...
Thu, 30/05/2013 - 09:00
Simon & Schuster is to expand its operations in Canada, establishing an editorial base alongside the existing sales and distribution operation.
Up until now, Canadian authors have been published by the US arm of S&S.
Kevin Hanson, president of S&S Canada, said: "This will give Canadian authors more...
Thu, 23/05/2013 - 08:00
Penguin and W H Smith have partnered for a new summer reading campaign, which will raise money and awareness for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Launched today [23rd May] and running for eight weeks, the Read Pink Make a Difference campaign involves 30 Penguin women's titles by authors including Jojo Moyes, Lesley Pearse, Marian Keyes...
Thu, 23/05/2013 - 07:30
Penguin Children's has promoted Richard Haines to the position of acquisitions and new business manager with immediate effect.
The move comes after Eric Huang, who was IP acquisitions and new business director, left Penguin to become director of development at social online gaming company Mind Candy.
Haines has been part...
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 13:35
Penguin has agreed to pay $75m to resolve all antitrust claims relating to e-book pricing, having reached an agreement with the US State Attorney General and private class plaintiffs.
The payment will be made to cover consumer damages plus costs and fees relating to antitrust claims of unlawful e-book price-fixing.
Wed, 22/05/2013 - 07:30
Penguin imprint Viking has signed a book chronicling the abduction and long captivity of three women in Cleveland, Ohio, who finally made their escape this month.
Captive: One House, Three Women and Ten Years in Hell will reconstruct the events that led Ariel Castro to kidnap and enslave Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina...