Thu, 31/01/2013 - 09:02
In the week that Foyles c.e.o. Sam Husain called for more support from publishers, US bookselling chain Barnes & Noble has reportedly reduced its book orders for Simon & Schuster over a lack of support from the publisher.
Tue, 08/01/2013 - 07:45
The process for Penguin to join the Department of Justice's settlement over the e-book price-fixing charges should be completed by 10th May 2013, according to reports.
Mon, 06/08/2012 - 08:15
The Department of Justice has filed a motion with Judge Denise Cote asking her to approve the final judgment that the US government has reached with Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins in the lawsuit over collusion with Apple about e-book price fixing.
Tue, 26/06/2012 - 06:00
A group of independent publishers in America have written to the Department of Justice in support of the agency agreement, warning that abolishing it would reduce competition in the market.
The nine indie presses - including Grove/Atlantic, W. W. Norton and Perseus Books Group – joined forces to warn that the DOJ abolishing the...
Thu, 16/09/2010 - 12:54
BogMarkedet, the 156-year-old Danish book trade magazine, will close at the end of 2011 unless a buyer for the business emerges. It follows a decision made by current owners the Danish Publishers Association to pull out of what is a joint-venture with the Danish Association of Booksellers.
The magazine, which publishes a...
Tue, 06/04/2010 - 08:46
Publishers Weekly has been bought out by a company formed by the magazine's former publisher George Slowik. Parent Reed Elsevier had been looking to sell off its magazine division for some time.
According to PW,...
Mon, 09/11/2009 - 06:44
Female authors are continuing to round on the US trade journal Publishers Weekly for failing to include a single title by a woman in its top 10 list of books of the year, according to the Independent.
The US magazine selected books from different literary genres around the world, from Blake Bailey's biography of...
Tue, 25/08/2009 - 08:01
There is only lukewarm for the Google Settlement in the US book trade, according to an online survey by the American books journal Publishers Weekly. The magazine reported that it found only "tepid support for the deal, significant confusion, or indecision—and no shortage of hyperbole" and concluded that a...
Sun, 02/08/2009 - 14:30
Global media business Reed Elsevier has successfully raised £824m following the group's "accelerated" placing of more than 160m new shares on the London and Amsterdam Stock Exchanges. Reed announced the placing yesterday (30th July) after admitting that its debt levels, at £5bn, were "too high".
Thu, 30/07/2009 - 11:11
Reed Business Information is putting the US book trade magazine Publishers Weekly and its sister publications, Library Journal and School Library Journal, up for sale again. The news follows the announcement this morning of a huge rights issue, aimed at reducing net debt at its parent the global publisher Reed...