Tue, 11/09/2012 - 06:30
Broadcaster Clare Balding kicked off a period of intensive book promotion last night (10th September) with a launch held at the Ivy in London’s West End.
The broadcaster, whose memoir My Animals and Other Family is released by Penguin imprint Viking on Thursday, will begin a programme of 31 signings with a session at...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 14:33
Penguin UK's focus on brand strategy and going direct to the consumer will continue into the second half of the year, Penguin Group chairman and c.e.o. John Makinson (pictured) and Penguin UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon have confirmed.
Speaking as the ...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 09:02
Penguin profits have dropped by £20m in the first half of 2012 to £22m, nearly halving the £42m profit gained over the same period in 2011, parent company Pearson reported in its interim half-year results today. However e-book revenues are up 33% and now represent almost 20% of Penguin revenues,
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 08:25
Major retailers are already discounting J K Rowling's forthcoming The Casual Vacancy by 50% or more, with publisher Little, Brown approaching the Booksellers Association to discuss support for independents on the title.
Customers can pre-order the book for £9.86—more than 50% off the r.r.p. of £20...
Mon, 26/03/2012 - 07:52
Penguin has been employing "Harry Potter-style security measures" for a book it releases today [26th March], billing the secret non-fiction title as containing an "astonishing breakthrough" which explains the birth of Christianity for the first time.
The Sign: The Shroud of Turin and the Secret of the...
Fri, 23/03/2012 - 10:00
Penguin is to sell physical books direct to consumers through pop-up shops as part of a plan to “amplify” the prominence of the Penguin brand and develop a closer relationship with consumers.
Penguin UK chief executive Tom Weldon said building the brand’s connection with consumers was “absolutely everything...
Tue, 28/02/2012 - 10:00
Penguin has lined up a new Jamie Oliver book for the autumn as it looks to build on its direct relationship with consumers, after recording a robust performance in the face of turbulent markets in 2011. The company also highlighted the...
Mon, 09/01/2012 - 09:00
Sales of e-books will "double in size in a flat market" over the course of 2012, accelerating to a "US-scale proportion as the year progresses", according to the head of one of the UK's leading publishers.
Pan Macmillan m.d. Anthony Forbes Watson was speaking as publishing heads of houses and leading trade...
Thu, 15/09/2011 - 15:54
Penguin is "significantly" increasing its investment in its children's division, with a focus on pre-school, big brands and the global market, as well as on digital innovation, according to UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon.
At a media breakfast held at Penguin's Strand office this morning (15th September), Weldon said: "...
Mon, 01/08/2011 - 08:59
Digital sales have helped to bolster profitability for Penguin in the first six months of 2011, with company chiefs looking for organic growth and a focus on the high street over the second half of the year.
Pearson’s interim half-year results revealed that e-book sales across Penguin worldwide were up by 128%, now representing...