Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial in Spain is reinforcing its presence in Catalan through the acquisition of the independent publisher La Campana.
Over 40 student organisations in the US have urged the Department of Justice to block the proposed merger of publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill.
Shareholders have filed two lawsuits against Barnes & Noble in a legal row over the sale as the book retailer insists the complaints "lack merit". ... Read more
Penguin Random House US has finalised the deal to buy the US book-publishing assets of F+W Books.
Pearson has rolled out a new fully digital test for Egypt’s schools as part of a project helping to reform the country’s exam system.... Read more
Amazon is facing a European Commission anti-trust investigation into how it uses sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace.
The German book industry reported cumulated sales growth of 2.3 percent for the first six months of 2019 despite two sharp declines in March and... Read more
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) is calling on US authorities to more closely regulate dominant online firms such as Amazon, warning they risk causing... Read more
Berlin-based logistics service provider Zeitfracht has stepped in to secure the future of bankrupt KNV, Germany’s largest wholesaler and distributor.
The owner of New York's Book Culture bookshops says the business's four stores are in danger of closing unless they receive help from the city. ... Read more
Audiobook streaming service BookBeat has launched in 24 new European markets, making the service available in 28 countries overall.
Donald Trump’s threat to slap a 25% tariff on goods, including books, imported from China could drive shops and publishers out of business, leading US... Read more
Man Booker shortlisted author Chigozie Obioma, author and curator Irenosen Okojie, author Bernadine Evaristo and award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus are among the writers on the line-up... Read more
In the first financial quarter of 2019 revenues from US publishers increased 6.7% to $2.5bn (£2bn), with growth in all categories apart from e-books and... Read more
Joseph Conrad had “racist ideas” and National Geographic magazine is guilty of “generalisations” about Africa, said the United Arab Emirates’ Sheikha Bodour al Qasimi, at... Read more
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Friday, April 3 2020
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