PRH declines to comment on reported Obama memoir delay

Penguin Random House has declined to make any public comment on a press report that Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir has been pushed back until 2020. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Pastor reportedly buys his way onto New York Times bestseller list

Mark Driscoll reportedly paid the firm ResultSource Inc. hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure a place on the NYT bestseller list for his book. It's only the latest story of companies who will work to ensure a book makes it onto a bestseller list. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Ad Growth About to Offset Print Decline

News websites and online publishers saw advertising soar 18 per cent in Britain last year, fuelling hopes that digital growth has reached a long-awaited tipping point where it will offset print decline. Figures from the Association of Online Publi ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2014-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Meat Industry 1, Obama Administration 0

This essay is excerpted from The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business, by Christopher Leonard, published by Simon & Schuster. Read another excerpt from The Meat Racket, about how Tyson keeps chicken prices high. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2014-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Alison Bechdel's memoir 'Fun Home' runs into trouble with the South Carolina House of Representatives

After the College of Charleston assigned the graphic memoir 'Fun Home' as summer reading, members of the South Carolina House of Representatives voted to cut funding to the school. The budget will be decided on by the general assembly in March. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson Earned 78 Million Pounds from PRH

Pearson reported a contribution to earnings of 78 million pounds from Penguin and Penguin Random House in 2013. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble Q3 Revenues Decline 10.3%

Barnes & Noble reports that consolidated revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 decreased 10.3% to $2 billion from the same period in the previous fiscal year. Third quarter EBITDA increased from $59 million a year ago to $173 million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke says he will release a memoir

'I want people to understand what we knew, when we knew it, how we made decisions and how we dealt with the enormous economic uncertainty,' Bernanke said of his book. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quarto Reports $176M in 2013 Revenues

U.K. illustrated book publisher the Quarto Group reported revenue of $176.3 million for 2013, a slight decline from the $180.9 million reported in 2012. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reports of a second JK Rowling series has fans on alert (+video)

Reports from the UK suggest that JK Rowling has committed to a seven-book series, although her American publisher says the story is 'without foundation.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reports of a second JK Rowling series has fans on alert

Reports from the UK suggest that JK Rowling has committed to a seven-book series, although her American publisher says the story is 'without foundation.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tina Fey will reportedly star in a film adaptation of 'Taliban Shuffle'

The movie will be based on the memoir by journalist Kim Barker, a darkly comic look at reporting in the Middle East. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent bookshops in decline as buying habits change

Booksellers Association calls in celebrity support for Books Are My Bag campaign after more than 500 closures since 2005The number of independent bookshops gracing British high streets has fallen below 1,000 – a third fewer than nine years ago, amid cut-throat competition from supermarkets,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookstore Sales Decline Slowed in 2013

Bookstore sales fell to $13.19 billion in 2013, down 1.6% compared to 2012, according to preliminary estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S buys Johnny Rotten memoir

Simon & Schuster has signed the world rights to a new autobiography by Sex Pistols singer... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rights Report: Week of February 10, 2014

New deals for Samantha Berger, Tom Angeleberger, Kathi Appelt, Jenny McLachlan, and others. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Skyhorse Reports Record Sales in 2013

Skyhorse Publishing broke a new record in 2013, reporting revenue up by 14% in the year, topping $26 million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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News Corp reports 4% revenue drop

Rupert Murdoch’s publishing arm, which owns Wall Street Journal and the Times, blames ‘challenging advertising market’Dominic Rushe Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Indies Report Encouraging 2013

Despite the challenge of competing with online booksellers, Canadian independents contacted by PW reported that 2013 was an encouraging year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH looks to grow UK distribution business

Penguin Random House UK will not be changing its distribution sites in the UK, in the wake of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Closing Pittston, Kirkwood Warehouses

The integration of Penguin Random House took a big physical step forward Thursday afternoon with the news that the company will close two of its four U.S. warehouses by June 2015. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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