Publishers, Agencies Start Receiving Subpoenas as DoJ-PRH Case Ramps Up

As Penguin Random House and the Department of Justice continue to prepare for an August trial in which PRH hopes to block the government’s effort to kill its acquisition of Simon & Schuster, professionals throughout the industry are finding themselves pulled into the legal fray. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-02-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v PRH: Madeline McIntosh Details PRH's Publishing Process

As the Department of Justice’s case against the proposed acquisition of Simon & Schuster by Penguin Random House entered its third week, the defense called PRH US CEO Madeline McIntosh, plus merger and acquisition executives from ViacomCBS and PRH, to the stand to discuss why approval of the... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Florence Pan, Judge in DOJ v. PRH Case, Confirmed to U.S. Court of Appeals in D.C.

The United States Senate voted on Tuesday to elevate the judge overseeing the lawsuit that will decide the fate of the proposed merger of Penguin Random House with Simon & Schuster to the influential U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, filling the seat that belonged... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In Post-Trial Briefs, PRH Attorneys Say DOJ Failed to Prove Its Case Against S&S Merger

In a highly anticipated post-trial filing PRH attorneys reiterate their claim that the government manufactured a fatally flawed case to block the nearly $2.2 billion merger—and then failed to prove it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-09-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v. PRH: "Ending Where We Started"

The opposing parties in the Department of Justice’s lawsuit aiming to block Penguin Random House’s purchase of Simon & Schuster offered very different views of what a merger of the two would mean for authors and the industry in Friday’s closing arguments. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v. PRH: Agents, Publishers Move Center Stage

As attorneys for Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster took their turn to defend PRH's purchase of S&S, William Morris Endeavor's Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Gallery publisher Jennifer Bergstrom, and Norton's John Glusman found themselves in the witness chair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-11 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH Peru Chief and Author in Defamation Case: Publishing Industry Support

IPA, CPJ, and several embassies condemn the defamation verdict against PRH Peru's Jerónimo Pimentel and author Christopher Acosta. The post PRH Peru Chief and Author in Defamation Case: Publishing Industry Support appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Richard Charkin: How (Not) To Start a Publishing Company, a Case Study

'What I hadn’t anticipated was just how difficult it is to start a publishing business,' writes Richard Charkin in a Frankfurt installment of his exclusive series for Publishing Perspectives. The post Richard Charkin: How (Not) To Start a Publishing Company, a Case Study appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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DOJ's Antitrust Case May Have Huge Implications for Publishing

The U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five book publishers over alleged ebook price fixing means that the publishers have to... Continue reading at PC World

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DOJ v. PRH: Judge Tosses PRH Exec Testimony

After a lengthy presentation by Manuel Sansigre, PRH's global v-p for mergers and acquisitions, Judge Florence Pan decided to exclude his testimony, ruling that the data had not been independently verified. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v PRH: Don Weisberg, Government's Economist See Danger in PRH-S&S Merger

As the government's case against Penguin Random House's acquisition of Simon & Schuster winds down, Macmillan CEO Don Weisberg and government economist Nicholas Hill laid out reasons why they are concerned about the impact of the proposed merger. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In Post-Trial Briefs, DOJ Says PRH Deal for S&S Must Be Blocked

DOJ attorneys say the proposed acquisition is “precisely the march toward concentration and monopsony power that Congress enacted the Clayton Act to prevent.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Publishers, Internet Archive Trade Reply Briefs in Book Scanning Case

In the lengthy filings, the parties sharpen their arguments for summary judgment in the closely watched copyright case. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DOJ v. PRH: Challenges over Bid Competition, Market Share

As testimony wrapped up prior to closing arguments today, the defense and DOJ once again attacked each other's data analysis and methodology. The DOJ asserted that publisher competition, not imprint competition, is the surest way to lift advances, and that non-Big Five publishers face... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The PRH Trial Has Revealed a Barely Hidden Scorn for Independent Publishers

Over the past two weeks, writers and publishing professionals have been riveted by coverage of the trial in which the U.S. Department of Justice is attempting to block Penguin Random House’s purchase of Big Five rival Simon & Schuster. As a member of the independent book publishing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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DOJ v PRH: Agents Have Their Say

In a day dominated by testimony from some of publishing's leading agents, the overall theme was that the biggest advance is not the only thing that is important in reaching an agreement with a publisher, and that these agents believe that S&S authors would benefit from becoming part of PRH. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DOJ v PRH: Brian Murray Still Wants S&S at HarperCollins

HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray, testifying in the trial over whether the Penguin Random House-Simon & Schuster sale will go through, said he was “shocked” by the price PRH offered for S&S. Later in the day, the defense cross-examined the government's economic witness. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-08-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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DOJ v. PRH: Markus Dohle's Silicon Valley of Media

In roughly five hours of testimony on Thursday, Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle jousted with government lawyers over PRH's market share, his commitment to allow PRH and S&S editors to bid on the same books if the merger is completed, and other issues tied to what the impact of a... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DOJ v. PRH: All Our Coverage

A compilation of PW's coverage of the DOJ's bid to block Penguin Random House's acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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DOJ v PRH: Karp's Second Day of Testimony

Simon & Schuster Jonathan Karp was again the featured witness as PRH attorneys pressed their case that the merger of the two companies would be good for S&S's authors. Morrow's Liate Stehlik and Michael Jacobs of Abrams also took the witness stand. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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