"Tough conditions" for Pearson in 2014

Academic publisher Pearson faced “tough market conditions in 2014” in North America and the UK, according to a trading update released today (21st January). The company said policy and cyclical pressures affected its two biggest markets, while a smaller school textbook update in South Africa also had an impact. Pearson said it saw a “solid trading performance” from its North American higher education business and Penguin Random House in the fourth quarter of 2014. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson appoints new c.f.o. as 2014 profits fall

Pearson has appointed a new chief financial officer (c.f.o.) after reporting a sales drop of 4% in 2014. The company has appointed Coram Williams to the role of c.f.o. from Penguin Random House, where he is currently holding the same title. He will start in the job on the 1st August, replacing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pearson Earns £69M in 2014 from Penguin Random Stake

Pearson reported 2014 earnings of £69 million, after taxes, from its 47% stake in Penguin Random House. For the year Pearson reported total revenues of £4.8 billion and operating earnings of £720 million. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Global Publishing Leaders 2014: Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading educational company, with 40,000 employees in 80 countries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BEA 2014: IBPA Reveals 2014 Benjamin Franklin Winners

At a gala awards ceremony at New York University's Kimmel Center on Wednesday, the Independent Book Publishers Association named the Gold winners for the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Awards, which recognize “excellence in book editorial and design.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The 2014 PW BEA Show Daily, May 29, 2014

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Third of Pearson's shareholders vote against CEO's £7.2m pay package

Former Disney chairman Andy Bird is to take up job at education publishing group in OctoberPearson has suffered a significant shareholder revolt against controversial changes to its remuneration policy, which will grant its new chief executive a multimillion-dollar pay package.Almost a third of... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Macmillan Employees Deal with 'A Very Tough Day'

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PA and Pearson join Creative Industries Trade Advisory Group

The Publishers Association and Pearson are to sit in on the Creative Industries Advisory Group, to assist in steering "ongoing and upcoming trade negotiations" in the UK.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pearson appoints Walt Disney exec Andy Bird as c.e.o.

Pearson has appointed Andy Bird, most recently president and chairman of Walt Disney International, to be Pearson's new chief executive. He will start on 19th October, subject to shareholder approval, with outgoing boss John Fallon remaining in the role until that date.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pearson pulls BTEC results on eve of release

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Pearson reports first-half revenue drop of 17%

Pearson has reported revenue fell 17% in the first half of 2020 as the result of “significant disruption” caused by Covid-19. However, the company has said “things are improving”, citing better sales in June. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Toronto's Pearson airport cuts 1/4 of staff due to reduced travel demand amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The father-son relationship is more complex than ever. And talking about the difficult stuff needs to start sooner. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Macmillan Children’s Books has appointed Egmont's Nicole Pearson and Little Tiger's Barry Timms to new publishing director roles in its expanding Preschool, Brands and Classics division. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pearson has reported it will pay its final dividend for 2019 to investors and is not furloughing any staff, despite a 5% fall in global revenues for the first quarter as a result of Covid-19. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The marketing and publicity director of Simon & Schuster UK has advised industry workers to "be patient and realistic, because it's going to be tough in September". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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