Pearson Pulls Back in Australian Education

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

An announcement from Pearson Australia, the Oz arm of Pearson PLC, ultimate part-owner of the new Big Five publishing behemoth Penguin Random House, indicates that the trade and educational publishing giant is not having things all its own way everywhere. Pearson Australia has decided to pull back [...]

Penguin Random House publishing merger: All your books are belong to us

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 1, 2013 // 6 Comments

The Big Six today officially became the Big Five, with the formal announcement that UK publishing giant Pearson PLC and German media conglomerate Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA have completed the JV merger of Penguin and Random House, to create … wait for it … Penguin Random House. The [...]

Financial Journalists Weigh in on the B&N Nook

By Dan Eldridge
December 31, 2012 // 1 Comment

We aren’t normally in the business of sharing stock picks here at TeleRead. But for the past three days, one of the biggest stories on the e-reading beat has been the news that Pearson—the British educational media company that owns the Financial Times and the Penguin Group—just invested [...]

Penguin, Random House Merger Shows E-Books Dominate

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 31, 2012 // 0 Comments

So two of the largest publishers in the world are merging their book arms entirely to deal with “this exciting, fast-moving world of digital books and digital readers,” to quote Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino. Could there be any clearer proof that e-books are where the action is, and [...]

Indiana University Signs Pearson into eTexts Program

By Paul Biba
May 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

From Campus Technology: Indiana University has signed a deal with Pearson as part of the institution’s sizable eTexts@IU initiative. Pearson is one of just a few major publishers that have been holdouts on the digital textbook project, which allows faculty to choose those over printed [...]

Thanks to e-books, publishers’ revenues are down but profits are up

By Chris Meadows
March 31, 2012 // 5 Comments

The other day, I mentioned a survey showing that the growth of e-books has reduced the overall value of the book publishing market in the UK, and wondered what the figures might look like for the US. While the figures don’t measure precisely the same thing, Laura Hazard Owen reports on [...]

Inkling etextbook publisher gets major investment

By Paul Biba
March 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

Inkling is a publisher of etextbooks that makes interactive textbooks for the iPad.  According to the NY Times both McGraw-Hill and Pearson are making investments in the company.  Total amounts were not disclosed. Pearson will make two dozen of its textbooks available and McGraw-Hill will add its [...]

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