Penguin Books

Judge Cote rules DRM removal for fair use is not copyright infringement

By Chris Meadows
December 10, 2014 // 7 Comments

The Apple anti-trust case continues to have some interesting fallout. The EFF today issued a press release concerning Judge Denise Cote last month dismissing some charges in a related case, trumpeting that Cote had ruled that stripping DRM for fair use purposes is legal. I’ve read the 20-page [ on]

You can kill a paperback, but long live the ebook

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

After years in court, Penguin Books decided to stop fighting and withdraw Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History from India. The book was challenged by a Hindu group who claimed in its lawsuit the book “denigrated Hindus and show[s] their religion in poor light.” According [ on]

Using Penguin's First to Read program

By Susan Lulgjuraj
June 27, 2013 // 7 Comments

Penguin Books announced last week First to Read, a program that allows people a chance to read books before they’re released. Sometimes you get the whole book, but other times you only get an excerpt. I signed up when I heard about the program and requested copies of two books. I only got one of [ on]

New Orwell cover designs obscure an Orwellian copyright saga

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 10, 2013 // 6 Comments

Penguin Books, along with its seriously talented team of graphic designers, is making great play of its latest rebooting of the George Orwell franchise. Coverage from the Huffington Post to the Creative Review lauds Penguin’s brave and high-minded initiative to relaunch Orwell’s works with [ on]

Penguin e-book sales up 128% from last year

By Chris Meadows
July 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

PaidContent has a report on Penguin’s e-book sales by way of an earnings disclosure report from 7its parent company Pearson. The report mentions that Penguin’s global e-book sales increased by 128% over the last year, and now make up 14% of Penguin’s total revenue. This growth rate is [ on]

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