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, [...]

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 [...]

Using Penguin's First to Read program

By libertyc
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 [...]

New Orwell cover designs obscure an Orwellian copyright saga

By libertyc
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 [...]

Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Publishers mishandle indie authors, fail to learn from mistakes

By libertyc
April 22, 2012 // 5 Comments

In her latest “The Business Rusch” column, Kristine Kathryn Rusch calls attention to the fact that this year a reporting Pulitzer went to an online-only publication, the Huffington Post, for the [...]

Penguin e-book sales up 128% from last year

By libertyc
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 [...]

Penguin Group Declares War on Kindle Owners with Bizarre Array of Exorbitant and Nonsensical Kindle Store Prices

By libertyc
June 2, 2010 // 9 Comments

The long-delayed march of the Penguins? It wasn’t worth the wait. After its agency price-fixing model co-conspirators came quickly to agreements with Amazon so that their ebook titles would [...]

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