Penguin Group

Penguin Random House CEO letter thumps tub for the troops

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

In a letter from Markus Dohle, CEO of Penguin Random House, made available by Britain’s The Bookseller, sent to staff in conjunction with co-parent Bertelsmann‘s record first-half 2013 results, the head of the newly merged publishing behemoth hymns the cultural and social contribution [...]

Penguin Random House email turns on the schmaltz for agents

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 2, 2013 // 1 Comment

A kindly correspondent shared with me an email signed by Markus Dohle, CEO of the newly-merged Penguin Random House, that has been circulated to the new mega-publisher’s agents—in the same spirit as Bertelsmann’s welcoming website banner pictured above. Here is the full text for your [...]

Penguin Turns "The Pocket Scavenger" Into an Interactive Creativity App

By Dan Eldridge
May 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Until I opened an email this morning from a publicist at the Penguin Group (USA), who’d sent me a press release about the company’s newest so-called “creativity app,” The Pocket Scavenger, I was under the impression that I was at least somewhat tuned in to the world of [...]

Author Solutions Lawsuit Breaks Down Source of Money

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 3, 2013 // 2 Comments

Penguin Group’s self-publishing service, Author Solutions, is being sued, Courthouse News Service reported earlier this week. The complaint by three authors states that Author Solutions cheated them out of royalties and charged them for typos that were inserted by the company. There was an [...]

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 [...]

Daily Roundup – Links to start your day

By Joanna Cabot
September 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Amazon May Have to Close Kindle India Store (The Digital Reader) Infographic (see below) – Free Textbooks in California (Textbook Guru) The Penguin Group Launches Graphic Novel Imprint (Good E-Reader) Literary Agent Says: Big Book Publishers Not Innovating Fast Enough (Media Shift) Kindle [...]

Three Publishers Settle with 49 States

By Dan Eldridge
August 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

Bloomberg Businessweek seems to have been one of the first publications to report that 54 attorneys general in (49 states and five American territories) have collectively reached a $69 million antitrust settlement with Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers LLC and Simon & Schuster [...]

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