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News Corp Also Interested in Deal on Penguin

News Corp Also Interested in Deal on Penguin

Rupert Murdoch – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Since Friday, it has emerged that News Corp, parent company of HarperCollins, may also be considering a move for Penguin following confirmation that Pearson and Bertelsmann were at the early stages of talks about a merger between Penguin and Random House. The


Publishers Lunch | ASI-Pearson Deal – Related Links

Publishers Lunch » Penguin Acquires Self-Publishing Service Author Solutions For $116 Million One significant area this Publishers Lunch coverage does raise is the argument that the POD bubble may be on the wane. ASI has put a great deal into the launch of Booktango, as an ebook self-publishing platform, and the sale of ASI may


Breaking: Pearson Acquires Author Solutions Inc From Bertram Capital

The breaking news this afternoon – and probably this year on the self-publishing landscape – is the announced acquisition of the largest global self-publishing provider, Author Solutions Inc, by Pearson, who own the Penguin Publishing Group. This could well represent the sea-change in the publishing world we have been expecting for quite a while. I


Penguin Enters the Self-Publishing Service Arena with Book Country

Book Country Launches Self-Publishing Services PW: “Book Country, a free online writing community and publishing services venture launched by Penguin in April, has now added a suite of economically priced, easy-to-use self-publishing tools for its members. The launch of the fee-based self-publishing service makes Penguin the first big New York trade house to aggressively enter the


Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition

The Irish Writers’ Centre has today launched an interesting showcase style competition for aspiring first-time novelists. You can download an application form here. From the press release: Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair Competition Greetings! We are launching a brand new competition at the Centre. The inaugural Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair for first-time novelists will


DBW Insights: David Shanks, CEO of Penguin USA

Digital Book World has an interview with Penguin USA CEO, David Shanks. Shanks discusses the challenges of publishing in both print and ebook, the future of handselling and high street stores, and also Penguin’s involvement in the venture, Book Country. Related articles Columbia publishing course shifts focus to include ebooks ( Book Country – Old


Book Country – Old Country For New Authors?

Later this year something is going to happen in the publishing industry that many analysts and experts told us would never happen. As far back as 2009, when Thomas Nelson and Harlequin launched their self-publishing service imprints, the naysayers maintained the ‘big six’ publishers would hold firm and the self-publishing service bug would never reach


Reader Social Media Platform Bookish to Launch with Backing from Hachette, Penguin and Simon and Schuster

Press Release Venture is Backed by Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA)and Simon & Schuster, Inc. AOL To Enter Into Strategic Alliance with New Site featuring Editorial Integration, Co-Promotion and Advertising NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bookish (, a new digital platform for readers, is set to launch this summer it was announced today. Backed