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Pearson Steps up Moves to Sell its Stake in Penguin Random House

Pearson Steps up Moves to Sell its Stake in Penguin Random House

Pearson has said in a press communication today that operational profits will be below initial expectations for 2016 and it will not now achieve its target of £800 million in 2018. Pearson reported that North American higher education market sales in 2016 were worse than forecast, with a poor fourth quarter and a revenue drop of 30% compared with the last quarter of 2015. The press release reveals

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New to Self-Publishing? Here is the TIPM Database of Essential Online Reading

Before you decide on the publishing route that is right for you, and contemplate the self-publishing path, it is important to do your research. We’ve put together a list of helpful articles (and videos) we recommend reading before making a firm decision. You will find out what how the publishing industry has developed in recent years, and

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Bertelsmann Eyeing Up Buyout of Penguin Random House

Almost a year to the day TIPM produced and posted an article and infographic to illustrate the global media corporations which control the so-called ‘big five’ publishers and the involvement major publishing houses now have in self-publishing service providers. You can still download this infographic here. One of those global corporations is Bertelsmann, current co-owners (with

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Driving toward the Maass of Shit Volcano and dealing with it

When I was writing a recent article for TIPM about an emerging hierarchy I perceive in self-publishing between savvy and entrepreneurial authors and those authors who perhaps approach self-publishing for fun and pleasure (you can read the article here), I wanted to explore a number of other issues on my mind, but I felt it

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Jeff and all the hamsters are doing just fine, FutureBook!

The old saying goes that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Jeff Bezos and hamsters – it’s a brilliant headline for any publishing news outlet to use to capture any reader’s attention. This week The Bookseller published an excellent article by Chris McVeigh via FutureBook, Jeff Bezos Ate My Hamster. McVeigh begins his article by noting

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The Future of Publishing 2020: A Program for Publishers and Self-Publishers (Part 2)

In January this year, as part of my series of articles on The Future of Publishing 2020, I finished with A Program for Publishers and Self-Publishers – Part 1. I looked at the role of self-publishing, its development and shift (or acceptance if you will) into the world of mainstream publishing, specifically through new imprints

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Self-Publishers will become publishers | Tim O’Reilly TOC New York

Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media, had some positive notes on the future of publishing when he was interviewed by Jenn Webb at the recent O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference in New York. “There’s no question in my mind that self-publishing is the wave of the future, with one big caveat: self-publishers will become publishers.

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The Future of Publishing 2020: A Program For Publishers and Self-Publishers (Part 1)

During the last few months of 2012, there has been a great deal of discussion among authors, as well as the wider publishing media, about the role of self-publishing within the mainstream industry. While some have reported the successes of self-published authors like Colleen Hoover, Bella Andre, and Samantha Young during 2012—and the moves by

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Best of 2012 TIPM: The Future of Publishing 2020: Translation and Publishing in the 21st Century

This is our best of 2012 TIPM articles. Have a great New Year…In my last article on TIPM, I talked about how digitalization and The Self-Publishing Honeypot has helped transform publishers from the role of curator and educator to one of facilitator and provider. The transformation is far from complete, and many within the industry—in

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