Category Archives: publishing news

Deal to Divide Perseus Between Hachette and Ingram Collapses

Hachette-Book-Group-LARGE11[1]Reports are coming in today that the deal to sell Perseus Books and split its publishing and distribution businesses between Hachette Livre and Ingram Content Group has fallen through.

Specific details have not been disclosed, but Publishers Lunch has learned that the deal is dead. Citing an email from Perseus CEO David Steinberger, they write: Continue reading

As Booksellers Become Publishers, History Repeats Itself

360505392_69557c287d_o[1]Late last week Publishers Weekly posted an article on the growing trend of indie bookstores expanding into publishing. Some are acquiring an Espresso Book Machine, but not all.

This article caught my eye both for the innovating booksellers and because their innovations were once quite common.

Here’s an excerpt: Continue reading

Publishers (Again) Object to Apple Antitrust Ruling

481654727_978e2e9dd3_b[1]Last week US publishers demonstrated that old adage that insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result.

Publishers Weekly reports that the agency publishers which were part of the 2010 price fixing conspiracy and then settled the antitrust lawsuit out of court are once again objecting to the agreement between Apple and the DOJ. Continue reading

Amazon Introduces Four New Kindle Worlds from Romance Novelists

Amazon-Kindle-Worlds[1]Amazon expanded their publishing empire today with the launch of 4 new Kindle Worlds.

The tech company announced today that they were opening up new opportunities for writers to contribute stories set in series created leading authors. Four romance authors are now inviting submissions from writers, including Barbara Freethy, Bella Andre, H.M. Ward, and Lucy Kevin. Continue reading