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eBook Sales Account For 12.4% of Revenues at Hachette - Posted May 14, 2013
EBook sales accounted for 12.4% of revenue for Hachette Livre's publishing division in the first quarter of 2013, up from 9.5% in Q1 2012. U.S. and UK eBook sales are driving this growth. EBook sales in the U.S. represent 34% of the publisher's trade book sales. This is up from whe... [AppNewser]

Podcast: Discovered Books | Hidden Book Clubs - Posted February 5, 2013
On today's social media edition of the Morning Media Menu, GalleyCat editor Jason Boog explored the sexy side of book publishing in the digital age. First, we discussed the launch of Bookish, a collaboration between three ... [SocialTimes.com]

Digital Sales Up 3% At Hachette - Posted November 13, 2012
Digital book sales were up 3 percent during Q3 2012 at the Hachette Book Group as compared to Q3 2011, according to financial results released today from HBG's parent company The Lagard re Group. According to the financial report, Lagard re's net sales were approximately $795 millio... [AppNewser]

ALA Criticizes Hachette's eBook Price Hike for Libraries - Posted September 17, 2012
The American Library Association's president Maureen Sullivan was "stunned" when news broke that Hachette may dramatically increase the price of eBooks for libraries. Sullivan issued ... [GalleyCat]

Hachette Book Group Sales Drop 4%, Digital Up 20% - Posted August 31, 2012
The Hachette Book Group reported that its sales dropped four percent during the first half of 2012 in a financial earnings statement released August 30th. Meanwhile, Hachette's digital sales increased 20 percent in the first ha... [GalleyCat]

Orbit Seeks Sci-Fi-Loving Publicist - Posted September 21, 2011
On Tuesday we posted about an ... [semanticweb.com]

Orbit Seeks Sci-Fi-Loving Publicist - Posted September 21, 2011
On Tuesday we posted about an ... [GalleyCat]

Tony Blair to Meet Publishers This Fall - Posted August 24, 2007
Even though it's highly likely that a memoir from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is years in the offing, that doesn't mean there can't be stories about every permutation and combination relating to such a possible step. To wit, the Bookseller's Katherine Rushton reports that Blair will... [GalleyCat]

Little, Brown UK Buys Piatkus - Posted July 23, 2007
The Bookseller's Alison Flood reports that Little, Brown Book Group has acquired independent publisher Piatkus Books. Founder Judy Piatkus will continue as m.d. until the end of the year, when she will retire from publishing. Piatkus, which has a turnover of around 10... [GalleyCat]

In Europe, Autobiography Counts as Fiction - Posted June 28, 2007
PW Daily's European correspondent R diger Wischenbart comments on what might seem unusual to US and UK book trade but is common practice in Europe: memoirs and any form of autobiography is automatically classified as fiction. So all that controversy surrounding Gunte... [GalleyCat]

Warner Rebrands Business Imprint as Business Plus - Posted May 22, 2007
PW Daily reports that Grand Central Publishing division will rename its Warner Business imprint Business Plus, with the new name appearing on titles this September. The imprint will work in tandem with Hachette's UK subsidiary, Hodder Headline, to give Business Plus a more international scope and "develop joint acquisition strategies and... [GalleyCat]

Warner Books Morphs into Grand Central Publishing - Posted March 26, 2007
The New York Times' Julie Bosman has the scoop on the long-awaited name change for Warner Books: as of now (with an official launch at Book Expo in early June) the Hachette imprint will be known as Grand Central Publishing - a move happening ... [GalleyCat]

Elle, Men's Health, Hearst Launch Video Sites - Posted March 15, 2007
Brightcove chief and resident genius Jeremy Allaire today gave those at a Magazine Publisher's Association lunch a little news: Hachette Filipacchi, Hearst and Rodale are all launching video channels with Brightcove. The company, which handles Web video in various ways, is the anti-YouTube, Allaire said — well, not exactly those words,... [Fishbowl NY]

Elle, Men's Health, Hearst Launch Video Sites - Posted March 15, 2007
Brightcove chief and resident genius Jeremy Allaire today gave those at a Magazine Publisher's Association lunch a little news: Hachette Filipacchi, Hearst and Rodale are all launching video channels with Brightcove. The company, which handles Web video in various ways, is the anti-YouTube, Allaire said — well, not exactly those words,... [FishbowlNY]

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