John Makinson

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Random House & Penguin To Merge - Posted October 29, 2012
The major publishers Random House and Penguin have decided to join forces, creating a new entity called Penguin Random House. Random House worldwide CEO Markus Dohle will be CEO of the new group. Penguin CEO John Makinson will chair the board of directors. Bertelsmann ... [GalleyCat]

Scott Turow Responds to DOJ Agency Model Suit - Posted April 13, 2012
The Department of Justice sued five major publishers and Apple this week, alleging that they colluded to fix eBook prices. The decision generated responses around the industry. Authors Guild president Scott Tu... [GalleyCat]

Reuters Global Media Summit Begins Monday - Posted November 29, 2010
The annual Reuters Global Media Summit starts Monday and runs through Thursday in New York, London, Paris, Mumbai, and Taipei, featuring exclusive, private interviews with top executives from media and entertainment companies. C... [WebNewser -]

John Makinson On Wylie Amazon Deal: Not "A Cosmic Issue" - Posted July 27, 2010
Penguin Group CEO John Makinson has commented on the Wylie Agency's controversial partnership with Amazon with a less combative approach than other publishers. Makinson told ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Barack Obama Fan Mail, Apple iPad Video, and Lindsay Lohan Memoir: Weekend Reading - Posted March 6, 2010
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Penguin CEO Unveils Demo for Apple iPad Digital Books - Posted March 3, 2010
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Penguin CEO Compares eBooks and Paperbacks - Posted February 8, 2010
Penguin CEO John Makinson wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today, comparing the eBook revolution to the paperback revolution. His essay outlined the birth of the paperback in 1... [GalleyCat]

High Profile Authors Find Piracy on Scribd - Posted March 30, 2009
Yesterday a British newspaper discovered pirated copies of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and ... [GalleyCat]

Publishing in China, Part I: Penguin Launches Bilingual Website & Blog - Posted August 30, 2007
As publishing houses realize what a fertile ground China is for expansion, new ventures keep popping up. The Book Standard reports that Penguin China launched a bilingual website, available in Chinese and English, which wil... [GalleyCat]