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2013 TED Presentations from Writers - Posted December 31, 2013
Do you need a boost of inspiration for 2014? We've compiled a list of five videos featuring writers who have given TED talks throughout the past year. Our list includes That Summer in Paris author Abha Dawesar, ... [GalleyCat]

John Sargent Gives Talk at TEDxTimesSquare - Posted November 21, 2013
Macmillan CEO John Sargent gave a talk called "The Decision Point" at TEDxTimesSquare. This independently-organized TED conference focused on the theme of "transformation." We've embedded the full presentation in the video above. During his talk, Sargent spoke about "making decisions t... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Executives Testify in eBook Price Fixing Case - Posted June 7, 2013
The Department of Justice has shared direct testimony from three Amazon executives about tempestuous negotiations over the agency model for setting eBook prices in 2010. These discussions rest at the heart of the U.S. v. Apple et al. case, as a federal judge decides if publishers and Apple colluded to fix... [GalleyCat]

John Sargent: 'Our company is not large enough to risk a worst case judgment' - Posted February 8, 2013
In a frank letter addressed to authors, Macmillan CEO John Sargent explained why his company decided to settle the price fixing lawsuit with the Department of Justice. After seeing "breathtaking amount" that the major publ... [GalleyCat]

Macmillan CEO: 'We will be more than fine in the land of the giants' - Posted December 19, 2012
Macmillan CEO John Sargent wrote a letter to authors, illustrators and agents working with the publisher, pledging not to settle the price fixing lawsuit with the Department of Justice (as Penguin d... [semanticweb.com]

Macmillan CEO: 'We will be more than fine in the land of the giants' - Posted December 19, 2012
Macmillan CEO John Sargent wrote a letter to authors, illustrators and agents working with the publisher, pledging not to settle the price fixing lawsuit with the Department of Justice (as Penguin d... [GalleyCat]

DOJ Sues Apple & Publishers - Posted April 11, 2012
The Department of Justice has sued Apple and publishers for allegedly colluding to set eBook prices. Apple, Macmillan and Penguin will fight the suit in court; HarperCollins (statement here), Simon & Schuste... [GalleyCat]

Macmillan CEO Made Agency Model Decision on Exercise Bike - Posted April 11, 2012
Macmillan CEO John Sargent has released a public letter addressed to "authors, illustrators and agents," sharing the moment he decided to join the agency model in 2010--setting prices for eBooks across different retailers... [GalleyCat]

Reactions to Google Books Settlement Rejection - Posted March 23, 2011
U.S. Circuit Court Judge Denny Chin has rejected the $125 million settlement negotiated between the Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers and Google. We've collected responses from Google, publishers, authors ... [GalleyCat]

Amazon & Wylie eBook Deal Shocks Publishers - Posted July 22, 2010
The Wylie Agency and Amazon shocked the publishing world with a deal publish 20 eBooks through the literary agency's brand new Odyssey Editions imprint--selling the books exclusively through the... [GalleyCat]

Macmillan CEO Responds to Blog Comments - Posted March 3, 2010
Yesterday Macmillan CEO John Sargent opened a blog where he addressed eBook pricing directly. Under the publisher's new agency model, he had these general prices for eBook editions: ... [GalleyCat]

Macmillan CEO John Sargent Blogs about Agency Model and eBook Pricing - Posted March 2, 2010
In a rare blog appearance, Macmillan CEO John Sargent wrote a short essay about the publisher's transition to an agency model and eBook pricing. Here's ... [GalleyCat]

Macmillan NYT Ad: "Available at booksellers everywhere except Amazon" - Posted February 4, 2010
In that full-page New York Times advertisement today, Macmillan took a more aggressive stance in the ongoing debate with Amazon over eBook pricing. The advertisement for Atul Gawande's new book, "The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right," has a bold phrase at the bottom: "Available... [GalleyCat]

Macmillan vs. Amazon vs. Readers - Posted February 2, 2010
Sunday night Amazon wrote that they would "capitulate" to Macmillan's eBook pricing model, but the online retailer has still not resumed directly selling books by the publisher (as of this 4:11 p.m. EST update). In addition, Amazon stock slipped at closing time for the second day in a row.... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Customers Debate Macmillan Price Fight - Posted February 1, 2010
Over the weekend, Amazon (AMZN) temporarily halted the direct sale of books published by Macmillan in order to express "strong disagreement" over the publisher's request for higher eBook prices. Here's an excerpt from the company's statement saying they will "capitulate" ... [GalleyCat]

Macmillan CEO Confirms Amazon Price Feud - Posted January 31, 2010
In a paid advertisement in Publishers Marketplace, Macmillan CEO John Sargent confirmed that Amazon (AMZN) had stopped directly selling books by the publisher. "It is impossible to reach you all in the very limited timeframe we are working under, so I have sent this message in unorthodox f... [GalleyCat]

Steve Rubin Named President of Henry Holt - Posted October 27, 2009
Today Macmillan CEO John Sargent announced that Steve Rubin will become president and publisher of Henry Holt at the beginning of November. The current Henry Holt president ... [GalleyCat]

Wired Editor Chris Anderson Squares Off Against Macmillan CEO John Sargent on Free and Paid Content - Posted September 23, 2009
Photo: (left to right) Chris Anderson, Gary Hoenig, John Sargent, Alan Murray Last night's discussion, Free AND Paid Content: Business Models That Work, hinged on whether consumers of news and books should and will pay for content online. But it became a tense intellectual slugging match between John Sarge... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Wired Editor Chris Anderson Squares Off Against Macmillan CEO John Sargent on Free and Paid Content - Posted September 23, 2009
Photo: (left to right) Chris Anderson, Gary Hoenig, John Sargent, Alan Murray Last night's discussion, Free AND Paid Content: Business Models That Work, hinged on whether consumers of news and books should and will pay for content online. But it became a tense intellectual slugging match between John Sarge... [FishbowlNY]

Tina Brown Bashes $9.99 Digital Books - Posted May 29, 2009
Daily Beast founder Tina Brown and her husband Sir Harold Evans held a stuffy, packed BEA amphitheater in rapt attention yesterday--... [GalleyCat]

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