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Lagardère denies wrongdoing as Le Monde reveals judicial inquiry
July 27, 2021 at 1:45 am

The Lagardère group, Hachette Livre’s parent company, has denied any wrongdoing after a report published in French daily newspaper Le Monde that France’s National Financial Prosecutor has opened a judicial inquiry against the group for financial irregularities during its recent shareholder battle. 

There is a crack in everything
July 27, 2021 at 1:45 am

I say this a lot: we may write alone, but everything else about hauling a book into existence is a collective endeavour. Then, when we learn that one in four people in the UK is experiencing a mental health problem at any one time, I know that this endeavour needs to be mindful of others’ vulnerabilities,…

Books in the Media: Brown heralded a 'powerful new voice in British literature'
July 27, 2021 at 1:45 am

Natasha Brown's Assembly (Hamish Hamilton) saw a spike in reviews this week, despite its early June publication. The debut picked up new mentions in the Sunday Times, the Independent and the London Review of Books, adding to its earlier reviews in The Bookseller, the Guardian, the Observer and the i. 

London’s Booker Prize for Fiction Names Its 2021 Longlist
July 26, 2021 at 7:05 pm

The newly announced 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction longlist of 13 titles honors proven talent as well as a couple of debuts. The post London’s Booker Prize for Fiction Names Its 2021 Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

London’s Booker Prize for Fiction Names Its 2021 Longlist
July 26, 2021 at 7:05 pm

The newly announced 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction longlist of 13 titles honors proven talent as well as a couple of debuts. The post London’s Booker Prize for Fiction Names Its 2021 Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Revisiting — The Google Generation Is Alright
July 26, 2021 at 5:30 am

How much has changed in a dozen years? Lettie Conrad looks back at Ann Michael's post from the 2009 SSP Annual Meeting, "Publishing for the Google Generation". The post Revisiting — The Google Generation Is Alright appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

HBG Up 14.8% in First Half of 2021
July 26, 2021

Revenue at Hachette Book Group increased 14.8% over the first half of 2020, while sales at parent Lagardère Publishing jumped 16.4%, and profits soared.

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