Pearson Company

Press Release: RR Donnelley Pioneers New Supply Chain Paradigm by Managing 100% of Pearson's Learning Materials for North America
January 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

CHICAGO—January 12, 2016—R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq:RRD) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pearson, a leading company in education, business, and consumer publishing. RR Donnelley will provide complete supply chain management of 100% of Pearson's printed and other learning materials to include procurement and manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, and…

Pearson Aims to Become ‘The World’s Learning Company’ with Rebrand
January 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Educational publisher Pearson has rebranded as it looks to grow its business to become the ‘world’s learning company’. The ambition behind the new brand is to unify Pearson’s portfolio of products and services under one master brand, distinguish Pearson from its competition and to drive global awareness. It builds on Pearson’s heritage but has a…

Pearson Woes Deepen Over UK Ebook Price Row
December 14, 2015 at 12:38 pm

The beleaguered education giant Pearson faces a crisis in its British universities business after it imposed steep price rises on academic libraries. A string of leading universities have stopped buying the FTSE 100 company’s teaching materials in a row over charges for ebooks, The Daily Telegraph has learned. Some top institutions, including Imperial College London,…

Bertelsmann Seeks Partner to Buy Penguin Random House
November 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm

European media giant Bertelsmann (BTGGg.F) is looking for a private equity partner to help it buy the rest of publisher Penguin Random House should co-owner Pearson (PSON.L) want a swift exit from the business, three sources told Reuters. Privately owned Bertelsmann controls 53 percent of the publisher of bestsellers such as the Fifty Shades series…

Pearson Plans to Keep Penguin Random House Until 2017
September 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Pearson Plc, which agreed to sell the Financial Times in July, intends to hold on to its final media asset, Penguin Random House, until at least 2017, Chief Executive Officer John Fallon said. Pearson has the option to sell its 47 percent stake in the world’s largest book publisher as early as next month under…

Press Release: Pearson to sell FT Group to Nikkei Inc.
July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015 -- Pearson is today announcing that it has agreed the sale of FT Group to Nikkei Inc. for a gross consideration of £844 million, payable in cash.

Financial Times is one of the world's leading news organisations, recognised for its authority, integrity and accuracy. 

Lessons Learned at Book Business Live
April 6, 2015

The team at Book Business recently hosted a one-day, invite-only event in NY. I had the pleasure of attending as well as moderating the first panel of the day, "Transforming Your Company for the New Era of Book Publishing."

The day was filled with highly engaging discussions featuring panelists from McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Hachette, Cengage, Perseus, Rodale, HarperCollins, and Scribd. Here are a few of the most interesting points I took away from the event:

Press Release: Leading Learning Company Pearson Joins Forces with Scoopshot
March 9, 2015

Technology met learning with today's announcement that Scoopshot, the leading mobile platform for photo and video crowdsourcing, has partnered with Pearson. The learning company is using Scoopshot to reach out to and engage with millennials, crowdsourcing photos to illustrate its publications.

Barnes & Noble Is Splitting Up Its Businesses (Again)
February 26, 2015

Barnes & Noble intends to separate its college business from its Nook and retail businesses, it announced Thursday, creating two separate publicly traded companies. The move is supposed to be completed by August.

B&N CEO Michael Huseby pulled out all the possible jargon to describe the split: Separating Barnes & Noble Education will create an industry-leading, pure-play public company with more flexibility to pursue strategic opportunities in the growing educational services markets.