Penguin Group (USA)

Now Arriving on the New York Subway: Free Ebooks, Timed for Your Commute
August 29, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Rainier Velardo watched the basketball-player-tall man in the blue shirt who sat down next to him — the man had gotten on at the last subway stop, West Fourth Street in Manhattan, and this was an F train going to Brooklyn. Mr. Velardo watched the man tap the screen of an iPad. He heard the…

Penguin Random House's Gail Rebuck: Pipeline of Women Execs Is 'Woefully Low'
June 15, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Penguin Random House chair Gail Rebuck has said the pipeline of women executives in FTSE 100 companies is “woefully low” and that she is “quite close” to being in favour of quotas, should things not be seen to be moving in “the right direction”. Speaking at the Oxfordshire Publishing Group Summer Conference yesterday (14th June) in conversation with…

Penguin Random House VP of Paper Purchasing & Production Planning On the Future of the Book Supply Chain
March 25, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Last week I attended the Ricoh Publishing Executive Symposium, which gathered book manufacturers, paper suppliers, and book publishers to discuss the future of digital book printing. Several sessions at the event emphasized how advances in digital printing technology are reshaping the book supply chain and driving greater revenue for both publishers and printers. Several book…

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…

Scribd Expands Audiobook Catalog in Deal With Penguin Random House
April 16, 2015

E-book subscription services are bulking up and expanding their libraries and services, as the competition to become the Netflix of books escalates. On Thursday, the subscription reading service Scribd announced that it would add more than 9,000 audiobooks from Penguin Random House Audio to its platform, increasing its audiobook catalog to more than 45,000 titles.

The deal will give Scribd's subscribers access to narrations of popular titles by authors like Lena Dunham, John Grisham, Gillian Flynn and George R.R. Martin.

Judge 'Concerned' Apple's $450 Million Ebook Settlement Could Hurt Consumers
July 25, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday expressed concern over a proposed $450 million settlement of claims Apple Inc conspired with five publishers to fix e-book prices, saying its provisions could drastically reduce money paid to consumers depending on appeals.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan said she found "most troubling" a clause requiring Apple to pay only $70 million if an appeals court reversed her finding that the company is liable for antitrust violations and sent it back to her for further proceedings.

Apple Agrees to Conditional $450 Million Ebooks Antitrust Accord
July 17, 2014

Apple Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday.

The settlement, which would provide $400 million for consumers, is conditioned on the outcome of a pending appeal of a New York federal judge's ruling last year that Apple was liable for violating antitrust laws.

Play the Literary World Cup: Nominate Your All-Time Top Team
June 20, 2014

In the books world, publishers Penguin have capitalised on the fact that - according to a survey - 37% of people who aren't interested in the World Cup turn to books to escape. They've cheekily launched their very own Penguin Cup: 16 teams, all formed by each country's all-time literary stars.

England's XI look great, especially after their real-life big defeat against Uruguay (though sadly it's impossible to size up the literary competition as there is no entry for the Latin American country):

Setback for Apple Inc as US Judge Denies Move to Hold Off e-Book Antitrust Trial
April 24, 2014

A U.S. federal judge denied a bid by Apple Inc on Wednesday to hold off a trial in a case brought by state attorneys general accusing the company of conspiring with five major publishers to fix e-book prices.

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in a brief order said the July 14 trial had already been postponed once and should go forward, paving the way for more than two dozen states to pursue hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.