The Perseus Books Group

Press Release: Ingram Introduces Ingram Academic Services
July 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — July 26, 2016 — Ingram Content Group through Ingram Publisher Services announces the launch of Ingram Academic Services, a service customized for university presses and academic publishers. The first joint initiative following Ingram’s acquisition of Perseus’ distribution businesses, Ingram Academic Services offers distinguished resources, tools and services to help university presses and…

Ingram Details New Distribution Structure
April 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

In a letter dated April 12, Ingram Content Group executives provided a more complete picture of the company’s new operating structure in the wake of Ingram’s purchase of Perseus Books Group’s distribution arm. The letter, signed by Ingram chief content officer Phil Ollila, Ingram Publisher Services v-p and general manager Mark Ouimet, and Perseus senior…

Sale of Perseus, to Hachette and Ingram, Completed
April 1, 2016 at 1:39 pm

The sale of the Perseus Books Group has been completed. It was announced in March that Hachette was acquiring the company's publishing business, while Ingram Content Group was buying Perseus' distribution arm. Ingram, which acquired Perseus' four distribution divisions through the deal — Perseus Distribution, Publishers Group West (PGW,) Consortium, Legato plus its digital asset…

Press Release: Perseus Books Group and Hachette Book Group Announce Major Transaction
March 1, 2016 at 3:32 pm

NEW YORK — March 1, 2016 — The Perseus Books Group and Hachette Book Group announced today that they have entered into a binding commitment to sell Perseus’s publishing business to Hachette. The transaction is expected to close after regulatory approval is received. Michael Pietsch, Hachette Book Group CEO, said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Perseus…

CEO David Steinberger Says Perseus Had a Record-Breaking Year
August 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

In a letter to employees sent August 18th, Perseus Books Group CEO David Steinberger wrote that the publisher and its client publishers achieved the highest number of book sales in the company's history. The lengthy letter delves into each month of Perseus' fiscal year, which ended on June 30th, and highlights some of the major acquisitions and bestsellers that propelled Perseus to record-breaking heights.

D2C Isn’t Just About Selling, Says Hachette, Perseus & Rodale. It’s About Great Content.
June 12, 2015

One of the most experimental and exciting areas of book publishing right now, especially in the trade market, is direct-to-consumer marketing. It's a topic that has been discussed extensively here on Book Business, but it's worth a deeper dive as all of the Big Five and many mid-size and small publishers have launched experiments in this field. Book Business had the opportunity to hear three forward-thinking leaders from Perseus Books Group, Hachette, and Rodale Books on the topic at our Book Business Live event in March. They offered a variety of strategies to driving greater sales, but the big lesson was that D2C marketing is really about content marketing and relationship building.

Faber, Perseus Strike Partnership Deal
April 10, 2015

London-based publisher Faber & Faber and the Perseus Books Group have entered into a partnership that will see Faber using Perseus' digital technology to publish its books globally, in both print and digital.

Under the arrangement, Perseus' client service business, Publishers Group West, will represent Faber's titles in the U.S.

In February, Faber cut ties with Farrar, Straus and Giroux after 17 years (FSG published titles in the U.S. through Faber and Faber Inc).