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. 

Sales of children's books are at an all-time high, yet it is harder for publishers to reach young readers, says the owner of a literary agency that represents more than 200 children's illustrators and writers.

Vicki Willden-Lebrecht, founder of London-based The Bright Group, said funding cuts at schools and libraries has meant there are fewer books than ever on display, making it harder to reach families that do not normally buy books.

"The saddest thing is often there isn't a showroom for books

A group of publishers in the UK have won a lawsuit against several overseas pirate websites that distribute eBooks for free in the UK without paying a royalty to the publishers or authors.

A ruling by the High Court in London determined that the sites violated the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. The ruling requires British internet service providers (ISPs) including BT, Virgin Media and Sky to block access to the sites named in the complaint within 10 days.

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