Arnaud Nourry

Michael Pietsch is Executive Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company. On April 1 he will step into the role of CEO of the Hachette Book Group. Here Pietsch shares some thoughts about his career with Book Business.

Arnaud Nourry, Chairman of Hachette Livre, announced today that after seven years at the helm of Hachette Book Group, David Young has decided to return to the UK to be with his family.  His last day as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hachette Book Group will be March 31, 2013.  He will remain Chairman of HBG and will return to the U.S. approximately one week per month.

Lawyers acting for the plaintiffs in the case against Apple and major publishers in the US over e-book price fixing have filed an amended complaint with further details on their claims. The complaint, filed by law firm Hagens Berman on 20th January, limits the suit to Apple, HarperCollins, Penguin, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan, calling them the "Agency Five". The complaint states that Hachette Livre c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry talked with other publishers about what an acceptable price point for e-books would be, and then met with an Amazon executive on 3rd December 2009, telling them that if Amazon

Hachette Livre of France has partnered with Lightning Source Inc. to offer print-on-demand (POD) services to the French book market. This new POD operation will be located at Hachette Livre’s distribution facility in Maurepas, near Paris, and is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2010.

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