Hachette Titles Hold Strong on Ebook Best-Seller List Amid Trade Dispute With Amazon (Digital Book World) As the trade dispute between Amazon and Hachette grinds on, there are at least three authors who have less cause than others for grievance: James Patterson, Donna Tartt and David Baldacci. *** Facebook Will Curb Automatic Posts from Apps […]
Hachette has entered into new ebook contracts with retailers following the ebook pricing settlement with the Department of Justice. Amazon and Barnes & Noble are now discounting the publisher’s ebooks, and other retailers should follow soon.
NEW YORK -- Lagardère SCA will acquire Time Warner Book Group, the fifth largest U.S. book publisher for $537.5 million. Through this transaction, Lagardère's Book Publishing branch will become No. 3 worldwide. This is a major step in fulfilling a Lagardère objective to create a balanced portfolio in three main languages, French, English and Spanish. Time Warner Book Group is a major trade publisher, with many best-selling authors, including Nelson DeMille, Nicholas Sparks, James Patterson, David Baldacci and Malcolm Gladwell. Besides adult trade, it publishes illustrated, religious and children's books and has also developed an audio-book imprint. Time Warner Book Group
By Donna Loyle Some of the country's largest book publishing companies recently unveiled major new electronic-book initiatives, bringing renewed energy into the e-book arena. Time Warner's iPublish.com at Time Warner Books, New York City, scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2001, will offer fiction and non-fiction content created specifically for the Internet, according to company officials. Meanwhile, Random House and Simon & Schuster, along with Microsoft, gave away copies of Michael Crichton's new novel Timeline, as well as some "Star Trek" series novels, all downloadable onto Microsoft's new e-book Reader software. In June, CBS News and Simon & Schuster, both owned by Viacom, co-published an exclusive