Hamish Hamilton

Renowned Indian novelist and poet Vikram Seth has been asked to return an advance payment of $1.7 million (£1.1 million) to his publisher, according to reports.

Seth’s agent David Godwin is quoted in the Mumbai Mirror as suggesting that the award-winning writer is in negotiations to establish a new deadline by which to produce a manuscript for a sequel to his 1993 novel A Suitable Boy. “It would be unfair to say the deal has been called off,” Godwin was quoted as saying ahead of talks in London.

The merger of Penguin and Random House is expected to close in July, creating—with sales of £2.5bn—the largest trade publishing business ever. Ahead of any announcements about its forthcoming plans, The Bookseller asked a range of industry insiders what the new management team should do:

Dennis Johnson, publisher and co-founder, Melville House

If I were the CEO of Random Penguins, I would...
1. Join those b******* at Apple in standing up to the American government's persecution of the publishing industry, and to its protection of Amazon's monopoly.

Penguin Books India is releasing its first set of eBooks. This will be the first extensive list of Indian ebooks to be published internationally by an Indian publisher and will be available from all the major international ebook retailers – Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Google, Gardners, Sony, OLF, Apabi, Go Spoken/Mobcast, OverDrive, Txtr, Ebooks.com, IGroup and Baker & Taylor. The first list of over 240 titles consists of all of their new books published in 2012 and select best sellers from the backlist. Over the course of the following months they will continue to publish the remaining backlist while

Penguin Group announces the launch of the global Licensing and Consumer Products division at the 2012 International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, NV. As a leading publisher of diverse and engaging brands, Penguin offers licensing opportunities on every page. Penguin's beloved and recognizable book series and characters reflect a company that has been telling great stories for over 75 years and is also a prime source of intellectual property for the licensing industry across multiple platforms, including digital, media, entertainment, and merchandise. The Penguin Licensing and Consumer Products booth #5918 features bestselling literary brands from top markets in United

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