Tim Hely Hutchinson

Hachette's new London headquarters Carmelite House will become a "talent magnet" for authors and publishers, but the move will not compromise competition between the adult divisions, c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has said.

In an interview with The Bookseller, Hely Hutchinson also addressed the issue of author contracts, and said Hachette UK would continue to buy other businesses, with its children's division in particular earmarked for growth.

Hachette Australia is to set up a scholarship or foundation to support local writers in honor of its former CEO, Matt Richell, deceased recently in a surfing accident. Hachette group CEO Tim Hely Hutchinson was quoted in Australia’s Books and Publishing magazine as saying: “‘We plan to work with [Richell’s wife] Hannah to establish a […]

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Hachette UK has had a "solid start to the year for sales", the company's c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has said.

He was speaking as Hachette's parent company Lagardere released its results for the first quarter of 2014.

Lagardere said results for its publishing arm across the world, which includes Hachette UK, were down 6.3% on a reported basis, due "mostly to the comparison effect with a first quarter 2013 that benefited from many bestsellers (specifically the Fifty Shades trilogy, which had sold 1.8m copies in France)".

This headline may not come as a revelation to many booksellers, but for those still taken in by the likes of David Carr, and by recent statements around Independent Booksellers Week in the UK implying that the Big Five are friends of the little high street booksellers, here is some new perspective on current developments that really show how publishers are jumping into the Amazon/e-book camp, and deserting the print book retailers they purport to defend.

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.

Companies that have existed for centuries could be gone in a generation unless they make a single radical change. Christopher Mims 04/17/2012 1 Comment Physical books don't have DRM - so why should their digital equivalents? Publishers who want to stay in business are going to have to start selling books without digital rights management, says science fiction author Charlie Stross. DRM locks customers into individual ebookstores and devices, which is the primary way that Amazon perpetuates its stranglehold on this market. For AMZN, the big six insistence on DRM on ebooks was a windfall: it made the huge

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