Temple had been serving as Acting Register since October, 2016, earning positive reviews. "Karyn has done a superb job as Acting Register for the last two-and-a-half years,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, in a statement announcing the appointment.
By a 348 to 278 margin, the European Parliament voted to approve a sweeping copyright reform bill celebrated by publishers and media companies, but which critics say could harm free expression online and fundamentally alter the way the internet works.
Revenue at Penguin Random House rose 1.9% in 2018 over 2017 and earnings increased 1.3%. PRH global CEO Markus Dohle said he expects to see more gains in 2019 due in part to more increases in digital audio sales and expanding global book markets.
Revenue rose 4% at Scholastic in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 over the comparable period a year ago, but higher costs caused the publisher to say its earnings for the full year will come in at the lower end of its forecast.
Earnings at Lagardère Publishing fell 9.6% in 2018 compared to 2017, but increased at its U.S. subsidiary, Hachette Book Group, where sales were up 3.7%.
A failed attempt to shift the magazine and book publisher's business to an e-commerce model has led F+W to sell both its books division, which has revenues of $22 million, and It's communities group, which had sales of almost $68 million.
In a year in which it replaced both its chairman and CEO and sold or closed a number of divisions, the Quarto Group reported that revenue in 2018 fell 2% from 2017. The company’s bottomline improved as adjusted profit rose to $10.3 million from $7.2 million a year ago.
In the Wiley publishing segment, the company reported that educational publishing revenue dropped 23% compared to last year’s third quarter, while STM and professional publishing revenue fell 20%. Overall sales for the company dropped 1%.
In a letter filed with the Supreme Court this week, the defendants asked for more time to file a petition, saying the case raises "novel and important legal questions."