Week 23/20 – week ending 5 June

PA backs US suit against Internet Archive The Publishers Association (PA) has spoken out in support of members of the Association of American Publishers who have filed a lawsuit against the Internet Archive (IA). The plaintiffs are Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Wiley, and Penguin Random House. According to the suit, IA has been making available,…

Week 8/20 – week ending 21 February

Dan Brown pens Puffin picture book and composes classical music album Dan Brown has penned a Puffin picture book about the adventures of an orchestra-conducting mouse, backed by a classical music album composed by The Da Vinci Code writer. Francesca Dow, m.d. of Penguin Random House Children’s UK, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Heide Lange at…

Bookseller Briefing 1/19 – week ending 4 January 2019

Man Booker Prize 2019 opens for entries The submissions for the 2019 Man Booker Prize are now open. The award goes to a long-form work of fiction, published in the UK and Ireland, with last year’s going to Anna Burns’ Milkman (Faber) leading to a significant spike in sales. Each shortlisted author receives £2,500 and a designer bound copy of…

UK Books – The Bookseller – Penguin Random House, National Union of Journalists and Unite

‘Bewilderment’ among staff as PRH derecognises unions Published December 19, 2016 by Benedicte Page Penguin Random House has derecognised the National Union of Journalists and Unite for collective bargaining with its management. The move, which breaks a particularly strong history of good relations between unions and management on the Penguin side of the business, is…