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Nov 07 2012: European Union regulators will accept an offer by Apple and four publishers - Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette and Holtzbrinck, parent company of Macmillan - to end an antitrust probe into e-book pricing,
Oct 29 2012: From Jan 2013, Amazon will collect sales tax on its Arizona transactions as part of a legal settlement with the state. Amazon has also agreed to pay Arizona an undisclosed amount to settle the state's claim that it owed $53 million in back taxes from 2006 to 2010.
Oct 29 2012: In a deal that had been months in the making, Pearson and Bertelsmann announced Monday morning that they have signed an agreement to form a joint venture that will combine the businesses of Random House and Penguin. The deal, which is expected to close in the second ...
Oct 26 2012: Jacques Barzun, the distinguished historian, essayist, cultural gadfly and educator who helped establish the modern discipline of cultural history and came to see the West as sliding toward decadence, died Thursday night in San Antonio, where he lived. He was 104.
Oct 26 2012: Speculation about the future of Penguin began in earnest earlier this month when Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino announced she would be leaving in January and several observers noted that the change put into question Pearson's ownership of the Financial Times Group and ...
Oct 26 2012: Amazon posted a third quarter net loss of $274 million on a sales increase of 27%, to $13.8 billion. The loss was higher than analysts had expected and was attributed to a host of investments, ranging from new Kindles to new warehouses.
Oct 25 2012: Pearson has confirmed that it is in talks with Bertelsmann regarding a potential merger between Penguin and Random House. It would be the first major structural shift in the global publishing industry since 2006 when French media firm Lagardère acquired Time Warner Book...
Oct 23 2012: 83% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year. Some 75% read a print book, 19% read an e-book, and 11% listened to an audiobook.
60% of Americans under age 30 used the library in the past year. Some 46% used the library for research, 38%...
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