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Penguin halts e-books sales to libraries

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-10

(02-09) 18:55 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Penguin Group (USA), which publishes such best-sellers as Kathryn Stockett's "The Help" and "Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love," has stopped selling e-books to...

Penguin Promotion Tips

Media Bistro – 2012-01-30

In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), our guest was Dennis Johnson, the publisher of Melville House. Johnson has published books by everybody from Jacques Derrida to Howard...

Iggulden goes to Penguin for new series

The Bookseller – 2012-01-13

Michael Joseph has poached bestselling historical fiction author Conn Iggulden from Harper­...

Media Decoder: Author Found on Penguin's Web Site Signs Book Deal

The New York Times – 2012-01-09

An imprint of Penguin Group USA discovered Kerry Schafer after she posted samples on, a site that lets writers share their work.

Haines joins Penguin Children's in new media role

The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

Penguin Children's Group has created the role of acquisitions manager for its media and...

HC's Haines to Penguin

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Penguin Children's Group has created the role of acquisitions manager for its media and...

Penguin Group buys 45% of Companhia das Letras

The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

The Penguin Group has bought a 45% stake in Brazil's leading trade publisher, Companhia das...

Pippa Middleton signs with Penguin

The Bookseller – 2011-11-28

Penguin has secured a book on how to entertain by Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law to Prince...

Brigid Nelson moves from Penguin to HCCB

The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

HarperCollins Children's Books has made Brigid Nelson its divisional sales director, with...

PA supports Penguin e-lending bar

The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

The Publishers Association has spoken out in support of Penguin UK's move to withhold the...

Penguin to restore e-backlist for Amazon lending

The Bookseller – 2011-11-24

Penguin US will restore its supply of backlist titles for e-book lending to Amazon until the end...

Penguin withholds new e-books from UK library suppliers

The Bookseller – 2011-11-24

Penguin UK is now withholding the supply of its new e-book releases to its library suppliers in...

Penguin Pulls E-Books from Libraries, Including Kindle Versions

PC World – 2011-11-23

They publisher may want to make sure that library e-books can't be easily stripped of DRM and kept by a borrower without penalty.

New digital short works series for Penguin

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:22 Penguin is launching a digital series of exclusive short works called Penguin Shorts, releasing nine titles by authors...

Wang to join S&S from Penguin

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 14:47 Simon & Schuster has appointed Meg Wang as editorial director for licensed properties. She will be responsible for the publisher's...

Penguin's e-book sales double

The Bookseller – 2011-11-03

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 03/11/2011 - 09:55 Penguin's e-book sales have more than doubled in the first nine months of 2011, as parent Pearson reported an increase in total...

Penguin pre-empts Scott Hutchins novel

The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 08:00 Penguin has pre-empted a novel set in contemporary San Francisco, with Penguin Press also to publish in the US following a...

Penguin set for Adrian Mole anniversary

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 08:20 Penguin is promising a "whole year of celebration" for Sue Townsend next year to mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of...

Rowland White to return to Penguin

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 11:05 Orion non-fiction publishing director Rowland White is moving back to Penguin in the role of publishing director for Michael...

Penguin launches Oliver app

The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:15 Penguin has released Jamie Oliver's Food Guide app for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, with the guide now available for...

Penguin to publish Neil Young memoir

The Bookseller – 2011-09-20

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 20/09/2011 - 14:40 Neil Young has become the latest rock legend to sell his autobiography, with Viking buying UK rights to the former Buffalo...

Penguin targets growth in children's

The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 11:35 Penguin is "significantly" increasing its investment in its children's division, with a focus on pre-school, big brands and the...

Penguin Ireland acquires war debut

The Bookseller – 2011-09-12

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 12/09/2011 - 08:40 Penguin Ireland has acquired a first novel about the "mysteries and alchemies of friendship", likening it to The Reluctant...

Penguin leaps for the Jump Artist

The Bookseller – 2011-09-02

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 10:43 Penguin has acquired a prize-winning novel by Austin Ratner, called The Jump Artist, which recreates the true story of...

Penguin to offer personalised kids books with new app

The Bookseller – 2011-08-31

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 31/08/2011 - 08:05 Penguin is aiming to bring traditional family storytelling into the digital arena with a new picture book reader app, Me Books,...

Penguin plans focus on organic growth and high street

The Bookseller – 2011-08-01

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 01/08/2011 - 08:59 Digital sales have helped to bolster profitability for Penguin in the first six months of 2011, with company chiefs looking...

Penguin's sales and profits fall in first half as digital rises

The Bookseller – 2011-07-29

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 29/07/2011 - 09:30 Penguin reported lower sales and profits in the first half of 2011 as it adjusted to the "unprecedented challenges"...

Penguin Press signs Defence of Cats

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 12:00 Penguin Press has signed the second book by professor John Bradshaw, author of In Defence of Dogs, with felines the topic...

New Marías for HH, as Penguin scoops backlist

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 11:15 Hamish Hamilton has acquired award-winning Spanish author Javier Marías' new novel, The Infatuations with a five-figure...

Penguin and Sainsbury's launch bookclub site

The Bookseller – 2011-07-05

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 05/07/2011 - 09:44 Penguin and Sainsbury's are to jointly launch a new website to support the Sainsbury's Book Club, launching on 21st July....

Penguin General forms communications department

The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 08:32 Penguin General has combined its publicity and marketing teams into a single communications department, with publicity...

Penguin "amplifies" Kerouac classic

The Bookseller – 2011-06-20

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 14:00 Penguin has released an iPad version of Jack Kerouac's legendary beat novel On the Road, which includes side by side comparisons...

Penguin signs up Walliams memoir

The Bookseller – 2011-06-03

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 03/06/2011 - 08:55 Penguin has signed one of its big non-fiction titles for Christmas 2012, winning a hotly contested auction for a memoir by "Little...

1960: Acquittal of Penguin Books in Lady Chatterley trial helps change nation's cultural landscape

Guardian – 2011-05-29

Here was a barrister asking human beings alive now, not the patriarchs of ancient Israel, whether this was a book they would like "their wives and servants" to readThe jury at the Old Bailey found...

Chiki Sarkar appointed Penguin India publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-05-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 10:18 Chiki Sarkar, former editor-in-chief of Random House India, has been appointed publisher of Penguin India. Chiki had worked...

Penguin to release £30 Jamie's Great Britain in September

The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 09:55 A new Jamie Oliver title, Jamie's Great Britain, will be coming from Michael Joseph this September, containing more than 100...

HMV's Sim moves to Penguin

The Bookseller – 2011-05-12

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:39 Penguin Children's Division has appointed HMV group marketing director Graham Sim to the role of creative director. read...

Media Decoder: A Return to Penguin Press for Scott Moyers

The New York Times – 2011-05-11

Scott Moyers, a top agent at the Wylie Agency, will return to the Penguin Press as its publisher.

Penguin Adjusts to New Storyline

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-05-09

Penguin CEO John Makinson speaks to The Wall Street Journal about cheap e-books, digital reading and independent bookstores.

Penguin to publish slow news title

The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 08:00 Viking has been scanning the local papers and choosing the most eyebrow-raising headlines—often for all the wrong...

Penguin's e-book sales double in Q1

The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 15:24 Penguin's e-book sales have doubled in the first quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, its parent company...

Penguin USA sets up home in BookCountry for slush-pile

The Bookseller – 2011-04-27

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 27/04/2011 - 08:40 Penguin USA is to launch a community website for genre writers called Book Country ( The site began a public...

Penguin and Foyles lead way in Bookseller Industry Awards

The Bookseller – 2011-04-12

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 08:30 Penguin is topping the table with an industry-leading six nominations in the 2011 Bookseller Industry Awards. Following closely...

Penguin acquires "riveting" Northern Ireland murder title

The Bookseller – 2011-03-25

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 25/03/2011 - 08:33 Penguin has bought what promises to be a "riveting" account of one of the biggest murder cases in Northern Ireland,...

Penguin plans peachy Dahl celebration

The Bookseller – 2011-03-10

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 10/03/2011 - 15:15 James, Aunts Spiker and Sponge, as well as the Centi­pede, Ladybird and Earthworm will be celebrated this spring as Puffin...

Penguin to treble investment in digital content

The Bookseller – 2011-03-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 09:03 Penguin is to treble its investment in digital content in 2011 compared to 2010, as both Pearson and Bloomsbury cited a leap...

Penguin has best-ever year as Pearson profits leap

The Bookseller – 2011-02-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 28/02/2011 - 09:42 Penguin UK had its best ever year in 2010 as parent company Pearson reported a profits increase of 21% to £857m. For the...

Penguin and Hachette win at PPC awards

The Bookseller – 2011-02-16

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 07:00 Penguin and Hachette were the big winners at the Publishers Publicity Circle awards, each coming away with three awards. The...

Penguin Children's Books creates new licensing wing

The Bookseller – 2011-02-03

Written By: Benedicte Page A new Media and Entertainment group has been created within Penguin Children’s Books under newly promoted publishing director Eric Huang. The group combines the BBC...

Penguin enters exclusive Sainsburys book club

The Bookseller – 2011-01-26

Written By: Charlotte Williams Penguin has been appointed the exclusive publisher for Sainsbury's Book Club, providing all titles in the promotion between July 2011 and July 2012. Authors set to...

Penguin set for record year amid 'strong' Pearson performance

The Bookseller – 2011-01-19

Penguin parent company Pearson has reported...

Francesca Dow steps up at Penguin

The Bookseller – 2011-01-06

Puffin m.d. Francesca Dow is to become...

Penguin scores hattrick on Man Asian longlist

The Bookseller – 2010-12-13

Penguin has secured three nominations on the...

Top publishing boss quits Penguin – 2010-06-17

One of New Zealand publishing's leading figures, Penguin's publishing director Geoff Walker, has quit after 25 years with the firm.

Penguin Sets December Pub Date for New Clancy

Publishers Wekly – 2010-04-07

Penguin to publish a new Tom Clancy novel December...

First Agency Model Casualty: Amazon Not Selling New Penguin e-Books

Publishers Wekly – 2010-04-01

The lack of a new agreement over terms of sale has resulted in Amazon deciding not to sell new...

Penguin Launches Science Imprint

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-10

Penguin is launching a new imprint called Current that will publish science books for a general...

Penguin Launches Science Books Imprint, Makes A Bet On Niche Publishing

The Huffington Post – 2010-03-10

What's Your Reaction? Penguin Group USA is making another bet on niche publishing. At a time when most houses are looking to cut back on titles, the publisher is launching a new imprint dedicated to...

Covered: Penguin Classics' Pretentious New Book Jackets

Forbes – 2010-03-04

These aren't covers for book lovers; they're for graphic designers.

Hindus urge Penguin USA to withdraw book on them

NDTV – 2010-03-03

Hindus living in the United States have urged the Penguin Group to "immediately" withdraw noted scholar Wendy Doniger's book on the community, alleging that it has numerous errors in its historical...

Chua's Sought-After Parenting Memoir Goes to Penguin Press

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-02

Amy Chua's highly sought-after memoir about her experiences with "Chinese mothering," Battle...

Penguin Tops 1 Billion Pounds

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-01

A solid performance in the U.S. and big gains in international markets outside of the U.K. put...

Vancouver Company Buys Penguin UK Imprint

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-25

Vancouver-based SpiceBox Product Development has purchased the Penguin Group U.K. imprint The...

Penguin to Offer Digital Catalogs

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-16

Beginning in March, the Penguin Group will begin making its catalogs available digitally...

Rice Joins Dorman at Penguin

Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-17

Pam Dorman has acquired three new novels by Luanne Rice.

Penguin acquires billionaire Paul Allen’s book

Crain's New York Business – 2009-03-16

Microsoft co-founder agrees to write book for business publishing division of Penguin Group.

Haller Moves to Penguin Young Readers

Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-11

Jennifer Haller, v-p and associate publisher of the children’s book group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is moving to Penguin Young Readers Group as v-p and associate publisher, effective March 26.

Penguin Posts Solid Gains Worldwide

Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-02

Sales at Penguin Group increased 7% in 2008, to 903 million pounds, and profits jumped 26%. Penguin Group USA had the strongest year, but sales in all territories were up.

Penguin Press Wins 'B. Virdot' at Auction

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-18

On Friday, Penguin Press's Eamon Dolan edged out a number of other houses to acquire Mr. B. Virdot's Gift, a proposal expanded from an op-ed that ran in the New York Times just before Christmas.

Penguin Launches Penguin 2.0, iPhone App; Stanza Deal with Random House

Publishers Wekly – 2008-12-08

A hint of optimism follows one of publishing’s bleakest weeks in the form of digital announcements from two of the big trade houses: Penguin and Random House.

Penguin Freezes Raises for Those Above $50,000

Publishers Wekly – 2008-12-04

Penguin Group chairman and CEO John Makinson sent a memo to all employees Tuesday, a year-end summary that had some positive remarks but was largely somber. Among his announcements: the company will...

Amazon and Penguin to Sponsor Second Breakthrough Novel Award

Publishers Wekly – 2008-11-13

The winner of the contest will be announced on May 22, 2009, and will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $25,000 advance.

Arabian Nights entrance Penguin

The Bookseller – 2008-11-07

Penguin Classics is publishing the first...

Ingram Digital signs e-book deal with Penguin Group

PrintWeek – 2008-10-20

On-demand book printer Lightning Source's US owner Ingram Digital has signed a global agreement with Penguin Group to host and distribute the publisher's e-book range.

A Twain Feast to Penguin

Publishers Wekly – 2008-10-10

A book that combines America's last foods and the travels of Mark Twain has been acquired by Penguin Press.

Penguin buys epic trilogy

The Bookseller – 2008-10-07

Penguin has pre-empted world rights to an...

Penguin Group Signs With OverDrive

Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-28

OverDrive, supplier of downloadable audio books and e-books to over 7,500 libraries, added hundreds of titles from Penguin Group to their digital warehouse of over 150,000 titles.

Penguin's e-book push follows US

The Bookseller – 2008-07-29

Penguin has promised to have 1,500 of its...

'Vintage' six months for Penguin

The Bookseller – 2008-07-28

Penguin has seen sales rise by 9% and...

Penguin China Launches Ambitious Writing Contest

Publishers Wekly – 2008-07-24

Penguin's three-year-old outpost in China has established a new literary prize which it's dubbed “The Next – A Search for the New Face of Chinese Literature."

Penguin launches holiday blog

The Bookseller – 2008-07-23

Penguin is looking to engage with summer...

Penguin Offers ‘Savvy’ as Free e-Book for Tweens

School Library Journal – 2008-07-14

In an attempt to help beat the summer slide, Penguin is offering a free e-book version of a new novel on popular tween sites.

Penguin Press Nabs Coveted Debut Novel

Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Ann Godoff has won U.S. rights to a hot debut novel by Reif Larsen that Penguin Press will publish next summer.

Penguin move causes outrage at ToC

The Bookseller – 2012-02-16

Penguin’s decision last week to sever its connection with OverDrive and halt e-book lending...

Penguin wins three at PPC Awards

The Bookseller – 2012-02-16

Penguin has picked up three gongs at the Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC) annual awards, with...

Penguin sales top £1bn as e-book revenues grow 106%

The Bookseller – 2012-02-27

Penguin has reported sales of £1.04bn in 2011, growing 1% on an underlying basis, though...

Penguin to concentrate on consumer relationship in 2012

The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

Penguin has lined up a new Jamie Oliver book for the autumn as it looks to build on its direct...

Penguin’s ‘Spring Lit Fest’ is back

Hindustan Times – 2012-03-10

A series of sneak peeps into new books by top Indian writers will be the cornerstone of a festival ...

Leave Penguin Alone

Slate – 2012-03-14

A bit buried in last week’s iPad 3 excitement was the news that Apple, along with five major American book publishers, was given notice by the Justice Department that it’s about to be sued for...

Pullman rewrites Grimm's Tales for Penguin Press

The Bookseller – 2012-03-19

Penguin Press will be publishing a new title by former children's laureate Philip Pullman...

Penguin buffs brand to retain readers

The Bookseller – 2012-03-23

Penguin is to sell physical books direct to consumers through pop-up shops as part of a plan to...

Penguin c.e.o Makinson to DoJ 'see you in court'

The Bookseller – 2012-04-12

Penguin chief executive John Makinson has said the Department of Justice's document alleging...

Apple and four publishers seek EC deal; Penguin does not

The Bookseller – 2012-04-12

Five of the companies under investigation in Europe over e-book pricing have made representations...

Penguin, Macmillan and Nosy Crow talk digital books for children

Guardian – 2012-04-15

How publishers can make reading experiences that parents feel 'more positive about than Angry Birds'For much of the book publishing world, the move to digital is all about e-books. That brings big...

New Safran Foer to Penguin

The Bookseller – 2012-04-18

Penguin has acquired the new novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, called Escape From Children's...

Fidler promoted at Penguin

The Bookseller – 2012-04-20

Penguin adult sales director Naomi Fidler has been promoted to the role of UK sales director,...

John Green deal for Penguin

The Bookseller – 2012-04-20

Penguin Children’s has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Penguin US division Dutton...

Penguin apologises for Nick Robinson error

The Bookseller – 2012-05-08

Penguin has apologised to the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson after it wrongly printed...

Comma sells Blasim tales to Penguin US

The Bookseller – 2012-05-17

Manchester-based independent Comma Press has sold short story collection The Corpse Exhibition by...

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