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Penguin withholds new e-books from UK library suppliers

The Bookseller – 2011-11-24

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Penguin halts e-books sales to libraries

(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... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-10

Penguin Promotion Tips

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... | Media Bistro – 2012-01-30

Iggulden goes to Penguin for new series

Michael Joseph has poached bestselling historical fiction author Conn Iggulden from Harper­... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-13

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

An imprint of Penguin Group USA discovered Kerry Schafer after she posted samples on, a site that lets writers share their work. | The New York Times – 2012-01-09

Haines joins Penguin Children's in new media role

Penguin Children's Group has created the role of acquisitions manager for its media and... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

HC's Haines to Penguin

Penguin Children's Group has created the role of acquisitions manager for its media and... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Penguin Group buys 45% of Companhia das Letras

The Penguin Group has bought a 45% stake in Brazil's leading trade publisher, Companhia das... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Pippa Middleton signs with Penguin

Penguin has secured a book on how to entertain by Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law to Prince... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-28

Brigid Nelson moves from Penguin to HCCB

HarperCollins Children's Books has made Brigid Nelson its divisional sales director, with... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

PA supports Penguin e-lending bar

The Publishers Association has spoken out in support of Penguin UK's move to withhold the... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

Penguin to restore e-backlist for Amazon lending

Penguin US will restore its supply of backlist titles for e-book lending to Amazon until the end... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-24

Penguin Pulls E-Books from Libraries, Including Kindle Versions

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. | PC World – 2011-11-23

New digital short works series for Penguin

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Wang to join S&S from Penguin

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Penguin's e-book sales double

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-03

Penguin pre-empts Scott Hutchins novel

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

Penguin set for Adrian Mole anniversary

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Rowland White to return to Penguin

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Penguin launches Oliver app

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Penguin to publish Neil Young memoir

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-20

Penguin targets growth in children's

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Penguin Ireland acquires war debut

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-12

Penguin leaps for the Jump Artist

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-02

Penguin to offer personalised kids books with new app

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,... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-31

Penguin reissues Dahl's grown-up stories

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 08:48 Penguin is reissuing its collections of short stories for adults by renowned children's author Roald Dahl. The rejacketed... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-26

Penguin plans focus on organic growth and high street

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-01

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

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"... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-29

Penguin Press signs Defence of Cats

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

New Marías for HH, as Penguin scoops backlist

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Penguin and Sainsbury's launch bookclub site

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.... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-05

Penguin General forms communications department

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

Penguin "amplifies" Kerouac classic

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-20

Penguin signs up Walliams memoir

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-03

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

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... | Guardian – 2011-05-29

Chiki Sarkar appointed Penguin India publisher

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-27

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

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

HMV's Sim moves to Penguin

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-12

Media Decoder: A Return to Penguin Press for Scott Moyers

Scott Moyers, a top agent at the Wylie Agency, will return to the Penguin Press as its publisher. | The New York Times – 2011-05-11

Penguin Adjusts to New Storyline

Penguin CEO John Makinson speaks to The Wall Street Journal about cheap e-books, digital reading and independent bookstores. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-05-09

Penguin to publish slow news title

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Penguin's e-book sales double in Q1

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Penguin USA sets up home in BookCountry for slush-pile

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-27

Penguin and Foyles lead way in Bookseller Industry Awards

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-12

Penguin acquires "riveting" Northern Ireland murder title

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,... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-25

Penguin plans peachy Dahl celebration

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-10

Penguin to treble investment in digital content

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-07

Penguin has best-ever year as Pearson profits leap

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-28

Penguin and Hachette win at PPC awards

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-16

Penguin Children's Books creates new licensing wing

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-03

Penguin enters exclusive Sainsburys book club

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-26

Penguin set for record year amid 'strong' Pearson performance

Penguin parent company Pearson has reported... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-19

Francesca Dow steps up at Penguin

Puffin m.d. Francesca Dow is to become... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-06

Penguin scores hattrick on Man Asian longlist

Penguin has secured three nominations on the... | The Bookseller – 2010-12-13

Top publishing boss quits Penguin

One of New Zealand publishing's leading figures, Penguin's publishing director Geoff Walker, has quit after 25 years with the firm. | – 2010-06-17

Penguin Sets December Pub Date for New Clancy

Penguin to publish a new Tom Clancy novel December... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-04-07

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

The lack of a new agreement over terms of sale has resulted in Amazon deciding not to sell new... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-04-01

Penguin Launches Science Imprint

Penguin is launching a new imprint called Current that will publish science books for a general... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-10

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

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... | The Huffington Post – 2010-03-10

Covered: Penguin Classics' Pretentious New Book Jackets

These aren't covers for book lovers; they're for graphic designers. | Forbes – 2010-03-04

Hindus urge Penguin USA to withdraw book on them

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... | NDTV – 2010-03-03

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

Amy Chua's highly sought-after memoir about her experiences with "Chinese mothering," Battle... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-02

Penguin Tops 1 Billion Pounds

A solid performance in the U.S. and big gains in international markets outside of the U.K. put... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-01

Vancouver Company Buys Penguin UK Imprint

Vancouver-based SpiceBox Product Development has purchased the Penguin Group U.K. imprint The... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-25

Penguin to Offer Digital Catalogs

Beginning in March, the Penguin Group will begin making its catalogs available digitally... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-16

Rice Joins Dorman at Penguin

Pam Dorman has acquired three new novels by Luanne Rice. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-17

Penguin acquires billionaire Paul Allen’s book

Microsoft co-founder agrees to write book for business publishing division of Penguin Group. | Crain's New York Business – 2009-03-16

Haller Moves to Penguin Young Readers

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. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-11

Penguin Posts Solid Gains Worldwide

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. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-02

Penguin Press Wins 'B. Virdot' at Auction

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. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-18

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

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. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-12-08

Penguin Freezes Raises for Those Above $50,000

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... | Publishers Wekly – 2008-12-04

Amazon and Penguin to Sponsor Second Breakthrough Novel Award

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. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-11-13

Arabian Nights entrance Penguin

Penguin Classics is publishing the first... | The Bookseller – 2008-11-07

Ingram Digital signs e-book deal with Penguin Group

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. | PrintWeek – 2008-10-20

A Twain Feast to Penguin

A book that combines America's last foods and the travels of Mark Twain has been acquired by Penguin Press. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-10-10

Penguin buys epic trilogy

Penguin has pre-empted world rights to an... | The Bookseller – 2008-10-07

Penguin Group Signs With OverDrive

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. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-08-28

Penguin's e-book push follows US

Penguin has promised to have 1,500 of its... | The Bookseller – 2008-07-29

'Vintage' six months for Penguin

Penguin has seen sales rise by 9% and... | The Bookseller – 2008-07-28

Penguin China Launches Ambitious Writing Contest

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." | Publishers Wekly – 2008-07-24

Penguin launches holiday blog

Penguin is looking to engage with summer... | The Bookseller – 2008-07-23

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

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. | School Library Journal – 2008-07-14

Penguin Press Nabs Coveted Debut Novel

Ann Godoff has won U.S. rights to a hot debut novel by Reif Larsen that Penguin Press will publish next summer. | Publishers Wekly – 2008-06-23

Penguin move causes outrage at ToC

Penguin’s decision last week to sever its connection with OverDrive and halt e-book lending... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-16

Penguin wins three at PPC Awards

Penguin has picked up three gongs at the Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC) annual awards, with... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-16

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

Penguin has reported sales of £1.04bn in 2011, growing 1% on an underlying basis, though... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-27

Penguin to concentrate on consumer relationship in 2012

Penguin has lined up a new Jamie Oliver book for the autumn as it looks to build on its direct... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-28

Penguin’s ‘Spring Lit Fest’ is back

A series of sneak peeps into new books by top Indian writers will be the cornerstone of a festival ... | Hindustan Times – 2012-03-10

Leave Penguin Alone

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... | Slate – 2012-03-14

Pullman rewrites Grimm's Tales for Penguin Press

Penguin Press will be publishing a new title by former children's laureate Philip Pullman... | The Bookseller – 2012-03-19

Penguin buffs brand to retain readers

Penguin is to sell physical books direct to consumers through pop-up shops as part of a plan to... | The Bookseller – 2012-03-23

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

Penguin chief executive John Makinson has said the Department of Justice's document alleging... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-12

Apple and four publishers seek EC deal; Penguin does not

Five of the companies under investigation in Europe over e-book pricing have made representations... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-12

Penguin, Macmillan and Nosy Crow talk digital books for children

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... | Guardian – 2012-04-15

New Safran Foer to Penguin

Penguin has acquired the new novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, called Escape From Children's... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-18

Fidler promoted at Penguin

Penguin adult sales director Naomi Fidler has been promoted to the role of UK sales director,... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-20

John Green deal for Penguin

Penguin Children’s has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Penguin US division Dutton... | The Bookseller – 2012-04-20

Penguin apologises for Nick Robinson error

Penguin has apologised to the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson after it wrongly printed... | The Bookseller – 2012-05-08

Comma sells Blasim tales to Penguin US

Manchester-based independent Comma Press has sold short story collection The Corpse Exhibition by... | The Bookseller – 2012-05-17

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