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2014-06-24 20:21:13

Hachette to buy Perseus Books, and to sell Perseus's Distribution Businesses to Ingram NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hachette Book Group, Ingram Content Group, and the Perseus Books Group announced today that the three companies have entered into binding commitments for Hachette to purchase Perseus and sell Perseus's client services businesses to Ingram. The deal is expected to close soon after regulatory approval of the Hachette-Perseus transaction is received. Hachette...

2014-03-31 08:25:30

Publishing Veteran Shanon Stowe to Join Entertainment PR Firm NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Icon Media Group announces Shanon Stowe will join the firm as Partner and will serve as President of the company's literary division. Stowe, formerly Director of Publicity at Hachette Book Group, will join the Nashville-based PR firm on March 31(st), bringing 15 years publicity experience from the book industry to the entertainment and literary-focused firm. (Photo:...

2011-06-02 09:37:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hachette Book Group announced today that #1 bestselling author James Patterson has tripled his record-breaking ebook sales in less than a year's time. To date, Patterson has sold 3,035,713 ebook units just 11 months after becoming the first novelist ever to surpass the one million ebook unit mark (as of July 2010). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/NY13052LOGO ) David Young, CEO of Hachette Book Group, said, "James Patterson thrills...

2011-05-12 06:35:00

Internet search giant Google was sued for $14 million by three French publishers who alleged the search engine scanned thousands of their books without permission. Publishers Gallimard, Flammarion and Albin Michel filed the charges in a Paris court demanding restitution and Google has been issued a summons, a source in Gallimard's legal department told AFP. The publishers claim that Google scanned more than 9,750 copyright-protected works for its digital library. The publishers are seeking...

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