book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Tuesday 21st April

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Rupert Murdoch criticises Penguin Random House as 'faux merger'

Posted at 8:06AM Wednesday 31 Oct 2012

Mr Murdoch's News Corporation, owner of rival Harper Collins, was apparently looking to scupper the tie-up with a last-minute GBP1bn bid approach for Penguin. Pearson and Bertlesmann said they are confident that the deal will win competition approval and pledged to retain their editorial independence.

But Mr Murdoch said: "Two publishers trying to contract while saying the opposite. Let's hear from authors and agents."

Telegraph




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

Kim Kardashian Selfie Book
www.mhpbooks.com

Go on you know you want to look ...

Scarthin bookshop appeal has 'phenomenal response'
www.bbc.co.uk

Thousands of pounds were raised within days of the appeal starting and it is now close to hitting a £10,000 target

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners Announced
www.latimes.com

Winners in 10 categories

Children's Print Book Sales Buck The Trend
www.publishersweekly.com

How children's print book sales around the world in the last couple of years have been nothing short of fantastic

Olive Software Offers New E-book Enhancement Tool
www.publishersweekly.com

SmartLayers will let publishers easily enrich e-book content with video, photos or links to other online content

Shakespeare and Co's New Look Online & In Store
www.shelf-awareness.com

This is a busy year for the Parisian shop

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Hugo Award Nominees Withdraw Amid 'Puppygate' Storm
  2. LBF15: The Buzz Books Of The Show
  3. French Woman Says 'Happy People Read And Drink Coffee'
  4. What if 'Gone Girl' moved to Zurich...?
  5. WH Smith cosies up to corner shops
  6. Festivals: Show Me The Money - No Pay, No Author!
  7. Publishing Shakeup: Chiki Sarkar And Four Others Quit Penguin Random House India
  8. Vinyl charts relaunch as sales figures reach 20-year high with 3 million sold in 2014
  9. Too Many Books?
  10. UK Publishing Giant Simon Master Remembered