book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Wednesday 28th September

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

HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster reportedly in 'preliminary' merger talks

Posted at 8:05AM Wednesday 21 Nov 2012

Just three weeks after Random House and Penguin announced that they will merge to form the world's largest book publisher, News Corp, which owns the book publisher HarperCollins, is reportedly in talks to acquire CBS's Simon & Schuster. The "preliminary" talks were reported by the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal, which says News Corp had "expressed interest in" buying Simon & Schuster.

Unidentified sources "cautioned that a deal isn't imminent."

Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins declined to comment.

Paid Content

Wall Street Journal

MobyLives





Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

How one Amazon Kindle scam made millions of dollars
www.zdnet.com

For years, thousands were tricked into buying low-quality ebooks

Penguin Random House Launches Scifi/fantasy Site 'unbound Worlds'
www.digitalbookworld.com

The website is the successor to Suvudu

Sainsbury's One-hour Delivery Service Takes On Amazon
www.theguardian.com

Staff on bikes will peddle up to 20 items in south-west London via Chop Chop app

Emma Donoghue, Madeleine Thien Shortlisted For $100k Giller Prize
www.cbc.ca

Debut authors and established writers alike are in the running for Canada's $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, which has unveiled a short list of six contenders

Sherlock: New Episode Titles Revealed
www.bbc.co.uk

The titles of the first two new Sherlock episodes which will air in 2017 have been revealed

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 Preview
www.publishersweekly.com

New programs, innovation anchor the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Emma Donoghue, Madeleine Thien Shortlisted For $100k Giller Prize
  2. His Bloody Project's Sales Leave Booker Shortlist Rivals For Dead
  3. Profile 2015-2016 Results: Pleasing Results With Turnover And Profit Up
  4. Audiobooks Turn More Readers Into Listeners As E-books Slip
  5. The strange story of how YouTubers saved publishing
  6. William Hill Sports Book Of The Year Award 2016 Longlist Announced
  7. 10 Things Authors Need To Stop Doing On Social Media
  8. Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 Preview
  9. Sherlock: New Episode Titles Revealed
  10. At This Office, Curling Up With A Good Book Is Encouraged