Make Peace Not War: Amazon and Hachette Agree New Terms

Amazon and Hachette have ended their long-running dispute and agreed a new multiyear contract. The new contract will come into effect in early 2015 and allows Hachette to control the price of e-books while benefitting from incentives offered by Amazon to keep pricing low. While both parties have not disclosed details of the new deal, the agreement […]

Hachette Group To Purchase Hyperion Books

The trend of consolidation continues in the trade book industry with news over the past couple of days that Hachette Book Group (a division of Hachette Livre) will purchase Disney Publishing Worldwide’s adult trade publishing imprint, Hyperion. Disney will hold on to some titles it believes fit better with its film and TV franchise, but the […]

Leaked Hachette Document Declares Self-Publishing a Misnomer and Explains Why Publishers Are Relevant

Leaked Document: Hachette Explains Why Publishers Are Relevant | Digital Book World: “In a document leaked today to Digital Book World by someone inside the company, Hachette outlines just why publishers are relevant. The company has shown the document internally to employees and externally to a limited number of agents and authors.” The leaked document […]

Reader Social Media Platform Bookish to Launch with Backing from Hachette, Penguin and Simon and Schuster

Press Release Venture is Backed by Hachette Book Group, Penguin Group (USA)and Simon & Schuster, Inc. AOL To Enter Into Strategic Alliance with New Site featuring Editorial Integration, Co-Promotion and Advertising NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Bookish (, a new digital platform for readers, is set to launch this summer it was announced today. Backed […]

Self-Publishing Successes – The Shack

There is a sense of romance about books becoming phenomenally successful. There is an even greater sense of romance when the book is self-published, because we usually get a great dollop of homestead heart-warming stories of children, Christmas, good-will, good-luck, together with simplicity, reverence, perseverance and courage; all painted on a landscape of financial and […]

Hachette UK to set e-book prices from Monday |

Hachette UK to set e-book prices from Monday | “Hachette UK will begin setting e-book prices on retailers’ websites from Monday after indicating this week that it will move to agency terms with every “reseller, including Amazon and Apple” from 20th September.” Related articles by Zemanta Connecticut AG probes Apple, Amazon over e-books ( […]

Orbit and Their Ever-Decreasing Digital Circle

Orbit is an imprint of the Hachette Publishing Group, specializing in science fiction and fantasy books. Today they announced a publishing program for shorter fiction to be published digitally. My ears twitched for this one, thinking, once more we were seeing the green shoots of innovation and openness from a well-respected imprint of a large […]