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Why Book Publishers Need to Think Like Amazon

Rakesh Satyal

Two branding experts argue that the future for publishers lies in going direct to consumer, offering examples of companies that have succeeded.

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Fallout Continues from Penguin Books India Debacle

Wendy Doniger

One week after news broke that Penguin Books India had recalled and destroyed Wendy Doniger’s “The Hindus” the negative fall out continues.

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Amid Controversy, Penguin India Recalls Western Book on Hinduism

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Penguin Books India has recalled American Indoligist Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus: An Alternative History, sparking a debate about publishing freedoms.

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Penguin China’s Jo Lusby on Chinese-English Translation

Jo Lusby

Asia Times Online talks to Penguin China’s Jo Lusby about the publisher’s aggressive Chinese-English/English-Chinese translation program.

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If Morrissey is a Penguin Classic, Why Not Elton John?

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Was the publication of singer Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’ by Penguin Classic a commercial gambit or merely ironic and provocative? Either way, it’s daft.

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Penguin’s Nathan Hull: A Globetrotter in Search of Innovation

FastR, a Latvian app developer, is just one of Hull's digital discoveries.

Penguin’s Nathan Hull believes digital innovation is just as likely as to happen in Latvia as London. He is on a perpetual search for the wild and wonderful.

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Book Country: Now Opening New Territory

Molly Barton

Porter Anderson interviews Book Country’s Molly Barton and Brandi Larsen as the Penguin Random House site relaunches with new features for author-members.

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Penguin Random House Merger: UK Reactions (And Melville House’s)


At The Bookseller, publishing insiders in the UK gave their advice to the upcoming management of the soon to be merged Penguin/Random House.

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Amazon’s Huge London HQ Says “Publishing Revolves Around Us Now”

Amazon's London HQ: If they can get away with it, why not publishers?

Amazon’s massive new HQ in historic central London is nothing short of symbolic, and will overshadow neighboring Penguin, Faber, S&S UK, and Bloomsbury.

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Will Self-Publishing Counterbalance Trade Publishing Consolidation?

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More traditional publishers will likely merge over the next decade, further consolidating power. but as self-publishers continue to organize, they offer a viable alternative.

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