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    1. December 26, 2014

      Market for young adult fiction proves buoyant

      Young adult fiction has been the publishing success story of 2014, with the genre boosted by bestsellers such as Girl...

    2. September 7, 2014

      Penguin-inspired art set to make worldwide splash

      The latest chapter in writer and artist Harland Miller’s quirky, two-decade love affair with the covers of Penguin books...

    1. May 2, 2014

      The thinking person’s guide to life in an age of ‘Angry Birds’

      It is probably an apocryphal story. Allen Lane, passing through Exeter station after a weekend visit to Agatha Christie,...

    2. March 19, 2014

      Penguin Random House buys Santillana’s trade and consumer arm

      Penguin Random House has agreed to buy the trade and consumer publishing arm of Santillana, the Spanish and Portuguese...

    3. February 17, 2014

      Freedom of speech shrinks in India, the world’s largest democracy

      India often boasts of the robust health of its electoral democracy. But at least one crucial pillar of its democratic...

    4. February 14, 2014

      Penguin warns over free speech in India

      Penguin India, an arm of one of the world’s biggest publishers, has issued a stark warning of the deteriorating environment...

    5. February 11, 2014

      Penguin withdraws Hindu book after complaints

      Penguin India, an arm of US-based publisher Penguin Random House, is to withdraw from India a book about Hindu mythology...

    6. October 18, 2013

      Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’

      Penguin Classics, the publishing imprint of Homer, Dante and Dickens, has a new author: Steven Patrick Morrissey, former...

    7. October 2, 2013

      Thriller writer Tom Clancy dies

      Tom Clancy, the American thriller writer, died in a hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday after a short illness. He was 66....

    8. July 14, 2013

      In books, it is the best of times, it is the worst of times

      The global book industry is changing beyond all recognition. Just ask Vikram Seth, author of the bestseller A Suitable Boy,...

    9. July 1, 2013

      Penguin Random House creates biggest book publisher by revenue

      Bertelsmann and Pearson on Monday completed the merger of Random House and Penguin Group, creating the biggest book...

    10. June 3, 2013

      Apple denies charges over ebook prices

      Apple took to a US federal court on Monday to defend itself against government charges that it acted as a ringleader in a...

    11. May 22, 2013

      Penguin pays $75m to resolve ebook claims

      Penguin has agreed to pay $75m plus costs to resolve all US antitrust claims in relation to ebook pricing, helping pave the...

    12. April 19, 2013

      Penguin agrees ebook pricing deal with EU

      Penguin has become the fifth and final publisher to reach a settlement with the EU over ebook pricing, a move designed to...

    13. February 17, 2013

      Children’s virtual world moderator

      Simon Pollard, Club Penguin I manage a team of moderators for Club Penguin. It involves making sure the kids are having fun...

    14. January 31, 2013

      Peter Carson, polymath who revived Penguin

      Publisher, 1938-2013 Peter Carson, who has died aged 74, was editor-in-chief at Penguin from 1980 to 1997, a period when the...

    15. January 21, 2013

      Pearson warns of tough year ahead

      Pearson, the education and publishing business, warned the headwinds that it faced in the final few months of 2012 were...

    16. December 19, 2012

      Penguin settles US ebook pricing case

      Penguin has become the fourth publisher to reach a settlement with the US Department of Justice over ebook pricing, clearing...

    17. FT Tech Hub

      December 5, 2012

      FT ebook Q&A: The Amazon Economy

      The FT’s latest ebook is about Amazon and its voracious expansion from online book retailer into technological giant. Is the...

    18. November 21, 2012

      News Corp eyes Simon & Schuster

      News Corp is considering a bid for Simon & Schuster, which could add the CBS-owned book business to its HarperCollins arm...

    19. November 13, 2012

      EADS happy for Lagardère to bid adieu

      The news that Arnaud Lagardère, chief executive of the eponymous media group, wants to sell its 7.4 per cent stake in EADS...

    20. November 12, 2012

      Publishers’ task to unlock ebook market

      While the book publishing world has so far weathered the shift to digital better than other media, the decision by Penguin...

    21. November 2, 2012

      Rabe catches lucky break at Bertelsmann

      Some at Bertelsmann say Thomas Rabe was blessed with a lucky break. The German media group’s chief executive of 10 months...

    22. October 29, 2012

      Gatecrasher causes stir at book club

      For about 36 intense hours between Saturday night and Monday morning, it looked as though the genteel world of book...

    23. October 29, 2012

      Hargreaves Lansdown slips on downgrade

      Hargreaves Lansdown was the biggest single faller on a neutral FTSE 100, after a broker rating downgrade chimed with a more...

    24. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2012

      Penguin-Random House tie-up confirmed

      Here is the full statement on the agreement between Pearson, owner of the Financial Times, and Bertelsmann. Some excerpts...

    25. October 29, 2012

      Penguin and Random House sign merger deal

      Pearson has spurned an approach made by News Corp to buy its book publisher Penguin in favour of a rival deal with...

    26. October 28, 2012

      News Corp approach for Penguin books

      News Corp has approached Pearson about a possible cash offer for its Penguin books business, threatening to derail talks...

    27. October 26, 2012

      Book groups begin difficult chapter

      Industry executives have already dubbed it Random Penguin. But what to call a merged Random House and Penguin is the least...

    28. October 26, 2012

      Bertelsmann’s Rabe ‘bullish’ on China

      Thomas Rabe, chief executive of Bertelsmann, declined to comment on talks between the German media group and Pearson about...

    29. October 25, 2012

      Owners plan to turn the page to consolidation

      Talks between Bertelsmann and Pearson to combine their Random House and Penguin book publishing houses follow years of the...

    30. October 25, 2012

      Penguin and Random House in deal talks

      Bertelsmann and Pearson are in talks about combining their publishing divisions, Random House and Penguin, to create a...

    31. August 1, 2012

      EL James shades Harry Potter on Amazon

      The news must have sent shockwaves echoing round the halls of Hogwarts – in fewer than five months, E.L James’s Fifty Shades...

    32. July 27, 2012

      Pearson remains on track to meet forecasts

      Pearson, the educational publishing group that owns the Financial Times and Penguin, reported a 7 per cent increase in...

    33. July 19, 2012

      Pearson $116m buy boosts self-publishing

      Pearson, owner of Penguin and the Financial Times, is buying Author Solutions, a leading provider of self-publishing...

    34. May 16, 2012

      Children’s publishers join forces online

      Publishers including Hachette, Penguin and Simon & Schuster are putting their children’s books into a single online...

    35. April 19, 2012

      Press group accused of intimidating MPs

      News International acted like a “shadow state”, intimidating MPs as they investigated phone hacking by its journalists,...

    36. April 18, 2012

      Amazon to publish James Bond novels

      Amazon has turned to James Bond to boost the online retailer’s move into publishing by acquiring the rights to the backlist...

    37. April 13, 2012

      Pricing of ebooks presents novel dilemma

      It was a script publishers should have been fighting each other to print. A 36-page lawsuit from the US Department of...

    38. April 12, 2012

      Ebook pricing: a question of strategy

      The publishing industry is in a tight crack. Its product can be distributed for virtually nothing as a stream of ones and...

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