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  1. 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...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Candour without bruises: how to get a Pixar buzz

    Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration, by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace,...

  1. August 2, 2013

    The joys of going it alone

    At first, when you scan the cultural landscape, it seems like everything is getting bigger and bigger and bigger. Times are...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. April 29, 2013

    Bertelsmann set for €1.4bn from RTL share placing

    German media group Bertelsmann is poised to pocket €1.4bn from the partial sale of its stake in broadcaster RTL, making it...

  5. 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...

  6. March 26, 2013

    Bertelsmann near to decision on RTL float

    Bertelsmann will make a final decision shortly after Easter over whether to float a 17 per cent stake in RTL, Europe’s...

  7. March 1, 2013

    Bertelsmann takes control of BMG

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, has taken a decisive step to re-establish itself as a major player in the music...

  8. February 20, 2013

    Bertelsmann moves back to music stage

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, could spend around €500m to take full control of BMG, its music joint venture with KKR,...

  9. February 14, 2013

    US regulators allow Random-Penguin union

    Bertelsmann and Pearson have received clearance from US competition regulators to combine their book publishing divisions,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. November 30, 2012

    Bertelsmann appoints new head at Arvato

    Bertelsmann, the German media company that owns RTL television and Random House book publishing, is making its fifth big...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. FT Alphaville

    October 29, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… we hope everyone’s ok out there! Public service announcement: the clocks went back an hour on Sunday...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. October 26, 2012

    Weir pumped up by rival’s sale plans

    Weir Group was among London’s biggest gainers on Friday after one of its main US competitors put itself up for sale. The...

  26. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Apple just misses profit expectations, warns of development costs: The company’s earnings per share for the three months to...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. October 19, 2012

    Bertelsmann bid for control of G+J fails

    Bertelsmann has given up attempts to take full control of its Gruner und Jahr maga-zine subsidiary, a blow to the German...

  30. September 26, 2012

    More BSkyB independent directors to quit

    BSkyB has announced that two of its independent directors are to leave by the end of year as it embarks on a further...

  31. September 21, 2012

    Win £1,000 – and have your work published

    The Financial Times and The Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House UK, are running their first annual essay prize for the...

  32. September 13, 2012

    Bertelsmann looks at funding options

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, stressed its determination to find new funding by saying it could sell stakes in the...

  33. September 12, 2012

    Bertelsmann chief flags scale of challenge

    Bertelsmann head Thomas Rabe has told top executives that the group does “not have all the skills required” to profit from...

  34. August 31, 2012

    Bertelsmann chief vows ‘transformation’

    Thomas Rabe, chief executive of Bertelsmann, pledged a “step-by-step trans-formation” of the German media group as he...

  35. August 23, 2012

    Bertelsmann seeks full control of Gruner

    Bertelsmann is trying to take full control of magazine company Gruner + Jahr, as signs mount that the German media group,...

  36. June 22, 2012

    A profitable mix of old-fashioned love and internet erotica

    No one has ever denied that sex sells. But Fifty Shades of Grey , an erotic novel written by a middle-aged London mother,...

  37. June 12, 2012

    Sainsbury buys stake in ebook retailer

    J Sainsbury, the UK supermarket chain, has branched out into digital book sales by acquiring a majority stake in ebook...

  38. 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...

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