Bertelsmann to take control of Penguin Random House in $675-m buyout of Pearson

20 Dec 2019

Literature Nobel: Olga Tokarczuk wins 2018 award, Peter Handke gets 2019 Prize

10 Oct 2019

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature “for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life,” while Austrian author Peter Handke has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature “for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience”

Delhi HC dumps AJL’s plaint against eviction in National Herald case

01 Mar 2019

Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi acquired AJL using Congress funds and the property is currently being held as real estate in violation of the lease terms, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy stated in the case filed in 2012

MNG makes $1.4 bn hostile bid for USA Today publisher Gannett

16 Jan 2019

I&B ministry hikes advertisement rates for print media by 25%

09 Jan 2019

Delhi HC orders Gandhi family-controlled AJL to vacate Herald House

21 Dec 2018

The court noted that the `dominant purpose' of publishing has been 'lost' after the premises changed hands to an entity called Young India, which is owned by Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi

Decoding digital ownership: Why your e-book might not feel like 'yours'

23 May 2018

Barnes & Noble lets some workers go in nationwide cuts

13 Feb 2018

Iran throws open Book Garden, possibly world’s largest library

12 Jul 2017

For those who thought Iran was like some other Islamic countries that discourage literature and the arts, here’s an eye-opener: officials unveiled the Book Garden — possibly the world’s largest library — in a giant academic complex on Wednesday

Pearson sells 22% stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann for $1 bn

11 Jul 2017

Pearson, which in recent years sold some of its best known assets, including the Financial Times and the Economist, said it would now reduce its stake in the world's biggest consumer book publisher

Google funds project for robots to write news stories

08 Jul 2017

Journalists will now have to be on their toes, as Google is funding a project under which a UK news agency will use artificial intelligence to create up to 30,000 automated news stories a month

Amazon buys publisher Westland from Tata Group firm Trent

28 Oct 2016

Hitting the right note with ‘The Write Place’

02 Jun 2016

Kinjal Shah, CEO, Crossword Bookstores talks to Swetha Amit about The Write Place, a new initiative introduced over the last one year to encourage budding authors get themselves published, and other initiatives

Gannett Co tables $815 mn unsolicited bid for Tribune Publishing Co

26 Apr 2016

Business research provider IHS to buy Markit Ltd for $5.9 bn

21 Mar 2016

Apple to make subscription content available through its News app

27 Jan 2016

Google to work with publishers and Twitter to create new kind of web link and article storage system

12 Sep 2015

Business author Mihir Sharma's Restart: The Last Chance for the Indian Economy long-listed for the FT - McKinsey award

14 Aug 2015

Pearson to sell stake in The Economist to Agnelli family for $731 mn

13 Aug 2015

Within three weeks of the sale of its popular Financial Times (FT) business newspaper, British publisher and education major Pearson Plc has sold a significant chunk of the coveted weekly publication The Economist

US print services giant RR Donnelley to split into three

05 Aug 2015

The three companies will focus on financial communications and data services, publishing and retail print services and multichannel communications management

Pearson to sell 50% stake in Economist

27 Jul 2015

Japan's Nikkei buys Financial Times for $1.3 bn from Pearsons

24 Jul 2015

The acquisition of Financial Times is the biggest by the Japanese media group, which had to outbid Germany’s biggest news publisher Axel Springer AG to clinch the deal

Pearson explores sale of Financial Times daily newspaper

21 Jul 2015

Pearson was sounding out possible bidders for the Financial Times and a sale may value the 127 year-old newspaper at £1 billion

'Jai Shri Ram’ greets Scion of Ikshvaku

By By Swetha Amit | 23 Jun 2015

EC opens probe on Amazon’s e-books business

12 Jun 2015

The European Commission’s investigation focuses on Amazon’s contracts with publishers, requiring them to inform Amazon about more favourable terms offered to rivals