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“The publishing imprints of Random House and Penguin will continue to publish their books with the autonomy they presently enjoy, and retain their distinct editorial identities.”
- Bertelsmann and Pearson press release, via Shelf Awareness.

 

The end (or the beginning) of an era for Penguin. Image: Stefan Wermuth, Reuters.


This week saw the end of, or the beginning of, an era, depending which way you prefer to look at it.

Only four days after officially confirming that they were in discussions about combining their book publishing operations, Pearson and Bertelsmann announced they are creating a joint venture named Penguin Random House.

The timing from rumour to fait accompli ...

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3 Comments

  • [...] However, when it comes to writing, Graeme-Evans has a penchant for historical rather than contemporary drama and in The Island House she has created both an archeological puzzle and a love story that spans centuries. You can read Meredith Jaffe’s full review of The Island House HERE. [...]

  • Reply November 2, 2012

    ro.watson

    I loved those orange and white penguin classics which were a big part of my book shelves….gave a lot away to Save the Children which sells our books to raise money…oh well.. gone but not forgotten….

  • Reply November 2, 2012

    sue bell

    you always knew if the book was a penguin orange and white then it was a great book. Now my shelves are filled with penguin black books.

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