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Publishing Books

  • College textbooks campus fall

    Students are spending less on course materials by becoming savvier shoppers.

  • James Patterson: This is the era of megalomaniacs

    Author James Patterson discusses his latest thriller "The Store" about a superstore who can get you anything you want for a price and how it parallels with today's retail environment with the 'Amazon effect.'

  • Aug 10- News Corp, the owner of the Wall Street Journal and book publisher HarperCollins, reported a 6.6 percent fall in quarterly revenue hurt by declining demand for print advertising and a strong dollar. The company reported a net loss available to shareholders of $430 million, or 74 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended June 30, compared with a profit of...

  • iBooks US Bestseller List- Paid Books. 3. House of Spies by Daniel Silva- 9780062354365-. 4. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls- 9781416550600-.

  • Aug 7- Netflix Inc on Monday said it has bought comics publisher Millarworld, bringing on board renowned comic book writer Mark Millar and a host of character francises it can mine for TV shows and movies. The purchase of a character stable mimics the strategy of Walt Disney Co. Disney bought Marvel Studios in 2009 and has churned out blockbuster movies, TV series...

  • NEW YORK— Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service. Los Gatos, California- based Netflix didn't disclose on Monday how much it paid for Millarworld. Netflix already has made a hefty commitment to comic-book series with "Daredevil,"''...

  • Millarworld, run by Scottish writer Mark Millar with his wife Lucy, will give Netflix a host of character franchises with which to develop films, TV series and children's shows. Millarworld has developed three of its franchises "Wanted," "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman" into films that have garnered nearly $1 billion in the global box office. "Mark is as close as you can get to a...

  • NETFLIX ACQUIRES MILLARWORLD, A COMIC BOOK PUBLISHING COMPANY FOUNDED.

  • *Raises around $1 billion from 22 pct stake sale. LONDON, July 11- Pearson is set to raise $1 billion from the sale of a 22 percent stake in book publisher Penguin Random House to majority owner Bertelsmann, in the British group's latest bid to rebuild following a string of profit warnings. Established as a joint venture between Pearson and Bertelsmann in 2013,...

  • LONDON, July 11- Britain's Pearson has agreed to sell a 22 percent stake in book publisher Penguin Random House to joint venture partner Bertelsmann for around $1 billion to bolster its balance sheet and return cash to shareholders. The deal, which values the book publisher at an enterprise value of $3.55 billion, will also enable the two groups to recapitalise...

  • LONDON, July 11- Britain's Pearson has agreed to sell a 22 percent stake in the book publisher Penguin Random House to joint venture partner Bertelsmann for around $1 billion to bolster its balance sheet and return cash to shareholders. Pearson, restructuring after a string of profit warnings from its education unit, said the sale would strengthen its balance...

  • Harry Potter franchise: $30B in 20 years

    CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on the 20th anniversary of the movie and book franchise Harry Potter.

  • Harry Potter turns 20-years-old

    Twenty years ago today, the first Harry Potter book was published, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.' We take a look back at Harry Potter and the $25 billion franchise.

  • *Expanding into Russia, Spain, India and UAE this year. STOCKHOLM, June 15- Fast-growing audio books company Storytel will expand into several new markets in the coming years while steering clear of English-speaking countries where rival Audible dominates, the Swedish company's chief executive said. The 12- year-old company bought one of Sweden's most...

  • Customers view devices displayed inside the Amazon Books store in Seattle, Washington.

    It’s about the books. Really. Recode Reports.

  • Inside Amazon's bookstore

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports live from the brick and mortar Amazon book store in New York City.

  • LONDON, May 18- Insurers in over 100 countries face a "once in a lifetime" accounting change from January 2021 with the introduction of a uniform international book-keeping standard, details of which will be published on Thursday. The new rule from the International Accounting Standards Board will affect 450 listed insurers who manage $13 trillion in assets.

  • LONDON, May 18- Insurers in over 100 countries face a "once in a lifetime" accounting change from January 2021 with the introduction of a uniform international book-keeping standard, details of which will be published on Thursday. The new rule from the International Accounting Standards Board will affect 450 listed insurers who manage $13 trillion in assets.

  • *Q3 adj profit $0.07/ shr vs est $0.05/ shr. May 9- News Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as the owner of the Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal saw an uptick in its digital real estate business and growth in its advertising revenue. The company said digital subscribers accounted for 53 percent of total subscriptions for the Wall...

  • The book will be "a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power," publishers Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group and Hachette Book Group said in a statement. "Working on a book about a sitting president drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works has been a lot...