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Random House, LLC. eBook Titles Now Available Through EBSCO eBooks

“EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is now offering popular fiction and nonfiction e-books published by Random House, LLC. (Random House), the world’s largest general trade book publisher. EBSCO and Random House have partnered to give customers of EBSCO eBooks™ access to more than 30,000 e-books from some of the most notable Random House authors, including Dan Brown, Sheryl Sandberg, Dean Koontz, Gillian Flynn and more. Random House titles have been added to the nearly 600,000 e-books and audiobooks that EBSCO eBooks already offers. The titles represent both frontlist and popular backlist titles from all Random House imprints and publishing groups, which publish fiction and nonfiction, both original and reprints, by some of the foremost and most popular writers of our times.” (via EBSCO)

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Pearson and Bertelsmann announce the completion of the merger of Penguin and Random House

“Pearson and Bertelsmann today announce the completion of the joint venture between Penguin and Random House to create Penguin Random House, the world’s leading consumer publishing company. Penguin Random House will be the first truly global publishing company with operations in the US, Canada, UK, India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile. The new company employs more than 10,000 people and publishes more than 15,000 new titles every year across 250 imprints. It publishes many of the world’s bestselling authors, including more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates.” (via Pearson)

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Random House, Penguin Agree to Merge

“In a deal that had been months in the making, Pearson and Bertelsmann announced Monday morning that they have signed an agreement to form a joint venture that will combine the businesses of Random House and Penguin. The deal, which is expected to close in the second half of 2013, will make Penguin Group chairman John Makinson chairman of the newly named Penguin Random House company, while Random House chairman and CEO Markus Dohle will be CEO. Under the terms of the agreement, Bertelsmann will own 53% of the joint venture and Pearson will own 47%. The joint venture will exclude Bertelsmann’s trade publishing business in Germany, and Pearson will retain rights to use the Penguin brand in education markets worldwide. Bertelsmann will nominate five directors to the board of Penguin Random House, and Pearson will nominate four.”

via Publishers Weekly

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Penguin-Random House Merger Talks: Rumors Confirmed

“Penguin parent company Pearson released a short statement today confirming media rumors that it and Random House Parent Bertelsmann have been in talks over a merger of two of the largest book publishers in the world.”

via Digital Book World

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ALA calls on Random House to reconsider major ebook price increase

ALA – ” The American Library Association (ALA) is calling on publisher Random House to reconsider its decision to raise the price of ebooks to the library market starting March 1. ALA President Molly Raphael issued the following statement: “While I appreciate Random House’s engagement with libraries and its commitment to perpetual access,” Raphael said, “I am deeply disappointed in the severe escalation in ebook pricing reported today. Calling on our history together and our hope to satisfy mutual goals moving forward, the American Library Association strongly urges Random House to reconsider its decision. In a time of extreme financial constraint, a major price increase effectively curtails access for many libraries, and especially our communities that are hardest hit economically.”

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Google Book Search May Get Boost

Reuters – “Random House, the world’s biggest book publisher, is considering joining a book-search project run by Google, once considered an arch-enemy by the paper publishing industry.” (via)

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Random House Makes UnRandom Donation

Newsday – “Random House is loosening its purse strings with a $1 million donation to First Book, a nonprofit literacy organization. The gift, a multiyear commitment announced today, is the largest single philanthropic contribution ever made by the house, the world’s largest trade book publisher.”

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