Random House and Penguin to merge – Reading a watershed development in global publishing
October 29, 2012 by admin
I spend a good part of the day giving interviews to German, Swiss and Austrian media, while trying to get a reading of the many dimensions of the at first rumored, and now confirmed merger of two leading trade publishing houeses, Random House and Penguin. These are the easy to comprehend aspects: When German Bertelsmann [...]
Breaking International News: With the two largest Russian publishers, EKSMO and AST, announcing a surprise merger, an emerging market will be re-defined.
June 5, 2012 by admin
Announcement made at the BEA Global Market Forum Russia in New York, at a project of RÃ¼diger Wischenbart Content and Consulting. The news was short, yet its impact on Russian publishing will be huge. âTwo days ago, we signed an agreement on a joint venture between EKSMO and ASTâ, said Yuri Dikalo, the CEO [...]