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Pearson sells US textbook business

19 February 2019

UK educational publisher Pearson is selling its US textbook business to private equity group Nexus Capital Management and is shifting its focus to digital, reports the Financial Times. Pearson's US K12...

Pearson to cut 4000 jobs

22 January 2016

Pearson will cut 4000 jobs—around 10% of its global workforce—by the middle of 2016, reports the Bookseller. The publisher announced the news in a trading update on 21 January, blaming...

Penguin Random House results 

16 April 2014

Bertelsmann, which owns 53% of the recently merged entity Penguin Random House, has released its annual financial report. The report ‘reflects a full year of Random House … and a...

International Library News 

19 March 2014

Report finds two-thirds of Americans engaged with public librariesThe Pew Research Center in Washington DC has released a report on library use in the US that states that more than two-thirds...

Pearson appoints new MD for Greater China 

25 February 2014

Hera Sui has been appointed as the new managing director for Pearson Greater China, Pearson announced in a statement. Sui joins Pearson from enterprise software firm SAP, where she was...

Pearson to close SA, WA, QLD offices 

25 July 2013

Pearson Australia has confirmed to Books+Publishing that it will close its offices in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane as part of a major restructure of its educational publishing business, announced earlier...

Keane leaves Pearson New Zealand 

23 July 2013

Adrian Keane finished in his role of managing director of Pearson New Zealand in June as part of the closure of the Pearson educational publishing business in New Zealand. Keane,...

Edify appointed Pearson distributor in New Zealand 

22 July 2013

Edify, a new distribution company founded by former managing director of Pearson New Zealand Adrian Keane, will take over the sales and distribution of Pearson’s educational products in New Zealand in...

Pearson to close NZ education business

12 June 2013

Pearson has announced that it will close its educational publishing business in New Zealand by the end of August. Pearson Australia and New Zealand CEO David Barnett said in a...

EU findings on Penguin Random House merger due in April 

28 February 2013

The European Union will release its initial decision on the proposed merger of Penguin and Random House by 5 April, reports the Bookseller. The EU’s antitrust regulators are currently investigating whether...

Pearson to work with education technology start-ups 

21 February 2013

In the UK, Pearson has launched Pearson Catalyst, an incubator program to help education technology start-up businesses break into the global education market, reports the Bookseller. The program will target ‘dynamic’ and...