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Company Overview of Penguin Books Ltd

Company Overview

Penguin Books Ltd. engages in the publication of various books. Its categories include art, architecture and photography, Asian interest, biography and memoirs, black interest, business, finance and law, children's books, coffee table classics, computers and Internet, crime and thrillers fairy tale, folklore and myth, fiction, film and TV, food and drink, gay and lesbian, graphic novels, health and fitness, history, home and garden, horror, humour, Irish interest, Jewish interest, leisure activities, lifestyle and personal development, merchandise, music, poetry, drama and criticism, politics, society and philosophy, reference, religion, science, science fiction and fantasy, sport, travel, a...

80 Strand

London,  WC2R 0RL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1935

Phone:

44 0500 454 444

Fax:

44 20 7010 6693

Key Executives for Penguin Books Ltd

Chief Executive Officer
President of Penguin International
Managing Director of Penguin Childrens
Rights Director
Online Marketing Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Penguin Books Ltd Key Developments

Penguin to Pay $75 Million in Consumer Damages to Resolve All Antitrust Claims

Penguin has reached a comprehensive agreement with the US State Attorneys General and private class plaintiffs to pay $75 million in consumer damages plus costs and fees to resolve all antitrust claims relating to eBook pricing. Penguin has also committed to the State Attorneys General to abide by the same injunctive relief as previously agreed in a separate settlement with the Department of Justice.

Penguin Books Ltd Announces Earnings Results for the Year 2012

Penguin Books Ltd. announced earnings results for the year 2012. For the year, total sales rose to £1.05 billion, up 1% from the previous year, although operating profit declined 12%, to £98 million. Figures benefited slightly from currency exchange fluctuations.

Penguin Settles Lawsuit on Pricing of e-books

Penguin announced that it was settling a lawsuit brought by the Justice Department over the pricing of e-books. The company said it was agreeing to settle because of the impending merger of Random House, a division of Bertelsmann, and Penguin, a division of Pearson.

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