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December 9, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
When the Grammy nominations by the likes of Taylor Swift and Daft Punk were celebrated, in the quiet Spoken Word category , one publisher dominated: Hachette. Hachette took three out of five nominations, with one each going to Simon & Schuster and Macmillan. The Hachette nominees include David Sedaris' "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls," his latest collection of nonfiction essays. Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammys before, but has never won. "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" is a bestseller.
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December 9, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
When the Grammy nominations by the likes of Taylor Swift and Daft Punk were celebrated, in the quiet Spoken Word category , one publisher dominated: Hachette. Hachette took three out of five nominations, with one each going to Simon & Schuster and Macmillan. The Hachette nominees include David Sedaris' "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls," his latest collection of nonfiction essays. Sedaris has been nominated for three Grammys before, but has never won. "Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls" is a bestseller.
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June 13, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Democratic Party patriarch who is suffering from brain cancer, received a $2-million advance last year for his memoirs. Hachette Book Group's Grand Central Publishing division agreed to make the payment against future royalties for the autobiography, the Massachusetts politician reported in his personal financial disclosure form for 2008, released Friday. Hachette said the book, titled "True Compass," will be published Oct. 6.
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May 21, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Australia's Qantas Airlines is promoting the announcement of its extended flight routes by commissioning a series of books that last exactly as long as each flight .  For passengers, that could mean less worrying about when it's safe to use electronic devices such as a Kindle or iPad. As Business Insider reports, the ad agency Droga5 Sydney is collaborating with Hachette to produce the collection of custom books. Called "A Story For Every Journey," each one promises to take only as long as a specific flight to read, so that you'll finish just as the plane touches down.
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July 4, 2010 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
This summer, as you're taking that long road trip or lying out on the surface of your choice — sandy beach, hammock, lounge chair — you can keep up on your reading without ever cracking open a book. Let your ears do the work in the heat. René Auberjonois provides a thrilling rendering of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's "Fever Dream" (Hachette: $44.98) — the tale of a special agent involved in a cold case that hits very close to home — while C.J. Critt has enough smart-alecky attitude to give life to Janet Evanovich's "Hero at Large" (HarperAudio: $14.99)
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May 21, 2013 | By Jenny Hendrix
Australia's Qantas Airlines is promoting the announcement of its extended flight routes by commissioning a series of books that last exactly as long as each flight .  For passengers, that could mean less worrying about when it's safe to use electronic devices such as a Kindle or iPad. As Business Insider reports, the ad agency Droga5 Sydney is collaborating with Hachette to produce the collection of custom books. Called "A Story For Every Journey," each one promises to take only as long as a specific flight to read, so that you'll finish just as the plane touches down.
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November 20, 1997 | Greg Johnson
In the latest development in custom publishing, Avon Products Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, publisher of Elle, are launching a magazine called Athena: Common Sense, Uncommon Style, which will be aimed at women. Initial distribution will be through newsstands. The joint venture is to be launched in April. Cover price will be $3.50. The magazine will contain articles on beauty, fashion and nutrition.
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April 14, 1988 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
The French owner of the flashy Elle fashion magazine agreed Wednesday to pay $712 million to buy the company that publishes Woman's Day, Car & Driver and American Photographer. Paris-based Hachette would get the magazines owned by Diamandis Communications, a New York-based firm formed last year by a management-led buyout of CBS' magazine division. Hachette said the deal would make it the world's largest producer of magazines. "We're No.
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October 9, 1992 | From Reuters
Hachette, the French media giant that publishes Elle and Woman's Day magazines, said Thursday that media rival Havas was snapping up its shares. The talk that one company was taking aim at another, still viewed as ungentlemanly in France, sent Hachette's stock soaring 12% on the Paris stock exchange. "There is no doubt Havas is buying up" Hachette shares, a Hachette spokesman said. "I would note that Havas has not denied (this)." Havas declined to comment.
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September 25, 1999 | DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of speculation, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines said Friday that it is committed to keeping John F. Kennedy Jr.'s George magazine alive, if it can acquire majority ownership of the struggling political publication. George is a joint venture of the magazine chain and Random Ventures, Kennedy's company. In recent weeks, representatives of the Kennedy family and the publishing firm have been discussing the magazine's future.
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September 14, 2012 | Bloomberg News
A U.S. judge granted preliminary approval to a $69-million settlement between 49 states and three U.S. publishers accused of conspiring with Apple to fix the prices of electronic books. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in New York gave initial approval to the accord with Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers and Simon & Schuster Inc. and all the states but Minnesota. Hachette agreed to pay $31.7 million; HarperCollins, $19.6 million; and Simon & Schuster, $17.8 million, Cote said in an order made public Friday.
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July 4, 2010 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
This summer, as you're taking that long road trip or lying out on the surface of your choice — sandy beach, hammock, lounge chair — you can keep up on your reading without ever cracking open a book. Let your ears do the work in the heat. René Auberjonois provides a thrilling rendering of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child's "Fever Dream" (Hachette: $44.98) — the tale of a special agent involved in a cold case that hits very close to home — while C.J. Critt has enough smart-alecky attitude to give life to Janet Evanovich's "Hero at Large" (HarperAudio: $14.99)
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September 9, 2009 | Associated Press
After more than 40 bestsellers, James Patterson is just getting started. He has agreed to a 17-book deal with his longtime publisher, the Hachette Book Group -- an unthinkable commitment for most writers, but for Patterson a mere three years worth of work. Hachette announced Tuesday that the ultra-prolific novelist, whose output has been enhanced by such co-authors as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross, will turn out 10 adult thrillers, one nonfiction work and six novels for young people by the end of 2012.
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September 25, 1999 | DIANE SEO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After months of speculation, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines said Friday that it is committed to keeping John F. Kennedy Jr.'s George magazine alive, if it can acquire majority ownership of the struggling political publication. George is a joint venture of the magazine chain and Random Ventures, Kennedy's company. In recent weeks, representatives of the Kennedy family and the publishing firm have been discussing the magazine's future.
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November 20, 1997 | Greg Johnson
In the latest development in custom publishing, Avon Products Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, publisher of Elle, are launching a magazine called Athena: Common Sense, Uncommon Style, which will be aimed at women. Initial distribution will be through newsstands. The joint venture is to be launched in April. Cover price will be $3.50. The magazine will contain articles on beauty, fashion and nutrition.
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October 9, 1992 | From Reuters
Hachette, the French media giant that publishes Elle and Woman's Day magazines, said Thursday that media rival Havas was snapping up its shares. The talk that one company was taking aim at another, still viewed as ungentlemanly in France, sent Hachette's stock soaring 12% on the Paris stock exchange. "There is no doubt Havas is buying up" Hachette shares, a Hachette spokesman said. "I would note that Havas has not denied (this)." Havas declined to comment.
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