July 4, 2010 |
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)
September 9, 2009 |
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.
September 25, 1999 |
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.
November 20, 1997 |
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.
October 9, 1992 |
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.
April 14, 1988 |
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.