Penguin Random House India has acquired Hind Pocket Books, one of the oldest and best-known Hindi-language publishers in the country. PRH sees the purchase as another step in building PRH India’s presence in local-language publishing. The company entered that part of the market in 2005, when Penguin began its Hindi publishing program. PRH has since built a significant catalogue of acclaimed titles. Focusing mainly on paperbacks in Hindi and Urdu, Hind Pocket Books’ authors include several who have won major awards, including the Noble Prize and Sahitya Akadmei award. Click Read More below for additional information.
Bauer Media is to unite its UK magazine operations under the leadership of Paul Keenan, who will be responsible for all of Bauer’s UK and Nordic magazine, radio and digital operations, with immediate effect.
With some 94 magazine brands reaching 8.9 million people in the UK, Bauer Media is the leading UK publisher.
David Goodchild, currently the CEO of H Bauer Publishing, has decided to pursue opportunities outside of the group and will be leaving us on the 13th May.
Says Andreas Schoo, Executive Board Member, Bauer Media Group, “To increase our growth, operational performance and competitiveness we have decided to consolidate our UK and Nordic operations, under the leadership of Paul. This will strengthen our business for the future and enable us to seize new opportunities in these key territories.
Paul Keenan said: “Bauer Media is exceptionally well positioned with a unique set of influential brands living across multiple channels and devices. This multi-media offer makes us a compelling marketing partner for our clients and an exciting and different content creator. I am delighted to have the opportunity to take the business further forward, and to meet the many exciting opportunities that lie ahead”.
Andreas adds: “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank David. He leaves our business in great shape and we wish him all the very best for the future”.
David Joined the Bauer Media Group in 1993 as part of H Bauer’s Publishing distribution team. In 2004 David was appointed CEO of H Bauer Publishing and has led the business to become one of the UK’s most successful publishing businesses.
In 2015 in addition to his UK role, David also led Bauer Media’s APAC operations based in Sydney, running Bauer Media in Australia and New Zealand as well as operations in Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore during a transformative phase for the business.