Saturday, July 26, 2014


Kids' Drive Penguin Random House
As part of its report on first half results for 2014, Pearson said that it booked adjusted operating profit of 18 million pounds for its 47% stake in Penguin Random House compared to 28 million pounds in the first six months of 2013. In written comments, Pearson said PRH “performed well in the first half of 2014” driven by a strong performance by its children’s publishing operations around the world. more »

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