Amulet has revealed details on Jeff Kinney‘s forthcoming eighth Wimpy Kid book, HARD LUCK, sporting a lime green cover for its November 5 release. Kinney says, “As a writer, there’s something wickedly satisfying about putting Greg Heffley under duress, and in the eighth book, Greg suffers a multitude of indignities. But this time around he has a secret weapon against the slings and arrows of middle school.”
Some day soon, now that HarperCollins comprises a more meaningful portion of the new foxless News Corp., we ought to have access to the publisher’s quarterly results. But some day is apparently not today. Though SEC filings prior to the spinoff of the publishing-focused conglomerate shed light on company results through the end of March 2013, the fourth quarter remains opaque for now. The new 21st Century Fox reported results for the quarter ending June 30 and the full fiscal year — and they include the spun-off assets, which became independent on June 28, in a scant accounting of “discontinued operations.” Those businesses as a group recorded a $1.348 loss for the fourth quarter, and a $1.997 billion loss for the year.
Ingram Publisher Services will distribute Balcony 7 Media & Publishing, Bella & Harry, CN Times, Fine & Kahn, She Writes Press and The Enthusiast.
O’Reilly will distribute Packt Publishing‘s technology ebook program, totalling more than 1200 titles.