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Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

The more things change, the more they stay the same”—the old saw describes the state of Christian fiction in 2012. Try to spot inspirational fiction trends for spring, and you could get run over by an Amish buggy. But could the bonnet craze be...
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Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Irrelevant?

AdWeek – 2012-02-06

The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing. About.com recently dumped its CEO. Yahoo’s $100 million acquisition of Associated Content (now...
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Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Less Relevant?

AdWeek – 2012-02-06

The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing. About.com recently dumped its CEO. Yahoo’s $100 million acquisition of Associated Content (now...
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33Across Acquires Publishing Data Gold Mine Tynt

AdWeek – 2012-01-25

Facebook may be the biggest social network on the planet, but social ad targeting firm 33Across says it now has the distinction of managing the world’s largest social and interest graph. The company was set to announce today that it has acquired...
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Immediate Media buys Hearst Magazines titles

Guardian – 2012-01-11

Publishing company acquires You & Your Wedding and Prima Baby & Pregancy magazines in latest dealImmediate Media, the publishing company formed after the private equity takeover of BBC Magazines, has acquired You & Your Wedding and Prima Baby &...
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Haines joins Penguin Children's in new media role

The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

Penguin Children's Group has created the role of acquisitions manager for its media and...
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HC's Haines to Penguin

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Penguin Children's Group has created the role of acquisitions manager for its media and...
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New Leadership for Apple's iAd?

AdWeek – 2012-01-05

Apple reportedly has hired Adobe exec Todd Teresi to lead its mobile iAd program. Teresi led the advertising and publishing teams at Adobe, according to his LinkedIn profile. Previous jobs include chief revenue officer at Quantcast and senior vp at...
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Trinity Mirror buys email and mobile firm Communicator Corp for £8m

Guardian – 2012-01-04

Publisher's acquisition is part of strategy to build digital marketing services business Trinity Mirror, the publisher of titles including the Daily Mirror and the People, has acquired an email and mobile communications company for £8m in cash.The...
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Two for Avon's Hogg

The Bookseller – 2011-12-15

Avon commissioning editor Caroline Hogg has made her first acquisition for the publisher, a two-...
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Pearson to sell FTSE stake for £450m

Guardian – 2011-12-12

Financial Times and Penguin owner Pearson to sell 50% stake in FTSE International group in shift from financial dataPearson is to sell its 50% stake in the FTSE International group to the London Stock Exchange for £450m in cash.The company, owner...
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Dermot Desmond increases Independent News & Media stake

Guardian – 2011-12-05

Millionaire investor now owns between 3.5% and 4% of Irish media group, making him third most significant shareholderMillionaire financier and investor Dermot Desmond had almost doubled his stake in Independent News & Media.He has bought shares in...
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Google’s Admeld Deal Gets the Green Light

AdWeek – 2011-12-03

Google’s advertising horsepower is about to get even greater. In a blog post Friday, Google’s VP of display advertising Neal Mohan announced that the Department of Justice had approved its $400 million acquisition of the New York-based online...
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Google Buys Startups Apture, Katango

AdWeek – 2011-11-11

Google’s acquisition spree continued this week with the announcement that the tech giant bought two startups, Apture and Katango, for undisclosed amounts. Apture, a startup aiming to bring a richer reading experience to partners' websites like The...
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Kobo sold to Rakuten

The Bookseller – 2011-11-09

Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:30 Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has acquired e-reading service Kobo for $315 million. The move follows Rakuten’s acquisition of internet retailer Play.com earlier this year for £25m in cash, as part of...
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Stunned Reaction To HarperCollins’s Acquisition of Thomas Nelson

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-04

Last week HarperCollins announced it was acquiring Thomas Nelson Publishers, a move that stunned many in the industry, since Harper already owns Nelson’s biggest competitor, Zondervan. The two are the largest Christian publishers in the world, and...
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Australian competition body backs TBD takeover

The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:25 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has joined the UK's Office of Fair Trading in giving the go-ahead to Amazon's acquisition of the Book Depository. In its...
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Two six-figure deals for Gollancz

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 10:39 Gollancz has signed two six-figure pre-empt deals, with editorial director Gillian Redfearn acquiring trilogies by début authors. The first acquisition was made just before...
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E-books and Continuum buy drive sales at Bloomsbury

The Bookseller – 2011-10-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 27/10/2011 - 09:41 E-book sales and the acquisition of Continuum helped sales at Bloomsbury leap 16%, although relocation and restructuring costs led to pre-tax profit more than halving to...
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HC appoints Katrina Troy to head fiction

The Bookseller – 2011-10-27

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:15 HarperCollins has appointed Katrina Troy, currently head of commercial affairs for Vintage and Mainstream Publishing, as its commercial director for its fiction division. Troy will...
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