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Why investors bought 71 US newspapers last year

Guardian – 2012-01-31

There is still a newspaper publishing market in the United States. Seventy-one of the country's daily newspapers changed hands last year in deals totalling just under $800m (£509m).Why? A New York Times article concedes that answering that question...
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A Velvet Rope for Mobile Media Buyers and Sellers, Run By Medialets

AllThingsD – 2012-01-10

Publishers who worry that digital ad tech is hammering their premium pricing are increasingly turning to private exchanges, where they hope a velvet rope approach will keep keep bargain buyers out. Here's a similar approach from mobile ad startup...
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Barnes & Noble offers Nook discounts

Boston.com – 2012-01-10

Barnes & Noble said Monday it will offer its e-reader devices at a discount if buyers purchase a digital subscription to People magazine or The New York Times.
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Medialets Launches Invite-Only Buying Platform for Mobile

AdWeek – 2012-01-10

Mobile rich media ad platform Medialets is getting into the matchmaking business. In an announcement today, the New York-based company said it is launching Medialets Private Marketplace, an invitation-only buying platform to connect advertisers with...
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iPads and Kindles force newspapers further away from print

Guardian – 2011-12-25

Economics of the digital world are only too evident to the press as handheld devices strike a death knell for old business modelsA million iPads and Kindles may have been unwrapped on Sunday – according to tentative analyst estimates – an influx...
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Survey: heaviest buyers moving to digital

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

The potential for digital to grow readership and increase revenue has been seriously called into...
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Media Decoder Blog: Many Online Book Buyers First Shop Around in Stores

The New York Times – 2011-12-05

According to a survey, 24 percent of people who said they had bought books from an online retailer in the last month also said they had seen the book in a brick-and-mortar bookstore first.
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Radio Times drops Santa Claus from Christmas cover

Guardian – 2011-12-02

Magazine says Father Christmas could be seen as a 'symbol of over-indulgence', so it opts for tree illustrationSanta Claus has been banished from the cover of the Radio Times Christmas issue this year, over fears he would be viewed as a "symbol of...
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Publishers need advertisers to value their online readership

Guardian – 2011-11-28

The most sophisticated products, the ones able to deliver engagement and value to advertisers, are being ignoredNewspaper publishers need to quickly solve a troublesome equation. As carbon-based readership keeps dwindling, the growing legion of...
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NoW buyers stop reading papers

Guardian – 2011-11-25

The latest newspaper readership figures suggest that a huge number of people have stopped reading a Sunday newspaper altogether since the closure of the News of the World.The statistics released today by the National Readership Survey (NRS) are the...
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EMI to be sold to Russian billionaire after deal with Universal collapses

Guardian – 2011-10-29

Len Blavatnik poised to pay $1.5bn for the last major British record label, home to the Beatles and ColdplayEMI, the record label that signed the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Coldplay, is likely to be broken up this week and sold to a Russian-born...
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Buyers slow to come forward for independent shops

The Bookseller – 2011-10-17

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 08:20 At least 22 independent bookshops are currently for sale in the UK, with the recession, the climate of the bookselling market and the refusal of banks to lend money all being...
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Free iPhone games making plenty of money on Apple's UK App Store

Guardian – 2011-10-17

Analysis reveals half the 100 top grossing titles are free to play games, while in-app purchases are filtering into paid games tooHalf of the 100 top-grossing iPhone games in the UK are free-to-play titles, indicating that while freemium games are...
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How can we stop publishers inflating circulation?

Guardian – 2011-10-17

The WSJ Europe 'scam' highlights the fact that audiences, print or digital, are often artificially bought rather than naturally soldSurprise: To boost its circulation, Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal Europe engaged in massive channel stuffing....
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Three national papers are still hooked on the bulk sales drug

Guardian – 2011-10-17

I've just returned from the world editors' forum in Vienna where delegates were intensely interested in the News International phone hacking scandal.Those journalists who live in countries where press freedom is under consistent threat were,...
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Google Rolls Out New Tools for Publishers

AdWeek – 2011-09-16

Today on the official Google blog, VP of display advertising Neal Mohan announced the launch of two new tools aimed at helping publishers manage ads and maximize revenue. “Before now, it’s been difficult for publishers to manage all their video...
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Trinity Mirror abandons sport title

Guardian – 2011-09-07

Trinity Mirror has abandoned plans to launch a national sports newspaper, which had been scheduled for launch at the start of the new football season last month.The publisher was reported by Media Week to have showed dummy copies of the twice-weekly...
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Chorion seeks buyer after failing to ease debt

The Bookseller – 2011-09-05

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 08:05 Buyers are being sought for Mr Men and Agatha Christie franchise owner Chorion after the company failed to renegotiate its banking arrangements to ease its £70m debt. The company...
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Vintage to set illustrated Hare out of the traps

The Bookseller – 2011-09-05

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 07:30 Chatto & Windus will publish an illustrated edition of its The Hare with Amber Eyes by Galaxy New Writer of the Year 2010 Edmund de Waal, hoping to attract Christmas gift...
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The Harbour Bookshop may be saved

The Bookseller – 2011-08-23

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 23/08/2011 - 08:28 A bookshop founded by A A Milne's son may be saved from closure as the owners enter tentative talks with new buyers. The Harbour Bookshop in Dartmouth was opened 60 years ago by...
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