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Tribune Offers Newsroom Voluntary Buyouts

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-17

Looking to reduce costs as it continues to grapple with a changing media landscape and challenging economy, the Chicago Tribune told employees Monday it will offer an undisclosed number of voluntary buyouts in the newsroom. Gerry Kern, senior vice p...
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Melville House Finds Hit for the 99%

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-02

Although the staff at Melville House originally envisioned David Graeber’s new book as a short work on the economy, it just kept growing until Debt: The First 5,000 Years, a now 550-page comprehensive work on the impact of financial issues on...
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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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Keeping Regional Shows Relevant

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-18

For the past five years publishers have talked about the need to consolidate trade shows—and lower their costs. A struggling economy, the increased power of Amazon, and the erosion of print book sales to e-books have only accelerated calls for...
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FT Group revenue up 6%

Guardian – 2011-11-03

Publisher Pearson also reports doubling of ebook sales at PenguinPearson has reported a 6% year-on-year revenue increase at FT Group, the division that publishes the Financial Times, and that ebook sales at Penguin have more than doubled in 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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Big deals for Canadian newspaper publishers

Guardian – 2011-10-19

The Canadian newspaper industry remains more vibrant than in both the United States and Britain. There have been a wave of deals recently. The latest sees Glacier Media announcing its acquisition of the Victoria Times Colonist, plus two more dailies...
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Economy sharpens focus at FBF

The Bookseller – 2011-10-14

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 14/10/2011 - 09:30 Delegates have reported an “engaged” mood at Frankfurt Book Fair 2011, with tough economic conditions fuelling a more focused approach to the fair, plus a flurry of indie...
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Atlantic loses £1.8m in "dreadful" 2010

The Bookseller – 2011-10-11

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 14:53 Atlantic Books made a loss of £1.8m on turnover of £6.9m in 2010, the company has confirmed. But chief executive Toby Mundy said the publisher was likely to grow 15% on 2010's...
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College Bookstores in Dynamic Times

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-07

The digital transition and sputtering economy are not only bringing changes to general bookstores, but to college bookstores as well. College stores are dealing with a changed landscape of their own: more textbook choices that now include rentals...
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Is the app economy killing online publishers?

GigaOM – 2011-09-25

Though the number of iOS and Android apps continues to grow by leaps and bounds, Yaron Galai bets that the trend of developing native apps is a short-term fad. Here's why he thinks companies should reexamine their app strategy.
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Bill Clinton book on economy out in November

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-09-24

NEW YORK -- For Bill Clinton, it is again the economy, stupid. The former president has finished writing a new book, "Back to Work," which comes out in November.
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Sales rise and profit jumps at Profile

The Bookseller – 2011-09-06

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 15:28 Profile has reported a 3% sales rise to £7.35m for the year to end 31st March 2011, with profits up 69% to £405,000. M.d. Andrew Franklin said the publisher was delighted to...
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Archant reports 60% fall in profits

Guardian – 2011-08-05

Newspaper and magazine publisher's revenues hit by slump in advertising and rising newsprint costsArchant, the regional newspaper and magazine publisher, has reported a plunge in profits of more than 60% in the first six months of the year, as a...
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Government backs Hargreaves, rows back on blocking filesharing websites

The Bookseller – 2011-08-03

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 03/08/2011 - 09:35 The Government has largely endorsed the recommendations of the Hargreaves Review, though, according to reports, business secretary Vince Cable has admitted that the website...
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AOL Delivering Personalized News to the iPad

AdWeek – 2011-08-02

In an early teaser video for AOL’s new digital magazine, the project's lead director puckishly called it “the app for when you crap.” But make no doubt about it, AOL's iPad app Editions which launches this week, wants to be your personalized,...
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Celebrating five decades of the Observer Magazine

Guardian – 2011-07-31

Not To Be Sold Separately, a new exhibition of the Observer Magazine's history, opens this weekend. We look back on the iconic images and ground-breaking articles that launched us on our wayEarlier this year, Luke Dodd, director of the Observer's...
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Economy "toughest for decades" says Bloomsbury

The Bookseller – 2011-07-11

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 11/07/2011 - 09:00 The consumer economy is the toughest it has been for decades, said Bloomsbury, with curtailed orders in retailers like Waterstone's. read more
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Why Silicon Valley Can't Sell

AdWeek – 2011-07-11

Drive up and down the 101 Freeway in Silicon Valley, or cast your gaze north toward Seattle, and media companies, which expect to book over $20 billion in advertising in 2011, appear to be everywhere. But visit the biggest of these companies and ask...
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Print Units Drop 10% In First Half of 2011

Publishers Weekly – 2011-07-08

Unit sales of print books sold through outlets measured by Nielsen BookScan fell 10.2%, to 307.1 million, in the first six months of 2011 ended July 3. The decline comes as no surprise as e-book sales continued to eat into sales of physical books,...
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