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In Amanda Knox Tale, a Delicate Bet for Publishers

The New York Times – 2012-02-14

Amanda Knox at the appeal of her murder conviction in Perugia, Italy. She spent nearly four years in jail before being freed.
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Researchers Boycott Elsevier Journal Publisher

The New York Times – 2012-02-14

More than 5,700 researchers are denouncing the pricing policies of the journal publisher Elsevier in a growing furor over open access to the fruits of scientific research.
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Billionaires are Investing in Australian Newspaper Publishers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-10

Billionaire Gina Rinehart recently invested $146 million in Fairfax Media, the publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review . Known as the "Iron Lady," Rinehart is the heir of mining magnate Lang Hancock and is believ ...
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Orion nets Guardiola biog

The Bookseller – 2012-02-10

Orion will publish the biography of FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola. Non-fiction publisher...
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Paravion Press: Hand-making Books from a Cave in Greece

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

In a time when digital and print-on-demand technology are streamlining how books are created and delivered, Paravion Press believes there still is a market for well-crafted, hand-made books. “Paravion hopes to keep hold of a patch of turf for the...
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Piano Media, Group Paywalls and Lessons From TV Subscriptions

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-10

Tomáš Bella likes thinking big. The CEO of Piano Media, the Slovakian company that is building a consortium of 12 publishers and 50 sites in eastern Europe using its paywall technology, wants publishers to charge readers for onl ...
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Salman Rushdie Gets a Soundtrack

Media Bistro – 2012-02-10

This week Booktrack released a Salman Rushdie story with a soundtrack played by the New Zealand Orchestra. In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), we spoke with Brooke Geahan, the vice president of the app-based publisher. The...
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Sizzle, Sizzle... Fizzle, Fizzle...

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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The Value Of a Book

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

How much money is a book really worth? Is it the $25 to $30 publishers typically ask for the hardcover edition? Is it the discounted price plus shipping that an online retailer charges? What if there’s only a Kindle edition you can buy, for 99...
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Harlequin's 2012 Romance Report Findings Indicate Romance + Technology = #ITSCOMPLICATED

CNW – 2012-02-09

Famed publisher's annual survey reveals surprising findings about everything from sexting to flirting on Facebook
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Igloo boosts turnover to £20m

The Bookseller – 2012-02-09

Mass-market publisher Igloo Books anticipates growing its turnover by £4.4m for the year...
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Boulder Newspaper Publisher to Lay Off 17

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-08

BOULDER - The Boulder-based publisher of the Daily Camera will lay off 17 advertising design and production employees in an outsourcing move, the newspaper reported Wednesday, Jan. 8.
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E-books by crime writer Jim Thompson coming soon

Boston.com – 2012-02-08

Novels by acclaimed crime writer Jim Thompson are coming out as e-books. Mulholland Books announced Tuesday that "The Killer Inside Me," "The Grifters" and other Thompson classics will be released in digital editions this year. The publisher says...
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Jobs to go as PGUK closes Enfield warehouse

The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

Nineteen staff at book sales and distribution company Publishers Group UK are facing redundancy...
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McClatchy beats 4Q estimates, ad decline slows

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-08

(02-07) 12:54 PST Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. said Tuesday that net income improved in the most recent quarter, as the company cut expenses and saw advertising revenue fall at a lower... Presented By: Chicago Booth...
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Trade shadowing scheme picks up pace

The Bookseller – 2012-02-07

Random House, Canongate and Macmillan Children’s Books are the latest publishers to send...
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ASP Westward Sells Community Media of Colorado to Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-06

HOUSTON, TX - February 6, 2012 - Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC, of Golden, Colorado has purchased Community Media of Colorado from ASP Westward. The Houston-based newspaper publisher had owned CMC since 2002. ASP Westward also ope ...
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Briefing Media to buy UK magazines

Guardian – 2012-02-06

paidContent: B2B publisher UBM is off-loading its UK magazines for farmers and doctors, as it looks to further exit the direct content publishing business. By Robert Andrews
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Ebook sales are being driven by downmarket genre fiction

Guardian – 2012-02-06

Publishers face secrecy over sales and an absence of industry-wide data to help them plot strategyKindle-owning bibliophiles are furtive beasts. Their shelves still boast classics and Booker winners. But inside that plastic case, other things lurk....
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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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