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Happy birthday to Fleet Street's ranters

Guardian – 2011-06-10

The inimitable Gentlemen Ranters site - described by The Times as "a brilliant compendium of reminiscences of the great days of Fleet Street" - celebrates its 200th edition today.It's a tribute to its founder, ex-Mirror group executive Revel Barker,...
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Cheezburger founder tells newspapers what they have been doing wrong

Guardian – 2011-06-06

Ben Huh wants journalists, designers and technologists to collaborate on designing some open source softwareSay what you like about the internet, but it's never short of an opinion. It might be unfair to say the news industry is desperate for some...
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GigiOM Raises $6 Million in Round Led By Reed Elsevier

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-31

GigaOM, a media company targeting the tech space, has secured a $6 million round of funding led by Reed Elsevier's investment group Reed Elsevier Ventures. Existing venture partners Alloy Ventures and True Ventures also participated in the round.
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"Democratic" publishing venture launched at Hay

The Bookseller – 2011-05-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Sun, 29/05/2011 - 12:00 A publishing platform which allows readers to choose what should be published has been launched, supported by Faber and created by "QI" writers John Mitchinson and Justin...
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Captcha Ads: Awesome for Brands, Awkward for Users?

AdWeek – 2011-05-27

Until this year, security for web interactions meant copying distorted letters into “captcha” boxes to prove we weren’t spam robots. The software was initially developed by the army, now it’s free shareware, and its not particularly effective....
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Bloomsbury brings Edith Sitwell to the ebook

Guardian – 2011-05-26

Publisher joins forces with Matthew Freud's literary agency to digitally republish out-of-print classicsHarry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has joined forces with the literary and talent agency owned by PR guru Matthew Freud to set up a new ebook...
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Live chat today: Journalist turned author explains how to start a small book business

Poynter. – 2011-05-24

In this week’s career chat, we’ll talk with Jennifer Bott VanderWeele, a former business reporter who has started a small book publishing venture. She once was a reporter for the Detroit Free Press. At 3 p.m. ET today, VanderWeele will… Read more
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The Secret World of Apps

AdWeek – 2011-05-23

Last week, Apple went to Washington, D.C., to answer questions from U.S. lawmakers about consumer privacy in the mobile marketplace. The visit was triggered by the discovery that Apple’s iPads and iPhones tracked and kept users’ locations for up...
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Swallows and Amazons: the new Harry Potter?

Guardian – 2011-05-17

Arthur Ransome's beloved books could be the next big children's film franchise, as BBC plans to ramp up the action and realityIt's being billed as a "white-knuckle-ride action adventure" that could capture the imagination of the Harry Potter...
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More agents to explore publishing models

The Bookseller – 2011-05-13

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 08:38 Literary agents Curtis Brown and Blake Friedman have said they are planning to follow Ed Victor's move into publishing, after he announced an e-book and print-on-demand...
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Bertelsmann sees earnings fall 16%

Guardian – 2011-05-12

German company partly blames impact of Easter falling in late April this year for dipBertelsmann, the parent company of pan-European broadcaster RTL and Stieg Larsson publisher Random House, has reported a 16% year-on-year fall in earnings in the...
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Ed Victor sets up publishing imprint

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 12:22 The Ed Victor Literary Agency, one of the most powerful agencies in London, has launched its own e-book and print on demand venture, focusing initially on putting back into...
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Helium.com Raises $10 Million in Venture Debt

Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-09

Andover, Mass. - Helium, a publisher of user-generated content, has raised $10 million in venture debt, according to a new filing by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.read more
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WSJ launches WikiLeaks-style site

Guardian – 2011-05-05

SafeHouse service allows whistleblowers to upload documentsThe Wall Street Journal has launched its own WikiLeaks-inspired whistleblowers' site, SafeHouse.Similar to WikiLeaks, SafeHouse allows whistleblowers to confidentially upload documents to...
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The Big Children's Books of BEA

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-25

Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle and James Dashner's the Maze Runner trilogy are both drawing to a conclusion, while noteworthy collaborations from Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman, and Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, set sail. Also look for...
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Greg Mortenson's dizzying fall from grace

Guardian – 2011-04-23

People in Pakistan featured in Three Cups of Tea dispute writer's recollection of events in memoirThe troubled world of book publishing has become almost wearily accustomed to receiving yet more bad news of a critically acclaimed memoir that turns...
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A country goes behind a paywall

Guardian – 2011-04-19

How about this for a paywall? Slovakia's media have erected one around the entire country.Nine major news organisations - including three broadsheet newspapers, a tabloid, two magazines and a television station - have banded together to charge a...
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New venture for Hutchinson

The Bookseller – 2011-04-19

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 19/04/2011 - 11:04 Former Colman Getty PR Mark Hutchinson has launched his own consultancy, Mark Hutchinson Management (MHM), taking high-profile names including J K Rowling with him. The...
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Fiction Express seeks interaction from readers for digital series

The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 08:56 An e-fiction venture aimed at tweens and teenagers is being launched by packager Discovery Books in May. Called Fiction Express, it will invite teenagers to buy books in...
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Flipboard Raises $50 Million, Inks Deal With Oprah's OWN

Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-15

Palo Alto, Calif. - Flipboard, the developer of a social magazine app for mobile devices, has raised $50 million in its second round of funding at a $200 million valuation, All Things D reported. Insight Venture Partners led the investment round;...
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