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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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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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GooReader: When you need Google Books to go

Betanews – 2012-02-01

Google Books is a gigantic and ever-expanding online library of books and magazines that can be used to read classic titles free of charge as well as to purchase new releases in all manner of categories. But you may be one of the many people who...
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Meredith to buy Allrecipes.com in $175 million deal

Reuters – 2012-01-24

(Reuters) - Media and publishing company Meredith Corp will buy food information website Allrecipes.com from privately held Reader's Digest Association Inc in a $175 million deal to expand its...
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Sudan police close two newspapers

Guardian – 2012-01-20

Two independent, opposition newspapers, Alwan and Rai al-Shaab, have been closed by Sudan's security forces without explanation. Alwan, an Arabic-language daily, was closed by order of the Khartoum authorities after it published an interview with an...
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Capitol Weekly Cuts Print Version, Will Continue Online Only

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

Capitol Weekly will stop producing a print edition as of Thursday. The publication devoted to California government said on its website that it will continue posting stories online.
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Premedia Software Inc. Launches New Online File Correction Software for Small and Medium Size Publishers and Printers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

New website provides file preflight and optimization services for publishers and printers using a pay-as-you-go price model. Andover, MA, – Premedia Software Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of FixMyPrintFile, a new SaaS (Software as ...
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Cathy Sharick named managing editor of Time.com

Poynter. – 2012-01-18

Cathy Sharick started as a producer for the website in 2002, “when the whole operation had a staff of six and the magazine cover story brought in half the week’s traffic,” writes Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel. “There is no one… Read...
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Gannett Shuts Down New York Entertainment and Nightlife Website, Metromix

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-17

Gannett Co. has shuttered the New York arm of the local entertainment and nightlife network, Metromix, Capital has learned. The New York Metromix editor, Kirk Miller, broke the news to his writers this afternoon in an email. It was unclear whether...
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New Pan Mac site targets direct-to-consumer

The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

Pan Macmillan has launched a new website at www.panmacmillan.com with the infrastructure to...
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Ebooks and apps innovation exciting publishers despite price concerns

Guardian – 2012-01-13

Companies hope quality will be key weapon against wave of 99p competition on ebook and app storesThe evolution of books into interactive, digital products is far from over, according to Henry Volans, head of digital publishing at Faber & Faber....
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Future sells New York operation for $3m

Guardian – 2012-01-13

Magazine publisher Future has sold its loss-making New York division to NewBay MediaFuture Publishing has sold off its loss-making New York operation – home to magazines including Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado – in a deal worth...
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Wenner Hires New Digital Chief, Again

AdWeek – 2012-01-11

Wenner Media has named a new chief digital officer, David Kang, who becomes the third person to hold the position in less than a year. Wenner hired its first chief digital officer, Steven Schwartz, in 2009. He left in May for his old employer,...
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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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How the FT and NYT aim to make paywalls pay

Guardian – 2012-01-09

The two newspapers are working hard at converting readers to the digital paid-for modelEvery newspaper, magazine or website is working on a paywall of sorts and closely monitoring what everyone else is doing. In almost every news company, execs are...
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It’s becoming a mobile-first world

GigaOM – 2012-01-07

Increasingly, websites and services are getting a bigger chunk of their traffic through mobile with some pushing past the 50 percent mark. That's setting up a world in which developers and publishers have to think mobile first as consumption shifts...
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US publishers create company to monitor use of news output

Guardian – 2012-01-06

The Associated Press and 28 US news organisations are launching a company to measure the unpaid online use of their original reporting.It will also seek to convert unauthorised websites, blogs and other news-gathering services into paying...
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BBC World Service to run ads on some websites and radio stations

Guardian – 2012-01-05

BBC Trust approves plan after government asked World Service to generate £3m from commercial activities by 2013/2014The BBC Trust has approved plans to run advertising on a number of BBC World Service websites as well as in radio broadcasts for the...
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Karl Marx, Harper Lee sold big in 2011

Chicago Tribune – 2012-01-04

Used book-selling website AbeBooks' biggest sale in 2011 was of Karl Marx's "Das Kapital," the three-volume first edition published by Otto Meissner in 1867. Ironically, someone paid $51,739 for the seminal critique of capitalism.
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