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“Drop Dead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs

The Washington Post – 2012-04-21

Some pity, please, for the family of journalist A.J. Jacobs, whose monomaniacal book stunts must create the kind of domestic unrest that used to exist only in Kaufman-and-Hart plays. “Mommy, why did Daddy snarl at me when I interrupted his reading?” “Because he’s trying to get through the entire Encyclopedia Britannica, and he’s only as far as Balzac.” “Mommy, why is Daddy wearing a long beard and smelling like road kill?” “Hush, sweetie, he’s obeying the proscriptions of...
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Stora Enso has announced a restructuring plan that aims to cut costs in its annual magazine paper operation by about $63.6 million by third quarter 2013, with the goal of improving efficiency and... | Folio Magazine – 2012-02-09

Hachette UK sales drop 4.5% in fourth quarter

Hachette parent company Lagardere has reported a 5.9% fall for net sales in its Publishing... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-07

Anobii chief says drop DRM to fight Amazon

Matteo Berlucchi, chief executive of the social e-retailer Anobii, has urged publishers to drop... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-26

'Dead End in Norvelt' wins Newbery Medal

Jack Gantos' "Dead End in Norvelt" has won the John Newbery Medal for the best children's book of 2011. Chris Raschka's "A Ball for Daisy" won the Randolph Caldecott award for best illustrated story. | SacBee – 2012-01-24

21st-century publishing builds on a healthy radical tradition

Far from killing off the book, the digital age is proving a boon to innovative publishers and authors, many of whom are using new technology to breathe life back into old ideas. Here, we survey four... | Guardian – 2011-12-18

Sales and profit drop at Gardners

Sales and profit have fallen in the last year at book wholesaler Gardners but the company said it... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-08

Transcontinental Media Announces Launch of a New Healthy Living Media Brand

Multiplatform Content Initiative Will Include a Magazine with a Targeted Circulation of over 400,000 Copies | CNW – 2011-11-18

Sales drop 2.5% at Lagardère

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 08/11/2011 - 10:15 Lagardère Publishing has reported a net sale decrease of 2.5% on a like-for-like basis in its third quarter, attributing the... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-08

Bookstores Drop Comics After Amazon Deal With DC

Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment, showcases the graphic novel "Superman: Earth One" on the Kindle Fire. | The New York Times – 2011-10-18

Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles... | Reuters – 2011-09-28

Quercus sees sales drop but profits rise

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 10:33 Quercus saw an inevitable downturn in sales in the first half of 2011 after its Stieg Larsson enhanced 2010 numbers, but still... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

French publishers drop charges against Google

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard have confirmed they have dropped charges against Google for... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

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Posted in ArticleIt's hard to know what to think about the state of publishing. Every other day someone is declaring the book to be dead -- and in between, there is someone rebutting the doomsday... | EContent Magazine – 2011-09-12

French Publishers Drop Lawsuits Against Google Book Scanning

Three French publishers have dropped lawsuits against Google alleging that the company infringed their copyright. | PC World – 2011-09-09

French publishers may drop claim against Google

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard appear to be dropping charges against Google for digitising... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

Five Reasons Why Paper Prices Could Drop This Fall

Despite the decline of paper product use among publishers, prices for paper haven’t fallen the way many hoped they would. Some say that this is the result of demand meeting supply, while others... | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-30

MAGAZINE ABCs: Top Gear extends car mags leadership as rivals drop

BBC Top Gear Magazine has increased its dominance among the automotive titles by virtue of holding sales steady while rivals fell, with Bauer's Car down 13.5%. | Media Week – 2011-08-18

Silicon Valley business owners call on Amazon to drop fight against sales-tax law

Kepler's Books owner, others to gather in Palo Alto today in solidarity against Amazon's tax fight. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-17

Yellow Media shares drop on analyst price cuts

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Bertrams revenues drop 7.5% like-for-like

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/07/2011 - 10:06 Revenues at Bertrams have fallen 7.5% on a like for like basis, its parent company Smiths News has said. In a trading statement... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-14

Octopus donates to Healthy Planet

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/07/2011 - 15:10 Octopus Publishing Group has agreed to donate books to new charity venture Books For Free. The green initiative is an arm of... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-14

Print Units Drop 10% In First Half of 2011

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Henry Turner, 76, Historian and Author, Is Dead

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British writer John Mortimer dead at 85

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Former Esquire, Men's Fitness publisher dead

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Is Gannett Planning to Drop AP and Form Own Content Service?

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Inger Christensen, Scandinavian Poet, Is Dead at 73

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Mirror Awards Drop Entry Fee, Expand Web Categories

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8020 May Not Be Dead Yet

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Donald E. Westlake, Mystery Writer, Is Dead at 75

The prolific, award-winning novelist pounded out more than 100 books and five screenplays during his career. | New York Times – 2009-01-05

Bob Nylen, Who Helped Propel Beliefnet And Waterfront Media, Dead At 64

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Robert Nylen, Magazine Founder and Publisher, Is Dead at 64

Mr. Nylen was a founder and the publisher of New England Monthly, a highly regarded regional magazine published from 1984 to 1990. | New York Times – 2008-12-31

'Star-Ledger' Technician Dead at 69

Richard John Benavitch, a retired electronics technician for The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J., died last Wednesday. He was 69. | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-31

Willoughby Sharp, 72, Versatile Avant-Gardist, Is Dead

In the 1960s and afterward, Mr. Sharp was on the cutting edge of the American avant-garde as a performer, writer, curator, video artist and much else. | New York Times – 2008-12-31

Julius Fast, 89, writer of both fact and fiction, is dead

Fast won the first Edgar Award given by the Mystery Writers of America and went on to publish popular books on body language, the Beatles and human relationships. | International Herald Tribune – 2008-12-23

Spokane Paper Reverses Threat to Drop AP Early

"Our publisher informed AP earlier this month that while we have not changed our objections to the terms and cost of our relationship with AP, we have decided to honor the contract,"... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-19

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