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'Steve Jobs' and 'The Help' dominate reading lists in many American cities

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'Steve Jobs' and 'The Help' dominate reading lists in many American cities

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-30

Data gathered by Nielsen BookScan for The Daily Beast show many of the same titles are popular in American cities – but exceptions include 'Heaven Is For Real' and 'The Great Gatsby.'
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Jobs to go as PGUK closes Enfield warehouse

Nineteen staff at book sales and distribution company Publishers Group UK are facing redundancy... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-08

Trinity Mirror to cut up to 75 jobs at nationals

Publisher to partly merge reporting and production at Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and People in a seven-day operationUp to 75 full- and part-time editorial jobs are to be cut at Trinity Mirror's... | Guardian – 2012-02-01

American Press Institute Merges with Newspaper Association of America Foundation

Arlington, Va. – The American Press Institute (API) and the Newspaper Association of America Foundation (NAAF) announced today that they will merge to create a dynamic new organization focused... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-25

Best-sellers lists: How they work and who they (mostly) work for

Every now and then, a publishing earthquake shakes things up. An author comes out of nowhere with a title that goes viral, riding best-seller lists like they were roller coasters. | SacBee – 2012-01-22

African-American Indie Bookstores: Hanging Tough

In business for a total of 122 years, four well-known African-American–owned bookstores—Eso Won (22 years); Hue-Man (10 years); Marcus Book Stores (52 years); and the Shrine of the Black Madonna... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-20

Inside Apple: The Company Behind Steve Jobs

Author Adam Lashinsky says his book is not a biography of Steve Jobs, but of Apple | BusinessWeek – 2012-01-20

Women writers dominate Waterstones 11 list

Eight female novelists have made the Waterstones 11 2012 selection, with three novels each from... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

Mirror launches year-long reading campaign

The Daily Mirror is to run a We Love Reading campaign, backed by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy,... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Newport News Daily Press Newspaper Cuts 30 Jobs

The Daily Press newspaper announced Friday it has laid off 30 workers. | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

35 Jobs To Go As Trinity Closes 5 Offices In Scotland

Trinity Mirror is closing five offices in Scotland a month after announcing plans to merge the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail with sister company Scottish and Universal Newspapers. The... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

Doubleday Canada to Publish a New Book from North American Comedy Star Gerry Dee

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Doubleday Canada is pleased to announce that it will publish a new book from acclaimed comedian Gerry Dee. The as-of-yet untitled book will hit stores in the fall of... | CNW – 2012-01-10

Reading Agency to cheer up readers

The Reading Agency is to launch a Mood-boosting Books campaign, teaming up with Vintage and its... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

'Ugly retailing' as discounts dominate Xmas

Christmas 2011 will be "tough" for many on the high street, a leading retail analyst... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-19

Jobs Bio a Global Hit: International Bestsellers December 2011

A few days after Amazon announced that the Steve Jobs biography was its top-selling book of 2011 (combined print and e-book sales), the book debuted on bestseller charts around the world, including... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-16

Reader's Digest Association Cuts 150 Jobs Worldwide

Reader’s Digest Association has eliminated 150 positions across all of its business groups worldwide, with half the cuts affecting jobs in the U.S. and the other half international. | Folio Magazine – 2011-12-16

Vogue launches online archive of every American issue in its 119-year history

The 400,000 images no doubt constitute the world's most glamorous picture library – but subscription comes at a priceIn 1988, when the printers received the image for the November issue of American... | Guardian – 2011-12-16

Graphic book reimagines key time in Steve Jobs' life

(Reuters) - Another new book about late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is hitting bookshelves next month, this one a graphic narrative exploring the innovator's spiritual development, the publishers... | Reuters – 2011-12-15

Papers to give up print on Mondays in favour of online reading

One of America's largest newspaper publisher, MediaNews Group, has come up with an intriguing cost-saving plan.Three of its daily titles will stop publishing in print on Mondays later this month and... | Guardian – 2011-12-08

The Art of Reading

1861: The Civil War Awakening, by Adam Goodheart The most brilliant passage I read this year was about beards. Specifically, about the beards that American men wore before the Civil War—John Brown... | Slate – 2011-12-08

Less than two months after release, 'Steve Jobs' is Amazon's top seller of 2011

Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of late Apple cofounder and CEO Steve Jobs has become the best-selling book of 2011 on Amazon.com less than two months after it was released. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-07

News In Brief: Jobs biography top Amazon seller for 2011

Walter Isaacson's biography of late Apple (AAPL) co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has become the best-selling book of 2011 on Amazon. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-07

American Public Media Acquires Journalism Crowdfunding Service

Spot.us, an experiment in using community donations to fund journalism, has been acquired by American Public Media and folded into the public radio organization's Public Insight Network. Spot.us was... | AdWeek – 2011-12-01

NoW buyers stop reading papers

The latest newspaper readership figures suggest that a huge number of people have stopped reading a Sunday newspaper altogether since the closure of the News of the World.The statistics released... | Guardian – 2011-11-25

Openmargin Hopes to Be More Than Social E-Reading

Notes in the margins of e-books could be the next platform for social interaction. At least that's what Amsterdam-based Openmargin is hoping. | AllThingsD – 2011-11-19

Trinity Mirror closes papers, cuts jobs

Trinity Mirror is to carry out another restructuring of its Midlands operation in order to cut almost 70 jobs. It will also close three free weeklies. Some 38 editorial staff and 11 advertising... | Guardian – 2011-11-15

Up to 150 jobs on the line at Eason

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 08:25 The long wait for news about job cuts at Eason's should be over by the end of this month following weeks of negotiation, it has... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

*Openmargin Hopes to Be More Than Social E-Reading

Notes in the margins of e-books could be the next platform for social interaction. At least that's what Amsterdam-based *openmargin is hoping. | AllThingsD – 2011-11-12

Steve Jobs nominated as Time's Person of the Year

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has been nominated for Time magazine's Person of the Year award; if he wins, he would be the first person to receive the award posthumously. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-11-10

Adobe Shares Fall as Software Maker Cuts 750 Jobs, Shifts Focus

Adobe Systems Inc. shares fell the most in 13 months after the company said it will cut 750 jobs as it lessens its focus on older products and shifts investment to programs for digital publishing and... | BusinessWeek – 2011-11-09

Did Steve Jobs salutes turn snarky too soon?

The New York Times Tributes to Steve Jobs were published immediately upon news of his October death. Those salutes turned snarky within 18 hours, says Alex Williams. “There was a time when the... | Poynter. – 2011-11-03

Jobs biog sells 379,000 copies Stateside

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 14:00 Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the US in its first week on bookshop shelves,... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Jobs biography sells 379,000 Stateside

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 14:00 Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs sold 379,000 copies in the US in it first week on bookshops shelves,... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Jobs memoir tops bestseller lists

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 02/11/2011 - 08:27 Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Steve Jobs has become one of the fastest-selling hardback non-fiction books since records... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-02

Steve Jobs bio: 379,000 U.S. sales and counting

Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography has clearly been successful, topping best-seller lists ahead of its release, but new numbers reveal the extent of that success. The 656-page book has sold... | GigaOM – 2011-11-02

Steve Jobs biography tops bestsellers

Walter Isaacson's authorised biography of the Apple CEO ships more than 37,000 copies in first five days on sale in UKThere may not have been overnight queues of fans like those for the release of a... | Guardian – 2011-11-02

WSJ best-seller lists to include e-books

The Wall Street Journal has an agreement with Nielsen BookScan to publish best-seller lists that include both physical books and e-sales. | Boston.com – 2011-10-28

Steve Jobs wanted to help New York Times, bonded with Rupert Murdoch

“Steve Jobs“ In his new biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson describes some of the behind-the-scenes dealings between the Apple CEO and publishers after the iPad was launched in 2010. ”I would... | Poynter. – 2011-10-26

Inside the design hothouse, where Jobs kept the future at his fingertips

THE design studio where Jony Ive reigns, on the ground floor of Two Infinite Loop on the Apple campus, is shielded by tinted windows and a heavy locked door. Just inside is a glass-booth reception... | The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-10-25

Reviewers praise new Steve Jobs biography

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The biography of late Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs' hit the bookstores on Monday, and reviewers wasted little time in heaping praise on the much-anticipated book destined for... | Reuters – 2011-10-25

Subtext Livens Up Ebooks With Author Commentary and Social Reading

A new social reading app called Subtext today launches on the iPad with a selection of books laden with annotations from authors and researchers. | AllThingsD – 2011-10-25

Reading for pleasure kicks in

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 08:05 The Government emphasis on reading for pleasure could be behind an uplift in sales to school libraries, claims bookseller Marilyn... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Steve Jobs book may be Amazon's 2011 top seller

(Reuters) - The new biography of deceased Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs may be Amazon.com Inc's top-selling book of 2011, a spokeswoman at the largest Internet retailer said on Monday. | Reuters – 2011-10-24

Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says

A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life -- giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer... | Boston.com – 2011-10-21

Steve Jobs put off surgery to try alternative cancer cures, book says

The new biography also details the late Apple leader's anger with Google over Android and delves into his personal life.A new biography says Steve Jobs delayed surgery for nine months after learning... | L.A. Times – 2011-10-21

Book lovers rake in the reading as publishers release fall titles

In fall, books become more serious and larger in scope as publishers unleash their most prestigious titles by A-list authors. There are plenty of good reads out now, with many more to come. | SacBee – 2011-10-17

Digital to dominate by 2020

Written By: Tom Holman Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 08:30 More than half of people working in the industry think sales of e-books will overtake those of their printed counterparts by the end... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-17

Apple unlikely to be major seller of Jobs bio

Blockbuster sales are expected for Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs when it comes out later this month, with independents and chains alike expecting it to be the biggest... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-10-08

Book Business Has Big Hopes for Biography of Steve Jobs

Industry experts said the biography of Steve Jobs could easily sell millions of copies in print, audio and e-book editions. | The New York Times – 2011-10-07

ICYMI: iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

See how Boing Boing, Wired and other tech sites covered Steve Jobs death Wednesday, and how California newspapers and others around the world covered it Thursday morning. | Poynter. – 2011-10-07

Jobs set course forward for music, movies, books

Steve Jobs made it easy for people to entertain themselves on high-tech devices, and he unveiled gadget after gadget with an effortless touch. But away from the bright lights of the stage, Jobs was a... | Boston.com – 2011-10-07

Josh? It’s Steve Jobs. We have a really big problem.

When Josh Quittner, now editorial director of Flipboard, wrote a story on the former Apple CEO for Time, the magazine inadvertently betrayed two of Jobs's core values: his obsession with controlling... | GigaOM – 2011-10-07

Little, Brown brings forward Jobs biography

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 08:25 Little, Brown is to be bring forward publication of Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson, publishing now... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Steve Jobs left Apple strong

A day after Steve Jobs' death, while the family and colleagues of Apple's former CEO kept funeral details under tight wraps, tech analysts on Thursday issued largely upbeat forecasts for the company... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-10-07

iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

Twitter streamed with tributes to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as word of his death spread Wednesday night. On Thursday, newspaper front pages honored the 56-year-old technology innovator who changed... | Poynter. – 2011-10-06

Pre-orders soar for authorized Steve Jobs bio

An authorized biography of Steve Jobs was high on best-seller lists within hours of Apple's announcement of his death. And publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that the release date has been... | Boston.com – 2011-10-06

Release of Jobs biography moved up again as preorders soar

An authorized biography of Steve Jobs was high on best-seller lists within hours of Apple's announcement of his death. And publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday that the release date has been... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-10-06

Steve Jobs Biography Arrives in October, a Month Early

Steve Jobs's death has prompted Simon & Schuster to move up the publication date for his much-anticipated biography by Walter Issacson. The CBS-owned publishing unit has moved up the release date for... | AllThingsD – 2011-10-06

Fortune Releases Steve Jobs History E-Book

"All About Steve: The Story of Steve Jobs and Apple from the Pages of Fortune" has been released on Amazon as a Kindle book. | PC World – 2011-10-03

The future of reading: iPad, Kindle … and hardback

It's not a surprise that ebooks are booming, nor that mass-market paperbacks are suffering. What's fascinating is how well hardback books are still sellingCan it be good news or bad news that the six... | Guardian – 2011-10-02

A Whole Lot of Reading Going On

In 1999 San Francisco authors/journalists Jane Ganahl and Jack Boulware mused over drinks about getting together a bunch of authors for a big reading. They tapped Phil Bronstein, the editor of the... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-30

Kindle Fire and the Future of E-reading

What better place to be the day after Amazon unveiled its $199 Kindle Fire tablet (plus three Kindle models starting at $79) than a conference on e-readers? Long scheduled for September 29 and 30 in... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-30

Vintage launches 'deep-reading' collection

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:45 Zadie Smith, Jeanette Winterson, Blake Morrison and Mark Haddon are among the big names contributing to a Vintage essay... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Number of Americans reading e-books doubles

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:05 The number of Americans using an e-book reader has almost doubled during the last 12 months, according to a new survery. read more | The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Reading scheme axed due to school spending cuts

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 19/09/2011 - 09:39 A primary schools project that has helped thousands of struggling young pupils to read is being axed by the government,... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-19

Schools ditch books for iPads; Won't solve today's reading 'crisis'

Kids hate reading. With iPads set to replace textbooks in many U.S. schools, will reading finally become a hobby for today’s kids? I doubt it. | ZDNet – 2011-09-07

News International to cut 110 jobs

Sun and Times publisher also reveals that almost half of former News of the World staff have taken voluntary redundancyNews International is to cut 110 jobs across its workforce as the company... | Guardian – 2011-09-06

Readmill Aims to Make Digital Reading Social

As e-books become popular, there are increasing opportunities to share and personalize the digital reading experience. That's where the upcoming Readmill iPad app and social network come in. | AllThingsD – 2011-09-01

Gallery: Steve Jobs throughout the years

Steve Jobs has had a number of ups and downs over the years. Check out this history in magazine covers depicting his dramatic rise, fall and triumphant return to Apple, as well as his product... | GigaOM – 2011-08-25

Jobs' biography to include shock resignation

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 25/08/2011 - 07:10 Apple c.e.o. Steve Jobs' authorised biography, which is published by Little, Brown this November, is set to include the story... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-25

About 120 lose jobs in Bay Area News Group rebranding, streamlining

San Francisco Chronicle | Poynter. – 2011-08-24

American Printer Magazine Closes After 128 Years

Started in 1883 as Inland Printer, Penton Media's American Printer magazine will be stopping production after 128 years. The August 2011 edition has been the last title published. | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-23

Is reading online a suitable substitute to reading a book?

A survey of British kids has found that they are more likely to read emails and websites than books or comics. Is reading online a suitable substitute to reading a book? | CBC – 2011-08-23

The Real Apple iPad Killer App? Reading

Steve Jobs was wrong. People love to read on the iPad. Let’s hope newspaper publishers don’t ruin it for everyone. | PC World – 2011-08-10

Steve Maich Appointed Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Sportsnet Magazine

TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Ken Whyte, Executive Vice-President, Rogers Publishing Limited, today announced the appointment of Steve Maich as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Sportsnet magazine. ... | CNW – 2011-08-03

Between the lines: Sacramento-area readers continue their summer book lists

In early June, we asked you to share your summer reading lists with other readers. What books would you be spending time with on the beach, in the mountains or during that flight to the East Coast?... | SacBee – 2011-08-01

Here's What Steve Forbes Is Telling His Staff About That Brutal Fortune Article

"The intention is to harm our business," the publisher says. That's probably a stretch. But it is a good read. | AllThingsD – 2011-07-28

Indies dominate Booker longlist

Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 15:24 Indies have dominated the longlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, announced today (26th July), with nine of the 13 titles from independent... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Scribd Jumps From Publishing to Reading With Float App

Scribd unveils major initiative called Float today. It's extending Scribd's technology for uploading and accessing PDFs into something potentially much broader: Reading. | AllThingsD – 2011-07-19

Summer Reading scheme "critical" for children's literacy

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 18/07/2011 - 15:00 The Reading Agency director Miranda McKearney has called for the annual Summer Reading Challenge, which launches its 2011 run... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-18

If people stop reading books, maybe New York Times staffers could get back to work

The New York TimesNew York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller describes his staffers’ unending desire to write books. Noting the decline in print publishing, he writes, “Sure, I would miss books —... | Poynter. – 2011-07-14

Fragmentation threat to Summer Reading scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:35 The Reading Agency has warned library service cutbacks could challenge its Summer Reading Campaign, as it revealed 97% of... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-13

Reading retreats: Paradise for book lovers

I'll be absent from these pages for the next four weeks while I hole up in a cabin far from both the Internet and reliable cell phone reception. Whenever I tell people about my plans, they ask me... | Salon.com – 2011-07-12

Walter Isaacson book 'iSteve' renamed 'Steve Jobs: A Biography'

Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, already a top seller months before its release, is dropping the title "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" in favor of "Steve Jobs: A Biography." | L.A. Times – 2011-07-07

Centaur restructures with loss of up to 60 jobs

Centaur Media has confirmed a wide-ranging restructure of its publishing business that includes axing the print versions of two of its biggest titles, Design Week and New Media Age. | Media Week – 2011-06-29

Reading by ear

Heard any good books lately? If so, you likely fit the profile of the audiobook fan as sketched from national research compiled by the Audio Publishers Association. | SacBee – 2011-06-27

Desmond sells OK! Magazine in US to Playboy's American Media

Richard Desmond has offloaded the US edition of OK! Magazine to the National Enquirer publisher and manager of Playboy, American Media. | Media Week – 2011-06-24

American Media, Inc. Buys OK! Magazine

After a month of speculation and reports of bids from Time Inc., American Media, Inc. announces it has purchased the U.S. edition of OK! Magazine from Northern & Shell. | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-23

Women dominate first Rising Stars list

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Fri, 17/06/2011 - 14:12 Women dominate the first-ever The Bookseller Rising Stars, an annual listing which highlights the people who will shape the... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-17

Apple CEO Steve Jobs gets comic book bio treatment

Publisher Bluewater Productions said Monday it will bring a 32-page biography of iconic Apple CEO Steve Jobs to comic book shops, bookstores and online retailers Aug. 24. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-06-14

Steve Jobs the Comic Book Hero: An Exclusive Look

PCWorld managed to snag previews of some of the pages, although they are a work-in-progress as the pages have not yet been colored or had speech bubbles put in. | PC World – 2011-06-14

The Apple has landed: Steve Jobs' plans for futuristic new campus

Steve Jobs gave a masterclass in how to charm your local council planning meeting this week, personally presenting for 20 minutes on its ambitious plans for a new headquarters in Cupertino.The small... | Guardian – 2011-06-09

Larry Hackett Re-Elected President of the American Society of Magazine Editors

Larry Hackett, managing editor of People magazine, has been re-elected president of the American Society of Magazine Editors today at its annual meeting. | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-08

Trinity Mirror cuts 90 Scottish jobs

Trinity Mirror is making savage editorial cuts at its Scottish newspapers. About 37% of the journalistic employees at the Glasgow-based Daily Record and Sunday Mail are likely to be axed, reducing... | Guardian – 2011-06-08

Is Desmond really selling the American OK! to Time Warner?

There have been reports before about Richard Desmond selling off some or all of his print businesses. Though there there is no doubt that some banks thought it a good wheeze to fly a kite, the notion... | Guardian – 2011-06-07

Does reading great books make you a better person?

Seeing a favorite critic expound at length on a favorite author is an undersung form of literary pleasure -- as close as you can get to reading two great writers at the same time. William... | Salon.com – 2011-06-01

Lonely Planet to create 30 jobs in UK

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 01/06/2011 - 09:07 Lonely Planet will create around 30 jobs in the UK after its part-relocation from Australia to London. Last month the travel... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-01

2011 U.S. Newspaper Publishing Industry - Jobs & Wages Report

Research and Markets report features 2011 current and 2012 forecast estimates on the median wages and salaries nationally and for all 50 U.S. States. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-27

Indo American News Goes Green

With better technology and infrastructure in place, Indo American News has taken big and bold steps in going green. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-27

Reading into Barnes & Noble offer

Why buy a bookstore? John Malone, who made a fortune in cable television, is offering $1 billion for Barnes & Noble, trying to jump into a business so sick that its number two competitor, Borders... | Boston.com – 2011-05-21

Brooke Gladstone's The Influencing Machine: A comic-book manifesto about the state of the American media.

The following comes from Brooke Gladstone's new book, The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media, illustrated by Josh Neufeld. Read Gladstone's explanation of the book and a first excerpt... | Slate – 2011-05-19

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