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21st-century publishing builds on a healthy radical tradition

Guardian – 2011-12-18

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 of the most interesting venturesUnbound: the revival of subscription publishingJustin Pollard, one of the founders of Unbound, first got the idea for a radical new model for book publishing while sitting in the pub with his friend and fellow author Dan Kieran. "In the way that writers do, we were...
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Canongate acquires Meek's '21st-century Anna Karenina'

Canongate editorial director Francis Bickmore has acquired a new novel by James Meek, author of... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-10

21st Century Book Promotion

As Amazon fights sales tax battles around the country, one book publisher has taken distribution into its own hands. In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), we interviewed Colin... | Media Bistro – 2011-02-14

Apple Unveils the new iPad – the 21st Century Mac, iBook Reader, and Portable Playground

COLUMN: Well, it’s finally here. I can stop holding my breath, crossing my toes, and praying to the mighty Mr. Jobs that we’ve finally have something like an iPod, only, er, bigger. It’s here,... | Publishers Newswire – 2010-01-28

With Connect, Getty Images Leaps Into The 21st Century

Getty Images is getting with the 21st century today.With its new Connect system, Getty is making it easier for web publishers and certain platforms like blogging tools to embed Getty's image products... | Fast Company – 2012-02-21

Macmillan and 21st Century in Chinese joint venture

Macmillan Publishers and 21st Century Publishing House Co. have launched the Macmillan Century... | The Bookseller – 2012-08-20

Foyles and The Bookseller Unite to Crowdsource a ‘21st Century’ Bookstore

British bookshop Foyles and The Bookseller have partnered to help crowdsource ideas for making Foyles's new flagship store fit for the 21st Century. | Publishing Perspectives – 2012-12-04

A controversial new German novel imagines Hitler in the 21st century

'Er Ist Wieder Da,' or 'He's Back,' a novel by Timur Vermes that features Hitler as a contemporary protagonist, has galvanized Germans on the 80th anniversary of der Führer's rise to power. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-02-07

UK Comics Mag Tripwire Celebrates Its 21st Birthday in Style

British comics and genre magazine Tripwire is celebrating its 21st anniversary with a limited edition book and series of special events in the UK. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-09

Streamlined 21st Century Fox posts higher revenue and profit

Unshackled from its publishing properties, Rupert Murdoch's pared-down entertainment company, 21st Century Fox, generated higher fiscal fourth-quarter profit and revenue.     | Los Angeles Times – 2013-08-07

21st Century Fox loss shrinks after company split

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entertainment media company 21st Century Fox shrank its fiscal fourth-quarter loss after the owner of Fox News Channel and FX shed the publishing division that caused a big... | Boston.com – 2013-08-07

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox reports rise in revenue

News Corp's newly spun-off cable, movie and pay-TV division boosted by growth at Fox News and regional sports networksRupert Murdoch's newly separated 21st Century Fox has reported higher revenue and... | Guardian – 2013-08-07

21st Century Fox pays $70m for 5% stake in Vice

21st Century Fox has bought a 5 per cent stake in Vice Media, the digital media company that evolved from Vice magazine, in a deal which values it at $1.4 billion (£895 million). | Media Week – 2013-08-19

Here Are The 12 Cities That Will Shake Up The Art World In The 21st Century

Cities like New York and Paris have long captured the art world's attention, wooing artists, collectors, critics and curators who have hurried to call the hubs home. Other storied art havens include... | The Huffington Post – 2013-09-19

Alexander McCall Smith brings Jane Austen into the 21st century

Writers including Alexander McCall Smith and Curtis Sittenfeld will bring some of Austen's most famous stories into contemporary times. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-10-08

“The Goldfinch”: Donna Tartt’s 21st-century Dickens

Donna Tartt's masterful, enveloping feat of storytelling about an orphan who steals a celebrated artwork | Salon.com – 2013-10-14

11 Lessons That 'Jane Eyre' Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How To Live Well

Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" was published on this day in 1847. While I'm a very big fan of most Victorian literature, "Jane Eyre" made an impression on me that other novels formerly hadn't.... | The Huffington Post – 2013-10-16

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox reports dip in profits

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NorCal-based magazine Heckler reboots for 21st century skate and snowboarders

Just like the rockers who’ve regrouped to capture their glory days, the recent resurrection of Heckler magazine sounds something like this: Dudes, we’re getting the mag back... | SacBee – 2013-12-10

A Visit to BiblioTech: The 21st Century All-Digital Library

Ed Nawotka visits BiblioTech, the new all-ebook library in San Antonio, Texas, which is opening new opportunities for the low-literacy community. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-01-22

How I Brought My Thriller from the ’70s into The 21st Century

Bestseller Warren Adler discusses the challenges of converting his 1977 thriller "Trans-Siberian Express" into digital and enhancing it Apple's iBooks. | Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-17

The Borribles, once infamous children's books, reissued for 21st-century readers

Considered too inflammatory to publish in the wake of 1980s UK riots, these tales of anarchic runaways are to be re-released as ebooksMichael de Larrabeiti's classic stories of anarchic, pointy-eared... | The Guardian – 2014-02-19

Welcome to the Piketty revolution: “Capital in the 21st Century” is a game-changer (even if you never read it)

"Capital in the 21st Century" is an unexpected bestseller that could actually change the world | Salon.com – 2014-04-27

Gillian Flynn to rewrite Hamlet for the 21st century

Gone Girl author joins the likes of Margaret Atwood and Anne Tyler in series that rethinks Shakespeare's stories 'for contemporary readers'Gillian Flynn, whose thriller Gone Girl explored a dark and... | The Guardian – 2014-05-28

Media analyst makes case for 21st Century Fox-Time Warner deal

Could archenemies Fox News and CNN one day be brothers? | Los Angeles Times – 2014-06-06

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