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Hearst Ups Equity Interest in Fitch Group to 50 Percent

Hearst Corporation has upped its equity interest in global credit ratings agency Fitch Group again, adding an additional 10 percent. The transaction, valued at $177 million, brings Heart’s total... | Folio Magazine – 2012-02-10

Piano Media, Group Paywalls and Lessons From TV Subscriptions

Tomáš Bella likes thinking big. The CEO of Piano Media, the Slovakian company that is building a consortium of 12 publishers and 50 sites in eastern Europe using its paywall technology,... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-10

Waterstones holds half-term children's 3 for 2

Waterstones has brought its 3 for 2 offer back for one week, but only on children’s books... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-09

Robert Munsch book translated for children of Nunavut

The Nunavut Literacy Council has published the book Just One Goal, by acclaimed Canadian children's author Robert Munsch, in the Inuit language. | CBC – 2012-02-02

WHS launches R&J children's promotion

W H Smith has launched its new Richard & Judy Children’s Book Club promotion with a... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Media Decoder Blog: Children's Book Award Winners Named

The awards are the most prestigious in children's literature. | The New York Times – 2012-01-24

Recession fails to bite children's market

Children's publishing emerged relatively unscathed from a recessionary 2011, with 13 of the... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

News Corp to Buy Minority Stake in Dubai's Media Company Moby Group

Rupert Murdoch's US media giant News Corp is expanding its presence in the Middle East media market and beyond by agreeing to acquire a minority stake in Dubai-based media company Moby Group. Under... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Random House Group UK to tout authors as speakers

Random House is diversifying into author management with the launch of an international speakers... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-13

Thames & Hudson to expand children's list

Illustrated publisher Thames & Hudson is to expand its children's list with new non-... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-12

Investment group buys ‘significant’ stake in MaineToday Media

The Boston Globe | Poynter. – 2012-01-07

Economist group sets ethics guidelines

(Reuters) - The American Economic Association, the world's largest association of economists, on Thursday beefed up disclosure guidelines on the potential conflicts of interest of authors who publish... | Reuters – 2012-01-06

Haines joins Penguin Children's in new media role

Penguin Children's Group has created the role of acquisitions manager for its media and... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

Meredith Acquires FamilyFun Magazine from Disney Publishing Worldwide

Meredith Corporation is acquiring the assets of Disney Publishing Worldwide’s FamilyFun. Beginning in March 2012, FamilyFun and its associated special interest publications, as well as Toyhopper... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-04

Media Decoder Blog: A New Children's Book Parodies a Beloved Classic

"Goodnight iPad" is a bedtime tour of our electronic lives, mimicking the tone of the classic "Goodnight Moon." | The New York Times – 2011-12-19

New app route for Macmillan Children's

Macmillan Children's Books has launched its first app, Dear Zoo, ahead of the 30th... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-19

Town loses second paper in a month

A Somerset town is to lose its second newspaper in the space of two months. The Yeovil Express, a free weekly, will be published for the last time next week. Its closure comes a month after the axing... | Guardian – 2011-12-15

Amazon to buy over 450 children's book titles

(Reuters) - Inc said on Tuesday it agreed to acquire more than 450 children's book titles in the U.S. from publisher Marshall Cavendish. | Reuters – 2011-12-07 buys children's books list from Marshall Cavendish has acquired 450 titles from publisher Marshall Cavendish, marking the retailer's... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

Bertelsmann appoints Rebuck to new group management committee

Random House parent company Bertelsmann has created a new group management committee (GMC), which... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Penguin Group buys 45% of Companhia das Letras

The Penguin Group has bought a 45% stake in Brazil's leading trade publisher, Companhia das... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Redpoint Media Group unveils redesign of up! magazine and

CALGARY, Dec. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - RedPoint Media Group Inc. introduces a newly designed inflight magazine and complementary website to all WestJet travellers, as part of its | CNW – 2011-12-02

Economist group's profits up by 6%

Further to my interview with the Economist group's chief executive, Andrew Rashbass, it has released its half-yearly results. They show that the group's operating profit rose in the first half of the... | Guardian – 2011-11-28

Graphic novel wins Quebec children's book prize

A graphic novel about a boy navigating life after the death of his mother has won the young adult novel award from the Quebec Writers Federation. | CBC – 2011-11-23

Ribblestrop scoops Guardian Children's Book Award

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 07:30 Return to Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan (Simon & Schuster Children's Books) has been awarded the Guardian Children's Book Award,... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-11

Playboy to consolidate L.A.-area offices with Beverly Hills lease

The men's magazine publisher agrees to rent 45,000 square feet in the former Hilton Hotels headquarters near Beverly Hills City Hall.The bunny is bouncing back to Beverly Hills. | L.A. Times – 2011-11-08

Mabecron moves into children's fiction

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Mon, 07/11/2011 - 08:30 Independent bookseller Ron Johns is moving into children’s fiction publishing, following a number of successes as a publisher of... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-04

FT Group revenue up 6%

Publisher Pearson also reports doubling of ebook sales at PenguinPearson has reported a 6% year-on-year revenue increase at FT Group, the division that publishes the Financial Times, and that ebook... | Guardian – 2011-11-03

Palo Alto family's experience depicted in children's book on gay marriage

When 'Yes on 8' signs began popping up on lawns in their Palo Alto neighborhood in 2008, Kathy and Lee Merkle-Raymond found themselves on the front line of the battle over gay marriage in California. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-11-03

Macmillan Children's buys Birthright trilogy

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 15:50 Macmillan Children's Books has acquired a new trilogy called Birthright by Elsewhere author Gabrielle Zevin, who was... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Children's minister asks Hunt to intervene on Brent

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 13:12 The children and families minister Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrat MP for Brent, has added her voice to those calling on the... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Atlantic loses £1.8m in "dreadful" 2010

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 14:53 Atlantic Books made a loss of £1.8m on turnover of £6.9m in 2010, the company has confirmed. But chief executive Toby Mundy... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-11

Children's books: 'Pie' bakes a family tale in a mystery

A big white cat and a freshly made pie are on the sky blue cover. Just because of that, "Pie," a new chapter book by Sarah Weeks for upper elementary readers, is almost as irresistible as a warm... | SacBee – 2011-10-10

Children's conference: transmedia is essential

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 14:48 Publishers must explore transmedia approaches to engage children whose lives revolve increasingly around gaming, online... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Children's publishers positive about FBF deals

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 08:05 Children's publishers are upbeat about this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, despite the turbulent impact of the uncertain financial... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Disney Set to Acquire A Top Indian Game Developer Indiagames

Disney is close to finalizing the acquisition of Mumbai-based Indiagames, one of the country's leading developers and publishers of online and mobile games, according to sources. | AllThingsD – 2011-10-06

Plain Kate wins $25K children's book award

Russian-flavoured historical fantasy Plain Kate has won the $25,000 Canadian Children's Literature Award. | CBC – 2011-10-05

New trade group for hyperlocal news sites won’t include Patch

Street Fight | Poynter. – 2011-10-03

Children's book sales defy recession

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Philip Stone Publication Date: Fri, 30/09/2011 - 08:40 Children’s books sales outperformed the rest of the market in the first half of 2011, down just 1% year on... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-30

Dahl in R&J Children's Christmas Book Club

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 09:37 Titles by Roald Dahl, Rod Campbell and Janet and Allan Ahlberg are included in the selection for the third Richard and... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-29

OUP creates group strategy post

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:50 Oxford University Press has appointed Casper Grathwohl to the newly-created role of senior vice-president, group strategy. ... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Penguin targets growth in children's

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 11:35 Penguin is "significantly" increasing its investment in its children's division, with a focus on pre-school, big brands and the... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Top 5 Group Pubs: First Half Puts Condé in 'Vogue'

This article first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline. | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-15

Disney 'Furious' at NBC for Breaking Embargo on Kennedy Book

Disney execs are “furious” that the world exclusive on the embargoed Jackie Kennedy book and audiotapes was broken by NBC, and not ABC, according to the New York Post’s Keith Kelly. Both ABC and... | AdWeek – 2011-09-14

Waterstone's add new categories to children's book prize

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:28 Waterstone’s has extended its children’s book prize to include teen fiction and picture books, in addition to books for five to... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-14

Dolls help to launch children's novel

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 15:00 Teacher and artist Patricia Le Baudrier is using digital printing and marketing to launch her debut novel The Orphans of St... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-02

Dawn Porter to write for Hodder Children's Books

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 14:45 Hodder Children's Books has bought two teen titles from journalist and presenter Dawn Porter. Publisher Emily Thomas did the... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

TD and First Book Canada bank on books for children

TD donates $100,000 to provide books to underserved areas across North America | CNW – 2011-08-25

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

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

Hearst Magazines group publishing director returns to IPC Media

Drew Kirkland, group publishing director for weekly women's and TV titles at Hearst Magazines UK, has been appointed publishing director for TV brands at IPC Media. | Media Week – 2011-08-24

One in six children doesn't read a book a month

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 22/08/2011 - 15:18 One in six children do not read a single book per month, according to a new survey by the National Literacy Trust. The research... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-22

SEC Files Insider Trading Charges in Disney-Marvel Deal

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a California man with insider trading in the run-up to the 2009 Disney-Marvel deal. The SEC says Toby G. Scammell took advantage of his girlfriend,... | AllThingsD – 2011-08-12

Children's Laureate attacks Future Libraries report

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 12/08/2011 - 08:40 The recently appointed children's laureate Julia Donaldson has condemned the "Future Libraries" report as a "cost-cutting... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-11

Rasmussen new Macmillan Children's Books m.d.

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 01/08/2011 - 15:54 Macmillan Children's Books has appointed current Carlton Publishing m.d. Belinda Rasmussen to the role of publisher. She... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-01

Telegraph Media Group ordered to pay damages over Lynn Barber book review

Daily Telegraph publisher ordered to pay £65,000 to author Dr Sarah Thornton after losing libel and malicious falsehood caseTelegraph Media Group, the publisher of the Daily Telegraph, has been... | Guardian – 2011-07-26

Bookseller Group to oppose Amazon/TBD deal

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 19/07/2011 - 09:15 The Bookseller has added its voice to calls for Amazon's acquisition of The Book Depository (TBD) to be referred to the... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-19

Hearst-Owned Magazines Launching Daily Deals With Group Commerce

Hearst-owned magazines is treading on to Groupon's territory with the launch of group-buying discounts, starting off with Road & Track and Car and Driver. | AllThingsD – 2011-07-18

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

Tribune Media Group's publisher adds title of CEO of parent Tribune Co.'s publishing division.

Tony Hunter, the Chicago Tribune Media Group's publisher and chief executive, has added the title of CEO of parent Tribune Co.'s publishing division. | L.A. Times – 2011-07-18

No DNA match for Argentine publisher's children

(07-16) 07:23 PDT BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Tests on blood and saliva from the adopted children of a powerful Argentine media figure have failed to show any matches in a national gene bank... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-16

Borders loses Najafi deal, may face liquidation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Borders Group Inc moved closer to going out of business as a bankruptcy judge approved a plan to liquidate the second-largest U.S. book retailer after a sale to private equity... | Reuters – 2011-07-15

Children's publishing "haemorrhaging talent"

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 08:46 The industry is "haemorrhaging talent" as authors and illustrators are finding it increasingly difficult to make a living in the... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Willy the Wizard claimant loses court appeal

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 08:55 A claim that J K Rowling's fourth Harry Potter book plagiarised a work by author Adrian Jacobs may be thrown out of court by the... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Anonymous hacker group hits Apple, publishes data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Internet vigilante hacker group Anonymous claimed to have broken into an Apple Inc server and published a small number of usernames and passwords for one of the U.S.... | Reuters – 2011-07-04

"Group think" overrated- Cover Design Conference

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 08:40 Group think is overrated in cover design and publishers should only allow a small number of parties to be involved its decision... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-28

50 Cent turns new leaf with children's book

He rose to fame with graphic songs detailing the drug use, shoot-outs and violence of his "thug life". Now 50 Cent has turned a new leaf by writing a children's book designed to discourage bullying.... | The Independent – 2011-06-22

Social enterprise group buys Garforth indie

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 22/06/2011 - 09:14 A social enterprise group has bought a struggling bookshop in a bid to support community spirit and help prevent loneliness. The... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-22

Why the Guardian group is going digital-first

"The announcement by Guardian Media Group that it is to adopt a digital-first strategy has engendered a mixture of concern, incredulity, hostility and cynicism while fostering a widespread belief... | Guardian – 2011-06-22

The Bookseller Group launches consumer title

Written By: Neill Denny Publication Date: Fri, 17/06/2011 - 08:18 We Love This Book, The Bookseller's sister consumer magazine and website, launches next week with a circulation of 100,000. The... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-17

A 'children's book' for adults

Bay Area author Adam Mansbach has touched a nerve with his new book on what parents REALLY want to say to kids. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-06-15

Bertelsmann formally disbands its book club division 'Direct Group'

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 15/06/2011 - 07:46 Bertelsmann has disbanded its Direct Group division having all-but completed what it described as the scale-back of its book... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-15

Lightfoot book nominated for children's lit prize

A wartime diary-style novel by Jean Little and a picture book version of Gordon Lightfoot's Canadian Railroad Trilogy are among the titles nominated for the Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards. | CBC – 2011-06-15

Andre launches new children's literacy scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 14/06/2011 - 08:27 Pop singer turned TV star Peter Andre is joining the ranks of the champions of children's literacy by fronting the launch of a... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-14

Kindle-only children's series launched

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 14/06/2011 - 09:00 Intellectual property agency 1454 has developed a new interactive children's adventure series that will be published exclusively... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-13

New children's series launched just for Kindle

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 14/06/2011 - 08:50 Intellectual property agency 1454 has developed a new interactive children's adventure series that will be published exclusively... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-13

Children's illustrators concerned over UK market

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 10/06/2011 - 08:14 An up-and-coming children's illustrator has warned that new British talent is being forced to go abroad in search of work as the... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-10

Donaldson new children's laureate

Publication Date: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 11:52 Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has been named as the new Waterstone's children's laureate. The announcement was made at a ceremony today (7th June) at... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-07

Grisham top as children's book sales soar

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 07/06/2011 - 15:44 Thanks in part to a "better than half price" deal at Waterstone's, John Grisham tops the Official UK Top 50 for the first time in... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-07

AOL Outlines How New AOL Group Will Serve Publishers

In May, AOL launched the AOL Group, a b-to-b advertising division focused on serving publishers. | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-02

Murdoch’s The Daily loses an art director recruited from NYT

The Huffington Post Gabriel Dance is the seventh staffer to leave The Daily since February’s launch. (In 2009, he was one of the “New York Times Renegades” profiled by New York magazine —... | Poynter. – 2011-05-28

Children's publishers welcome Waterstone's sale

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 12:26 Children's publishers have welcomed the acquisition of Waterstone's by Russian businessman Alexander Mamut. Francesca Dow, m.d.... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-27

Prominent Businessman Joins Group Interested In Buying The Boston Globe

Jack Connors, a successful Boston investor, has joined forces with Aaron Kushner in attempting to put together a bid for Boston Globe. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-26

Private Equity Firm Buys Ohio Newspaper Group

Ohio Community Media, LLC has sold a large group of daily and weekly newspapers in western and northern Ohio to an affiliate of Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management Inc. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-20

Borders Group in talks for deal: source

(Reuters) - Bankrupt bookseller Borders Group Inc said it has received indications of third-party interest for its business that could keep it running as a going concern, a source close to the matter... | Reuters – 2011-05-14

Children indies' concern over cover prices

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 15:40 Publishers are remaining tight-lipped about recent price increases in books for children and teenagers. Price increases have seen... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-13

Child refugee's tale wins children's book honour

The Bite of a Mango, a memoir of a child refugee who comes to Canada to escape war in Sierra Leone, has won the Red Maple Award for non-fiction, one of several children's literature prizes given... | CBC – 2011-05-12

Hachette Children's links with Tesco

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:40 Hachette Children’s Books has teamed up with Tesco to give away book packs to school pupils. Children’s author Giles Andreae is... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-12

Starling to join Octopus Publishing Group

Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 09:00 Alison Starling is to join Octopus Publishing Group as publisher. Starling was publishing director at Ryland, Peters & Small for 12 years, commissioning... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-04

Travel publishers look to children's sector for growth

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 09:10 Lonely Planet is launching a range of children's books called Not-for-Parents, and says that it sees children's publishing as a... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-03

Nielsen’s Events Group Reports Solid First Quarter

Nielsen reported its first quarter results this morning and overall revenue was up 7 percent to $1.3 billion and adjusted EBITDA grew 8.5 percent to $320 million compared to Q1 2010. | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-29

Pearson pays $230m for US education IT group

Pearson, the owner of Penguin Books and the Financial Times, has expanded its burgeoning education business further with the acquisition of Schoolnet in a deal worth $230m (£140m). | The Independent – 2011-04-27

The Big Children's Books of BEA

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-25

Children's laureate takes on Waterstone's branding

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 08:20 The new children's laureate, to be announced in June, will be branded the Waterstone's children's laureate for the first time.... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-21

Egmont to launch Disney magazine in UK

Customer publisher Egmont is to produce Disney's DYOU magazine for its UK launch. | PrintWeek – 2011-04-18

Murtagh to take over at HarperCollins Children's from Santos

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 08:44 HarperCollins Children's Books m.d. Mario Santos is leaving the publisher at the end of June to "pursue other career... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

LBF: More support needed for children's poetry

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 15:36 Publishers called for more retail and library support for children's poetry as Chris Holifield, director of the Poetry Book... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-12

The Bookseller Group to launch We Love This Book

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 11/04/2011 - 09:06 The publisher behind The Bookseller is launching an ambitious new quarterly consumer book magazine and website this June, We... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-11

Digital sports rights group Perform in £586m flotation

Company is first digital media company since in 2007 to float on London Stock ExchangeDigital sports rights company Perform is to float on the stock exchange at 260p per share,... | Guardian – 2011-04-07

Fears over access to children's poetry after Arts Council cuts

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Wed, 06/04/2011 - 09:37 Children's poetry is among the biggest losers in the children's literature sector following the recent cuts in Arts Council... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-06

A Young (and Very Ambitious) Group of Publishers

The current crop of Russian publishers is collectively on the young side, many of them born shortly before the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Then, teething problems were many and the... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-04

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