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BBC Books in two-year deal with "The Voice"

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

BBC Books has signed a two-year publishing deal with the BBC's upcoming talent show "The...

Why investors bought 71 US newspapers last year

Guardian – 2012-01-31

There is still a newspaper publishing market in the United States. Seventy-one of the country's daily newspapers changed hands last year in deals totalling just under $800m (£509m).Why? A New York...

Pearson reports 'competitive' year

The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Digital services and expansion into emerging economies are leading Pearson’s economic...

Pearson reveals profit upgrade and predicts 10% boost in full-year earnings

Guardian – 2012-01-19

Financial Times publisher says it earned £2bn in digital revenues last year and £600m from emerging marketsPearson, the owner of the Financial Times and book publisher Penguin, announced a profit...

Mirror launches year-long reading campaign

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

The Daily Mirror is to run a We Love Reading campaign, backed by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy,...

The Able Newspaper Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-13

Twenty years ago, Able Newspaper’s publisher Angela Miele Melledy wondered if there would be enough content about people with disabilities to fill a monthly newspaper. Today, she wonders how...

Halifax Media Drops Plans Requiring Employees to Sign a Two-Year, Non-Compete Agreement

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-12

Halifax Media Group, the company which recently bought a chain of newspapers known as the New York Times Regional Media Group, has apparently dropped plans to have those employees sign a non-compete...

Chief executives predict turbulent 2012

The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

Sales of e-books will "double in size in a flat market" over the course of 2012,...

Library Lines: Library books can help you with New Year's resolutions

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-01-06

The holidays are over, and New Year's resolutions are set. Thousands of books in the library's collection can guide you through difficult times as you try to follow through with those resolutions.

Booksellers roll out New Year sales promotions

The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

Booksellers are discounting books and e-books by up to 80% in post-Christmas promotions. Amazon...

Duffy among contenders for Costa Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has won the Costa Poetry Award for The Bees (Picador), and debut...

Strong Finish to a Tough Year

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-30

Three stores in PW’s informal coast-to-coast survey of bookstores—Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Mass.; Beaverdale Books in Des Moines, Iowa; and Skylight Books in Los Angeles—called this...

Moran wins Galaxy Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

Journalist Caitlin Moran's take on modern feminism How to Be A Woman, published by Ebury, has...

'Confessions' is e-book of the year

The Bookseller – 2011-12-22

The Friday Project's Confessions of a GP has been crowned the top-selling UK e-book of the...

Foyles reports third year of profitable trading

The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

Foyles has reported a third year of profitable trading, despite "deep concern" about...

Google eBooks One Year Later

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-16

Since its launch last December in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, Google eBooks has yet to capture significant market share. According to the Codex Group’s recent...

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

Guardian – 2011-12-16

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...

Trinity Mirror freezes pay for a year

Guardian – 2011-12-13

Trinity Mirror has imposed a company-wide pay freeze for its 6,500 staff throughout 2012. It affects staff on all its national and regional newspapers. The publisher explained that it had had a...

Daily Star Sunday doubles circulation year on year

Guardian – 2011-12-09

Richard Desmond's red-top, a beneficiary of NoW's closure, is up 100.7% year on year but down 3.29% month on monthRichard Desmond has a welcome 60th birthday present – the Daily Star Sunday has...

Death of Mark Hodder-Williams

The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

Mark Hodder-Williams, who worked for 30 years at Hodder & Stoughton, becoming the publisher...

Mark Cuban crows about $2.99 best-selling business book

Chicago Tribune – 2011-11-30

In one day, the slim under-100-page book, titled "How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It," soared to the top of the bestseller charts.LOS ANGELES ( - With the...

Irish Sports Book of the Year shortlist revealed

The Bookseller – 2011-11-28

Titles on rugby, cycling, horse racing and Gaelic games have been shortlisted for this year...

Bloomsbury plans swashbuckling year for Pirates!

The Bookseller – 2011-11-25

Bloomsbury has readied a slew of publishing to tie into the latest movie from the team behind...

Mark Cuban Takes Shot at Writing an E-Book

AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Mark Cuban has 335,000 friends on Facebook and 760,000 followers on Twitter. Monday, the Internet billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team will test just how friendly those fans...

Report: Mark Cuban to publish e-book

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-21

(11-20) 17:15 PST , (AP) -- Internet billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will publish a 30,000-word "e-book" focused on business and success, according to The Wall Street Journal. The...

In the year of the e-book, 5 lessons from — and for — news organizations

Poynter. – 2011-11-19

Mark 2011 as the year news organizations discovered e-books. Sure, Time Magazine tried one back in 2010, but this year at least 10 other newspapers, magazines or news websites have published at least...

Donaldson: Gloucs/Somerset ruling "best news all year"

The Bookseller – 2011-11-17

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 17/11/2011 - 09:30 Children's laureate Julia Donaldson has welcomed yesterday's High Court ruling against library closures in Gloucestershire and...

Bauer recalls Mark Frith and promotes Abby Carvosso

Media Week – 2011-11-14

Bauer Media has appointed Mark Frith as editorial director, lifestyle, and promoted head of magazines Abby Carvosso to the new role of managing director of lifestyle and advertising.

LA-area water system says positive stories under fake bylines contained accurate information

Poynter. – 2011-11-12

Los Angeles Times The Times reports that the Central Basin Municipal Water District has stopped using a news site that published positive stories about the agency, but it hasn’t ended the contract...

Steve Jobs nominated as Time's Person of the Year

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-11-10

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.

Johnny Vegas book delayed until next year

The Bookseller – 2011-10-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 27/10/2011 - 08:30 HarperCollins has delayed publication of its autobiography of comedian Johnny Vegas, Becoming Johnny Vegas, due for release...

Headline to publish Mark Mills

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 08:29 Headline has acquired two novels by Mark Mills, previously published by HarperCollins, and author of bestselling title The...

Mark Madoff’s Widow Blames His Suicide on Bernard Madoff

BusinessWeek – 2011-10-21

Stephanie Madoff Mack, the widow of Mark Madoff, defends her husband’s innocence and blames his 2010 suicide on her former father-in-law, convicted confidence man Bernard Madoff, in a memoir...

Alma Books to expand after profitable year

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:45 Alma Books is planning to hire more staff and expand its non-fiction and YA lists, after reversing a loss made in its 2009...

Digital sales 'could be 15%' by year's end

The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 14:39 Independent publishers are predicting that e-book sales may make up as much as 15% of their total sales by the end of 2011,...

Mark Armour, CFO of Reed Elsevier, Announces Retirement

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-06

Reed Elsevier, a contributor of online professional business information and information solutions, announced today that chief financial officer Mark Armour will retire at the end of 2012.

Vogue is Ad Age’s 2011 Magazine of the Year

Poynter. – 2011-10-06 Nat Ives points out that Vogue increased its January-to-October ad pages more than 9 percent — to 2,125, fewer only than Brides and People — and boosted newsstand sales almost 13 percent,...

Book sales pass the £1bn mark

The Bookseller – 2011-09-29

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 29/09/2011 - 09:30 Printed book sales in 2011 have passed the £1bn mark two weeks later than in 2010 with David Nicholls' One Day the biggest...

Horrid Henry sales hit 17m mark

The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 15:40 UK sales for Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry series have hit 17m, Orion has announced. The figure includes Commonwealth sales and...

Kay wins Scottish Book of the Year award

The Bookseller – 2011-08-26

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 14:34 Jackie Kay has won the £30,000 Scottish Book of the Year award for her autobiography Red Dust Road (Picador). The award, which is...

Private Eye to mark 50 years with anniversary book

The Bookseller – 2011-08-24

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 24/08/2011 - 14:46 Private Eye is marking its 50th anniversary by publishing a book looking back at the history of the satirical institution. Private...

HarperCollins reports best year since 2008

The Bookseller – 2011-08-11

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 11/08/2011 - 15:31 HarperCollins has had its best financial year since 2008, with e-book sales accounting for 10% of total revenue during the past...

The 10 Dumbest Things I’ve Heard This Year

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-09

When you deal with a lot of people, along with the brilliant stuff comes very dumb stuff as well. Inexperienced voices should be forgiven but when the big and powerful make appalling statements you...

July books spending hits seven year low

The Bookseller – 2011-08-04

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 04/08/2011 - 15:50 Spending on physical books in July slumped to its lowest level in seven years as e-books continue to encroach onto traditional...

Time Inc. Doubles Down On Tablets, Promises All Magazines On All Platforms By End Of Year

AllThingsD – 2011-08-03

That's 21 titles, available everywhere from iTunes to Android to the Nook.

Time Inc. to have tablet editions for all 21 of its titles by year end

Poynter. – 2011-08-03

Romenesko Misc. Time Inc. says it will be the first major U.S. magazine publisher to make all of its titles available on all leading tablet platforms. It also announced today an agreement with Barnes...

The 10 Dumbest Things I've Heard All Year

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-02

Creative consultant JC Suares shares some of the biggest headscratchers he's heard from editors, publishers and designers.

Mecom reports pre-tax loss of £9.7m in first half of year

Guardian – 2011-07-27

Pan-European publisher announces figures as Dutch business and Polish operation suffer double-digit print ad revenue declinesPan-European publisher Mecom has reported a pre-tax loss of €11m (£9.7m)...

Mark Thompson: serious investigative journalism should not be constrained

Guardian – 2011-07-22

BBC director general says newspapers should not be subjected to same 'regulatory supervision' as broadcastersThe BBC director general, Mark Thompson, has launched a staunch defence of investigative...

Lee Child wins Crime Novel of the Year

The Bookseller – 2011-07-21

Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 21:09 Lee Child has been awarded the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year for his Jack Reacher thriller 61 Hours (Transworld), beating authors...

Fnac announces five-year plan

The Bookseller – 2011-07-20

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 20/07/2011 - 14:20 French cultural product chain Fnac has announced a new five-year strategic plan to help lift flagging sales as consumer habits...

Marie Claire publisher claims new technology boosts newsletter subs 60% in a year

Media Week – 2011-06-30

IPC Media claims its email marketing has been "revolutionised" by a new technology platform that has led newsletter subscriptions to increase almost 60% in a single year.

Goldsboro Books set for "record-breaking" year

The Bookseller – 2011-06-16

Publication Date: Thu, 16/06/2011 - 09:10 Goldsboro Books has revealed it is on-track for a record-breaking financial year after moving premises in March. The 12-year-old independent London...

Hachette's Red wins Consumer Mag of the Year

Media Week – 2011-06-16

Times Higher Education and publisher Hachette Filipacchi were among the big winners at the 2011 PPA Awards last night, hosted by Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges and with a special appearance by...

BCA plans for 30% growth in next year

The Bookseller – 2011-06-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 10/06/2011 - 08:23 Book Club Associates has announced plans for 30% growth over the next year after it was bought by the Webb Group in a deal which...

Reader's Digest UK appoints third chief executive in a year

Guardian – 2011-06-10

Thierry Bouzac appointed on interim basis, as chief operating officer departs troubled publisherReader's Digest UK has named Thierry Bouzac as its third chief executive in the space of a year – but...

500-year-old book for sale in Utah for $35K

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-06-09

(06-08) 17:06 PDT Salt Lake City (AP) -- A partial copy of a 500-year-old book considered one of the earliest and most lavishly illustrated works of the 15th century is now on sale for $35,000 at a...

Unbound aims for 40 books in year one

The Bookseller – 2011-06-03

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 03/06/2011 - 14:25 Unbound, a publishing platform that allows readers to choose what is published, was devised as a response to the...

People Wins Four min ‘Sales Executive of the Year’ Awards

Folio Magazine – 2011-06-02

People is the most profitable U.S. magazine and had an excellent, +5.6% ad-page advertising 2010, so it was appropriate that the magazine did very well at min's seventh "Sales Executive of the Year"...

Bookshop owners "earn £22,000 per year"

The Bookseller – 2011-05-25

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 14:13 Independent bookshop owners paid themselves an average wage of £22,200 in 2010, according to a new survey. Figures revealed that...

Quercus publisher of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards

The Bookseller – 2011-05-16

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 09:00 Quercus has been crowned 2011's best publisher at The Bookseller Industry Awards, as Sainsbury's scooped the Bookseller of the...

215-year-old book returned to library

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-05-12

CAMDEN, Maine -- A 215-year-old book that was part of the first lending library in Camden, Maine, has been returned.

National Geographic Wins Magazine of the Year

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-10

National Geographic won Magazine of the Year as well as Single Topic issue at the 2011 National Magazine Awards.

Digital sales could be 15% of total next year - Hudson

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 11:06 E-book sales could exceed 8% of trade publishers' sales in 2011, and could reach 15% next year, Random House UK's deputy chairman...

Kids sales fall for third year in a row

The Bookseller – 2011-05-09

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Mon, 09/05/2011 - 09:28 Publishers’ sales of children’s books fell by almost 7% during 2010, from 190m in 2009 to 177m in 2010, marking a third...

Strong year start for Quercus

The Bookseller – 2011-05-06

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 06/05/2011 - 11:28 Quercus has enjoyed "strong double-digit growth" across both its trade and contract divisions in the first four months of 2011,...

Sales slump to eight-year low in Royal Wedding week

The Bookseller – 2011-05-04

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 16:00 Booksellers suffered their poorest sales in almost eight years last week with spending on physical books slumping by 12%...

Kindle Books to Be Loaned From Libraries Later This Year

PC World – 2011-04-21

Amazon said Wednesday that its popular Kindle e-reader will allow customers to borrow Kindle books from more than 11,000 U.S. libraries starting later this year.

Lies claim lands 'Three Cups of Tea' in hot water

The Independent – 2011-04-19

America's bestselling author of "Three Cups of Tea," an inspiring account of building schools in Afghanistan, fought for his reputation Monday after reports said he'd made up much of the story.

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize: This year's shortlist spans a world of great writing

The Independent – 2011-04-15

It took some hard pounding and tough talking, but we got there in the end. The six novels featured on this page make up the shortlist for the 2011 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. They will compete...

Tor pushes for China Miéville ‘year’

The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 14:59 Tor is to rejacket three-times Arthur C Clarke Award-winning novelist China Miéville to coincide with publication of his latest...

Apple’s Jobs Biography to Be Released Next Year, Publisher Says

BusinessWeek – 2011-04-11

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs’s biography, drawn from three years of interviews with the executive, will be published early next year, according to CBS Corp.’s Simon & Schuster.

Boot up: Apple's Steve Jobs authorised biography to be released next year, and more

Guardian – 2011-04-11

Plus iPhone jailbreaking 'an industry in itself', and the iPad forces Adobe out of its mouldA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSteve Jobs Authorized...

Steve Jobs Bio Released Next Year

BusinessWeek – 2011-04-11

The book, called 'iSteve: The Book of Jobs,' will be based on interviews that author Walter Isaacson has held with the Apple co-founder and his family, says publisher Simon & Schuster

Press release: 'Women in News' programme enters second year

Editors Weblog – 2011-04-07

The Women In News (WIN) initiative, a groundbreaking leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its second year this week, bringing together 32 women in middle and top...

A Mark Zuckerberg comic book?! Believe it

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-04

Facebook CEO is a surprise hit for a Washington state publisher, which plans a sequel of sorts.

Blackwell Group halves losses within a year

The Bookseller – 2011-03-31

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 09:14 Blackwell UK hopes to become profitable in two years, after nearly halving its operating losses to £5.6m. The academic...

After Withdrawing Last Year, FriendFinder Again Files for IPO

Digital Media Wire – 2011-03-18

Boca Raton, Fla. - FriendFinder Networks, the publisher of Penthouse magazine and operator of social networks including and, announced on Thursday that it has once again...

US newspaper ads hit 25-year low

Guardian – 2011-03-17

Newspaper advertising in the US has sunk to a 25-year low, according to the latest figures from the Newspaper Association of America (NAA).Advertisers spent $25.8bn (£16.1bn) on newspapers' print...

World Book Day books top charts but sales are down on last year

The Bookseller – 2011-03-15

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:56 Sales of the six £1 World Book Day books fell 36% week-on-week, to 159,000 copies sold—a figure down 9% on the comparative week...

The Times is biggest year-on-year faller

Guardian – 2011-03-11

Most national dailies continue to slide, as Alexander Lebedev's cut-price i boosts circulation by 31.6% to pass 175,000News International's The Times has reported a double-digit year-on-year fall in...

Continuum crowned indie publisher of the year

The Bookseller – 2011-03-11

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 11/03/2011 - 09:04 Continuum has been crowned the Independent Publishers Guild's Independent Publisher of the Year at the IPG awards, in a night when...

Jojo Moyes wins RNA Romantic Novel of the Year

The Bookseller – 2011-03-08

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 08/03/2011 - 08:50 Hodder author Jojo Moyes has won Romantic Novel of the Year at the Romantic Novelists' Association's (RNA) Pure Passion...

Financial Times circulation drifts in turbulent times

Guardian – 2011-03-06

As sales fall, you can buy four weeks of the FT for £1. That's a worryingly good dealDear Reader, says a personal email to my queue from the otherwise slightly starchy Financial Times. Do I know...

Penguin has best-ever year as Pearson profits leap

The Bookseller – 2011-02-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 28/02/2011 - 09:42 Penguin UK had its best ever year in 2010 as parent company Pearson reported a profits increase of 21% to £857m. For the...

Bloomsbury predicts 2011 to be "year of the e-book"

The Bookseller – 2011-02-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 28/02/2011 - 09:20 Bloomsbury is anticipating 2011 to be the "year of the e-book", as it reported e-book sales were just under 10% of trade...

Digital doubles at this year's LBF

The Bookseller – 2011-02-25

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 25/02/2011 - 08:40 Gordon Willoughby, Amazon's director of the Kindle in Europe, is to address London Book Fair's digital conference to be held...

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-07

It seems like most of the subway car empties at the Grand Street stop in the heart of New York City’s Chinatown. Just as the last person makes it off, the conductor announces, “Stand clear of the...

Tablet sales will hit 1m in France this year - GfK

The Bookseller – 2011-01-27

Written By: Barbara Casassus Market research firm GfK has predicted that 1 million tactile tablets will be sold in France this year. A total of 435,000 worth 220 million euros were sold here in...

Newspaper ABCes: MailOnline seals year at the top with record 54m

Media Week – 2011-01-27

MailOnline has extended its lead as the most popular newspaper site in the UK after defying the festive malaise to set a new record of 53,943,420 unique browsers in December.

Penguin set for record year amid 'strong' Pearson performance

The Bookseller – 2011-01-19

Penguin parent company Pearson has reported...

EU proposes seven-year limit on Google scanning agreements

The Bookseller – 2011-01-12

Independent advisers to the European Union...

Brussels Wants 7-Year Limit on Works Digitized by Google

The New York Times – 2011-01-11

Companies like Google that digitize artworks and books from public bodies should allow other companies and institutions to commercialize those materials after seven years, E.U. advisers said.

Digital "may ease tough trading year" in 2011

The Bookseller – 2011-01-07

Growing e-book sales could lead to the Total...

PwC predicts busier year for media M&A

Media Week – 2011-01-06

Corporate finance advisor PwC is predicting an upturn in European media mergers and acquisitions this year, with media companies targeting digital growth.

A bountiful year for book lovers

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-01-04

A vast range of writing is due to hit the bookshelves this year.

Strong Finish to a Flat Year

Publishers Weekly – 2011-01-03

Neither torrential rains in Southern California nor snows in the Midwest kept shoppers away from bookstores this holiday season, especially during the all-important final week.

Weidenfeld and MacLehose lauded in New Year's Honours list

The Bookseller – 2011-01-01

Lord Weidenfeld and Christopher MacLehose are...

This Year's Top 5 Media Departures; Time Inc. Shuffles Execs

Media Bistro – 2010-12-29

The year ends with a recap of major media departures, big promotions for top execs, and new hires in sports media. Time Inc. shuffles a bunch of bodies on the business side, while ESPN and NFL...

Meredith Hires Mark Peterson as Newsstand VP

Folio Magazine – 2010-12-22

A little over a month since vice president of retail sales David Algire left to become president of Source Interlink Distribution, Meredith has hired Mark Peterson as its new vice president of...

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