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Paravion Press: Hand-making Books from a Cave in Greece

Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

In a time when digital and print-on-demand technology are streamlining how books are created and delivered, Paravion Press believes there still is a market for well-crafted, hand-made books....

ComScore Study Confirms What We Already Knew: You're Wasting Money on Ads No One Sees

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

One of the not-so-secret realities of the display-ad world is that a decent chunk of online ads are never viewed by web visitors. They either appear below the dreaded fold, or a user scrolls past...

How to make money from digital news

Guardian – 2012-01-18

There is still cash to be made from journalism when the presses stop rollingAdvertising still dominates the newspaper revenue model. Depending upon the particular country, it is not uncommon to see...

Fnac making 510 redundant to cut costs

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Fnac, the leading French cultural products chain, will lay off 510 of its 17,000 staff and may...

Trinity Mirror buys email and mobile firm Communicator Corp for £8m

Guardian – 2012-01-04

Publisher's acquisition is part of strategy to build digital marketing services business Trinity Mirror, the publisher of titles including the Daily Mirror and the People, has acquired an email and...

UK government holds firm on e-book VAT

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

The UK government has reiterated its view that it cannot bring down value added tax on e-books...

Next New York Times CEO could come from the tech sector

Poynter. – 2011-12-16

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Five best money books of 2011

Chicago Tribune – 2011-12-15

I can't say it's been a great year for investing books. It's been hard enough to keep up with the gyrating stock market and European crisis. Fortunately, there are a handful of books that manage to...

Content Licensing: Making It Work for You

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-08

The term “content licensing” is an ambiguous one, especially among publishers. Some consider reprints and e-prints to be a full-fledged content licensing operation; while others leasing out logos... contributor says publishing platform ‘allows me to make OK money working part time’

Poynter. – 2011-12-02 Lewis Dvorkin writes that’s contributor system, in which people with expertise in particular fields blog for (and some get paid), is a “disruptive model,” with 850...

Pearson to buy English teaching firm in China

Reuters – 2011-11-21

LONDON (Reuters) - British publishing group Pearson Plc agreed to buy China's Global Education and Technology Group , which prepares students for English-language tests, for $155 million in cash,...

Online retailers giving money back for charity

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-12

The new couch that Mary Burns purchased on It was sort of for a good cause. So was the hotel voucher she bought from LivingSocial as a Christmas gift for her brother. And the photo book...

Free iPhone games making plenty of money on Apple's UK App Store

Guardian – 2011-10-17

Analysis reveals half the 100 top grossing titles are free to play games, while in-app purchases are filtering into paid games tooHalf of the 100 top-grossing iPhone games in the UK are free-to-play...

Making IPads Enterprise Ready

PC World – 2011-10-12

Apple has unwittingly become an enterprise player, says Edward ­Marczak, author and executive editor of MacTech magazine. The company is leading the trend toward...

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

Poynter. – 2011-10-07

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.

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

Poynter. – 2011-10-06

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...

Reed Elsevier to buy financial data firm Accuity

Reuters – 2011-09-26

LONDON (Reuters) - Anglo-Dutch publisher Reed Elsevier NV is bolstering its financial data offer by buying U.S. company Accuity for 343 million pounds ($530 million) to combine with its Bankers'...

Firm Offers Insight into Tablet Mag Sales

AdWeek – 2011-09-22

Publishers have big hopes that tablet editions will help offset what have been soft sales of their ink on paper magazines. But digital magazine sales have been slow to take off. Some are testing a...

Nosy Crow talks fairy tales, book-apps and making your own machine

Guardian – 2011-09-13

As its second app Cinderella is released, UK publisher explains how it's straddling the book and app worldsNosy Crow isn't a physical books publisher, and it's not an apps developer. It's both. The...

'Sports Illustrated' Goes High-Tech in Search of Younger Readers

AdWeek – 2011-09-07

For its latest college football tour, Sports Illustrated is going high-tech. The Time Inc. weekly is taking its Sports Illustrated Heisman Tour to 10 high-profile college football games, where it...

Faber teams with US firm to provide digital services

The Bookseller – 2011-09-06

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 08:30 Faber has entered into a partnership with The Perseus Books Group in the US, setting up a company to provide global digital...

Media Agenda: James Tye talks about making digital publishing profitable

Media Week – 2011-08-26

James Tye, CEO at Dennis Publishing, warns against assuming all your readers want the same, and reveals how the company is monetising its digital products.

BBC Worldwide Sells its Magazine Portfolio to Private Equity Firm Exponent

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-16

BBC Worldwide, a UK-based publisher, has sold its magazine business to Exponent, a private equity firm.

Kickanotch helps media publishers turn mobile apps into money

GigaOM – 2011-08-10

Kickanotch, a Kansas start-up that is building a one-stop app management and monetization platform for media companies starting with radio stations, is now coming out with RevKick, a content and ad...

Making a Media Scandal Work for SEO and Retail Opportunities

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-09

How Rupert Murdoch’s troubles became this summer’s meal ticket.

Publishers need to "stand firm" against digital giants

The Bookseller – 2011-08-08

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 08/08/2011 - 16:08 Literary agent Andrew Wylie has said publishers need to "stand firm" in the face of digital companies like Amazon and Apple or...

QOTD: Likes Are Great. Money Is Better -- Why Kickstarter Works.

AllThingsD – 2011-08-05

Apparently a whole lot of people like something so much they’re not even willing to give it a dollar. Australian designer Lewis Winter, bemoaning the limited effort many social media users expend to...

Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch calls in PR firm Edelman

Guardian – 2011-07-14

PR company will report directly to general manager of News InternationalRupert Murdoch's News Corporation has called in PR and lobbying specialists Edelman to help the embattled company handle...

N.Y. firm buys publisher of the Maryland Pennysaver

Baltimore Sun – 2011-06-23

All Island Media publishes shopping publications on Long IslandAll Island Media, a New York-based publisher, has acquired Pennysaver Inc., the Hanover-based publisher of the Maryland Pennysaver...

Second private equity firm interested in Borders US

The Bookseller – 2011-06-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 09:19 Private equity firm Najafi Companies is reportedly in discussions to buy Borders in America. The Wall Street Journal said "people...

Buyout firm Gores in talks with Borders: report

Reuters – 2011-06-02

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Private equity firm Gores Group is in talks to buy more than half of bankrupt bookseller Borders Group Inc's remaining stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday,...

Author raising money for Slave Lake library

CBC – 2011-06-01

An Island author and book blogger is doing what she can to help rebuild the library lost in the wildfires in Slave Lake, Alberta.

Study: App Store Makes More Money Than Android Market

PC World – 2011-05-28

It's far more common for apps in the iOS App Store to make money than it is for apps in the Google Android Market, according to a report published by Dutch mobile app store research firm Distimo.

Private Equity Firm Buys Ohio Newspaper Group

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-20

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.

British Bookshops' creditors to receive less than 10% of money owed

The Bookseller – 2011-05-09

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 09/05/2011 - 15:41 The administrators of British Bookshops and Stationers has said it can only pay back eight-10p in every pound owed and expects...

Save Money and Trees With Green Printing Tools

PC World – 2011-04-23

Want to save more and waste less on printing? These tech tools can help.

Google 'Panda' update downgrades UK tech sites - and Microsoft's Ciao

Guardian – 2011-04-13

Voucher sites, 'content farms', and some finance sites also hit by rejigging of search algorithms - while winners include Mirror, Independent, and YouTubeA number of prominent UK technology news...

Private equity firm in running for BBC Magazines

Media Week – 2011-04-11

Private equity firm Exponent has submitted a bid for the BBC Magazines portfolio.

Creating a digital public library without Google's money

L.A. Times – 2011-03-26

Google's settlement with authors and publishers has been tossed out, shining a spotlight on copyright law. Maybe we shouldn't entrust that kind of project to a corporation anyway.Say what you want...

Bloomberg's Matthew Winkler is following the money

Guardian – 2011-03-14

The editor-in-chief of the financial news organisation talks about expansion plans – and never rehiring anyone who quitsWhile some worry about the future for the news business, Matthew Winkler at...

Clay Shirky: "This is a golden age for journalism... except for the money"

Editors Weblog – 2011-01-31

Clay Shirky, well-known 'Internet Guru' and New York University professor, believes that both journalism and democracy in general have much to gain from the "cognitive surplus" that the new media...

Sarnoff to leave Bertelsmann for private equity firm

The Bookseller – 2011-01-11

Richard Sarnoff, who helped negotiate the...

Making books do things e-books can't and vice versa

L.A. Times – 2010-12-30

As digital publishing grows, there's reason to push each medium to be more than just a receptacle for words. Publishers strive to create an experience.At a garage studio in Eagle Rock, Lisa Pearson...

Should journalists accept money for providing their opinions?

Editors Weblog – 2010-12-20

A New York-based research firm has been offering cash to reporters who are willing to give their opinions on their area of expertise, the Washington Post reported. PFC Opinion Research is looking for...

Making the Web Pay

Publishers Weekly – 2010-12-13

Internet forums and the fall regional shows have been buzzing about how independent bookstores can capture part of the burgeoning e-book market on the Web. But what's often overlooked is how few are...

Media, tech titans among best-paid CEOs

Yahoo – 2010-07-27

In case you needed evidence that top media and entertainment executives are well paid, some big names showed up on a ranking of the decade's 25 top-earning CEOs on Tuesday.

Web publishing firm Squarespace raises $38.5 million

R – 2010-07-14

Publishing platform Squarespace has received a hefty investment of $35.8 million in a funding round led by Accel Partners and Index Ventures. Squarespace offer fully hosted web publishing services...

Techmeme Offers Tech News at Internet Speed

New York Times – 2010-07-13

Techmeme uses algorithms to constantly find the latest tech news, and has added a human editor too.

Jobs lost at art publishing firm

BBC – 2010-06-30

Almost 300 people lose their jobs after an art publishing firm in Northampton goes into administration.

Journalist Jobs Site Gorkana Sold to Private Equity Firm

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-08

Gorkana, the online media jobs site whose e-mail newsletter is the most welcome item in many an unemployed journalist¿s in-box, was sold to a private equity firm in a deal valued at about $38...

Newsosaur: How Newspapers Can Make Money With iPad

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-05

Newspaper and magazine publishers have as good a chance as anyone to generate meaningful revenue on the ¿transformational¿ iPad, Alan D. Mutter writes in his latest ¿Reflections of a...

Former LA Times Environmental Writer Took Buyout, Created Public Affairs Firm

Poynter Institute – 2010-03-29

While the news industry is frantically searching for solutions and new directions, journalists' lives have been disrupted by cutbacks and job changes.

Bonnier Title Taps Barcode Tech, Lures Back Advertisers

Folio Mag – 2010-03-17

Boating magazines were among some of the hardest hit last year in terms of advertising revenue losses. Bonnier Corp.’s WakeBoarding recently turned to technology to help offset some of those...

Blaze drama at publishing firm in Dubai

Arabian Business – 2010-03-17

Large clouds of smoke billow across Sheikh Zayed Road.

Silvio Berlusconi's own publishing firm releases book celebrating PM as 'Superman'

Daily Telegraph – 2010-03-16

Emotional messages likening Silvio Berlusconi to Superman after his show of strength when he was attacked in Milan last year have been compiled in a new book published by a firm owned by the Italian...

Second Firm Ups Barnes & Noble Stake

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-10

Aletheia Research & Management has increased its stake in Barnes & Noble to a 17.5% stake,...

Bowker Acquires U.K. Research Firm BML

Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-08

Bowker has acquired BML (Book Marketing), a leading provider of research on the U.K. book market. The company will become part of Bowker’s Publishing Services division.

Disney, Google eye stake in China bus media firm

Reuters – 2010-02-08

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A consortium led by Walt Disney Co is in advanced talks to buy into China's largest in-bus digital media and advertising company, a deal that could offer the U.S....

'Financial Times' Acquires Economic Intelligence Firm

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-03

The Financial Times has acquired economic intelligence firm Medley Global Advisors. The company is based in New York and provides investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers with in-depth...

Advisory Firm: Trade Show M&A Bubble Could Not Be 'Sustained Indefinitely'

Folio Mag – 2010-01-29

The buying "frenzy" in the trade show industry over the last 10 years has come to a crashing halt, according to trade/consumer show and trade publishing M&A advisory firm Corporate Solutions. The...

Google to Host 'Media Execs Tech Summit'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-04-06

An invitation-only "Media Technology Summit" for senior executives is planned for this fall at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters.

Magazine Making as Art: The New Visionaire Unveiled

Fast Company Magazine – 2009-04-03

Visionaire is more than a fashion magazine: Concieved as a limited edition "album" of fashion and art, each issue is an art object itself, pushing the boundaries of the book form. New issues cost...

Making Sense of CMS Options

Folio Mag – 2009-03-25

Top CMS and Social Media Picks for Smaller Publishers Most publishers are scrambling to update their online content management system (and may even be on their third or fourth upgrade). The choices...

Newsprint firm tries to revamp debt to avoid bankruptcy

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-23

AbitibiBowater is trying to restructure debt from the merger of two companies.

San Diego Union-Tribune being sold to equity firm

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-19

The parent company of The San Diego Union-Tribune said Wednesday that it agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to a private equity firm for an undisclosed price, a rare vote of confidence in an...

Buyout Firm Acquires San Diego Paper

New York Times – 2009-03-19

A private equity firm has bought The San Diego Union-Tribune, the two sides said Wednesday, ending eight decades of Copley family dominance of that city’s news media.

Time Inc. Mulls Making Time, People Sites Subscription-Based

Folio Mag – 2009-03-10

As the sustainability of free content online continues to be debated, Time Inc.

Good Question: Are Media Making The Economy Worse?

WCCO Minneapolis - St. Paul – 2009-03-04

It is difficult to escape coverage of bad economic news. It leads the network newscasts, is on the front page of newspapers and anchors wall-to-wall coverage on cable television. But are the media...

Haynes sells book printing firm

The Book Seller – 2009-03-02

Haynes Publishing Group has sold its book...

AP Considers Making Content Require Payment

Slashdot – 2009-02-23

TechDirt is reporting that the Associated Press is poised to be the next in a long line of news organizations to completely bungle their online distribution methods by making their content require...

Media L.B.O. Firm Expects More Pain in Sector

New York Times – 2009-02-23

The recession is clearly taking its toll on a wide variety of industries, including the media sector. Now one media-focused private equity firm has crunched the numbers on how bad it has been.

Magazine Factotum Makes Too Much Money [Media]

Gawker – 2009-02-20

If you ran a magazine (maybe you do!), what would you consider a reasonable salary for the head of your little magazine industry trade group? 'Click through' and find out the real, ridiculous...

Paid Content Debate Making 'Democrat-Gazette' Publisher Hussman Look Prescient

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-09

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Jay Grelen began pointing out Monday that lost amid the debate about the merits and minuses of charging for online newspaper content is his paper's actual success...

BBC spends more money on radio shows than commercial rivals

Media Week – 2009-02-06

LONDON - The publicly-funded BBC spends more money on its breakfast radio shows presented by Terry Wogan and Chris Moyles than any of its commercial rivals, according to a National Audit Office...

Director to publish book on making "Twilight"

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2009-02-04

"Twilight" took moviegoers on a magical trip into the world of vampires, but director Catherine Hardwicke will pierce the film's fantasy bubble in a new book detailing how it was made.

Glam Media Acquires Advertising Targeting Firm

Folio Mag – 2009-02-04

Online content network Glam Media recently acquired AdaptiveAds, a display ad targeting and optimization company. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Tech Publisher O'Reilly Slashes Jobs

Slashdot – 2009-01-20

An anonymous reader writes "According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, geeky tech publisher O'Reilly Media has slashed 14% of its workforce, or 31 people. Founder and tech pundit Tim O'Reilly...

Former OK! Publisher Launches Events Firm

Folio Mag – 2009-01-15

Tom Morrissy, the former publisher of the U.S. edition of OK!, has launched Morrissy + Vine LLC, an events consultancy firm targeting marketers and media companies including broadcast and cable...

Newspaper Research Firm Belden Going Out of Business

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-14

Belden Associates -- which provided newspapers with proprietary marketing, editorial and circulation research for 68 years -- is going out of business, Chairman and CEO Sammy Papert announced in a...

Penthouse Magazine Firm Planning to Offer Shares

The Hendersonville Times-News – 2008-12-29

FriendFinder, which owns Penthouse magazine, is trying to sell up to $460 million in stock to investors in one of the most challenging markets ever for initial public offerings.

Ex-AOL boss seeks funds for his firm, not Yahoo: report

Reuters – 2008-12-03

Former AOL Chief Executive Jonathan Miller is trying to raise capital for Velocity Interactive Group, an investment firm focused on digital media where he is a partner, and not for buying Yahoo Inc,...

Gannett Co. acquires social media firm Ripple6

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-11-13

Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today, said Thursday it had acquired social media services company Ripple6 Inc., whose platform already powers Gannett's sites.

Economy Making Magazine Deals ‘Difficult,’ Not ‘Impossible’

Folio Mag – 2008-11-12

With big magazine deals like Reed Elsevier’s divestment of Reed Business Information up in the air and ABRY Partner’s sale of Cygnus Business Media still hanging in the balance, there’s no...

Fortune Editor Chosen to Take Over at Money Magazine

New York Times – 2008-11-08

Time Inc. said Craig Matters, currently one of the highest-ranking editors at Fortune, will take over as managing editor at Money.

Top editor is leaving Money magazine

International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-08

Eric Schurenberg, the managing editor of Money since 2004, will leave this month as part of the shake-up at Time Inc., company executives said.

Managing editor to leave Time's Money magazine

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-07

The managing editor of Time Warner Inc's Money magazine will step down after completing the December issue, according to a company statement.

Big Tech Companies Back Global Plan to Shield Online Speech

New York Times – 2008-10-28

The companies say a global code of conduct will better protect online free speech and privacy against government intrusion.

Book on Murdoch Making its own Controversy

Newsweek – 2008-10-26

Vanity Fair columnist Michael Wolff's new book, "The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch," won't hit bookstores for another month. But in a time-honored...

Losing Money, New York Sun Is to Shut Down After 6 Years

New York Times – 2008-09-30

The New York Sun, the six-year-old newspaper with a conservative mind-set, announced on Monday that it would close after publishing Tuesday’s issue.

Sass's Web Publishing Firm Closing Down; Investors Pulled Out

CBS News – 2008-09-27

What happened here? Two months ago I met Scott Sassa in our offices when he was all gaga over's chances. In those two months, it turns out, the investors *Discovery* Communications and...

Eyebrows raised as music magazine is awarded £230k of public money

Sunday Herald – 2008-09-13

of almost a quarter of a million pounds of public money to music magazine Clash last week may not have rocked the Scottish media world, but it certainly raised a few eyebrows.

Esquire plans high-tech 75th anniversary cover

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-09-08

Men's magazine Esquire is celebrating its 75-year history by looking forward with some technology that has the potential to change the way people read print publications. The cover of the October...

British Firm to Publish Controversial Novel

Washington Post – 2008-09-04

A romantic novel about the prophet Muhammad that was canceled by Random House after critics said it could provoke Muslim anger has found an English-language publisher in Britain. Sherry Jones's "The...

CEO of embattled Web-tracking firm NebuAd leaves

AP via Yahoo! News – 2008-09-03

The chief executive of NebuAd Inc., whose Web tracking technology raised a privacy backlash, has left the company to be chief financial officer at Verifone Holdings Inc., a maker of payment...

Ziff Davis Media Cancels Tech Event

Folio Mag – 2008-08-26

Ziff Davis Media has cancelled this year’s DigitalLife Expo, an annual technology trade show it produces in partnership with PC Magazine. The event had been scheduled for September 25 to 28 in New...

Illinois plumber sues Norwalk Internet marketing firm

Boston Globe – 2008-08-25

A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Norwalk-based Internet marketing company and a subsidiary claiming they have charged credit cards without authorization.

Ian Williams: The internet is making book titles longer

Guardian – 2008-08-22

Ian Williams: Thanks to internet search engines, pithy book titles are being ruined by ever longer, keyword-heavy subtitles

Sutton’s print firm goes under

The Bookseller – 2008-08-15

Gloucestershire-based printing firm Asterim...

Media Outlets Losing Money From a Lack of Auto Ads

New York Times – 2008-08-11

The flight of advertising dollars to the Internet is one explanation for the pain felt by traditional media. Another culprit that is increasingly to blame is Detroit.

Project to rebuild Internet gets $12 million in seed money

The Washington Times – 2008-08-04


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