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An Ad Tech Firm That's Actually Making Money

AdWeek – 2012-07-24

The ad tech landscape is littered with companies promising to bolster Web publishers’ shrinking bottom lines. Few truly deliver on that promise, and fewer still turn a profit. However, retargeting firm Criteo seems to be the exception as it generates serious cash while providing some publishers with an injection of revenue. The Paris-based company has only recently cracked the U.S. market, with stateside revenue tripling from 2011 to 2012 and accounting for 20 percent of its overall...
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Paravion Press: Hand-making Books from a Cave in Greece

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.... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-02-10

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

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

How to make money from digital news

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... | Guardian – 2012-01-18

Fnac making 510 redundant to cut costs

Fnac, the leading French cultural products chain, will lay off 510 of its 17,000 staff and may... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

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

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... | Guardian – 2012-01-04

UK government holds firm on e-book VAT

The UK government has reiterated its view that it cannot bring down value added tax on e-books... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

Next New York Times CEO could come from the tech sector

The New York Times | Poynter. – 2011-12-16

Five best money books of 2011

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... | Chicago Tribune – 2011-12-15

Content Licensing: Making It Work for You

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... | Folio Magazine – 2011-12-08

Forbes.com contributor says publishing platform ‘allows me to make OK money working part time’

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

Pearson to buy English teaching firm in China

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,... | Reuters – 2011-11-21

Online retailers giving money back for charity

The new couch that Mary Burns purchased on Amazon.com? 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... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-12

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

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... | Guardian – 2011-10-17

Making IPads Enterprise Ready

Apple has unwittingly become an enterprise player, says Edward ­Marczak, author and executive editor of MacTech magazine. The company is leading the trend toward... | PC World – 2011-10-12

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

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

Reed Elsevier to buy financial data firm Accuity

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'... | Reuters – 2011-09-26

Firm Offers Insight into Tablet Mag Sales

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... | AdWeek – 2011-09-22

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

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... | Guardian – 2011-09-13

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

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... | AdWeek – 2011-09-07

Faber teams with US firm to provide digital services

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-06

Media Agenda: James Tye talks about making digital publishing profitable

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. | Media Week – 2011-08-26

BBC Worldwide Sells its Magazine Portfolio to Private Equity Firm Exponent

BBC Worldwide, a UK-based publisher, has sold its magazine business to Exponent, a private equity firm. | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-16

Kickanotch helps media publishers turn mobile apps into money

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... | GigaOM – 2011-08-10

Making a Media Scandal Work for SEO and Retail Opportunities

How Rupert Murdoch’s troubles became this summer’s meal ticket. | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-09

Publishers need to "stand firm" against digital giants

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-08

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

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... | AllThingsD – 2011-08-05

Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch calls in PR firm Edelman

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... | Guardian – 2011-07-14

N.Y. firm buys publisher of the Maryland Pennysaver

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... | Baltimore Sun – 2011-06-23

Second private equity firm interested in Borders US

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-09

Buyout firm Gores in talks with Borders: report

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,... | Reuters – 2011-06-02

Author raising money for Slave Lake library

An Island author and book blogger is doing what she can to help rebuild the library lost in the wildfires in Slave Lake, Alberta. | CBC – 2011-06-01

Study: App Store Makes More Money Than Android Market

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. | PC World – 2011-05-28

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

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

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... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-09

Save Money and Trees With Green Printing Tools

Want to save more and waste less on printing? These tech tools can help. | PC World – 2011-04-23

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

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... | Guardian – 2011-04-13

Private equity firm in running for BBC Magazines

Private equity firm Exponent has submitted a bid for the BBC Magazines portfolio. | Media Week – 2011-04-11

Creating a digital public library without Google's money

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... | L.A. Times – 2011-03-26

Bloomberg's Matthew Winkler is following the money

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... | Guardian – 2011-03-14

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

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... | Editors Weblog – 2011-01-31

Sarnoff to leave Bertelsmann for private equity firm

Richard Sarnoff, who helped negotiate the... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-11

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

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... | L.A. Times – 2010-12-30

Should journalists accept money for providing their opinions?

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... | Editors Weblog – 2010-12-20

Making the Web Pay

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2010-12-13

Media, tech titans among best-paid CEOs

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. | Yahoo – 2010-07-27

Web publishing firm Squarespace raises $38.5 million

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... | R – 2010-07-14

Techmeme Offers Tech News at Internet Speed

Techmeme uses algorithms to constantly find the latest tech news, and has added a human editor too. | New York Times – 2010-07-13

Jobs lost at art publishing firm

Almost 300 people lose their jobs after an art publishing firm in Northampton goes into administration. | BBC – 2010-06-30

Journalist Jobs Site Gorkana Sold to Private Equity Firm

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... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-08

Newsosaur: How Newspapers Can Make Money With iPad

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... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-05

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

While the news industry is frantically searching for solutions and new directions, journalists' lives have been disrupted by cutbacks and job changes. | Poynter Institute – 2010-03-29

Bonnier Title Taps Barcode Tech, Lures Back Advertisers

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... | Folio Mag – 2010-03-17

Blaze drama at publishing firm in Dubai

Large clouds of smoke billow across Sheikh Zayed Road. | Arabian Business – 2010-03-17

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

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... | Daily Telegraph – 2010-03-16

Second Firm Ups Barnes & Noble Stake

Aletheia Research & Management has increased its stake in Barnes & Noble to a 17.5% stake,... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-10

Bowker Acquires U.K. Research Firm BML

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. | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-08

Disney, Google eye stake in China bus media firm

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.... | Reuters – 2010-02-08

'Financial Times' Acquires Economic Intelligence Firm

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... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-03

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

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... | Folio Mag – 2010-01-29

Google to Host 'Media Execs Tech Summit'

An invitation-only "Media Technology Summit" for senior executives is planned for this fall at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-04-06

Magazine Making as Art: The New Visionaire Unveiled

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... | Fast Company Magazine – 2009-04-03

Making Sense of CMS Options

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... | Folio Mag – 2009-03-25

Newsprint firm tries to revamp debt to avoid bankruptcy

AbitibiBowater is trying to restructure debt from the merger of two companies. | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-23

San Diego Union-Tribune being sold to equity firm

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... | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-19

Buyout Firm Acquires San Diego Paper

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. | New York Times – 2009-03-19

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

As the sustainability of free content online continues to be debated, Time Inc. | Folio Mag – 2009-03-10

Good Question: Are Media Making The Economy Worse?

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

Haynes sells book printing firm

Haynes Publishing Group has sold its book... | The Book Seller – 2009-03-02

AP Considers Making Content Require Payment

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... | Slashdot – 2009-02-23

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

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. | New York Times – 2009-02-23

Magazine Factotum Makes Too Much Money [Media]

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... | Gawker – 2009-02-20

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

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... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-09

BBC spends more money on radio shows than commercial rivals

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... | Media Week – 2009-02-06

Director to publish book on making "Twilight"

"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. | Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2009-02-04

Glam Media Acquires Advertising Targeting Firm

Online content network Glam Media recently acquired AdaptiveAds, a display ad targeting and optimization company. Financial terms were not disclosed. | Folio Mag – 2009-02-04

Tech Publisher O'Reilly Slashes Jobs

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... | Slashdot – 2009-01-20

Former OK! Publisher Launches Events Firm

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... | Folio Mag – 2009-01-15

Newspaper Research Firm Belden Going Out of Business

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... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-14

Penthouse Magazine Firm Planning to Offer Shares

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. | The Hendersonville Times-News – 2008-12-29

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

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,... | Reuters – 2008-12-03

Gannett Co. acquires social media firm Ripple6

Gannett Co., the publisher of USA Today, said Thursday it had acquired social media services company Ripple6 Inc., whose platform already powers Gannett's MomsLikeMe.com sites. | AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-11-13

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

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... | Folio Mag – 2008-11-12

Fortune Editor Chosen to Take Over at Money Magazine

Time Inc. said Craig Matters, currently one of the highest-ranking editors at Fortune, will take over as managing editor at Money. | New York Times – 2008-11-08

Top editor is leaving Money magazine

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. | International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-08

Managing editor to leave Time's Money magazine

The managing editor of Time Warner Inc's Money magazine will step down after completing the December issue, according to a company statement. | Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-07

Big Tech Companies Back Global Plan to Shield Online Speech

The companies say a global code of conduct will better protect online free speech and privacy against government intrusion. | New York Times – 2008-10-28

Book on Murdoch Making its own Controversy

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... | Newsweek – 2008-10-26

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

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. | New York Times – 2008-09-30

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

What happened here? Two months ago I met Scott Sassa in our offices when he was all gaga over Uber.com's chances. In those two months, it turns out, the investors *Discovery* Communications and... | CBS News – 2008-09-27

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

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. | Sunday Herald – 2008-09-13

Esquire plans high-tech 75th anniversary cover

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... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-09-08

British Firm to Publish Controversial Novel

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... | Washington Post – 2008-09-04

CEO of embattled Web-tracking firm NebuAd leaves

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... | AP via Yahoo! News – 2008-09-03

Ziff Davis Media Cancels Tech Event

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... | Folio Mag – 2008-08-26

Illinois plumber sues Norwalk Internet marketing firm

A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Norwalk-based Internet marketing company and a subsidiary claiming they have charged credit cards without authorization. | Boston Globe – 2008-08-25

Ian Williams: The internet is making book titles longer

Ian Williams: Thanks to internet search engines, pithy book titles are being ruined by ever longer, keyword-heavy subtitles | Guardian – 2008-08-22

Sutton’s print firm goes under

Gloucestershire-based printing firm Asterim... | The Bookseller – 2008-08-15

Media Outlets Losing Money From a Lack of Auto Ads

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. | New York Times – 2008-08-11

Project to rebuild Internet gets $12 million in seed money

NEW YORK | The Washington Times – 2008-08-04

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