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Get 'The Long Tail' E-Book for Free--in Comic-Book Form!

It may sound a little strange, but the SmarterComics version of this business bestseller is quite engaging. Here's your chance to read it online free of charge. | PC World – 2012-02-10

The New Yorker's David Remnick Moves Beyond the Magazine (Video)

The magazine's editor says that tablets are great, and that even phones offer new opportunities for long-form content. | AllThingsD – 2012-02-01

E-Textbooks Should Be Free-Textbooks

The rules of the game dictate that any effort to move into America’s large and lucrative education publishing industry must be swaddled in pieties, and the electronic textbook initiative announced... | Slate – 2012-01-24

Mecom to launch digital paywall and review future of 65 free titles

Wide-ranging strategic review by new chief executive Tom Toumazis aims to slash costs by €70mMecom is to introduce digital pay models across its top newspaper titles, slash costs by €70m and... | Guardian – 2012-01-24

Apple debuts free e-book publishing app

Apple on Thursday announced a new platform for creating and reading digital textbooks. | CNN – 2012-01-19

iBooks Author Offers Free E-Textbook Creation

iBooks Author is a free Mac app designed to let authors and publishers easily create multimedia-rich e-textbooks for the iBooks 2 app. | PC World – 2012-01-19

The New York Times, The Daily and New Yorker Top Performing Titles on Apple’s Newsstand

In 2011, one phrase defined the magazine industry: digital editions. Whether publishers were deciding to take the leap into digitizing their publications, or deciding on what app to develop next,... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-13

Free newspapers suffer from sharp advertising fall

Further to my posting on Friday, Weekly newspaper closures in 2011, which revealed that the overwhelming majority of axed titles were frees...The latest Advertising Association (AA) adspend figures -... | Guardian – 2011-12-19

Columbus Dispatch suspends cartoonist Jeff Stahler after learning of similarities to New Yorker cartoons

The Daily Cartoonist Alan Gardner says Stahler’s cartoon in the Dispatch on Monday “has a striking similarity” to a David Sipress cartoon published in the New Yorker in 2009. Stahler tells Gardner... | Poynter. – 2011-12-07

Kobo 2012 Book Club Launches - Offered for Free with Purchase of the Kobo eReader Touch Edition

There's Never Been a Better Time to Buy: Popular Kobo Touch eReaders Now Offer Even More Value - Include a Free Book Every Month | CNW – 2011-12-01

Cool crafting to Hardie Grant

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:18 Katie Allen, web editor at, is to write a craft title for Hardie Grant. Paper, Scissors, Rock: 25... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-11

For the Unbeatable Price of Free...

Publishers continue to give out free content, but to what reward? | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-08

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

Pearson adds free learning management tools to Google Apps for Education

Publishing and educational tools company Pearson on Thursday launched the beta version of OpenClass, a free, cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is integrated with Google Apps for... | Betanews – 2011-10-14

What happens to books when the Kindle is free?

In addition to launching its new color tablet the Kindle Fire last week, Amazon also announced another price drop for the original Kindle, which is now just $79. Could the e-reader eventually become... | GigaOM – 2011-10-06 extends free trial through mid-October

The Boston Globe The Globe has decided to extend the free trial period for its new paid site,, until mid-October. Publisher Christopher M. Mayer says in a memo to staff that the... | Poynter. – 2011-10-01

Free Press Loves Net Neutrality, Not FCC's Rules

When the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules were published last Friday, everyone in Washington expected that the first lawsuit out of the box would be filed by Verizon and maybe... | AdWeek – 2011-09-29

Apple adds free book of the week to Starbucks giveaways

Apple loves giving Starbucks customers free stuff. This week it introduced an ebook Pick of the Week to go along with the free song and app of the week programs it already has in place. Book codes... | GigaOM – 2011-09-13

FT Releases Free “How To Spend It” iPad App

Financial Times is making its newest iPad offering free, with the luxury lifestyle magazine How To Spend It app available without charge for users. | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-13

Church of Scientology aims to discredit New Yorker exposé with parody issue

The New York Times Six months later, The Church of Scientology has struck back at The New Yorker for its exposé of the church and its bizarre practices by publishing “essentially a parody” of the... | Poynter. – 2011-09-01

Sony offers first Harry Potter book free with new reader

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 08:51 Readers will be able to download the e-book of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for free with the limited edition model of... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Turnit Offers Free Digital Newsstand--And Says It Will Remain Free

Evolusent Inc.--owner of Lifestyle Magazine as well as several different companies offering new media content and commerce services--is beta testing Turnit, a free digital newsstand for magazine... | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-24

W&N buys stories by New Yorker pick

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 10:20 Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a collection of stories by Nathan Englander, one of the New Yorker's "20 Writers for the... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-19

Paper goes from free to paid-for as advertising slumps

A largely free newspaper, the Bangor Mail, is being relaunched next week as a fully paid-for title.More than 80% of the paper's 8,500 audited distribution (ABC: July-Dec 2010) was given away free.... | Guardian – 2011-08-18

Another Cool New Yorker App. And This One's Free.

The magazine's "Goings on About Town" app is exactly what you think it is -- which is a good thing. More important, it's an encouraging sign of experimentation. | AllThingsD – 2011-08-08

‘New Yorker covers as icons are all but doomed’

MediaiteConsidering how important The New Yorker’s cover art is to its brand, Philip Bump asks, why doesn’t the magazine’s iPad app feature it better? Cover images accompany stories on the... | Poynter. – 2011-07-29

Dallas Morning News kills youth-aimed free weekly tabloid

Dallas Observer Seven full-timers and two part-timers lose jobs with Quick’s demise. Dallas Morning News publisher Jim Moroney says closing the free weekly was “a difficult decision, but frankly,... | Poynter. – 2011-07-28

Zinio Announces Availability on All Android Devices with Free Mags for Users

After debuting on the Android 3.0 Honeycomb platform for tablets last month, the Zinio digital newsstand is now universally available on all Android devices. | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-15

Rose Fenton appointed Free Word director

Publication Date: Tue, 05/07/2011 - 08:30 Free Word has appointed Rose Fenton as director of the organisation, with her first day to be 12th September. The Free Word Centre in London is a house of... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-05

Healthy Planet opens Books For Free shops

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 08:34 A green charity offering books for free aims to open an outlet in every town in the UK, and has called on publishers to donate... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-27

Visitor numbers up 7% at LBF 2011 over ash-free 2009

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 15:38 Attendance at the London Book Fair in April was up 7% from 2009, the nearest comparable year, according to figures released by... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-09

Apple Brings Conde Nast Aboard the Subscription Bandwagon, Starting With the New Yorker [MediaMemo]

Apple is winning over the big publishers. Last week, Hearst Corp. said it planned to start selling its magazines using Apple's new iTunes subscription service. Now rival Conde Nast is actually doing... | AllThingsD – 2011-05-09

Apple, Conde Nast reach "New Yorker" iPad deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc and magazine publisher Conde Nast reached a deal to offer the New Yorker on the iPad device in the latest sign that relationships are improving between the technology... | Reuters – 2011-05-09

Updated New Yorker app lets iPad users subscribe for $1.50 an issue

MediaMemo | Poynter. – 2011-05-09

Comic shops seek readers on Free Comic Book Day

A decade after Joe Field was inspired by people queuing for free ice cream, his plan to lure new and lapsed readers by offering up free comic books has become an annual event embraced by publishers... | CBC – 2011-05-07

Apple, Time Inc. Reach Deal on Free iPad Magazine Access

New York - Publisher Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) has reached a deal with Apple (NASD: AAPL) to offer free iPad versions of its publications to existing print subscribers, The Wall Street Journal... | Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-03

More Time Inc. Print Subscribers Get App Version For Free

Apple Inc. and Time Inc. | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-03

Time Inc secures print subscribers free iPad access

Time Inc, the owner of magazine publisher IPC, has agreed a deal with Apple that lets subscribers to its print magazines access their iPad editions for free, according to reports. | Media Week – 2011-05-03

Time Inc Gives Free iPad Access to Print Subscribers

Apple's change of policy allows publishers more control over revenue from digital editions. | PC World – 2011-05-02

A new paywall doesn't come for free

Social media and free news sites may not need to spend money on advertising, but paid-for news websites probably willHow much has the Daily Mail – celebrating, along with the Guardian, another... | Guardian – 2011-05-01

Al Gore's Next Invention: The Future of Books? (Cheap Shot, But Cool App) [NetworkEffect]

Push Pop Press, a digital book publishing platform, went live with its first title this week, Al Gore's "Our Choice," available as an iOS app for $4.99. | AllThingsD – 2011-04-29

Wired's Newest iPad Issue Boasts Its Best Feature Yet: Free [MediaMemo]

Remember when iPad magazine apps--and Wired's app in particular--were big news? That was a year ago. Now Wired and Adobe want you to take another look, without charge. | AllThingsD – 2011-04-15

Downloading Free Books to Your IPad

Reading reader Greg Jacobs is interested in putting books other than those available from the iBookstore on his iPad. He writes: | PC World – 2011-04-11

Random House Backs Free, Open Textbook Publisher Flat World

Irvington, N.Y. - Flat World Knowledge, a publisher of free and open online college textbooks, has raised an additional sum of funding from publisher Random House to close its second round of... | Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-08

Free ‘key driver’ in e-book sales

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 24/03/2011 - 09:36 Sampling free content is inspiring customers to buy e-books, with a fifth of UK readers citing it as the primary reason for... | The Bookseller – 2011-03-24

Free title launch starts newspaper war

Newspapers may be closing - but there are launches too. The latest example is the Oswestry and Border Chronicle, which was distributed free yesterday to 15,000 homes in the towns of Oswestry and... | Guardian – 2011-03-11

Murdoch is at home in the land of the free

America has become the centre of his business and New York the heart of his personal lifeIn the early 1990s, I faxed a letter to Rupert Murdoch, informing him I was resigning as editor of the Boston... | Guardian – 2011-03-07

Will Work for…Free?: The Future of Digital Content

Posted in ArticleThe HuffPo acquisition seems to have stirred up hive of thought regarding the value of content... again. Which is great for EContent, since it's just about all we ever think about.... | EContent Magazine – 2011-02-16

Tina Fey's Rocky History With The New Yorker

Yesterday, we reported on Tina Fey's burgeoning career as an essayist--complete with book tour and publication in The New Yorker. The essay got press for being honest about the judgments women... | The New York Observer – 2011-02-08

LA Journalist Puts The Daily Up On The Web, For Free

The iPad was supposed to be the walled garden where newspapers could get back to writing news and readers could get back to paying for it. But just one day after the launch of The Daily a Tumblr has... | The New York Observer – 2011-02-04

The New Yorker Stoops to the Web For a Scoop

On Sunday The New Yorker published a 6,000-word article about corruption in Afghanistan's Kabul Bank...on its blog. Why would one of print's stalwarts publish all that juicy content on the Web?... | The New York Observer – 2011-02-01

Magazines feel the free media chill and blame the teenagers

Teen magazine Sugar closes but Bauer prepares to publish Gaz7ettaIt was a bitter start to the year for the staff of Sugar, the 17-year-old teen magazine which was axed last week after its owner said... | Guardian – 2011-01-24

Conservative Blogger Tries to Discredit New Yorker, Fails

A reporter from the Daily Caller recently tried to dig up a New Yorker plagiarism scandal, reports The New York Post. | The New York Observer – 2011-01-06

Indie booksellers cool on WBD flip-books

Independent booksellers have given reluctant... | The Bookseller – 2010-12-16

New Google tool, free to public, reveals evolution of language

The link to the Google Books 'Ngram Viewer' and downloadable raw datasets -- -- is the digital equivalent of a door that exposes a vast treasure trove of linguistic fossils.... | San Jose Mercury News – 2010-12-16

Press group urges Kuwaiti ruler to free blogger

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A global press freedom watchdog called on the Emir of Kuwait Saturday to intervene for the release of a blogger who is on trial, accused of insulting the ruler and inciting... | Reuters – 2010-06-19

Flash-free iPad-ready site from Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio have announced plans to create Flash-free versions of their websites for iPad users. | Network World – 2010-03-18

New York, New Yorker and Nat Geo Lead in Print Ellie Noms

MPA announced Wednesday the finalists for its 45th annual National Magazine Awards, or Ellies, as they're commonly called. The New Yorker, New York and National Geographic lead in nominations. | Folio Mag – 2010-03-10

Media group urges Cuba to free jailed journalists

A media watchdog group called on Cuba to release jailed independent journalists — or at least improve their prison conditions — and said Thursday it would hold the government responsible for the... | AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-04

New Yorker editor to publish Obama biography

David Remnick's book, based on hundreds of interviews with the president and close associates, will be published in the US in April, and in the UK in May Pulitzer prize-winning author and New Yorker... | Guardian Unlimited – 2010-03-01

Free Press Groups Launching Online Petition to Free Iranian Journos

A coalition of press freedom groups launched an online petition drive Monday calling on the Iranian government to release its imprisoned journalists, writers and bloggers swept up in recent months. | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-01

My Turn: The iPad, Kindle, and Free Content

Fifteen years and two careers ago, I, like a lot of young, aspiring digirati, migrated to New York to be part of what was to become the dotcom revolution. I worked in the new-media division of a... | Newsweek – 2010-02-27

Ferag EasySert Lines Operating at 'London Free Press'

Sun Media Corp's London (Ontario) Free Press has taken into production two online Ferag EasySert inserting lines, each with 20 hoppers, that it uses to handle its increasing volume of supplements... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-23

Amazon launches free Kindle app for Blackberry

(Reuters) - said on Thursday it is launching a new free Kindle application that will give customers access to over 420,000 books on a range of BlackBerry devices. | Reuters – 2010-02-18

Media Cache: Free vs. Paid, Murdoch vs. Rusbridger

The head of News Corporation and the editor of The Guardian are facing off over whether newspapers should charge for content on the Web. | New York Times – 2010-02-08

Amazon Offers Free Two-Day Shipping for Kindle

In an attempt to keep the momentum going for Kindle, Amazon is offering free two-day expedited shipping for the device, so customers can order between now and December 22 and receive Kindle by... | Publishers Wekly – 2009-12-18

HowTo offers books online for free

HowTo Books has launched a website allowing... | The Book Seller – 2009-03-31

Authors fight free books site Scribd for ‘pirating’ their work

Publishers and agents representing the authors J. K. Rowling and Ken Follett were battling last night to get free copies of their novels removed from a Californian website that claims to be the most... | Times Online – 2009-03-30

'Detroit Free Press' Strikes Deal with Local CBS Station

The Detroit Free Press reported yesterday that in May it will begin partnering with the city's CBS-owned-and-operated WWJ-TV to produce news segments for the station's "First Forecast Mornings." The... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-30

Kiyosaki Site Drawing Lots of Interest to Free Book

Robert Kiyosaki's consiparcyoftherich Web site has drawn millions of hits with an offer to let users read the new book for free chapter by chapter. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-26

SIBA's Jewell Offering Free Book with Purchase

SIBA executive director Wanda Jewell will send a free book from her library to anyone who buys a book at a SIBA store. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-26

Playboy Makes Digital Archive Free

Playboy went live yesterday with a digital version of its archive, allowing users to instantly view more than 50 back issues of Playboy for free. | Folio Mag – 2009-03-23

New Yorker Leads ASME Awards Field

The American Society of Magazine Editors has announced the finalists for this year’s National Magazine Awards. Leading the pack is the New Yorker, with 10 nominations, including nods for general... | Folio Mag – 2009-03-19

Chris Anderson: web creating free economy

The "free economy", where businesses give away their products to make money, is spreading fast thanks to the recession and the increasing reach of digital technology, according to the author Chris... | Times Online – 2009-03-19

Newspapers Revisit "Free Versus Paid" Debate For Online Content

Newspapers Revisit "Free Versus Paid" Debate For Online Content (New York, NY) -- Newspapers are reviving the "free versus paid" debate for online content, given the deteriorating financial... | FOX 7 WTVW Evansville – 2009-03-16

Blurb announces free, online, self-publishing tutorial

Blurb , a creative publishing and marketing platform for user-created book publishers, is putting together a free, online tutorial later this week. The Blurb BookSmart webinar on Wednesday 18 March... | Macworld UK – 2009-03-16

Free Weekly Merges with Sun Media Group

The Employment Times, a free weekly distributed in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, has merged with Sun Media Group, parent company of the Sun Journal daily newspaper in Lewiston. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-12

The Guardian Launches Free Content API - But You Get To Build Its Ad Network

The Guardian newspaper in the UK has today launched a free, open API which will carry all the content the newspaper produces in print and online, going back to 1999. The "Open Platform" will allow... | TechCrunch – 2009-03-10

Free the Word to come to London

World literature festival ‘Free the... | The Book Seller – 2009-03-10

F+W Offering Free e-Books

F+W Media is offering free e-books to draw customers to its new communities. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-03

Former Rocky publisher leaving Scripps to be "free agent"

John Temple, former editor, publisher and president of the Rocky Mountain News, said Monday he will not continue to work for the E.W. Scripps Co., owner of the now-defunct News. | Denver Post – 2009-03-03

Stormy Monday: 'Richmond-Times Dispatch' Makes E Edition Free Today

The Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, likely not the last east coast paper to be affected by today¿s huge snowstorm, is making its E edition free online today as deliveries to some locations are... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

ECRM Debuts Agfa Chem-free Violet Plate

In what it calls "the first live demonstration of violet chemistry-free workflow in the Americas," ECRM said it will image Agfa's new N92-VCF violet chemistry-free plates on its Mako NEWSmatic... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-26

Playboy UK relaunches as free access website

Playboy UK has relaunched its website as an ad-funded model and made the bulk of its content free to users. | Media Week – 2009-02-23

Free London newspapers are buoyed by display ad sales

LONDON - London's free newspapers defied the economic downturn and increased year-on-year display ad sales in Q4 2008. | Media Week – 2009-02-17

Free Press Signs Next Hirsi Ali Work

Free Press has acquired rights to the next book by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, author of the bestselling Infidel. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-12

New publisher named at the New Yorker

Lisa Hughes, formerly vice president and publisher of Condé Nast Traveler since 1995, will replace Drew Schutte, publisher of The New Yorker for the last year. | International Herald Tribune – 2009-02-09

Pull the Plug on Free Content for a Week, Blogger Advises Newspapers

The fastest way to ensure the future of newspapers may be to show America what it will look like without newspapers, argues a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-09

New York Times Editor: content does not want to be free

Facing the worst financial situation in its history and being challenged to produce more revenue from its increasingly important digital ventures, The New York Times is revisiting a tried and true... | e-Consultancy – 2009-02-09

New publisher takes over New Yorker

In shakeup, New Yorker publisher moves to web sales The ad economy has been brutal to magazines, and especially to the New Yorker, and yesterday Condé Nast shifted bodies about in the hopes of... | Media Life Magazine – 2009-02-06

Drew Schutte, publisher of The New Yorker, becomes Conde Nast Digital's revenue chief

NEW YORK - Conde Nast Publications said Friday that Drew Schutte has been named chief revenue officer for Conde Nast Digital. He will step down as publisher of The New Yorker, where he will be... | Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune – 2009-02-06

The New Yorker’s Publisher Shifts to Web Ad Sales for Condé Nast

Lisa Hughes, formerly vice president and publisher of Condé Nast Traveler since 1995, will replace Drew Schutte, publisher of The New Yorker for the last year. | New York Times – 2009-02-06

Conde Nast replaces New Yorker publisher

Reuters - U.S. magazine empire Conde Nast has replaced the publisher of The New Yorker, as the number of ad pages tumbled during the past year. | Reuters – 2009-02-06

Lisa Hughes is the New New Yorker Publisher; Drew Schutte Moves to Condé Nast Digital

The New Yorker's publisher Drew Schutte is leaving the magazine to become the senior vice president and chief revenue officer of Condé Nast's newly consolidated internet group , Condé Nast... | The New York Observer – 2009-02-05

For Iraqi Journalists, Free Press vs. Free Land

Iraq’s land-for-journalists program illustrates the challenges democratic principles face when they clash with entitlements that were never before questioned. | New York Times – 2009-01-28

Laid-Off 'Burlington Free Press' Editor Launches Own Weekly

Laid off from his job as a columnist at the Burlington Free Press in August, the 50-year-old with the bushy mustache and the clever creative streak is getting a crash course in the business side of... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-26

French Publishers Win Free-Speech Case on Algerian War History

Jan. 15 (Bloomberg) -- A French publishing house was right to publish a book by a retired general documenting his experiences during the Algerian war of independence and describing instances of... | Bloomberg – 2009-01-15

'East Valley Tribune' Relaunches as four Free Tabs in Phoenix Market

The East Valley Tribune Wednesday became four tabloid editions with selective free distributions in its greater Phoenix, Ariz., market that will no longer publish every day of the week. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-07

Gunmen free abducted author in SE Nigeria

Unknown gunmen who abducted renowned author Captain Elechi Amadi on Monday night in his home in Port Harcourt, southeast Nigeria's Rivers State, released him to his family on Tuesday night.... | People's Daily – 2009-01-07

Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen given rent-free Paris apartment

The City of Paris is providing a safe haven and an apartment to Bangladeshi feminist writer Taslima Nasreen, who has been under constant threat by Islamist extremists for almost two decades. Nasreen... | CBC – 2009-01-05

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