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Kobo to grow at speed under Rakuten

The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

E-book retailer Kobo has the capability to grow at three times the speed under its new owner...

Kobo to expand into Holland

The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Kobo is to expand into Holland as it announces a partnership to sell its e-readers through Dutch...

Ownership of tablets, e-readers jumps during holiday season

L.A. Times – 2012-01-24

In the U.S., 19% of adults owned tablets and electronic book readers in January, nearly double the percentage in the previous month, a survey finds. The growth comes as PC sales slow.Remember when...

Faber launches online project hub for YA readers

The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

Faber and Faber has set up a social media hub, The Spark, for teenagers to get involved in Faber...

Survey: 59 Per Cent of Newspaper Readers Say Price Has Put Them Off

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) says the results of a consumer survey make an “overwhelming’” case for an Office of Fair Trading review of the newspaper and...

Vook: iBooks Author has limited appeal for writers, readers

GigaOM – 2012-01-20

Following Apple's unveiling of e-book publishing platform iBooks Author Thursday, I reached out to Vook, the startup founded in 2009 by Brad Inman that provides a top-to-bottom publishing experience...

Washington Post Invites Readers To Subscribe To Staff On Facebook

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Today, Mark S. Luckie — the founder of 10,000 Words, and now full-time social media guy at WaPo – invited readers to subscribe to its staff on Facebook. He wrote: Looking to connect with...

A “Conservative” Estimate: Apple Will Sell 48 Million iPads in Calendar 2012

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Whether it debuts in February or in March, Apple’s hotly anticipated iPad 3 will likely raise the bar for its rivals, and perhaps further buttress a postulate All Things Digital has reported...

Cleveland Plain Dealer readers confused by decision to pull Non Sequitur comic

Poynter. – 2012-01-18

The Plain Dealer decided not to publish a Non Sequitur comic Friday that depicts a bunny looking at a police lineup of other animals and saying, “They all really do look alike to me.” In its...

Online Advertising Is Most-Pitched Media Product, But How Best to Sell It?

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-17

Many local media companies now rely on a single sales force to sell both traditional and print advertising—but that might be a shortsighted strategy, says a new report from Borrell Associates....

Reading Agency to cheer up readers

The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

The Reading Agency is to launch a Mood-boosting Books campaign, teaming up with Vintage and its...

Kobo e-book sales increase seven-fold in December

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Daily Kobo e-book sales in the UK increased seven times in December as the company revealed one...

Kobo™ breaks eReader and eBook sales records this holiday season; Highest eReader and eBook sales in Kobo history

CNW – 2012-01-05

eBooks Downloaded in 150 Countries on Christmas Day with Biggest Gains Internationally

1 in 40 people now have e-readers

The Bookseller – 2012-01-04

Over 90% of the e-readers bought over Christmas were Kindles, according to research released...

Denmark's newspaper readers desert print

Guardian – 2011-12-23

We tend to think that it is only British and American newspapers that are losing sales and readers.Here's a reminder that it is happening elsewhere. The graph below may be indistinct, but the picture...

New York Times to sell its regional newspapers for $145m

Guardian – 2011-12-20

The New York Times Company is in "advanced talks" to sell off 16 regional newspapers. It is a further indication that the company is divesting itself of assets to concentrate on its core newspaper...

Kindles Sell by the Millions

PC World – 2011-12-18

Analysis: Amazon's admission of selling a million Kindles per week is good news for the e-book market in general.

E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock

AllThingsD – 2011-12-16

Cheap new e-readers are expected to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. But new owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for sticker shock on Christmas morning: The price gap between the...

Sticker Shock For E-Book Readers

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-12-15

New owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for a surprise: the prices of some popular e-books have soared, and in some cases, the e-books are even more expensive than their printed equivalents.

China's Dangdang to sell e-books

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

China's biggest online book retailer E-Commerce China Dangdang plans to begin selling e-books...

Pearson to sell FTSE stake for £450m

Guardian – 2011-12-12

Financial Times and Penguin owner Pearson to sell 50% stake in FTSE International group in shift from financial dataPearson is to sell its 50% stake in the FTSE International group to the London...

Pearson to sell its 50% stake in FTSE International

Media Week – 2011-12-12

Pearson, the publisher of the Financial Times, is to sell its 50% stake in FTSE International to the London Stock Exchange for £450m, as it looks to focus on business news and analysis, and away...

CWA to launch readers' initiative

The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) is to launch a new initiative, the Crime Readers...

W H Smith supports Asda's Kobo move

The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

W H Smith has backed rival retailer Asda's move to join WHS in selling Kobo e-readers. The...

Oh the irony! Readers launch campaign to save a newspaper on Facebook

Guardian – 2011-12-06

I attended a breakfast lecture this morning - at the Savoy, since you ask - about the ongoing transition from print to online. I accepted the Chatham House rules so I can't go into details.However,...

Mecom shares rise after Norwegian sell-off

Guardian – 2011-12-05

Pan-European publisher confirms it has sold Edda Media to local rival A-pressen for £191mShares in Mecom climbed almost 13% after the pan-European newspaper publisher sold its Norwegian business for...

Barnes & Noble expects to sell millions of Nooks, but quarterly loss sends stock tumbling

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-01

Barnes & Noble said Thursday it plans to invest more heavily in its Nook e-book reader and digital media, even as it reported a third-quarter loss as sales of physical books continued to decline.

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

CNW – 2011-12-01

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

German Catholic Church to sell Wetbild

The Bookseller – 2011-11-24

Germany’s Catholic Church has announced this week its intention to sell Weltbild, one of...

WHS launches new £169.99 Kobo e-reader

The Bookseller – 2011-11-23

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:30 W H Smith has launched a colour WiFi Kobo e-reader, priced £169.99 and with a multimedia touch screen and social media...

Survey: Magazine e-readers want more digital content

Poynter. – 2011-11-22

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iPad Magazine Readers to Publishers: More, Please

AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Publishers' hopes for the iPad and e-readers have come back to earth. But the people who actually download these things like them quite a bit, according to a new survey.

Digital Readers 11 Percent of Total Magazine Audience

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-18

For those who still doubt that magazine content has a place in the digital world, new data proves magazines’ growing digital prowess.

The readers' editor on... the removal of share prices from the financial pages

Guardian – 2011-11-14

Share prices have been dropped from print as a response to the changing ways in which our readership consumes journalismOne of the innovations at the Guardian when the paper went from a broadsheet to...

E-readers Are Big Winners in Tablet Wars

PC World – 2011-11-09

As budget media tablets race to the bottom on price, e-book readers are the real winners receiving deep price cuts and improved features.

Indigo to sell stake in Kobo e-reader

CBC – 2011-11-09

Indigo Books and Music Inc. is selling its fastest growing unit, e-book seller Kobo Inc.

Japan's Rakuten to Acquire E-book Retailer Kobo

PC World – 2011-11-09

Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten said on Tuesday that it plans to acquire Canadian e-book and e-reader company Kobo in a bid to expand in the area of media...

Kobo sold to Rakuten

The Bookseller – 2011-11-09

Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:30 Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten has acquired e-reading service Kobo for $315 million. The move follows Rakuten’s acquisition of internet retailer Play.com...

Yahoo hopes to reach readers with iPad magazine

Boston.com – 2011-11-03

Yahoo is joining the computer tablet bandwagon with a digital magazine designed for the iPad.

Kobo to set up publishing arm

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 08:40 Kobo will move into publishing, its c.e.o. has announced, with plans to offer complete publishing services directly authors,...

Kobo to become a publisher

CBC – 2011-10-27

Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon's footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned.

Newton hails "terrific" WHS/Kobo deal

The Bookseller – 2011-10-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 27/10/2011 - 14:34 Bloomsbury is anticipating W H Smith's link-up with Kobo to sell e-readers will help create "another big Christmas" for...

Tablet Users Are Heavy News Readers

AdWeek – 2011-10-25

A year and a half since the Apple iPad was introduced, a new study shows that reading news has become a big part of what people use tablets for. But publishers still have a way to go to get people to...

WHS looks to long-term partnership with Kobo

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 08:29 W H Smith has trained 6,000 staff, installed working units into stores and readied television and press advertising following its...

How to introduce a new editor to the readers...

Guardian – 2011-10-20

Publishers often issue statements praising their incoming editors, but few are as fulsome and effusive as the one just published on his newspapers' websites by Eric Meyer.He runs three weekly papers...

Politico partners with Random House to sell political books

Poynter. – 2011-10-20

Politico Politico not only wants to guide its readers through the politics of the day, it’s now going to suggest — and profit from — politics and public policy books for its readers. Through a new...

Kobo launches surprise tablet

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 14:51 Kobo has launched a tablet rival to the Kindle Fire, which it is launching in the US and Canada priced at $199. The surprise...

Kobo taking aim at tablet segment

CBC – 2011-10-19

The Canadian ebook company Kobo is getting into the crowded tablet market and beating a major competitor to the punch by launching its Vox device on October 28.

HC to sell Hello Kitty dictionaries

The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 07:15 HarperCollins is planning to release a Hello Kitty branded version of its Collins Dictionaries as part of a new deal with the...

FBF: Bricks and mortar shops need own e-readers

The Bookseller – 2011-10-13

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:57 Retailers will need to develop and market their own dedicated e-book readers if they are to compete with Amazon, delegates at...

WHS partners with Kobo to launch e-reader

The Bookseller – 2011-10-13

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 09:25 W H Smith has partnered with Kobo to launch the first wifi touch-screen e-reader in the UK later this month. The chain bookseller...

Planning a paywall? Maybe you should sell some e-books instead

GigaOM – 2011-10-12

While the number of newspapers and other media entities that are erecting paywalls or launching subscription-based apps continues to grow, other content publishers such as The New Yorker are looking...

Kobo brings books to life with Kobo Pulse™

CNW – 2011-09-27

Kobo Expands Reading Life, Leads eBook Integration with Facebook

Magazines Begin to Sell the Fashion They Review

The New York Times – 2011-09-26

The Madison Avenue office of Moda Operandi, an e-commerce site founded by Lauren Santo Domingo, right, and Aslaug Magnusdottir. The site will work with Vogue magazine to allow customers to preorder...

More Readers, Sales for E-books

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-23

There are almost as many e-book surveys as there are digital conferences. Two new surveys released last week provided more information, one on the impact digital readers have had on consumers'...

'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...

Newspaper magazines still matter; they deliver women readers

Guardian – 2011-09-04

As the Observer magazine reaches 45, there's life – and money – in supplements in the digital ageThe actual birthday – 45 years of the Observer Magazine – falls on Tuesday (though a "Not to be...

Advertising: A Magazine Bets That Readers Play Tag

The New York Times – 2011-08-23

Glamour wants readers to scan the Facebook icon next to the singer Rihanna, and other icons placed throughout the issue.

How Readers Respond When a Magazine Goes Digital-Only

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-23

Linux Journal feels the heat but also hears the praise.

BBC Worldwide agrees magazine sell-off

Guardian – 2011-08-16

Private equity firm Exponent pays £121m in deal to publish 34 titles including Top Gear, Radio Times and Gardeners' WorldBBC Worldwide has agreed the sale of its magazine business, which publishes...

Newspaper ad covering front page ‘shocks’ staff, but it’s ‘a real snoozer’ to readers

Poynter. – 2011-08-16

Romenesko Misc. A Richmond Times-Dispatch newsroom employee who asked not to be named says “the news staff is shocked and angry” over Sunday’s Wells Fargo ad wrapped around page one, but publisher...

Sainsbury's signs exclusive deal to sell Joan Collins book

The Bookseller – 2011-08-15

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 15/08/2011 - 15:45 Sainsbury’s has signed an exclusive deal with independent publisher Constable & Robinson to sell Joan Collins’ new book....

Magazine has bloggers sell subscriptions for a percentage

Poynter. – 2011-08-11

Ad Age Thrifty-lifestyle magazine “All You” came up with an interesting idea to boost circulation: Invite friendly bloggers to sell magazine subscriptions on commission. Publisher Suzanne Quint...

Tablets More Effective Than E-Readers in Ad Engagement

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-09

In a new study released by Gfk MRI Starch Advertising Research, the collected data finds users are more likely to engage with magazine advertisements on tablets than on the e-reader platform.

Between the lines: Sacramento-area readers continue their summer book lists

SacBee – 2011-08-01

In early June, we asked you to share your summer reading lists with other readers. What books would you be spending time with on the beach, in the mountains or during that flight to the East Coast?...

Kobo Rebuffs Apple, Will Build HTML5 Bookstore

PC World – 2011-07-27

The e-book seller released an app meeting Apple's new policies but also announced plans to build an HTML5 e-reading app that will work in the iOS browser that it'll control itself, with no...

Future to sell or close eight magazines

Guardian – 2011-07-20

Publisher admits there will be up to 100 redundancies as it battles against a fall in profitsFuture Publishing is to sell or close eight of its magazines, including Hi-Fi Choice and What Satellite &...

Sony to launch upgraded e-readers

The Bookseller – 2011-07-14

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 14/07/2011 - 09:14 Sony is to launch a range of upgraded e-readers in the US to challenge Amazon's Kindle. The range of Sony Readers, priced from...

Kobo launches e-book store in Germany

The Bookseller – 2011-07-13

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 09:37 Kobo has begun selling e-books in Germany, including offering 80,000 titles in the German language, and 2.4 million e-books in...

Why Silicon Valley Can't Sell

AdWeek – 2011-07-11

Drive up and down the 101 Freeway in Silicon Valley, or cast your gaze north toward Seattle, and media companies, which expect to book over $20 billion in advertising in 2011, appear to be...

Beach-Worthy E-Readers

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-06-29

If you're heading to the beach this summer and you plan to read an e-book, you won't want to take your iPad. Luckily, the latest versions of the Nook and the Kindle offer glare-free screens and other...

Judging E-Readers by Their Book Readability

AllThingsD – 2011-06-29

If you're heading to the beach this summer and you plan to read an e-book, you won't want to take your iPad. Luckily, the latest versions of the Nook and the Kindle offer glare-free screens and other...

Media Decoder: Using E-Books to Sell More Print Versions

The New York Times – 2011-06-27

The publisher Algonquin is offering digital books at a discount or free to customers who buy certain trade paperback or hardback books.

Confirmed: J K Rowling to sell Harry Potter e-books exclusively from Pottermore website

The Bookseller – 2011-06-23

Written By: Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 11:53 J K Rowling has confirmed that she will release paid-for e-book versions of her incredibly successful Harry...

Mercury titles set to rock readers

The Bookseller – 2011-06-16

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 16/06/2011 - 15:44 Publishers are vying to be the champions as they bring out titles to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the death of...

Review: 5 e-book readers for less than $175

Boston.com – 2011-06-16

When Amazon.com's ground-breaking Kindle e-book reader came out in 2007, it cost $399. Now, some e-readers, including the most recent Kindle entry, can be had for just north of $100.

Desmond: US OK! for sale, but no UK sell-off

Guardian – 2011-06-14

Tycoon says Time Warner has expressed interest in celebrity magazine, but he is unlikely to offload Express or Star titlesRichard Desmond has confirmed he expects to sell the US edition of OK!...

McGraw-Hill to sell broadcast unit

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-06-14

(06-14) 08:14 PDT New York (AP) -- McGraw-Hill Cos., best known for publishing textbooks and other educational materials, said Tuesday that it plans to divest its broadcasting unit as it reviews its...

Sell Your Commercial Fiction To This Agency

Media Bistro – 2011-06-14

This publishing vet wants writers to submit compelling queries with a unique voice. Pitching An Agent: The Croce Agency New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Desmond in talks to sell US OK! to Time Warner

Media Week – 2011-06-06

Richard Desmond is in talks with US media giant Time Warner about the possible sale of the US edition of celebrity OK! magazine, sources have confirmed.

Council cutbacks hit blind readers using RNIB scheme

The Bookseller – 2011-06-02

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 02/06/2011 - 09:33 Local authority cutbacks to the Royal National Institute for the Blind’s Talking Books service are leaving blind and visually...

Kobo, Nook Newcomers vs. Kindle: Chart

PC World – 2011-05-30

Barnes & Noble and Kobo are getting into the e-reader game with a new breed of touchscreen e-book readers, set for release in June

Ofsted: libraries the key for 'keen readers'

The Bookseller – 2011-05-27

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 09:01 A new Ofsted report into the teaching of English, "Excellence in English", has highlighted schools' investment in books, home...

Daytona Beach News-Journal Denies Encouraging Reporters to Sell Ads

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-26

E&P Exclusive: Anonymous employees confirm 'incentive program.'

Kobo's Strategy Also Includes Hardware With Introduction of New Touch E-Reader

AllThingsD – 2011-05-23

The bare bones e-reader that Kobo released in May 2010 was intended to help sell more of its e-books. But now the company is also seeing the merits of pursuing a hardware strategy, which includes...

Nook Color a favourite among female readers

Editors Weblog – 2011-05-23

iPad is the number one tablet, but its status is being challenged at least on one front: The New York Times reported that the sales of women's magazines on Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader, or...

Study Finds Readers More Likely to Skim Over Articles on an iPad Than in a Newspaper

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-23

Research conducted by Miratech shows that paper is the clear winner for reader concentration and retention.

Richard and Judy spring titles sell £4.6m

The Bookseller – 2011-05-12

Written By: Philip Stone and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:45 Analysis has revealed that £4.6m of books were sold under the W H Smith Spring Richard and Judy Book Club...

Author opens one-book shop to sell his own work

Guardian – 2011-05-09

Andrew Kessler sets up 'monobookist' outlet in New York to promote his study of Nasa's Mars probe, Martian SummerNew author? Don't want to compete with the bestselling might of Stephenie Meyer or...

Now to Sell Advertisers on Tablets [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-09

If you wanted to get your message in front of a reader of The New Yorker, it would cost you $141,174 for a full-page ad in the magazine’s glossy pages.

The Media Equation: Now to Sell Advertisers on Tablets

The New York Times – 2011-05-09

Magazine publishers are making plans to be part of, rather than run over by, the digital revolution.

Comic shops seek readers on Free Comic Book Day

CBC – 2011-05-07

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...

iPad users may not become book readers, report finds

The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 08:00 A large proportion of iPad owners in the US have not used the device to read an e-book, a survey from media and publishing...

Readers, Influence and Profit?

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-28

How Le Canard Enchaine, a French satirical weekly containing no photos and no ads, consistently outsells rival newspapers.

Did author of 'Tea' lie to readers, fans?

SacBee – 2011-04-25

Best-selling author, lecturer and philanthropist Greg Mortenson – whose appearances in Sacramento in 2008 and 2009 for "Three Cups of Tea" were sold-out events – is under siege in a big way. In...

The readers' editor… on what really annoys readers

Guardian – 2011-04-24

Observer readers feel passionately that we should always get the story right'Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything," said laconic lawman Wyatt Earp, blowing the smoke off his Colt .45 after the...

Vatican newspaper goes online – but readers will soon have to pay

Guardian – 2011-04-20

Italian edition of L'Osservatore Romano will be available free until September, when a 'very low' charge will come inThe Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has launched an online edition, but...

Fiction Express seeks interaction from readers for digital series

The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 08:56 An e-fiction venture aimed at tweens and teenagers is being launched by packager Discovery Books in May. Called Fiction Express,...

Citigroup to sell EMI 'as whole business'

Guardian – 2011-04-12

US bank which wrested control of EMI from Guy Hands is said to agree that the company should not be broken upCitigroup, the US bank which wrested control of music giant EMI from financier Guy Hands...

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