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Has the death knell sounded for the bookstore?

CBC – 2012-02-01

A Q debate between Farhad Manjoo, a Slate columnist who hails the advent of e-books as a savior of reading, and Joanne Saul of Type Books, who believes the bookstore is vital to our culture.

Massive Halifax bookstore starts its move

CBC – 2012-01-25

A massive, second-hand bookstore in Halifax is starting to move its thousands of books to cheaper and more spacious accommodation in Dartmouth.

Atlantic Media Taps Editor-in-Chief for New Global Business Brand

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-20

The Atlantic Media Company names Kevin Delaney as editor-in-chief of its still untitled digital global business brand. Delaney brings over a decade of experience at The Wall Street Journal to this...

Atlantic Tries A Business Site Again; WSJ’s Delaney Will Lead Editorial

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Nearly two years after Atlantic Media Company suspended plans for a business site, the company is back at it with nothing less than what Justin Smith calls “our most important new launch since...

Bookseller Awards open for business

The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

The starting gun has been fired in the race to find Britain's best publishers, retailers...

BA asks local authorities for tax cuts

The Bookseller – 2012-01-18

The Booksellers Association has pledged to write to the chief executives of all 390 local...

Harry Potter magic helps Bloomsbury Publishing to bumper Christmas

Guardian – 2012-01-16

Sales of ebooks up 38% thanks to bestsellers such as Heston at Home and Harry Potter box setBloomsbury Publishing has reported a bumper Christmas with sales of ebooks up 38%, thanks to bestsellers...

Gibson Square poised to increase fiction output

The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

Gibson Square Books will be increasingly "dipping its toe" into fiction, following on...

Do authors have to be social? No, but it helps

GigaOM – 2012-01-07

While some authors continue to remain aloof from their audience, others are discovering the benefits of connecting with readers via Twitter and other tools. And in a world where publishers are...

B&N considers separating Nook business as device sales up 70%

The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

Leading US book retailer Barnes & Noble has reported sales of its Nook e-reading devices...

B&N may spin off Nook business, confirms overseas drive

The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

US bookseller Barnes & Noble has said that it is considering separating its Nook business...

Barnes & Noble considers selling its Nook e-reader business

L.A. Times – 2012-01-06

The book retailer's shares plunge 17% after the company says it may spin off its Nook e-reader and tablet business despite record sales over the holiday season.Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. plunged...

How would a split affect Barnes & Noble, Nook business?

Poynter. – 2012-01-06

Barnes & Noble is exploring whether to spin off or sell its Nook e-book and e-reader business line, according to paidContent and others. What would that mean? It would separate the fast-growing Nook...

Barnes & Noble exploring options for Nook business

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-05

(01-05) 06:56 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is reviewing its options for its Nook e-book and e-book catalog business and might separate it from its core bookstore business....

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options – 2012-01-05

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options

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...

Indies report "surprise" increase in festive sales

The Bookseller – 2012-01-03

Indie booksellers have reported a “surprise” increase in sales over Christmas in...

S&S' Reidy: Digital could 'reshape international business'

The Bookseller – 2011-12-20

E-books are expected to account for 17% of Simon & Schuster's total revenue in 2011,...

Bounce! prepares to increase publisher representation

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

Bounce! Sales & Marketing Ltd is to expand the number of publishers it represents following...

Regional Mag Publisher Looks to Resuscitate Local Newspaper Business with Weekly Offering

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-02

Dan Shannon, publisher of North Carolina city titles Chapel Hill and Durham Magazines, has spotted a hole in the current news publishing model.

Mark Cuban crows about $2.99 best-selling business book

Chicago Tribune – 2011-11-30

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

Teeside village turns to tax increase to save library

The Bookseller – 2011-11-14

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 14/11/2011 - 15:15 The Teeside village of Great Ayton is proposing a tax increase in the parish precept in order to save its library, threatened by...

News Leadership 3.0 -- The business of going digital first at Morris Communications

Online Journalism Review – 2011-11-02

Although the Journal Register Company has claimed the name “Digital First” for their new spinoff, JRC is not the only news organization making big—and long—bets on the ascendancy of digital...

Independent and Standard merge sports and business desks

Guardian – 2011-11-01

The Independent and the London Evening Standard are to effect a partial merger. Sports and business departments at both newspapers are to be integrated.A statement issued at lunchtime said: "The...

Magazine Publishers Look to Where Digital is Booming: The Book Business

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-28

After the initial flurry of excitement surrounding the release of their digital editions, magazine publishers are now beginning to focus on the strategies behind the products. In addition to complete...

Amazon/TBD merger "could put bookshops out of business"

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:55 The Booksellers Association has said the Office of Fair Trading's decision to clear the merger between Amazon and The Book...

Is There a Bookstore of the Future?

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-21

At the New England Independent Booksellers Association annual fall conference earlier this month, booksellers and publishers grappled not just with the question of what bricks-and-mortar bookstores...

Global woes unlikely to hit US business at Frankfurt

The Bookseller – 2011-10-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 10/10/2011 - 08:43 Leading US publishers are looking forward to this week's Frankfurt Book Fair, with both Simon & Schuster and Hachette...

Book Business Has Big Hopes for Biography of Steve Jobs

The New York Times – 2011-10-07

Industry experts said the biography of Steve Jobs could easily sell millions of copies in print, audio and e-book editions.

Amazon’s Kindles may open new business opportunities for publishers

Poynter. – 2011-10-03

Monday Note Frédéric Filloux speculates how publishers could take advantage of opportunities presented by Amazon’s new lineup of Kindle products. One idea is for publishers to give readers an...

Cornerstone buys business book from ex-Tesco c.e.o.

The Bookseller – 2011-10-03

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 03/10/2011 - 08:05 Former Tesco c.e.o. Sir Terry Leahy has written a business book for Cornerstone. Random House Business Books publishing...

Business columnist celebrates 60 years at the Dallas Morning News

Poynter. – 2011-09-29

Dallas Morning News The Dallas Morning News story (subscription required) on 87-year-old Robert (Bob) Miller says “he has lasted longer than any other full-time employee in our 126-year history —...

Summit Business Media Sells Off Highline Data

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-28

Summit Business Media has sold Highline Data--its insurance information services unit--to SNL Financial LC.

Forbes new IPG business development manager

The Bookseller – 2011-09-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:00 The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) has appointed Imogen Forbes, previously communications officer at the Publishers...

New on the iPad: The Story of Business Intelligence

PC World – 2011-09-22

Mobile business intelligence app developer Roambi wants to marry the excitement of a magazine narrative with the dryness of business intelligence data on the iPad. The goal is to tell the story...

‘Business as usual’ for Frankfurt Book Fair

The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 16:21 Publishers are predicting a busy Frankfurt, reporting full meeting schedules. However, given the tough economic climate, there...

Six on "stimulating" business book shortlist

The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 08:45 Titles exploring the rise and fall of the American dollar, the boom in cities and the economics of poverty have been shortlisted for the Financial Times and...

Six Ways Amazon Book Streaming Could Help Small Business

PC World – 2011-09-13

Amazon's rumoured streaming-book service would be great for businesses, students, and educators. Here's why.

Local newspapers upset at Olympic Games snub

Guardian – 2011-09-08

Local newspaper publishers are upset about the unlikelihood of its journalists receiving official passes to cover next year's Olympic Games in London.They will be expected to rely instead on...

CNN’s Zite purchase shows how a content creator can break into the content discovery business

Poynter. – 2011-09-01

CNN’s purchase of Zite this week underscores the importance of news publishers investing in the platforms that people use to discover content on tablet devices. Apps like Zite and… Read more

Yahoo, Gannett Expand Local Ad Tie-In

AdWeek – 2011-08-31

Embattled media companies Yahoo and Gannett are getting even cozier. Facing revenue declines, the Internet giant and the country’s biggest newspaper publisher are hoping they can boost their bottom...

Tracking 20 Years of Bookstore Chains

Publishers Weekly – 2011-08-26

The bookstore chain landscape has undergone seismic shifts over the past 20 years and will enter the fall with approximately 1,100 fewer stores than dotted the country in 1991. Just as it is today,...

Marinker to retire from W H Smith's travel business

The Bookseller – 2011-08-24

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 24/08/2011 - 08:25 Simon Marinker, managing director of W H Smith's travel shops, is to retire from the business at the end of this year. He will...

Smiths News boosts business with airline and e-book business

Media Week – 2011-08-23

Smiths News, the newspaper and magazine wholesaler, has completed the purchase of the remaining assets of Dawson Holdings, which include its e-book unit and its newspaper and magazine airline...

For-Profit Business Acquires Nonprofit Charity Site

The New York Times – 2011-08-17

GOOD, a fast-growing publishing and marketing business dedicated to promoting social causes, is acquiring Jumo, a social networking site devoted to raising money and support for nonprofit groups.

Silicon Valley business owners call on Amazon to drop fight against sales-tax law

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-17

Kepler's Books owner, others to gather in Palo Alto today in solidarity against Amazon's tax fight.

Peddle helps fund Vintage internship

The Bookseller – 2011-08-12

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 12/08/2011 - 08:30 Vintage Publishing will host a paid internship, with The Bodley Head editor Kay Peddle donating her £1,000 prize money from...

Wallpaper magazine celebrates 15 years in the business

Media Week – 2011-08-11

IPC Media's Wallpaper magazine is publishing its 15th birthday edition, which has attracted 60% higher advertising revenues year on year.

Indigo Digital Business Grows 170%.....Core Business in Transition

CNW – 2011-08-10

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG), Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer reported a 1.1% decrease in net revenue for its first quarter ending July 2,...

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...

Garfield Creator Says Comic Boom Software Could Put Him Out of Business

CNW – 2011-08-09

MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Software that turns mere mortals into superstar cartoonists has Garfield creator Jim Davis worried. Comic strips and even comic books can be created easily with...

'Transparency' the new watchword for business

The Bookseller – 2011-08-04

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 08:50 Publishers must tighten up their business practices across the developing world or risk falling foul of new anti-bribery...

Girl With iPad Head Helps Launch 'Cosmo for Guys' App

AdWeek – 2011-08-01

Hearst's first iPad-only magazine, CFG: Cosmo for Guys, has just been released. And to promote it, they released this little video of a girl walking through Bryant Park in New York with her head...

Postal Service Files for Special Rate Increase in January

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-28

Thought the postal battle had achieved temporary détente?

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...

In local community news space, advertising rules but it’s not the only revenue source

Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

Advertising is the top source of revenue for local online news publishers but many are testing other sources in an effort to diversify their funding streams. Twenty-seven sites, or more than 60...

E-textbooks are destroying the old publishing business model

Betanews – 2011-07-15

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The business model behind textbooks is completely out of step with what the market today wants, according to the head of Nature Publishing's digital textbook initiatives.

Future restructures business as revenue falls

Media Week – 2011-07-15

Magazine publisher Future is restructuring its business in the UK and US following a 5% fall in group revenues over the past nine months.

Business writer Jim Collins agrees to e-books – 2011-07-07

Another e-book skeptic has converted: business writer Jim Collins. Harper Business announced Wednesday that Collins has a new book coming out in October, "Great by Choice," and will make it available...

London business news site planned

Guardian – 2011-06-27

Two publishing entrepreneurs are planning to launch a online news business outlet, LondonLovesBusiness, in September.It is being pioneered by Graham Sherren and Mike Bokaie, founders of Centaur Media...

David Roche launches new business

The Bookseller – 2011-06-24

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 11:14 Former Borders c.e.o. David Roche is working on a project to enhance reading as he launches his own business. Roche said David...

Magazines Expand Business Models With Marketing Services, E-Commerce…and Matchmaking

Folio Magazine – 2011-06-22 partners with dating site

Yet another week of big changes for local paper publishers

Guardian – 2011-06-17

It has been an interesting week for regional newspaper publishers, with a strike at Newsquest/Gannett in south London and a vote to strike for a second time at Tindle Newspapers north of...

Business publisher Emap considers titles move to monthly or online only

Media Week – 2011-06-16

Business publisher Emap is considering a change to its magazines model, examining strategies to take their weekly titles monthly or even online-only, in an attempt to streamline the business.

Condé Nast's digital business edges closer to profit

Media Week – 2011-06-14

CondeNet UK, the digital business of magazine publisher Condé Nast UK, edged closer to profitability in 2010, reducing its losses to £180,528, according to its latest financial results.

Report on Business magazine wins 32 awards at 2011 National Magazine Awards

CNW – 2011-06-13

Awards ceremony honours industry's best in print and digital publications

Forbes places social media at heart of business

Media Week – 2011-06-08

Mike Perlis, chief executive of Forbes Media, believes the business brand has unlocked a new form of "truly social media" to finally challenge the adage that publishers are obliged to swap print...

Kruger Announces Price Increase on Newsprint Effective July 2011

Editor & Publisher – 2011-06-03

Kruger Inc. has announced a $35 metric ton newsprint price increase in North America, effective July 1.

1960: Acquittal of Penguin Books in Lady Chatterley trial helps change nation's cultural landscape

Guardian – 2011-05-29

Here was a barrister asking human beings alive now, not the patriarchs of ancient Israel, whether this was a book they would like "their wives and servants" to readThe jury at the Old Bailey found...

Counting Page Views? Don't Call It A Business Model

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-26

Revenue performance indicators should be the most important metric.

E-Business Is the Buzz at Book Fair

The New York Times – 2011-05-26

This year’s BookExpo America, an annual publishing business trade show, is full of talk of e-reading and other shifts in the industry.

Publishers turn to digital business services to offset declining ad revenue

Poynter. – 2011-05-26

News publishers have had to develop a number of new digital capabilities in recent years, such as online advertising, social media, search-engine optimization, email marketing, video production, Web...

B-to-B Publishers Say E-Media, Sales Expenses To Increase the Most in 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-25

Spending on e-media infrastructure increased for both large and small b-to-b publishers in 2010 and will again in 2011, according to respondents to the 2011 FOLIO B-to-B CEO Survey. Larger publishers...

Live chat today: Journalist turned author explains how to start a small book business

Poynter. – 2011-05-24

In this week’s career chat, we’ll talk with Jennifer Bott VanderWeele, a former business reporter who has started a small book publishing venture. She once was a reporter for the Detroit Free...

Waterstone's looks to a local future

The Independent – 2011-05-21

The received wisdom is that the digital age is bad news for the humble high street book store.

Critical Thinking: How to Increase Revenue by 10 Percent in Six Months

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-19

E&P Exclusive: J-school students and industry vets tackle the tough questions.

Local papers face economic problems - but journalists' pay needs improving

Guardian – 2011-05-19

The depth of the problems facing local and regional newspapers could not be more stark. Here's Georgina Harvey, managing director of Trinity Mirror's regional division, giving her annual review as...

Local vs. Corporate News: Not a New Problem

EContent Magazine – 2011-05-18

Posted in ArticleI'll admit, I'm excited about this new project, Authentically Local, which I read about on Media Nation today: Thirty independent community news sites have banded together to tell...

Mitterrand calls for increase in booksellers' qualitative pay

The Bookseller – 2011-05-17

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 08:18 French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand yesterday (16th May) called for publishers to increase booksellers' pay for...

Reinvent the business model, Teicher tells BIC

The Bookseller – 2011-05-17

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 08:29 There are opportunities for genuine growth and a renewed vitality in bricks and mortar bookselling if the business model is...

Borders Said to Attract No Bidder For Whole Bookstore Chain

BusinessWeek – 2011-05-14

Borders Group Inc., the bankrupt U.S. bookstore operator looking to reorganize, has so far failed to find a bidder for the entire chain, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Five Rodale Titles See Increase in June Ad Pages

Folio Magazine – 2011-05-13

Rodale titles Prevention, Women’s Health, Bicycling, Organic Gardening and Runner’s World all experienced increases in ad pages for their June issues in a year-over-year comparison, according to...

Sunday Express sales increase by 12.8%

Guardian – 2011-05-13

Telegraph and Express biggest risers among Sunday newspapers as eight titles improve month-on-month salesThe Sunday Telegraph and Richard Desmond's Sunday Express reported the biggest month-on-month...

A "Business Class" for news?

Editors Weblog – 2011-05-12

"Why do people fly Business Class? Why do they choose to pay a considerable increase of money that doesn't compare the difference in value of the place considering, in addition, that an airplane, in...

Scensta Lands Funding for College Bookstore Media Network

Digital Media Wire – 2011-05-11

San Diego - Scensta Media Networks, a unit of Crescent House Publishing that provides HD LCD digital media screens for out-of-home advertising, has raised an undisclosed amount of first round...

Journalists need to better understand the business of digital journalism, study says

Editors Weblog – 2011-05-10

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has published a new report on digital news economics, which highlighted how the relationship between content and advertising is changing, and...

Blackwell cuts 19 from library supply business

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 14:19 Blackwell has today (10th May) axed 19 head office jobs from its library supply team. The staff, who are all based at the...

Can Publishers Create a Business Class For News? [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-06

In their ongoing struggle to get readers to pay for content, some media companies have implemented paywalls, while others have hitched their wagon to Apple’s app store and are trying a subscription...

Digital helps lift profit at Simon & Schuster

The Bookseller – 2011-05-04

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 09:30 Digital sales were worth 18% of Simon & Schuster's total global sales in its first quarter as its revenues increased 2% to $155m....

Small Business Barometer Finds Sector Prefers Advertising in Newspapers

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-04

According to Capital One Bank's Small Business Barometer, 62 percent of respondents said they were investing in newspaper and other print ads.

Mail Online leads the increase of unique newspapers website visitors in the UK market

Editors Weblog – 2011-04-29

Good news from the UK newspaper websites market. ABC figures - reported by - show a general increase in traffic for the month of March. The Mail Online leads this positive trend,...

American's bookstore in Paris becomes family affair

L.A. Times – 2011-04-22

Sylvia Whitman gave up her ambitions in order to manage her father's iconic Paris bookstore, stitching together their frayed ties and bringing the shop into the 21st century.They used to catch...

Building a Business on Content Sales

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-21

The appeal of paid content is growing. Last month, The New York Times embarked on one of the largest tests yet around paid content, introducing a subscription plan for the heaviest users of its site....

Nielsen Media and Reed Business Information

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-21

The breakup of these former media powerhouses exemplified the industry’s creative chaos: divestment, downsizing and dissolution, followed, perhaps, by opportunity.

How Newspapers Can Sustain Business and Our Planet

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-20

E&P Exclusive: Publishers developing environmental visions and engaging their suppliers on sustainability issues have the benefit of driving both forest conservation and a secure supply of FSC...

The Pulitzer Prize winners: business coverage and ProPublica's web-only series stand out

Editors Weblog – 2011-04-19

The 2011 winners of the Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, April 18, and for the first time, a web-only piece won one of the coveted awards. Other peculiarities this year included the fact...

United Business Media Reports 7.5 Percent Underlying Revenue Growth in Q1 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-19

United Business Media (UBM) shared its first quarter report today, with a 13.7 percent increase in total revenue, rising from 2010 first quarter’s $338.74 million to first quarter 2011’s $385.07...

Kohlberg Ventures Backs Virtual Bookstore Akademos

Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-14

Norwalk, Conn. - Akademos, a virtual bookstore and marketplace for small and midsized schools, announced on Wednesday that Kohlberg Ventures has increased its stake in the company to $5

Time Inc. Veteran John Squires Lands at Digital Bookstore [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-13

Longtime Time Inc. executive John Squires, last seen running the magazine industry's version of Hulu, has a new gig: He's at Akademos, a Connecticut-based company that runs digital bookstores for...

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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