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Apple 'in talks' over Women's Prize for Fiction sponsorship

The Bookseller – 2012-08-13

Apple has held talks with the organisers of the Women's Prize for Fiction with a view to...

Apple bashes Amazon and proposed ebook settlement

GigaOM – 2012-08-16

Apple says the DOJ's proposed settlement with three publishers is unlawful because it requires Apple -- which is not settling -- to terminate its contracts with those publishers. A trial is needed,...

Publishers and Apple hit back at DOJ

The Bookseller – 2012-08-16

Publishers and Apple fighting the US' Department of Justice over agency pricing have hit back...

Apple Wants DOJ to Wait Till End of Trial for Settlement With Three Publishers

PC World – 2012-08-16

Apple has opposed a government proposed judgment in an e-books price-fixing lawsuit, stating that the judgement seeks to terminate and rewrite its contracts...

Publishers Fiddle While the Newsstand Channel Burns

Folio Magazine – 2012-08-16

With a four-year, 44 percent decline in unit sales, publishers need to step up.

Digital learning platform BenchPrep adds new publishers, doubles courses

GigaOM – 2012-08-16

BenchPrep, a Chicago-based startup providing interactive test prep courses, is adding several new publishing partners, including Pearson Education, Inc.,O’Reilly Media, Inc., Microsoft Press. The...

Apple blasts the DOJ's proposed e-book price settlement

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-17

Apple called the DOJ's proposed settlement to the e-book price fixing case 'fundamentally unfair, unlawful, and unprecedented.'

App Watch: A look at what publishers Are Launching in Mobile Apps

Publishing Executive – 2012-07-02

Application: Kiplinger's Top 100 Money-Saving Tips Produced by: Kiplinger Price: $ 1.99 Platform: iPad & iPhone Kiplinger's Top 100 Money-Saving...

'Big splash' needed for Nook, say publishers

The Bookseller – 2012-08-20

Publishers and agents have welcomed confirmation of the Nook's imminent arrival in the UK,...

Swipe, Share, Sell: What Publishers Need To Know About Digital Editions

Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-26

Digital editions have emerged as a key strategy among newspapers seeking to distribute content across new platforms and sell more advertising. While some publishers opt for bundling the electronic...

At Rural Newspapers, Some Publishers Still Resist Moving Online

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-21

In 1968, Dick Graham bought a small weekly newspaper in Ferry County, Wash., one of the most remote and sparsely populated counties in the Pacific Northwest. Forty-four years later -- give or take...

German Publishers in Online Copyright Fight

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-22

Step into a German cafe and you'll likely find most of your fellow customers leafing through a newspaper or magazine. The consumption of printed media here borders on the voracious - and it's...

DOJ compares Apple and publishers to big oil in ebooks case

GigaOM – 2012-08-23

In a filing late Wednesday in response to Apple and book publishers, the Department of Justice reiterates its claim that agency pricing and the alleged conspiracy have resulted in "unmistakable...

Victoria Barnsley: 'We can't think of ourselves as book publishers any more'

Guardian – 2012-08-26

HaperCollins's chief executive is about to launch an e-atlas – and, she says, that's not the only way the world is changingAs the trays of cheese and wine begin to circulate for this autumn's book...

Feds strike deal with Apple to sell some publications as e-books

The Washington Post – 2012-08-27

Looking for a copy of the appendix to the budget of the United States? It’s now available on iTunes. The Government Printing Office has signed an agreement with Apple, Inc. to sell some federal...

Feds and Apple Strike Unlikely Deal; Henry James' Legacy

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-27

Today in books and publishing: Michiko Kakutani pans Zadie Smith's NW; revisiting Henry James; John Jeremiah Sullivan talks with The Guardian​; Apple to sell government...

Libraries battle with e-book publishers

Stuff – 2012-08-28

Libraries are having to engage in new discussions with publishers and booksellers over electronic books, similar to those already settled in the printed-book world and with loans of CDs and DVDs,...

German Cabinet Backs Law That Could Allow News Publishers to Sue Google

PC World – 2012-08-29

The German cabinet gave its backing Wednesday to a draft law extending copyright protection to snippets of news articles republished by search engines, although...

Court lets Authors Guild, entertainment attorney weigh in on Apple ebooks case

GigaOM – 2012-08-30

The Department of Justice wants the court to accept its proposed ebook pricing settlement with Apple and book publishers, but presiding Judge Denise Cote is allowing more parties who oppose the...

States reach $69 million ebook pricing settlement with publishers

GigaOM – 2012-08-30

Consumers in 54 states and territories are set to receive $69 million in a settlement between the states and HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster. Those who bought agency-priced ebooks...

US publishers face $69m payout for price-fixing

The Bookseller – 2012-08-30

Hachette US, HarperCollins US and Simon & Schuster US have agreed to pay out a total of more...

States reach $69 million settlement with three publishers in e-book price fixing case

Engadget – 2012-08-30

When the US Department of Justice sued Apple and five major book publishers over alleged e-book price rigging, it immediately became clear that a few of these companies would do just about anything...

States Settle With Publishers; Amazon's Kindle Fire Burns Out

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-30

Today in books and publishing: Amazon's fresh out of Kindle Fires; on the 'authenticity memoir'; states ready to end Apple e-book suit; controversial Paterno bio sells like hotcakes....

Ebook buyers will get $0.25 to $1.32 per book in Apple price-fixing case

GigaOM – 2012-08-30

State governments, which are suing publishers and Apple for fixing e-book prices, have finally said just how much each consumer will get in a proposed $69 million settlement. We have all the details.

E-book price-fixing: three publishers agree to pay $69 million to consumers

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-31

Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster say they will pay consumers to settle claims they conspired to fix e-book prices.

E-book Publishers Reach $69 Million Settlement With States

PC World – 2012-08-30

Three book publishers will pay more than US$69 million to U.S. states to settle charges they collaborated to fix prices of e-books.

Apple, publishers offer EU e-book antitrust concessions

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-08-31

Apple and four major publishers will allow retailers such as Amazon.com to sell e-books at a discount for two years in a bid to end an EU antitrust investigation, according to a person familiar with...

EU investigation: publishers 'concede e-book discounts'

The Bookseller – 2012-08-31

Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Macmillan owner Verlugsgruppe Georg von...

What the ebook settlement means for publishers, Apple and you

GigaOM – 2012-08-31

States want to give consumers $69 million worth of refunds to compensate them for overpriced ebooks. How much will you get? And how will this affect the publishing industry? Here's a simple guide to...

Publishers Beef Up Digital Deals

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-31

In recent weeks a number of big consumer magazine and newspaper publishers have expanded their ability to deliver digital advertising in a variety of formats with acquisitions and investments in...

Apple device IDs hacked: What you need to know

PC World – 2012-09-05

A hacktivist group has published more than a million Apple device UDIDs acquired from a hacked FBI laptop. Is your iPhone or iPad at risk?

Fighting the DOJ’s Apple ebook settlement — in comic strip form

GigaOM – 2012-09-05

Attorney and licensing expert Bob Kohn, who opposes the DOJ's proposed ebook pricing settlement with three book publishers, has condensed his argument into comic strip form. He filed the artsy amicus...

How French Publishers Are Fighting Back Against Facebook and Google's Display Ad Dominance

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-04

The battle to keep online advertising yields and returns high in a market of infinite volume and little scarcity rages on. But some publishers are deciding that it's not their fellow...

French Publishers Want to Charge Google for Republishing Articles

PC World – 2012-09-05

French publishers have relaunched a discussion about the republishing of headlines and the first paragraph of articles by Google and other search engines without...

Over Apple's objections, judge OKs settlement in e-book case

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-09-07

A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme orchestrated by the late Steve Jobs.

Judge approves U.S. settlement with publishers over e-books

Reuters – 2012-09-07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge approved on Thursday a Justice Department settlement with three publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc and other publishers to push up the prices of electronic...

Prepare for Cheaper E-Books After This Big Publishers Settlement

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-07

Just as Amazon's event to announce its new products got underway on Thursday, a federal judge approved a settlement with three major e-book publishers accused of...

Amazon goes after Apple with cheaper Kindle Fire

The Washington Post – 2012-09-07

Amazon unveiled a series of new Kindle tablets Thursday as the retailing behemoth set its sights on Apple’s popular iPad as well as a broad array of computer makers, book publishers and...

Judge approves publishers' settlement over e-books

The Bookseller – 2012-09-07

A judge has approved the settlement in the US of three publishers accused of conspiring to fix...

Leaked Apple device IDs not stolen from FBI, but Florida app maker

GigaOM – 2012-09-10

Wait, what? Anonymous, the shady hacker collective, was not truthful about the source of the UDIDs it dumped on the web last week? It turns out that a Florida company that builds mobile apps for...

That was fast: Amazon is already discounting settling publishers’ ebooks

GigaOM – 2012-09-11

Just a few days after a federal judge approved the Department of Justice's settlement with HarperCollins, Hachette and Simon & Schuster, Amazon and other digital bookstores have begun discounting...

App publisher takes blame for Apple ID hack

CNN – 2012-09-11

A small digital publishing company said Monday it was the victim of a hack attack that resulted in the posting online of almost 2 million Apple user IDs last week. Hackers had originally claimed to...

Ebook price drops begin — and Apple is discounting, too

GigaOM – 2012-09-11

Just a few days after the approval of the DOJ's ebook settlement, HarperCollins has entered into new contracts with ebook retailers, and they're already discounting its titles. What kinds of deals...

Eight more publishers join CourseSmart

The Bookseller – 2012-09-14

Eight new publishers have joined CourseSmart's European e-book rental platform as the company...

What Can Publishers Learn from Spotify's Freemium Business Model?

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-18

Where can publishers look for examples of successful freemium business models? As good a place to start is Spotify. With 15 million users and around 4.2 million of those paying a monthly...

Magazine Publishers & The iPad: An Unrequited Love

Folio Magazine – 2012-09-19

Apple hasn’t promoted the tablet computer in MPA member magazines since summer 2011.

Booker shines spotlight on indie publishers

BBC – 2012-09-19

Booker novel shines spotlight on indie publishing

Apple, publishers offer EU e-book antitrust settlement

Reuters – 2012-09-19

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple Inc and four major publishers have offered to let retailers such as Amazon.Com Inc sell e-books at a discount, in a bid to end an EU antitrust investigation, the European...

Publishers reach agreement with EC over agency

The Bookseller – 2012-09-19

The European Commission has begun the process of dismantling the agency model after finding...

Apple Ebooks Settlement Offer

Los Angeles Times – 2012-09-19

Apple Inc., the world's biggest technology company, and four publishers offered to overhaul pricing models for digital books to allay European Union concerns that they blocked competition.

Apple, publishers back off in EU e-book antitrust case

Reuters – 2012-09-19

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Apple Inc and four major publishers have offered to let retailers such as Amazon.Com Inc sell e-books at a discount to settle an EU antitrust investigation into their pricing...

Apple, ebook publishers look to settle EU antitrust dispute

PC World – 2012-09-19

Apple and four major ebook publishers have offered retailers such as Amazon.com the option to set their own prices for ebooks for the next two years in a bid to end an antitrust investigation in the...

Apple, publishers propose settlement in Europe e-book antitrust case

ZDNet – 2012-09-20

The European Commission has put measures proposed by Apple and four publishers to alleviate concerns over anti-competitive behaviour in the e-book market up for public discussion.

Publishers' Next Ad Challenge: Photos

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-09-20

Start-ups are testing methods to insert advertising within images, but some online publishers have doubts about the user experience. Solving this challenge would create a new stream of revenue for...

Apple and publishers subpoena Amazon in ebook pricing case

GigaOM – 2012-09-20

With the ebook pricing settlement recently approved, and the Department of Justice's trial against Apple, Macmillan and Penguin set to begin next June, Apple has subpoenaed Amazon in a Washington...

New Platform to Connect Journalists and Publishers Launches

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-20

A new platform to help freelance journalists aggregate their work will be launched on Thursday. Contently aims to help journalists to build their personal brand online and connect them with...

GCSE revamp 'good for competition', say publishers

The Bookseller – 2012-09-21

Publishers say the plan to abolish competing exam boards as GCSEs are scrapped in favour of new...

Apple backs off in EU e-book antitrust case

Stuff – 2012-09-20

Apple and four major publishers have offered to let retailers such as Amazon sell e-books at a discount to settle an EU antitrust investigation into their pricing deals and avoid possible fines.

Funded By $22M From Publishers, Wanderful Media Reinvents The Newspaper Circular

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-25

A startup called Wanderful Media wants to find a place for circulars (those printed flyers full of the latest deals and coupons) in the digital world. Circulars have long been a staple of printed...

Press+: Publishers are Offering Less Free Content Online

Editor & Publisher – 2012-09-25

R Donnelley’s Press+, which lets publishers offer metered paywalls and manage digital subscriptions, says those publishers are making less content available free to readers. The 370...

Morrissey's Bookstore Heroics; Publishers Want Squandered Advances Back

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-09-26

Today in books and publishing: Morrissey springs into action at The Strand; publishers hound authors who took the money and ran; libraries and publishers can't agree on e-books.Related StoriesJon...

Publishers must be "drivers" of brand

The Bookseller – 2012-09-28

Publishers should be the "drivers‚" of multimedia brand development, undertaking...

How Yahoo is Offering 'Contextually Relevant Ads' for Publishers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-01

Yahoo last week announced it had joined with Media.net to offer a new program which enables publishers "to create and customize ad units that display relevant text ads from across the Yahoo Bing...

Flite’s new ad studio helps publishers monetize on mobile

GigaOM – 2012-10-02

Flite, an advertising technology company, is trying to help publishers make mobile lucrative with the launch of Touch Ad Studio. The mobile tools build off the work Flite has done to help publishers...

Daily Press Publisher Elected President of Southern Newspaper Publishers Association

Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-03

The publisher of the Daily Press has been elected as president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. Digby A. Solomon - president, publisher and CEO of the Daily Press Media Group since...

Google Settles Copyright Case With Publishers

AllThingsD – 2012-10-04

The Association of American Publishers has settled a long-running copyright infringement case with Google Inc., though the issue of whether Google had the right to digitally reproduce books in...

Google, Association of American Publishers strike deal over book digitization

Engadget – 2012-10-04

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google today announced an agreement that marks the end of nearly seven years of litigation, kicked off in 2005, when five members of the organization...

Google and Publishers Settle Book-Scanning Dispute

The New York Times – 2012-10-04

Google and U.S. publishers have settled a dispute over Google’s book-scanning project. A lawsuit filed by authors remains, though, leaving Google’s ambitious project in dispute.

Google and publishers reach settlement on digitized books case

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-10-06

Publishers can now decide whether Google can digitize out-of-print books still protected by copyright, but does not settle the issue of individual author rights.

Google, publishers shelve book-scanning suit

Stuff – 2012-10-08

Google and major book publishers have settled a lengthy legal battle over digital copyrights, but a bigger dispute still looms with thousands of authors who allege that Google is illegally...

Frankfurt: 'agile publishers must find space on new platforms'

The Bookseller – 2012-10-08

Publishers are facing a dystopian future in which they are bit-part players in the ecosystem...

Web mogul swallows Variety for $25 million: lessons for publishers

GigaOM – 2012-10-09

The sale of 107-year-old Variety magazine to an upstart online empire is not just a tale of digital eclipsing print. The sale also reflects a trend where free now appears to be the only viable model...

Apple, Amazon Inform Customers of Settlement Refunds

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-16

According to the terms of a settlement between the DoJ and three major American publishers, some customers may receive refunds on their e-book purchases.

Publishers agree Kindle lending 'experiment'

The Bookseller – 2012-10-19

Amazon has been approaching UK publishers ahead of the launch of its Kindle lending service, with...

Amazon 'charging publishers 20% for e-book VAT'

The Bookseller – 2012-10-22

Amazon is forcing publishers to start negotiations over e-book prices exclusive of the full 20%...

Publishers must engage with children's book buyers

The Bookseller – 2012-10-22

The recommendations of friends was the top driver behind children's discovery of new titles,...

Publishers look for author 'staying power'

The Bookseller – 2012-10-22

Publishers are still prepared to pay good money up front for the right books, agents have told...

Apple’s iBookstore Opens in Latin America, New Zealand

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-23

By Alex Mutter The iBookstore has opened for business in most of Central and South America, reports The Digital Reader. Books have also gone on  ... 

Apple's iBooks App Gets a Refresh

AllThingsD – 2012-10-23

Apple announced on Tuesday a new version of its iBooks application, the iOS-based software which allows mobile users to read books on their tablets and smartphones. Version 3.0 of the new app comes...

Apple unveils new version of iBooks with continuous scrolling, iBooks Author also updated

Engadget – 2012-10-23

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to a San Jose theater stage today to unveil a new version of the company's literature-based digital storefront, iBooks. Cook says it integrates better with iCloud, allows for...

Shifting Strategies Lead to Success for US Small Publishers

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-23

At the Frankfurt Book Fair this year, representatives from a number of indie publishers demonstrated the impact they are having on the industry as a whole.

Apple announces iPad Mini

The Bookseller – 2012-10-24

Apple has lived up to expectations by announcing a new iPad Mini this evening (23rd October), to...

Apple Unveils 4th Generation iPad and iPad Mini

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-24

Apple unveiled today the 7" iPad Mini and a new, 4th generation iPad. The Mini will start at $329 and is aimed at book readers. iBooks has also been updated.

India vs. China? To Publishers, India Wins

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-10-24

A rising middle class, looser regulations and e-book growth puts India ahead of China on many publishers agendas, says OUP's group strategist.

Windows 8 Offers Publishers a New App Platform to Deliver Content

Folio Magazine – 2012-10-26

Today, Microsoft launched its newest PC and tablet operating system–Windows 8. The latest installment of Windows will feature app-based capabilities, and offer users the ability to purchase and...

Tech Explainer: Why Windows 8 Matters to Publishers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-25

So far, Windows hasn't really had much of an impact on publishers' lives. Windows Phone still has a minute share of the mobile market, and while many of your readers will be using a PC...

Do book publishers deserve special treatment? Antitrust experts say no

GigaOM – 2012-10-27

The government uses anti-trust law to stop cartels and ensure products can be bought and sold freely. This makes sense for ordinary consumer goods like gas or long distance phone calls, but does it...

Random House and Penguin merge to take on Amazon, Apple

Reuters – 2012-10-30

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann plan to merge their publishers Penguin and Random House, aiming to gain the upper hand in their relationship with Amazon and Apple, the...

Paywall Startup Tinypass Adds Metered Subscriptions for Small Publishers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-30

New York-based startup Tinypass, which helps small publishers and content creators charge for content online through existing platforms like Google, is rolling out metered content options to all of...

UK publishers caught up in Sandy chaos

The Bookseller – 2012-10-31

American publishers say they are "carrying on" despite the devastation wreaked by...

Publishers Cautiously Optimistic Toward 2013

Editor & Publisher – 2012-10-31

CHICAGO -- Newspaper publishers sought to recapture some of their swagger at this week’s annual meeting of the Inland Press Association, even as they face an uncertain fallout from the U.S....

Former Apple vice president Jay Elliot kicks off Mission College speaker series

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-11-02

Former Apple executive Jay Elliot, who has a new book about Steve Jobs’ business approach, will be the first speaker in a series that Mission College officials hope will raise the...

Book publishers have long been playing into Amazon's hands

Guardian – 2012-11-04

The proposed merger of Penguin and Random House might be too late for a publishing industry seemingly set on self-destructionThere's something quaintly touching about the spectacle of two publishing...

In Japan, Kindle May Finally Push Publishers Into E-books

Publishing Perspectives – 2012-11-05

Like Kobo, Amazon's Japan e-bookstore is hampered by limited title selection, but the recent launch will motivate publishers to finally digitize their catalogs.

Windows 8: great potential for publishers?

Editors Weblog – 2012-11-05

Windows 8, Microsoft’s first operating system to target touchscreen devices, launched last week following months of anticipation. Several news organisations have already developed apps for the...

Foreign publishers threaten Google over aggregation

Poynter. – 2012-11-06

The New York Times | The Atlantic | Monday Note Brazilian publishers are boycotting Google News, and French and German legislators are saying “ancillary copyright” means the...

Sales of three million for latest Apple devices

The Bookseller – 2012-11-06

Apple has announced sales of three million units internationally for its latest tablet devices,...

Apple, publishers' e-book settlement to be accepted by EU, sources say

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-11-06

EU regulators are set to accept an offer by Apple and four book publishers allowing Amazon and other retailers to sell e-books more cheaply than Apple to end an antitrust investigation and avoid...

Exclusive: Amazon to win out over Apple in e-book price tussle

Reuters – 2012-11-06

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union regulators are to accept an offer by Apple and four publishers to end an antitrust probe into their e-book prices, two sources said, handing Amazon victory in a...

EU regulators to accept Apple and book publishers' offer of cheaper e-books

Engadget – 2012-11-06

According to Reuters, EU regulators look likely to accept an offer from Apple and a handful of publishers, including Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Macmillan. The assembled...

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