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Can the 'FT' Help Publishers Quit Their Apple Addiction?

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Can the 'FT' Help Publishers Quit Their Apple Addiction?

BusinessWeek – 2011-06-08

The launch of the 'Financial Times' Web-based reading app could lead other publishers to explore HTML5-based alternatives to Apple's ecosystem
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In Amanda Knox Tale, a Delicate Bet for Publishers

Amanda Knox at the appeal of her murder conviction in Perugia, Italy. She spent nearly four years in jail before being freed. | The New York Times – 2012-02-14

Billionaires are Investing in Australian Newspaper Publishers

Billionaire Gina Rinehart recently invested $146 million in Fairfax Media, the publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review . Known as the "Iron Lady," Rinehart is the heir of... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-10

New legislation 'prohibitive', say publishers

Children's publishers are preparing for changes to legislation that will introduce a raft of... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

Apple Scraps Controversial Terms in iBook Author EULA Agreement

Company bows to howls by iBook authors and publishers on restrictions in | PC World – 2012-02-04

Apple Tweaks iBook Language: Your Content Is Your Content

A couple weeks after introducing its new iBooks Author app, Apple has clarified legal language about what happens to the books users create with the software. Apple continues to insist that users can... | AllThingsD – 2012-02-04

Worried publishers put hopes on Barnes & Noble

In March 2009, an eternity ago in Silicon Valley, a small team of engineers here was in a big hurry to rethink the future of books. Not the paper-and-ink books that have been around since the days of... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-04

Memo to publishers: Remind us why you exist again?

As more authors choose to do an end-run around the traditional book industry, publishers are going to have to try harder to defend their continued existence -- self-published author J.A. Konrath says... | GigaOM – 2012-02-03

nRelate’s content recommendation tool surges to 20,000 publishers

NRelate, a small boot-strapped fellow New York City start-up, is growing quickly with its content marketing and recommendation widget and just eclipsed 20,000 publishers after a breakout year in... | GigaOM – 2012-02-01

Ambitious plans for Apple textbook growth

Publishers launching titles on the new Apple interactive textbook platform [part of the iBooks 2... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

BSR Doesn't Want to Be Dragged Through Apple's Supply Chain Mud

Corporate responsibility consultancy BSR isn't happy that its name got pulled into the New York Times' provocative report on Apple and its suppliers' manufacturing practices ("a consultant at BSR"... | AllThingsD – 2012-01-29

Amazon vs. Publishers

Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Brad Stone looks at Amazon's transformation from selling books to making books | BusinessWeek – 2012-01-27

Apple’s iBooks Author app attracts publishers

Independent publishers have welcomed the launch of Apple’s iBooks Author self-publishing... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-27

NYT publishes Chinese translation of story about workers who make Apple products

The New York Times The New York Times has published a Chinese translation of its story about worker conditions inside the Chinese factories that make Apple products. “The goal was twofold: to share... | Poynter. – 2012-01-27

App Development Strategies for Small to Medium-Sized Publishers

Keeping pace with the dramatic changes on the smartphone and tablet front is no small feat for any publisher, but doing so presents a particular challenge for smaller companies without a safety net... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-26

Apple’s iBooks Author presents journalists with a new storytelling platform | Poynter. – 2012-01-26

DBW: publishers 'should learn from self-publishers on pricing'

Publishers need to look to how self-published authors price their e-books, improve the quality of... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Apple's iBooks Author EULA is more and less evil than you think

There's a strange concept in marketing that no publicity is really bad. If people talk about you, it broadly raises brand awareness. People eventually forget the bad news but not the brand. Who... | Betanews – 2012-01-23

Want to go “Inside Apple”? Read this book

For the second time in three months a book is set to appear that endeavors to explain the "magic" and mystery of why Apple can do with it does. On Wednesday, "Inside Apple" by Fortune reporter Adam... | GigaOM – 2012-01-23

McGraw-Hill is Apple partner, but still has questions about iBooks

In talking with an executive from Apple partner on iBooks McGraw-Hill, it's clear that the company has high hopes but also concerns about maintaining consistently high-quality textbooks that are... | GigaOM – 2012-01-21

Analyst: Apple's e-Textbook Gambit 'Just a 70% Solution'

Apple today announced iBooks Author and iBooks 2, free applications that let educational publishers and teachers create and market K-12 textbooks and course... | PC World – 2012-01-20

Apple's E-textbook Push Earns Mixed Grades

Ask people in educational publishing about Apple's foray into e-textbooks, and you'll hear a consistent message: It's good for all of us--and good luck to Apple. | PC World – 2012-01-20

Apple's iTunes education gamble is about building loyal consumers early

Two months ago, I argued here on BetaNews that despite the ever-increasing chorus of negativity surrounding Apple, its best days are ahead. One of my reasons for my belief is the young consumer,... | Betanews – 2012-01-20

Inside Apple: The Company Behind Steve Jobs

Author Adam Lashinsky says his book is not a biography of Steve Jobs, but of Apple | BusinessWeek – 2012-01-20

Anticipation builds for Apple education news

Apple will today lift the lid on a hotly anticipated education announcement which many... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Apple debuts free e-book publishing app

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

Apple launches self-publishing app, partners with textbook publishers

Apple has announced a new multimedia app called iBooks Author, allowing writers to create their... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Apple reveals education trifecta: iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes U

At a private event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City on Thursday, Apple unveiled its multi-pronged approach for cracking the higher education market with iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and iTunes... | Betanews – 2012-01-19

Apple unveils iBooks Author, a Mac app for easy interactive e-book authoring

Apple's Roger Rosner, Apple VP of productivity software, showed off Apple's new iBooks Author on Thursday at Apple's special media event in NYC. iBooks author is a Mac app that provides tools to help... | GigaOM – 2012-01-19

Apple's New Math. Or: Why a $15 E-Book Equals a $75 Paper Book.

It's like the old "make it up on volume" joke. Except this time it might work, if students and school districts play along. | AllThingsD – 2012-01-19

Cliff Notes For Apple's Education Event

Apple wants to reinvent textbooks. Will it bring the publishers along, or work around them? | AllThingsD – 2012-01-19

Five Hopes for Apple's Rumored E-Publishing Software

Will an Apple-branded ePub publishing client be announced at Thursday's Apple press event in New York? | PC World – 2012-01-19

Premedia Software Inc. Launches New Online File Correction Software for Small and Medium Size Publishers and Printers

New website provides file preflight and optimization services for publishers and printers using a pay-as-you-go price model. Andover, MA, – Premedia Software Inc. is pleased to announce the... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

Report: Apple's educational announcement will focus on tools for developing digital textbooks

At a Thursday event in New York, Apple will announce a set of tools that make it easier to publish interactive textbooks and other digital educational content, said two people with knowledge of the... | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-01-19

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

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-18

Apple event preview: Tools to bolster in-school iPad use

Apple's plans for its Thursday media event have been the subject of considerable speculation. Now a new report released Wednesday adds a little more weight to recent suggestions that the focus will... | GigaOM – 2012-01-18

Apple Said to Plan Textbook Push to Bolster IPad Use in Schools

On Thursday, Apple will announce a set of tools that make it easier to publish interactive textbooks and other digital educational content | BusinessWeek – 2012-01-18

Apple wants $10 billion textbook industry on iPad

Number of the day $10 billion That's the size of the U.S. textbook industry , according to the Association of American Publishers. The market has become a tantalizing target for Apple , which is... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-18

Everything you need to know about e-textbooks before Apple gets involved

Apple is holding an education-themed event this week, and the usual gamut of unnamed sources and rumor-mongers have come to the consensus that the event will focus on Apple's plans to enter the... | Betanews – 2012-01-18

Apple may debut 'GarageBand for e-books'

A new report from Ars Technica says Apple is about to unveil a set of tools to create interactive e-books. | CNN – 2012-01-17

Apple Readies iPad With Quad-Core Chip, LTE, Says Bloomberg

Bloomberg’s Tim Culpan, Peter Burrows and Adam Satariano this afternoon write that Apple is getting ready to debut an “iPad 3,” which will have a quad-core chip, and will use... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-17

Indie publishers enjoy 'strong' Christmas

Independent publishers have reported a stronger Christmas than in 2010, with Waterstones showing... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Publishers reinvent Woolf and Joyce as copyright lapses

Classics publishers are refreshing their editions of modernist authors James Joyce and Virginia... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

YA market ripe for digital, say publishers

Children's publishers remain confident that the printed book will be the dominant format for... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Ebooks and apps innovation exciting publishers despite price concerns

Companies hope quality will be key weapon against wave of 99p competition on ebook and app storesThe evolution of books into interactive, digital products is far from over, according to Henry Volans,... | Guardian – 2012-01-13

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

Kindle Store for iPad Dodges Apple's 30 Percent Rule

Amazon's Kindle Store is now iPad optimized. The company on Tuesday introduced a new touch-friendly version of its e-book storefront for iPad that allows readers to purchase and read Kindle books... | AllThingsD – 2012-01-11

Chinese Writers Sue Apple for Allegedly Hosting Pirated E-books

A group of Chinese writers has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging that the company's App Store sells pirated versions of the authors' works. | PC World – 2012-01-10

Chinese authors sue Apple for copyright infringement: report

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A group of Chinese authors has sued Apple Inc for 11.9 million yuan ($1.9 million) in compensation for allegedly providing copyright-infringing books for download through its... | Reuters – 2012-01-09

US publishers create company to monitor use of news output

The Associated Press and 28 US news organisations are launching a company to measure the unpaid online use of their original reporting.It will also seek to convert unauthorised websites, blogs and... | Guardian – 2012-01-06

New Leadership for Apple's iAd?

Apple reportedly has hired Adobe exec Todd Teresi to lead its mobile iAd program. Teresi led the advertising and publishing teams at Adobe, according to his LinkedIn profile. Previous jobs include... | AdWeek – 2012-01-05

Publishers look to digital as physical sales slump £100m in 2011

Strong e-book sales over the festive period compensated for the decline in physical sales,... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Mystery Apple event to focus on education, iTunes U, digital publishing?

The secretive Apple event planned for the end of Jan 2012 has attracted claims that it involves the textbook and digital publishing industry. | ZDNet – 2012-01-04

Would publishers rethink their use of Twitter if Rupert Murdoch bought it?

Is it time to re-examine publishers’ increasing reliance on third-party tools like Facebook and Twitter? “These are not just distribution networks, they record the fragments and fingerprints of... | Poynter. – 2012-01-04

Apple 'planning large-scale event in New York this month'

Launch in media and advertising stronghold could point to new content or advertising tieupNot new iPads, nor an Apple TV, but Apple is planning an "important but not large-scale" event in New York at... | Guardian – 2012-01-03

Apple pushing publishing at its next event? It should be.

According to reports circulating Monday, Apple could be hosting a special media event in January. The event won't be about Apple's next iPad if reports are correct, however. Instead, Apple will be... | GigaOM – 2012-01-03

Rumors Build Around Apple TV

It looks like consumers may get their hands on Apple's long-rumored iTV next year. Taiwanese technology publication DigiTimes published two stories this week claiming that Apple is telling hardware... | AdWeek – 2011-12-30

Digital Domain: For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

E-books and audio books on the Web site of the New York Public Library. Publishers are waiting for an industrywide approach to e-lending to gel. | The New York Times – 2011-12-25

Maybe Apple's Newsstand Really Was a Present For Publishers

Real numbers from Popular Science show what dedicated space in iTunes can mean for a digital magazine. | AllThingsD – 2011-12-23

E-books in Apple's annual giveaway

Apple is to launch a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, to begin on Boxing Day, which will include e-... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

Publishers pick their wishes and misses of 2012

The Good Muslim, The Marriage Plot and Go the F**k to Sleep are among the books literary... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

E-book prices spark battle between publishers, retailers

The issue of e-book prices has sparked a global controversy as publishers lock horns with book retailers over how much consumers should pay. | CBC – 2011-12-17

Publishers still missing the point on e-book prices

By keeping e-book prices high, the Big Six book publishers are not only getting less money from their books in many cases, but they are also fuelling piracy and pushing readers away -- all of which... | GigaOM – 2011-12-15

Trend Report: Are paywalls the only way forward for online publishers?

It's been 18 months since News Corp erected paywalls around The Sunday Times and The Times. Mike Fletcher assesses whether the paywall model is the future for online publishing and talks exclusively... | Media Week – 2011-12-14

Google Currents debuts as mobile and tablet reader app that gives publishers control

Google released its Flipboard-style news reading app Thursday, called Currents, along with an online tool enabling publishers to create and customize their own “editions” for the app. Currents... | Poynter. – 2011-12-09

EU Is Said to Start Probe Into E-Book Market, Including Apple

European Union antitrust regulators will open an investigation of the electronic-book market to examine restrictions on prices and sales across the region, two people familiar with the case said. | BusinessWeek – 2011-12-07

Apple, Book Publishers Face European Antitrust Probe

Apple's entry into the ebook business hasn't been a huge success, but it has still registered with European antitrust regulators. | AllThingsD – 2011-12-06

Europe probes Apple’s e-book deal with publishers

European antitrust regulators have announced the launch of a formal investigation into the relationship between Apple and five of the world's largest publishers, in a move that could reshape the... | GigaOM – 2011-12-06

Are publishers putting the squeeze on bloggers?

There are worrying signs from some quarters that online reviewers are being held to much stricter terms than traditional journalists receiving review copiesLast month Sam Jordison asked here if... | Guardian – 2011-12-05

Publishers bullish over digital future

More than a third of publishers internationally believe that digital formats will account for at... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

The pros and cons of Apple's Newsstand for newspaper publishers

Taking a bite of the Apple... Are there more rewards or dangers?Apple certainly has a lot of offer new publishers, as Editor & Publisher notes in an article published today about Apple Newsstand.The... | Editors Weblog – 2011-12-05

How publishers gave Amazon a stick to beat them with

Amazon has been busy disrupting the traditional publishing market by encouraging self-publishing and signing authors to its own in-house imprint, but author Charles Stross argues that publishers... | GigaOM – 2011-12-03

Crisis? What crisis? Newspaper publishers still see a future for print

I spoke at a Limerick University conference yesterday entitled Regional newspapers in crisis?The conference organisers cleverly hedged their bets by appending that question mark. I removed it by... | Guardian – 2011-12-02

Publishers warm to e-books on their own terms

PARIS (Reuters) - Book publishers have survived the first stage of a digital revolution in better shape than the music industry and are now embracing the shift to e-books in their search for new... | Reuters – 2011-12-02

What purpose do book publishers serve?

The traditional publishing industry has been taking a beating lately from Amazon and the rise of self-publishing, but one writer says working with a publisher has a lot of benefits that... | GigaOM – 2011-12-02

Publishers need advertisers to value their online readership

The most sophisticated products, the ones able to deliver engagement and value to advertisers, are being ignoredNewspaper publishers need to quickly solve a troublesome equation. As carbon-based... | Guardian – 2011-11-28

Apple starts publishing weekly iPhone and iPad apps charts in the UK

No sales figures, but PA partnership offers a wider snapshot than dynamic App Store rankingsApple has started publishing weekly charts for paid and free apps on iPhone and iPad in the UK, through a... | Guardian – 2011-11-23

iPad Magazine Readers to Publishers: More, Please

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. | AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Ad Network Offers Rich Media To Niche Publishers

Martini Media, which serves a network of 1,000 publisher sites in lifestyle and business, is launching a series of multimedia advertising programs including bringing rich media to niche sites. | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-17

HTML 5 Vs. App: Where Should Publishers Focus?

New York - At the MinDay Digital Summit today (presented by FOLIO: sister publication min), publishers and technology providers are on hand to commiserate about trials and victories in the digital... | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-17

Regional publishers failed to invest in the future when flush with cash

Journalists across Britain toiling away on loacl and regional newspapers should read Neil Fowler's comprehensive report, Have they got news for you?It is a comprehensive study of the industry's rise... | Guardian – 2011-11-16

Does Apple have an antitrust problem?

Apple has life and death power over the apps it harbours in its store – could this lead to the company facing antitrust issues similar to those that Microsoft had in the 90s?Will Apple face the type... | Guardian – 2011-11-14

ABC Offers Insight Into Publishing Relationships With Apple

The Audit Bureau of Circulations [ABC] released survey results Monday that reveals attitudes of the publishing industry when in it comes to working with Apple Inc. | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-09

On Location: Book publishers borrowing a page from Hollywood

In a sewer beneath Las Vegas, a lethal vixen named Abigail is locked in a mortal struggle an outlaw cowboy with ties to Greek gods. | L.A. Times – 2011-11-09

How Twitter’s new ‘top news’ search results will help (and hurt) publishers

Twitter is taking its first step to curate the news that flows across its network, quietly rolling out a “top news” section in its search results. When people rush to Twitter to search for news... | Poynter. – 2011-11-03

Kindle lending: Book publishers still not getting it

The fact that none of the six major book publishers are taking part in the "Netflix for books" lending program that Amazon just launched for the Kindle is another sign that the industry is more... | GigaOM – 2011-11-03

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

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... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-28

Publishers Find More Uses for QR Codes

Quick Response, or QR, codes, those black-and-white pixel squares that function as super charged consumer bar codes, are on advertisements, Web sites, and anything else at which you can point a QR... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-28

Among Big Publishers, Bonnier is Largest Ad Page Gainer in First Three Quarters of 2011

After a mainly flat first half for ad pages in 2011, big publishers are seeing ad page numbers fall in the third quarter. According to data from MagazineRadar, Meredith Corp.’s magazine portfolio... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-27

MoPub opens real-time bidding marketplace for mobile publishers

Mobile ad server MoPub is now poised to offer what it calls a one-stop monetization shop with the launch of a real-time bidding exchange for mobile apps and web sites that will allow it to fill out... | GigaOM – 2011-10-27

Anobii signs retail deals with publishers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:07 Social networking site Anobii has signed retail partnerships with 10 UK publishing companies, including the UK's four... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Apple Newsstand: can it crack the news market?

The sales/subscription platform is a useful first step – but publishers must also create more imaginative tablet productsCan Apple crack the digital news market the way it did with music? The... | Guardian – 2011-10-24

Apple's Newsstand Boosting Mag Sales, But Will it Last?

Finally, publishers have a reason to cheer Apple. In the 10 days since Apple launched its Newsstand for the iPad and iPhone, many are reporting big spikes in sales of their digital editions. Ease of... | AdWeek – 2011-10-22

Why Apple’s virtual Newsstand is driving a surge in magazine, newspaper iPad app subscriptions

A couple weeks ago I predicted that Apple’s virtual Newsstand for iPads and iPhones would provide “a little more convenience for the user, and a little more discoverability for the publisher — but... | Poynter. – 2011-10-21

Authors to Get Sales Data From Three Big Publishers

Simon & Schuster, Random House and the Hachette Book Group said they would allow authors to access book sales data online, a service Amazon began providing last year. | The New York Times – 2011-10-20

Amazon Cuts Publishers Out of the Mix, Makes Deals With Writers

Releasing a book on one of the world’s largest publishing marketplaces could help your company. Here's a quick guide to the basics of self-publishing. | PC World – 2011-10-19

Big deals for Canadian newspaper publishers

The Canadian newspaper industry remains more vibrant than in both the United States and Britain. There have been a wave of deals recently. The latest sees Glacier Media announcing its acquisition of... | Guardian – 2011-10-19

Publishers and booksellers to swap working days

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:30 Publishers and booksellers will soon be able to swap a working day in the life of each other’s businesses in a new joint... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Book lovers rake in the reading as publishers release fall titles

In fall, books become more serious and larger in scope as publishers unleash their most prestigious titles by A-list authors. There are plenty of good reads out now, with many more to come. | SacBee – 2011-10-17

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

How can we stop publishers inflating circulation?

The WSJ Europe 'scam' highlights the fact that audiences, print or digital, are often artificially bought rather than naturally soldSurprise: To boost its circulation, Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street... | Guardian – 2011-10-17

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