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Digital companies "have stranglehold on publishing"

The Bookseller – 2011-08-18

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 18/08/2011 - 15:35 Canadian novelist Kate Pullinger has said the power of Amazon, Apple and Google has put publishers in a "difficult situation". read more
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Barbara Cartland is latest author to be wooed by digital

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 11/02/2011 - 07:59 The estate of the romance writer Barbara Cartland has fallen to the embrace of digital, in a move that sees her print publisher... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-11

Yahoo! to launch Livestand, a personalization platform and digital newsstand

Yahoo is to launch a digital newsstand and personalization platform called "Livestand from Yahoo!" sometime in the first half of this year, paidContent reported. According to Yahoo's corporate blog,... | Editors Weblog – 2011-02-11

Time Inc. Launching 'All Access' Digital Subscription Plan

At a press conference this morning, Time Inc. announced it is launching an "all access" digital subscription plan in an effort to offer their brands to readers on any platform. | Folio Magazine – 2011-02-11

Yahoo plans digital newsstand for tablets

Yahoo unveiled plans Thursday to launch a digital newsstand for tablet devices, distributing content from a broad range of publishers to users in exchange for a cut of advertising and subscription... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-02-10

Digital and Kobo help push sales at Indigo

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 07:00 Profits at Indigo Books & Music have dropped by $4.4m year-on-year in its fourth quarter. The Canadian book retailer reported... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-09

Future hits 32% digital contribution, but print ad revenue falls

The digital contribution to total ad revenues at Future has reached 32%, increasing by 25% over the final quarter of last year and helping to offset a 10% fall in print advertising at the special... | Media Week – 2011-02-09

Literacy still crucial in digital age, says Mollet

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 07:28 PA chief executive Richard Mollet has stressed the "political . . . and social imperative to promote literacy", calling on... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-08

Yell casts JR Hartley ad into digital era

Author's search for fly-fishing book becomes DJ's hunt for trance mix in search company's update of classic 1980s adAlmost 30 years after lovable gent JR Hartley and his hunt for a book about fly... | Guardian – 2011-02-05

Regional publishers to add digital editions to ABC

The Audit Bureau of Circulation has extended its cross-platform certificate for regional publishers, allowing regional newspapers to include figures for their digital editions alongside print... | Media Week – 2011-02-02

'Captain America' launches digital comic book series

On February 6, as the first trailer for the film adventure Captain America: The First Avenger is shown on the Super Bowl telecast, a new eight-part digital comic book will be launched by Marvel. | The Independent – 2011-02-02

PA opposes review of Digital Economy Act

Written By: Charlotte Williams The Publishers Association [PA] has attacked the culture secretary's decision to allow communications watchdog Ofcom to "delay" the Digital Economy Act. Culture... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-02

Hearst To Buy Lagardere Magazine, Digital Units for $889 Million

Hearst Corp. announced today that it has made an offer of 651 million euros (or about $889 million) for Lagardere's international press and magazine business, including 102 titles in 15 countries,... | Folio Magazine – 2011-01-31

It's a Digital Book World

There was no shortage of debates and discussions at last week's second annual Digital Book World, where about 1,300 members of the trade publishing industry turned out in New York to explore ways to... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-01-31

LibreDigital Raises $4 Million for Digital Reading Technologies

Austin, Texas - LibreDigital, a provider of e-book and digital periodical aggregation and distribution services, announced on Monday that it has raised $4 million in new more | Digital Media Wire – 2011-01-31

Man Booker to accept digital submissions for first time

Written By: Katie Allen E-books are to be accepted for entry for the Man Booker prize for the first time in 2011 as a number of changes are made to the rules. Publishers are being asked to submit a... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-28

Barnes & Noble Digital Newsstand Passes 650,000 Periodical Downloads

While publishers and Apple haggle over the pending launch of a digital newsstand, Barnes & Noble took the opportunity to remind everyone that it not only has a functional newsstand, but it's chugging... | Folio Magazine – 2011-01-27

Kindle Singles debuts pithy digital works

Amazon on Wednesday released the first of a new line of short digital books pitched as quick, captivating works for its popular Kindle electronic readers. | The Independent – 2011-01-27

eBookFling Brings Digital Libraries to Kindle, Nook

Borrowers can create a wish list queue of books they would like to read and lenders earn 1 credit for every 5 books they list on the site as available for borrowing. | PC World – 2011-01-27

Paste Returns? Music Mag Acquired, Set to Relaunch as Digital Edition

The assets of music magazine Paste—which folded in print last fall but kept alive—have been sold to Wolfgang's Vault, owner of a variety of music sites including | Folio Magazine – 2011-01-26

Digital Soars, Print Improves For Meredith in Second Quarter

Total revenue jumped 9 percent to $367 million for Meredith Corp in the second quarter of fiscal 2011, driven by strong advertising growth and integrated marketing services. Total advertising revenue... | Folio Magazine – 2011-01-25

Rupert Murdoch's iPad digital newspaper raises many questions – but who has the answers?

iPad and iPhone apps create mini-paywalls around mobile news – so is there a strategy involved?Welcome to the land of media mystification where no tablet is set in stone. On the one hand, Rupert... | Guardian – 2011-01-23

FutureBook 'digital innovation' awards open for entries

Entry is now open for The Bookseller's... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-19

News Corp, Apple delay iPad digital newspaper: report

(Reuters) - News Corp and Apple Inc are delaying the launch of the media conglomerate's digital newspaper for the iPad, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. | Reuters – 2011-01-14

Global appoints Shine Group's Thorogood as director of digital

Global Radio has appointed Christopher Thorogood to the new role of director of digital, following the departure last year of Robin Pembrooke, group director of online and interactive. | Media Week – 2011-01-13

Digital sales amount to 20% of Harper number one

HarperCollins' digital sales of Stuart... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-13

News Corp to launch digital newspaper January 19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp's will launch its long anticipated digital newspaper for tablet devices on January 19 at a joint news event attended by Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Apple Inc Chief... | Reuters – 2011-01-11

Digital "may ease tough trading year" in 2011

Growing e-book sales could lead to the Total... | The Bookseller – 2011-01-07

Can Google Steal Digital Magazine Biz From Apple?

The relationship between Apple and major magazine publishers ended the year on a sour note. Sales of magazine apps on the iPad, initially promising, had fallen off at a dismal rate.  | The New York Observer – 2011-01-03

Google exploring digital newsstand: report

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc has approached several magazine publishers about creating a digital newsstand, in a move that could open a new front in the Internet company's rivalry with Apple... | Reuters – 2011-01-03

What’s Ahead for Media and Digital Businesses in 2011

An unusual perspective on file-sharing, online privacy, pay walls, WikiLeaks and other issues of import to the media and digital worlds in 2011. | The New York Times – 2011-01-03

Prisa Sells 44% of Digital Plus Division for 976 Million Euros

Promotora de Informaciones SA, the publisher of Spain’s El Pais newspaper, sold stakes in pay- television unit Digital Plus for 976 million euros ($1.29 billion) to reduce debt. | BusinessWeek – 2010-12-28

Heading to a Digital Holiday

With holiday shopping in full swing comes more evidence that e-book sales should enjoy a big bump over the next few weeks. According to an analysis of consumer book-buying behavior conducted by... | Publishers Weekly – 2010-12-20

Former Inc. Editor Joins Digital Startup Nomad Editions

Nomad Editions, the digital media company launched by a group that includes former Newsweek president Mark Edmiston, has launched a custom media division led by former Inc. editor Chris Leach, who... | Folio Magazine – 2010-12-16

Waterstone's looks to cloud for digital growth

Waterstone's managing director Dominic Myers... | The Bookseller – 2010-12-16

Digital Book World Announces Publishing Innovation Awards

Digital Book World has announced a new awards program focused on e-books and book apps. The Publishing Innovation Awards will recognize the best e-books and book apps for their origination,... | Publishers Weekly – 2010-12-14

Pocket Canons go digital through Amazon

Canongate Books is producing a digital... | The Bookseller – 2010-12-13

Murdoch's digital newspaper The Daily put back until next year

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's new US digital newspaper, will not be launched this month as expected, but will be available via tablet computers in the first quarter of 2011. | Media Week – 2010-12-10

The Media Equation: Buzz Bissinger’s Full Conversion to Digital

After a savage televised rant against blogs two years ago, Buzz Bissinger today is a habitual Twitter user. | New York Times – 2010-08-03

Ad Networks Abound for Mobile/Digital Editions—But Can Smaller Publishers Play, Too?

There seems to be almost no end to the number of mobile ad networks popping up, such as Medialets, Jumptap, Millenial Media and Quattro. Apple offers its own ad network in iAd, which serves ads to... | Folio Mag – 2010-07-30

More digital content urged in Arabic

The creation of more digital content in Arabic is the key to promoting digital media literacy in the region, ictQATAR secretary general Dr Hessa al-Jaber said. | Yahoo – 2010-07-30

Beyond Digital Magazines: Tablets, E-Readers and Mobile Apps

APPLE PRODUCTS SUCH AS the iPhone and iPad are dominating much of the content-centric behavior of consumers but casting a wide net across all emerging devices in the e-reader, smartphone and tablet... | Folio Mag – 2010-07-29

Digital content in Arabic ‘key to media literacy’

ictQATAR secretary general Dr Hessa al-Jaber sees the creation of more digital content in Arabic as a key to promoting digital media literacy in the region. | Yahoo – 2010-07-29

Condé Nast Realigns Management for Digital Growth

Big consumer publisher Condé Nast has announced another wave of changes, this time affecting senior leadership. Most notably, consumer marketing group president Robert A. | Folio Mag – 2010-07-23

Digital-content industry on the boil

New association joins drive to sell overseas | Yahoo – 2010-07-22

E-book, digital publishing zone debut in HK Book Fair

HONG KONG : The annual Hong Kong Book Fair is where you can find the latest fad in the reading world. | Yahoo – 2010-07-22

Print Media Icons Are Falling Under Digital Wave

With online media slowly gaining ascendency over print media and attempting to snatch the lion’s share of ad-revenue, the print media is losing its hallowed icons. Business Week and News Week two... | Yahoo – 2010-07-16

Publishers Say New Products Go Beyond Digital Magazines

At a time when magazine publishers are racing to market with applications for tablets and smartphones, Bonnier Corp. and Interweave have launched new digital products specifically for viewing on... | Folio Mag – 2010-06-30

Digital Publishing Asia Pacific 2010 to Be Held in Beijing in November

With support from key industry organizations including China Mobile Communications Association, International Copyright Exchange and Taiwan Digital Publishing Forum, Digital Publishing Asia Pacific... | Yahoo – 2010-06-17

B-to-B Vets Team Up to Offer Digital Pre-Press and Production Services

Outsourcing back office operations is becoming standard operating procedure for publishers but a new company offers the chance to keep the business in the U.S.—and possibly find jobs for those... | Folio Mag – 2010-06-17

ImpreMedia to Share Digital Content With Spanish-Language Giant Univision

In yet another indication that the publisher of the Spanish-language dailies El Diario La Prensa and La Opinion is now a major force in multimedia, impreMedia's digital unit announced Tuesday it is... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-30

Is This the Year the Pulitzer Prizes Finally Send a Message on Digital Journalism?

Online content has been eligible for a Pulitzer Prize since 1999, but a Web-only story or project has yet to win. "Pulitzer Gold" author Roy J. Harris Jr. talks about whether this could be the year... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-29

YA Hot, Digital Not at Upbeat Bologna

The mood at the Bologna Book Fair has been much improved over last year when publishers were... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-24

How Marvel, DC Comics move into the digital age

Ihnatko: Marvel and DC aren't the only graphic novel and comic producers, but as the industry leaders, they are the focal point for the demand for digital content sweeping through every facet of the... | Chicago Sun-Times – 2010-03-19

New York Wins ASME’s General Excellence Digital Ellie Award

The American Society of Magazine Editors today unveiled the winners of its first-ever digital Ellies awards. New York magazine took the award in the general excellence category as well as best... | Folio Mag – 2010-03-18

Worldcolor Updates Digital Publishing Service

Magazine printer Worldcolor has updated its digital edition technology to include interactive features such as search, video, audio and Flash. The new service, called V2, is being marketed to... | Folio Mag – 2010-03-17

ABC Revises Definition of Digital Magazines

The Audit Bureau of Circulations' board of directors has ruled to modify its definition of a digital magazine in the U.S. and Canada to accommodate new devices such as the Apple iPad. | Folio Mag – 2010-03-17

Grisham Goes Digital...Finally

After a lengthy holdout, John Grisham is allowing his books to become available... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-16

Barnes & Noble Names GM of Digital Newsstand, Emerging Content

New York-based Barnes & Noble Inc. announced that it has named Jonathan Shar as general manager, Digital Newsstand and Emerging Content, Barnes & ( | DDI Magazine – 2010-03-09

Barnes & Noble names head of digital content

Book retailer Barnes & Noble Inc. said Monday it named Jonathan Shar general manager, digital newsstand and emerging content of its Web site. | AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-08

Interweave, Team Up to Offer Digital Galleys

Arts and crafts publisher Interweave is teaming with, a new mult-media press and... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-05

Pearson profits rise by 13% as FT publisher embraces digital future

Shares in Pearson hit an eight-year high yesterday after the publisher of the Financial Times and Penguin books announced a 13 per cent increase in pre-tax profits. | Independent – 2010-03-02

AP Moves To Help Publishers Sell Digital Content

Paid news content may be making a comeback. The Associated Press said Friday that it will set up a division to help its member newspapers and broadcasters sell content to the new generation of... | NewsFactor via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-01

Digital Editions on a Shoestring

That Lonny, a middle-market shelter and home design title, launched with virtually a $19.00 monthly production budget belies the work and expertise that goes on behind the scenes. | Folio Mag – 2010-02-26

New BPA Rules for Digital Editions in 2010

At BPA Worldwide’s December 2009 meeting, the Board of Directors passed some new rules that were set to go into effect this year for members reporting digital editions. | Folio Mag – 2010-02-26

Can Publishers Attract (And Retain) The Best Digital Talent?

As Director of Business Technology at Time Inc., Raanan Bar-Cohen oversaw the development of Time Magazine’s complete full-text archive, going back to 1923. In 2006, Bar-Cohen left Time Inc. for... | Folio Mag – 2010-02-26

Random House Forms Digital Leadership Team

In memos distributed to Random House employees Thursday, chairman Markus Dohle and Madeline... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-25

Rapidshare gets court order to clamp down on digital book piracy

Book publishers are hoping to close a chapter on their fight against digital piracy, having won a key legal victory against RapidShare, a popular website that was found by the court host pirated... | Los Angeles Times – 2010-02-25

Government confirms: no u-turn over Digital Economy Bill

The government has confirmed that there has... | The Book Seller – 2010-02-23

O'Reilly Digital Distribution Debuts at TOC

Looking to turn its e-publishing expertise into a new business, O'Reilly Media is launching... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-23

Wal-Mart To Buy Digital Content Provider Vudu

Wal-Mart To Buy Digital Content Provider Vudu | Fox News – 2010-02-22

OverDrive To Expand Digital Distribution Services

Marking its fifth straight year of double-digital growth, digital wholesale vendor OverDrive ... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-22

Macmillan Debuts Interactive Digital Textbook Platform

Macmillan is launching, Dynamic Books, a new digital publishing platform and line of interactive... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-22

Judge puts off ruling on Google's proposed digital book settlement

NEW YORK -- Google confronted a barrage of criticism from opponents of its proposed digital book settlement Thursday as the Internet search giant tried to persuade a federal judge to approve a deal... | Washington Post – 2010-02-19

Amazon Expands Kindle Digital Text Platform to Enable Authors and Publishers Worldwide to Publish Spanish, Portuguese ..., Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that authors and publishers around the world can now use the self-service Kindle Digital Text ... | – 2010-02-19

Google seeks court approval of digital book project

Google, along with supporters and opponents of its ambitious digital book project, are set to appear in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday after five years of legal wrangling. | AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-18

ReadHowYouWant and IPG Digital Partner to Offer E-books for Visually Impaired

Large-print publisher ReadHowYouWant has partnered with Independent Publishers Group Digital... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-17

S&S Debuts Digital Author Widget

S&S has developed an author widget that will display information on all the books of an S&S... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-17

Penguin to Offer Digital Catalogs

Beginning in March, the Penguin Group will begin making its catalogs available digitally... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-16

Apple's iPad could be game-changer in digital-media censorship

I live in a country (France) where censorship is a big deal. It comes mostly from greedy celebrities; they use a legal system that largely favors them. Often, they find a compassionate judge to rule... | Washington Post – 2010-02-14

Ingram Digital, Ex Libris Offer Access to MyiLibrary e-Content

Ingram Digital has teamed with Ex Libris, a library automation and software developer, to... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-10

Advertising Revenue Declines at NYT Co. Moderate in Q4, Digital Swings Positive

The New York Times Co. reported its earnings per share as 44 cents in Q4, compared with 36 cents for the same period a year ago, beating Wall Street expectations. CEO Janet Robinson (left) said the... | Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-10

Staying Clear with Your Publishing Mission in a Transformative Digital Age

For all the shiny new toys on display at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas—from apps for everything, to TV everywhere, to e-readers that make breakfast—the scene was stolen by... | Folio Mag – 2010-01-29

Creating and Marketing One-Off Digital Editions

For a few years now, publishers have been utilizing digital editions as an alternative way of reaching their core print subscribers, whether it’s for economical or environmental reasons. | Folio Mag – 2010-01-29

Digital Book World: Baker & Taylor Shows Off Kurzweil’s Blio e-Reader

Baker & Taylor senior v-p Linda Gagnon showed off Blio, e-reading software developed by visionary technologist Ray Kurzweil’s KNFB Reading Technology, at a session during the final day of Digital... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-28

Digital Book World: Little Consensus on e-Book Pricing, Timing

There was little consensus at two Digital Book World panels yesterday discussing e-book pricing and when e-books should be released. Kobo's Michael Tamblyn showed a chart that indicated $8.76 was... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-28

Digital Book World: Debating E-Rights Issues

In a dynamic panel at Digital Book World about rights in the electronic age, a number of hot-button, complex issues were broached on Tuesday afternoon. | Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-27

Digital Book World: Piracy, Avid Readers and New Business Models

Macmillan president Brian Napack’s call for publishers to fight digital book piracy with a coordinated program of lawsuits, takedown pressure and anti-piracy legislation seemed to energize the... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-27

Forecasting the Impact of the Digital Content Joint Venture

Next Issue Media, the joint venture between Time Inc., Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith and The News Corporation to create a common digital content format and storefront to distribute it, has attracted... | Folio Mag – 2009-12-22

Digital Magazine Outlook 2010

At the AD Show in July, Popular Science publisher Gregg Hano gave attendees his view of the future of digital publishing—not just for 2010 but also for the next five years—some of which have... | Folio Mag – 2009-12-22

The New Face of Digital Editions

As publishers continue to seek out the newest and best technologies to enhance digital readership (and drive online revenue), a slew of advanced e-readers—such as the Apple tablet, Mag+ and an... | Folio Mag – 2009-12-22

Digital Book 2009: an eBook Stimulus Plan for Publishing

The Association of American Publishers reported last week that eBook sales represent the fastest growing segment of the industry while US book sales are in decline across all major book publishing... | Marketwire via Yahoo! Finance – 2009-04-06

Texterity Plans Launch of New Digital Reader

Digital publishing vendor Texterity has announced plans to launch a new version of its Coverleaf Reader. | Folio Mag – 2009-03-25

Playboy Makes Digital Archive Free

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

HC Goes Digital With Catalogues

Although questions still remain about the viability of digital galleys, at least one major house is going paperless with its catalogues. HarperCollins will be dropping the traditional bound... | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-23

B&N Digital Initiatives Coming, Riggio Promises

Barnes & Noble has a broad range of digital initiatives in development, CEO Steve Riggio said, though he declined to reveal when any new services maybe rolled out. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-19

Government considers a 'digital rights agency' to police legal use of copyright content online

The Government has invited views on the role a 'digital rights agency' should play in protecting and promoting the legal use of copyright content online, and how industry, consumer groups and... | – 2009-03-16

Baker & Taylor Announce New Digital Media Distribution Platform

Baker & Taylor, Inc., a distributor of books and entertainment products, launched the first phase of its integrated digital media distribution platform through a strategic licensing partnership with... | EContent Magazine – 2009-03-13

The 10 Major Newspapers That Will Either Fold or Go Digital Next

24/7 Wall St. has created a list of the 10 major daily papers that are most likely to either fold or shut their print operations and only publish online | Time Magazine – 2009-03-09

MPA Announces Digital Award Winners

The Magazine Publishers of America announced the winners of its annual Digital Awards during its Magazines 24/7 event today in New York. Taking Web Site of the Year honors were (in the... | Folio Mag – 2009-03-03

Condé, Time Inc. Lead Digital Awards Nominees

Nominees for the Magazine Publishers of America's third annual Digital Awards have been announced. And, as usual, Time Inc. and Condé Nast-owned properties dominate the field of finalists. | Folio Mag – 2009-02-25

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