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Comics, Prose, And Digital at Arch Enemy

Publishers Weekly – 2012-11-17

As publishing conglomerates and technology firms become the dominant forces in an increasingly digital marketplace for the book and comics industries, opportunities are opening for smaller, more...

Indies sign up for digital Christmas

The Bookseller – 2012-11-19

Twenty-two independent bookshops have signed up to stock Kobo’s e-reader range, with...

Five Years After the First Kindle, Amazon Girds for the Digital Fight

BusinessWeek – 2012-11-19

The challenge today—to integrate the Amazon media ecosystem—is greater than the battle to win e-books

Digital sales up 50% at CUP

The Bookseller – 2012-11-22

A 50% year-on-year increase in digital sales at Cambridge University Press contributed to a...

Future readies Tech interactive digital magazine

Media Week – 2012-11-22

Future Publishing is rolling out a weekly iPad title called Tech for technology enthusiasts, as it seeks to build up its technology portfolio of titles.

Digital Census 2013: DRM still divisive

The Bookseller – 2012-11-26

Publishers remain deeply divided on e-book issues including rights, royalties and e-lending, this...

S&S children's targets digital, international sales

The Bookseller – 2012-11-26

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is predicting this Christmas and Boxing Day will be...

Hachette produces digital picture books

The Bookseller – 2012-11-27

Hachette Children's Books has begun making its picture books available as e-books from...

Christmas digital consumer campaign from Random House

The Bookseller – 2012-11-28

Random House UK has launched its first digital consumer campaign for Christmas on dedicated...

Digital sales up, physical down for B&N  

The Bookseller – 2012-11-29

Barnes & Noble has grown Nook digital content sales by 38% year-on-year in its second quarter...

Barnes & Noble reports Q2 2013 earnings: digital content sales up 38%, Nook unit rakes $160 million

Engadget – 2012-11-29

Barnes & Noble's Nook unit didn't have its greatest quarter. The $160 million in revenue the new Microsoft-backed spin off raked in was slightly better than last year's $152 million, but still a...

Digital store comparison: iTunes vs. Google Play vs. Amazon

Los Angeles Times – 2012-12-01

Apple's iTunes 11 arrived this week, and it's pretty slick. But did you know you can also buy music, movies, shows and books for the iPhone and iPad from other digital stores?

Curtis Brown launches digital programme with Kindle Direct Publishing

The Bookseller – 2012-12-04

Agency Curtis Brown has launched a digital self-publishing programme through Kindle Direct...

In New Book, Google's Schmidt and Cohen Tackle Digital Challenges

AllThingsD – 2012-12-04

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, and Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, will address the promises and pitfalls of a digitally connected world in a book titled “The New Digital...

Symbolia digital magazine draws in readers with ‘illustrated journalism’

Poynter. – 2012-12-04

Symbolia | International Women’s Media Foundation One thing you can say for certain about Symbolia – the illustrated iPad magazine launching today — is that it’s...

UK newspaper Offering Subsidized Nexus 7 Tablet with Its Digital Subscription

Editor & Publisher – 2012-12-04

The Daily will publish its final issue this month after News Corporation bigwigs decided to pull the plug on the original iPad-only newspaper, proving it’s not easy to sell subscriptions...

What we’ll see in 2013 in digital media

GigaOM – 2012-12-12

What does next year have in store for the digital content business? Our media team offers some predictions, from cord cutting and apps to self publishing and paywalls.

The 10 Coolest Original Digital Comics of 2012

Fast Company – 2012-12-12

The online comics marketplace has exploded over the past year. Here, from innovative indies to blockbuster franchise extensions, some of the best from the emerging world of digital comics. 2012...

NY Times jumps into mini digital book market – 2012-12-14

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The New York Times is getting into the business of selling bite-sized digital books based on its reporters' work, giving it entree into a growing market for inexpensive...

This is What Newsweek's Digital Future Will Look Like

AdWeek – 2012-12-14

It's been quite a year for Newsweek. As the magazine plans for its transition to a digital-only future, you can count the remaining print editions of the storied publication on one hand....

Children's publishers ready Christmas digital strategies

The Bookseller – 2012-12-17

Children's publishers' digital Christmas strategies are already being unwrapped, with...

Piatkus snaps up two digital first authors

The Bookseller – 2012-12-18

Piatkus has acquired two debut UK authors, with their works to be published on their digital-...

Hachette UK sees 250,000 digital Christmas downloads

The Bookseller – 2012-12-27

Hachette UK saw 250,000 e-book sales between Christmas Day and Boxing Day, The Bookseller can...

Pearson buys a small stake in Nook Media, wants a fast track for digital education

Engadget – 2012-12-29

Publishers often want to work closely with e-book outlets -- possibly a little too closely -- but it's rare that they involve themselves directly. Pearson is taking that uncommon step by making a 5...

Hearst Digital Subscriptions Now Generating Profits

Folio Magazine – 2013-01-02

800,000 paid monthly subscribers at end of 2012, 80 percent new to file.

Belgian Media Planning Shared Digital Content Passport

Editor & Publisher – 2013-01-02

Fresh from apparently wrangling online content fees from Google last month, Belgian newspaper websites will, in 2013, launch an industry-wide platform to take back their readers. Major Flemish- and...

Google Play Magazines offers free digital versions to print subscribers

Engadget – 2013-01-05

Google Play's magazine subscriptions have always, sadly, existed separate from a publications print offerings. Meaning, even if you already had the paper edition of Beer Advocate delivered to your...

Moving towards digital at the Economist

Editors Weblog – 2013-01-10

The Economist, the shining star among weekly news magazines, sells more than 1.5m print copies but fully expects this figure to decline, said Tom Standage, the publication’s digital editor in an...

San Antonio launching 'bookless' BiblioTech library in fall, places its eggs in digital basket

Engadget – 2013-01-14

Hardbound books, apparently, are soooo 20th century -- at least for the upcoming BiblioTech library in San Antonio, Texas' south side. When the shiny, new public library opens its doors to bookworms...

Publishing Executive Survey Shows Industry Settling into Digital

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-16

Forrester Research and DBW presented the findings of their Executive Publishing Survey on ebooks, devices and digital publishing predictions for 2013.

Harlequin to launch digital-only Carina list

The Bookseller – 2013-01-17

Harlequin UK is launching a new digital-only imprint called Carina UK, which will encompass all...

Toronto Star Chooses NewspaperDirect's Multichannel ePublishing Technology for Its Enhanced Digital Replica Edition

Editor & Publisher – 2013-01-17

VANCOUVER, Canada (PRNewswire) -- Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd., publisher of the Toronto Star, has launched a novel product bundle designed to grow its subscriber base and boost revenues. The...

3 Key Ideas from Digital Book World 2013

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-18

Looking back on this week's Digital Book World conference, we distill the event into three key ideas: price innovation, discoverability and authenticity.

Magazines Use Digital Editions to Ramp Up Pricing

AllThingsD – 2013-01-19

Cosmopolitan readers can get their first year's subscription to the print magazine for $10. But if they want the digital edition on their iPads, they will have to fork over $19.99.

Advance Buys Digital Ad Agency Pop

Editor & Publisher – 2013-01-18

Newspaper and magazine publishing company Advance Publications Inc. has acquired Seattle-based digital advertising agency Pop, the companies announced this week. Pop will operate as an independent...

Touching the Bases at Digital Book World

Publishers Weekly – 2013-01-18

From corporate consolidation to book discoverability, to how books are produced and bought, to the proliferation of new devices to read them on, this year’s Digital Book World was a whirlwind tour...

Magazines Cross the Digital Divide

The Wall Street Journal – 2013-01-19

Buffeted by declining advertising, magazines are turning to tablet computers and digital editions to boost circulation revenue. In doing so, they are hoping to reset decades of subscription...

What is Delaying Widespread Adoption of Digital Textbooks?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-21

It is widely acknowledged that the e-textbook market is yet to fulfill its promise and potential. Why do adoption levels remain so low?

David Elstein says publishers must protect their digital content

Guardian – 2013-01-23

Ex-Channel 5 chief warns against power of companies, such as Apple, who take revenue for content launched on their devicesDavid Elstein, former Channel 5 chief executive, has said newspaper and...

Advance Publications Buys Digital Marketing Agency, POP

Folio Magazine – 2013-01-25

Advance Publications, parent company of Condé Nast, has stepped up its efforts on two fronts with the acquisition of digital marketing agency, POP.

What digital magazines can learn from ebook publishers

GigaOM – 2013-01-25

Magazine publishers will have to adopt more nuanced digital pricing strategies as tablets take off. They can look to book publishers -- who are a lot further along in the digital revolution -- for...

MoS to launch fully interactive digital edition of Live this weekend

Media Week – 2013-01-25

The Mail on Sunday is set to publish its first fully digitally interactive version of its supplement, Live Magazine, this weekend, in what it claims to be an industry first.

Hubert Burda Media Blazes a Digital Trail

The New York Times – 2013-01-28

Unlike many publishers that have tried to build digital units on the back of existing brands, the German company has looked to new businesses, some started from scratch.

How Should Authors Envision the Digital Novel?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-28

The digital novel offers authors a myriad of new storytelling opportunities. With so many choices, authors will have to re-think how they conceive of their books.

Trinity Mirror to cut more than 90 regional roles in digital content move

Guardian – 2013-01-29

Publisher also to recruit for new regional and national posts as it shares more content between titlesTrinity Mirror is to cut a net total of 40 editorial jobs as part of a restructure that will see...

CREATe centre to research digital copyright

The Bookseller – 2013-01-31

A new research centre at Glasgow university will examine "the changing nature of...

Attention 'artisan authors': digital self-publishing is harder than it looks

Guardian – 2013-02-01

Showcasing your work on blogs, podcasts or social media is fine, just don't see it as a shortcut to finding an audience"Piracy is yesterday's worry for today's 'artisan authors'", wrote Damien G...

Google backs French digital publishing innovation initiative with €60 million incentive

Engadget – 2013-02-02

Google's long had a contentious relationship with France. But it seems the Mountain View-based company has come up with a way to squash that problem: by throwing money at it. Taking to the company's...

Future Publishing: digital now more than 50% of ad revenues

Guardian – 2013-02-04

Owner of magazines including Metal Hammer and Total Film says e-editions were boosted by 'tablet Christmas'Future Publishing, owner of magazines including Metal Hammer and Total Film, has reported...

Amazon wins broad patent to create marketplace for used digital content

GigaOM – 2013-02-06

Amazon has won a patent to create a virtual marketplace where users could resell digital content like apps, songs and ebooks. But it's unclear whether such a marketplace would be legal under current...

Digital magazine sales still tiny overall, but titles like Reader’s Digest see huge growth

GigaOM – 2013-02-07

Nearly 65 percent of U.S. magazines now have a digital replica edition, but those editions make up just under three percent of overall circulation. For some individual titles, though, digital growth...

US magazine circulation flat despite digital gains – 2013-02-08

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Magazine industry auditors say more U.S. magazines are selling more digital copies, but they still represented just 2.4 percent of circulation in the second half of last year as...

The Growing Interest in Digital Backlist

Publishers Weekly – 2013-02-08

Whether they call themselves publishers or distributors, whether they promise elaborate marketing plans, or the basic production tasks necessary to get an e-book up for sale, there are a growing...

Inkling makes its Google-friendly digital publishing tools free to everyone

GigaOM – 2013-02-12

Starting Tuesday, Inkling is making its free digital publishing platform, Habitat, available to everyone. The company is also introducing an enterprise product, with publishers including Pearson and...

Hearst president David Carey: Apple taught people 'how to buy digital content'

Engadget – 2013-02-12

David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, sat down with AllThingsD's Peter Kafka to kick off Day 2 of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, California, with the interview centering on Carey's take...

Startup Plympton acquires DailyLit to deliver serial fiction in a digital age

GigaOM – 2013-02-13

Plympton, the serial fiction startup launched last year by former New York Times reporter Jennifer 8 Lee, is acquiring DailyLit, a site that delivers books in installments by email and RSS.

Digital writing bursary launched

The Bookseller – 2013-02-14

The Literary Platform and Bath Spa University have partnered on a new bursary for partnering...

Magazine ABCs: MediaCom's Adam Crow is encouraged by digital growth

Media Week – 2013-02-14

Today's ABC Consumer magazine release signals an encouraging leap forward in the reporting of the breadth of 'Print Brands'. An unprecedented number of digital editions have been reported in this...

Digital publishers optimistic as ad revenues rise

Guardian – 2013-02-15

Digital publishers in Britain believe there are reasons to be cheerful. A survey conducted among members of the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) found that there has been a shift from...

Faster Digital Growth Key At MegaConference

Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-15

Digital revenue will be foremost on the minds of newspaper publishers as three of their trade organizations converge on New Orleans next week. “It’s really important that we just...

Digital raunch on top in Japan

The Bookseller – 2013-02-18

Homoerotic “Boy Love” manga aimed at young women and raunchy teen literature made up...

We need a new era of digital journalism

Guardian – 2013-02-18

Digital media needs to invent its own journalistic genres otherwise its stiff structure will continue to be overlookedThe survival of quality news calls for a new approach to writing and reporting....

Digital Textbooks: Publishers and the Unrealized Promise

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-22

Legacy publishers will say they can't produce high quality digital textbooks affordably, but that's now the issue. They don't want to, says competitor Flat World Knowledge.

Here’s something new: Little, Brown UK launches digital-first imprint for literary fiction

GigaOM – 2013-02-22

Little, Brown U.K. is launching Blackfriars, a digital-only imprint that will focus on new literary fiction and serious nonfiction. Two of its first titles were previously published in the U.S. by...

Lagardère Active Launches Unified Digital Platform for the Elle International Network

Folio Magazine – 2013-02-26

Editor's Note: This story originally appears on FOLIO: sister site,

Marco Arment’s digital magazine and the paywall vs. sharing problem

GigaOM – 2013-02-26

Marco Arment softened the paywall around his iPad-only magazine because his content was not benefiting from the social-sharing effect that the web enables -- a microcosm of the dilemma that many...

Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

GigaOM – 2013-02-25

Here are a few digital highlights from Pearson's 2012 annual report.

Lewis Lapham: The Digital Age Will Produce “a Montaigne and a Shakespeare”

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-27

Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham's Quarterly, believes we are still in the experimental phase of digital media, waiting for the next online Shakespeare to emerge.

Variety doubles down on digital — drops paywall in what it calls “end of an error”

GigaOM – 2013-02-27

New owner Jay Penske is shutting down Variety magazine's daily print edition and removing the paywall around the century-old tabloid's online content. But will these radical moves help the paper...

Dow Jones R&D Lab Working on a Digital Vault to Help Publishers Protect Sensitive Content

Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-28

It’s a classic variation of the “innovator’s dilemma“. Large, legacy publishers recognize that their business models are changing dramatically, yet they...

Forget Digital-First, How About Technology-First?

Folio Magazine – 2013-03-01

Cygnus Business Media CEO John French, who was brought on three years ago just as the b-to-b media company came out of bankruptcy protection, has spent that time making some dramatic moves in an...

How Dan Slater Pitched His Digital Dating Book

Media Bistro – 2013-03-04

On today's edition of the Morning Media Menu, we spoke with Dan Slater, author of Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating. The journalist explained how he went...

Hearst hires Microsoft's Stephen Edwards for digital role

Media Week – 2013-03-05

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Microsoft ad executive Stephen Edwards to the new role of group digital sales director.

How Bookshop Windows Can Support Digital Promotion Campaigns

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-08

Dressing bookshop windows is a dying art, but if done with a sense of theatre, it can be a stepping stone to a digital campaign – one that the public unknowingly runs for you.

Literary Magazines Adapt to the Digital Age

Publishers Weekly – 2013-03-10

There are 866 publications in Poets & Writers’ database of literary magazines, 14 of which were added in early 2013.

A Global Digital Marketplace for Prestige Indie Print

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-12

Print remains prestigious in the boutique realms of independent magazines, zines and comics. Berlin's Anikibo promises to offer the best indie magazine selection — online.

RH US alters controversial terms for digital lists

The Bookseller – 2013-03-12

Random House US has adjusted its proposed terms for authors with Random House's new digital...

Maxim up for sale as operator sees digital uptick – 2013-03-16

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Racy men's magazine Maxim is up for sale.

Can publishing giant Wiley take on and others with new digital learning site?

GigaOM – 2013-03-19

Publishing giant Wiley has launched Digital Classroom, an online marketplace of software training videos and digital books.

Wiley announces 'Digital Classroom'

The Bookseller – 2013-03-19

John Wiley has launched subscription e-learning resource, combining...

The FT Has “Crossed Over” to Become a Digital Business — but Can Anyone Else Replicate that Feat?

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-19

A new profile of the Financial Times is the latest piece to hold up the company as a model for traditional publishers that want to create a digital-era business. It sounds great, but it’s...

French author survey: digital still not a factor

The Bookseller – 2013-03-20

Just 4% of French authors have signed digital contracts for their most recent books and a third...

'Digital publishing first' for Stephen King

The Bookseller – 2013-03-21

Hodder & Stoughton has put an interactive version of the cover of Stephen King's...

Google Chairman Advocates 'Digital Fund' for UK Newspapers

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-22

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has said that the internet giant is willing to launch a similar "digital publishing innovation fund" in the UK to the one it launched in France...

Digital Age Poses Challenges for Coffee-Table Books

The Wall Street Journal – 2013-03-23

The decline of the traditional bookstore is forcing specialist publishers like Quarto—whose titles tend to be more for leafing through, like a coffee-table book—to come up with new ways to...

L,B celebrates McCall Smith with digital campaign

The Bookseller – 2013-03-22

Little, Brown is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Alexander McCall Smith’s The No 1...

What’s next in digital publishing: New platforms and payment models

GigaOM – 2013-03-27

What can a book look like in the digital age and how will people pay for it? This is one of the themes we'll be exploring at paidContent Live on April 17 in New York

Librii: A New Kind Of Digital Library For The Developing World

Fast Company – 2013-03-28

This new library-in-a-shipping-container plans on using growing Internet access in Africa to create a new model for making available both electronic information and physical books. It’s a...

Digital Delivers... Profits

Publishers Weekly – 2013-03-29

E-book sales had a major impact on all of the major trade publishers' 2012 performance, with Random House coming out the biggest winner thanks to the success of the 50 Shades trilogy.

Podcast: Why the digital age needs an effective content licensing strategy

GigaOM – 2013-04-01

Publishers must now focus on a strategy for effectively licensing digital content. In the latest GigaOM Research Podcast, analyst Paul Sweeting discusses why we need a strategy and how it will impact...

At the Intersection of Hyper-Local Digital and Regional Magazine Publishers

Folio Magazine – 2013-04-01

Imagine having more than 20 competitors spring up into your market over the course of the last two years. Now picture these competitors being backed by one of the largest digital media institutions...

What Does Germany’s Adoption of Digital Foretell for Europe?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-03

As in financial matters, will the rest of continental Europe be forced to fall in line with Germany's lead in embracing ebooks and digital publishing?

Shortlist Media to launch digital women's fashion and beauty title

Guardian – 2013-04-04

Never Underdressed to be available free on smartphones and tablets from May and run by Elle's former editor Carrie TylerShortlist Media is to launch a digital fashion and beauty title for women,...

Digital publications to head to deposit libraries

The Bookseller – 2013-04-04

New regulations coming into force tomorrow [6th April] will mean that publishers will have to...

The UK moves to preserve its digital history, paywalled content (and some tweets) included

GigaOM – 2013-04-05

The U.K.'s legal deposit rules, which require publishers to submit copies of all publications to national and other major libraries, have been updated to cover everything from blogs to...

Breaking Digital Ground: E-books and Small Press Literary Publishers

Publishers Weekly – 2013-04-05

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference (AWP) began decades ago as a meet-up for academic creative writing departments, students, and writers.

What next for The Week? The content curator’s plans for the digital domain

GigaOM – 2013-04-08

The Week surprised the publishing industry by carving out a profitable place in the competitive world of magazine news. Now, it is building up its operations for the digital long...

Digital revenues to grow 15% in 2013

Media Week – 2013-04-09

Online publishers predict digital revenue will grow by 15% year on year in 2013, according to the annual census from the Association of Online Publishers (AOP).

Digital First Media’s John Paton on Newspapers and Paywalls

Editor & Publisher – 2013-04-09

A company with the name Digital First Media has a reputation to uphold when it comes to thinking about the future of publishing, and CEO John Paton didn’t disappoint in a recent...

Trade figures launch Read Petite digital venture

The Bookseller – 2013-04-10

A new venture to offer digital short stories and long-form journalism to readers through a...

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