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Comics, Prose, And Digital at Arch Enemy

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2012-11-17

Indies sign up for digital Christmas

Twenty-two independent bookshops have signed up to stock Kobo’s e-reader range, with... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-19

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

The challenge today—to integrate the Amazon media ecosystem—is greater than the battle to win e-books | BusinessWeek – 2012-11-19

Digital sales up 50% at CUP

A 50% year-on-year increase in digital sales at Cambridge University Press contributed to a... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-22

Future readies Tech interactive digital magazine

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. | Media Week – 2012-11-22

Digital Census 2013: DRM still divisive

Publishers remain deeply divided on e-book issues including rights, royalties and e-lending, this... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-26

S&S children's targets digital, international sales

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is predicting this Christmas and Boxing Day will be... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-26

Hachette produces digital picture books

Hachette Children's Books has begun making its picture books available as e-books from... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-27

Christmas digital consumer campaign from Random House

Random House UK has launched its first digital consumer campaign for Christmas on dedicated... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-28

Digital sales up, physical down for B&N  

Barnes & Noble has grown Nook digital content sales by 38% year-on-year in its second quarter... | The Bookseller – 2012-11-29

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

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... | Engadget – 2012-11-29

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

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? | Los Angeles Times – 2012-12-01

Curtis Brown launches digital programme with Kindle Direct Publishing

Agency Curtis Brown has launched a digital self-publishing programme through Kindle Direct... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-04

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

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... | AllThingsD – 2012-12-04

Symbolia digital magazine draws in readers with ‘illustrated journalism’

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... | Poynter. – 2012-12-04

UK newspaper Offering Subsidized Nexus 7 Tablet with Its Digital Subscription

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-12-04

What we’ll see in 2013 in digital media

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. | GigaOM – 2012-12-12

The 10 Coolest Original Digital Comics of 2012

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... | Fast Company – 2012-12-12

NY Times jumps into mini digital book market

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... | – 2012-12-14

This is What Newsweek's Digital Future Will Look Like

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.... | AdWeek – 2012-12-14

Children's publishers ready Christmas digital strategies

Children's publishers' digital Christmas strategies are already being unwrapped, with... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-17

Piatkus snaps up two digital first authors

Piatkus has acquired two debut UK authors, with their works to be published on their digital-... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-18

Hachette UK sees 250,000 digital Christmas downloads

Hachette UK saw 250,000 e-book sales between Christmas Day and Boxing Day, The Bookseller can... | The Bookseller – 2012-12-27

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

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... | Engadget – 2012-12-29

Hearst Digital Subscriptions Now Generating Profits

800,000 paid monthly subscribers at end of 2012, 80 percent new to file. | Folio Magazine – 2013-01-02

Belgian Media Planning Shared Digital Content Passport

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-01-02

Google Play Magazines offers free digital versions to print subscribers

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... | Engadget – 2013-01-05

Moving towards digital at the Economist

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... | Editors Weblog – 2013-01-10

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

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... | Engadget – 2013-01-14

Publishing Executive Survey Shows Industry Settling into Digital

Forrester Research and DBW presented the findings of their Executive Publishing Survey on ebooks, devices and digital publishing predictions for 2013. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-16

Harlequin to launch digital-only Carina list

Harlequin UK is launching a new digital-only imprint called Carina UK, which will encompass all... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-17

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

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-01-17

3 Key Ideas from Digital Book World 2013

Looking back on this week's Digital Book World conference, we distill the event into three key ideas: price innovation, discoverability and authenticity. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-18

Magazines Use Digital Editions to Ramp Up Pricing

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. | AllThingsD – 2013-01-19

Advance Buys Digital Ad Agency Pop

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-01-18

Touching the Bases at Digital Book World

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2013-01-18

Magazines Cross the Digital Divide

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... | The Wall Street Journal – 2013-01-19

What is Delaying Widespread Adoption of Digital Textbooks?

It is widely acknowledged that the e-textbook market is yet to fulfill its promise and potential. Why do adoption levels remain so low? | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-21

David Elstein says publishers must protect their digital content

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... | Guardian – 2013-01-23

Advance Publications Buys Digital Marketing Agency, POP

Advance Publications, parent company of Condé Nast, has stepped up its efforts on two fronts with the acquisition of digital marketing agency, POP. | Folio Magazine – 2013-01-25

What digital magazines can learn from ebook publishers

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... | GigaOM – 2013-01-25

MoS to launch fully interactive digital edition of Live this weekend

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. | Media Week – 2013-01-25

Hubert Burda Media Blazes a Digital Trail

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. | The New York Times – 2013-01-28

How Should Authors Envision the Digital Novel?

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-28

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

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... | Guardian – 2013-01-29

CREATe centre to research digital copyright

A new research centre at Glasgow university will examine "the changing nature of... | The Bookseller – 2013-01-31

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

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... | Guardian – 2013-02-01

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

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... | Engadget – 2013-02-02

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

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... | Guardian – 2013-02-04

Amazon wins broad patent to create marketplace for used digital content

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... | GigaOM – 2013-02-06

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-02-07

US magazine circulation flat despite digital gains

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... | – 2013-02-08

The Growing Interest in Digital Backlist

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... | Publishers Weekly – 2013-02-08

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-02-12

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

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... | Engadget – 2013-02-12

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

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. | GigaOM – 2013-02-13

Digital writing bursary launched

The Literary Platform and Bath Spa University have partnered on a new bursary for partnering... | The Bookseller – 2013-02-14

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

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... | Media Week – 2013-02-14

Digital publishers optimistic as ad revenues rise

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... | Guardian – 2013-02-15

Faster Digital Growth Key At MegaConference

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-15

Digital raunch on top in Japan

Homoerotic “Boy Love” manga aimed at young women and raunchy teen literature made up... | The Bookseller – 2013-02-18

We need a new era of digital journalism

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.... | Guardian – 2013-02-18

Digital Textbooks: Publishers and the Unrealized Promise

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-22

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-02-22

Lagardère Active Launches Unified Digital Platform for the Elle International Network

Editor's Note: This story originally appears on FOLIO: sister site, | Folio Magazine – 2013-02-26

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-02-26

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

Here are a few digital highlights from Pearson's 2012 annual report. | GigaOM – 2013-02-25

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

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-27

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-02-27

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

It’s a classic variation of the “innovator’s dilemma“. Large, legacy publishers recognize that their business models are changing dramatically, yet they... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-28

Forget Digital-First, How About Technology-First?

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... | Folio Magazine – 2013-03-01

How Dan Slater Pitched His Digital Dating Book

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... | Media Bistro – 2013-03-04

Hearst hires Microsoft's Stephen Edwards for digital role

Hearst Magazines UK has appointed Microsoft ad executive Stephen Edwards to the new role of group digital sales director. | Media Week – 2013-03-05

How Bookshop Windows Can Support Digital Promotion Campaigns

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-08

Literary Magazines Adapt to the Digital Age

There are 866 publications in Poets & Writers’ database of literary magazines, 14 of which were added in early 2013. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-03-10

A Global Digital Marketplace for Prestige Indie Print

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. | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-12

RH US alters controversial terms for digital lists

Random House US has adjusted its proposed terms for authors with Random House's new digital... | The Bookseller – 2013-03-12

Maxim up for sale as operator sees digital uptick

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Racy men's magazine Maxim is up for sale. | – 2013-03-16

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

Publishing giant Wiley has launched Digital Classroom, an online marketplace of software training videos and digital books. | GigaOM – 2013-03-19

Wiley announces 'Digital Classroom'

John Wiley has launched subscription e-learning resource, combining... | The Bookseller – 2013-03-19

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

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-19

French author survey: digital still not a factor

Just 4% of French authors have signed digital contracts for their most recent books and a third... | The Bookseller – 2013-03-20

'Digital publishing first' for Stephen King

Hodder & Stoughton has put an interactive version of the cover of Stephen King's... | The Bookseller – 2013-03-21

Google Chairman Advocates 'Digital Fund' for UK Newspapers

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-22

Digital Age Poses Challenges for Coffee-Table Books

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... | The Wall Street Journal – 2013-03-23

L,B celebrates McCall Smith with digital campaign

Little, Brown is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Alexander McCall Smith’s The No 1... | The Bookseller – 2013-03-22

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

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 | GigaOM – 2013-03-27

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

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... | Fast Company – 2013-03-28

Digital Delivers... Profits

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. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-03-29

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-04-01

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

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... | Folio Magazine – 2013-04-01

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

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? | Publishing Perspectives – 2013-04-03

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

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,... | Guardian – 2013-04-04

Digital publications to head to deposit libraries

New regulations coming into force tomorrow [6th April] will mean that publishers will have to... | The Bookseller – 2013-04-04

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-04-05

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

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. | Publishers Weekly – 2013-04-05

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-04-08

Digital revenues to grow 15% in 2013

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). | Media Week – 2013-04-09

Digital First Media’s John Paton on Newspapers and Paywalls

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... | Editor & Publisher – 2013-04-09

Trade figures launch Read Petite digital venture

A new venture to offer digital short stories and long-form journalism to readers through a... | The Bookseller – 2013-04-10

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