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New Pan Mac site targets direct-to-consumer

The Bookseller – 2012-01-17

Pan Macmillan has launched a new website at with the infrastructure to...

Rebuck: 'direct consumer engagement pivotal'

The Bookseller – 2011-12-20

Random House Group UK m.d. Gail Rebuck has said the rules of "agent, publisher and retailer...

What Amazon Must Do to Save Kindle Direct Publishing

PC World – 2011-06-18

As awesome as Kindle Direct Publishing is, it will be crushed by spam if Amazon doesn't take some action to control the amount of junk titles being dumped on it.

Bertelsmann formally disbands its book club division 'Direct Group'

The Bookseller – 2011-06-15

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 15/06/2011 - 07:46 Bertelsmann has disbanded its Direct Group division having all-but completed what it described as the scale-back of its book...

Catherine Cookson estate goes direct in e-book deal

The Bookseller – 2011-03-28

Written By: Bookseller staff Publication Date: Mon, 28/03/2011 - 08:53 Catherine Cookson's estate has signed a deal to release 100 of her novels as e-books directly through Amazon, cutting out her...

'Go direct', delegates at IPG told

The Bookseller – 2011-03-10

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 10/03/2011 - 09:12 Independent publishers should increase efforts to connect directly with their customers, according to director of The...

Government may take direct control of libraries

The Bookseller – 2011-02-14

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 14/02/2011 - 08:39 The government may take direct control of libraries if councils are overzealous in closures. The Sunday Times, quoting Whitehall...

Transcontinental Sells U.S. Direct Mail Group

Folio Mag – 2010-02-16

Magazine publisher and printer Transcontinental Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell its U.S. direct mail division to IWCO Direct, a direct marketing firm based in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Failing Diamond Minimum, Asylum Press Offers Title Direct

Publishers Wekly – 2009-04-06

Indie comics publisher Asylum Press has been forced to distribute the latest issue of its tongue-in-cheek adventure comic, Fearless Dawn, direct to retailers after the issue failed to meet Diamond...

Time Inc. to Sell Direct Sales Business

Folio Mag – 2009-01-22

Time Inc. announced late Wednesday that it has put direct sales business Southern Living at Home, part of its Southern Progress Corp. subsidiary, on the block.

Advertising: Direct Mail Tries to Go Green. No, Really.

New York Times – 2008-07-23

A group of direct-marketing companies, along with a handful of their corporate clients, are banding together to make an inherently unsustainable practice at least a little bit greener.

Equity Group to Buy Bertelsmann Direct Group North America

Publishers Wekly – 2008-07-11

A Phoenix-based private equity group has agreed to acquire Bertelsmann's North American book and music club business for an undisclosed price. The company, which has struggled in recent years, was...

Egmont to sell direct

The Bookseller – 2008-07-10

Egmont UK will relaunch its website this...

Google to Announce Ad Exchange Direct Deals Marketplace in April

AdWeek – 2012-02-28

Google will announce in April an ad exchange direct deals marketplace, the company’s vp of new products and solutions Karim Temsamani said today during the Interactive Advertising...

Solomon takes author concerns to Vaizey direct

The Bookseller – 2012-05-04

The general secretary of the Society of Authors has called for a one-on-one meeting with culture...

Federated Media Shutters Its Direct Sales Business

AdWeek – 2012-11-09

In what could presage a foundational shift in the online advertising landscape, Federated Media Publishing will shut down its direct sales business, i.e. the division charged with selling standard...

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...

Publishing CEOs on Direct-to-Consumer Sales and Marketing

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-17

Three CEOs at this year's Digital Book World conference spoke about how they are reaching out directly to consumers and what they can do better.

Ingram Consumer Direct Program Has Something for Everyone

Publishers Weekly – 2013-01-26

Ingram Content Group has been in the direct-to-consumer business since 2003, and as more publishers sell directly to consumers and retailers’ online businesses grow, Ingram’s business has evolved...

Tor UK now accepting direct author submissions

The Bookseller – 2013-02-01

Pan Macmillan SFF imprint Tor UK is now accepting direct submissions from authors, with editorial...

Call for Stories: Seeking Translation Publishers and Those Selling Direct

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-02-18

We want to hear from new translation-focused publishers, authors who pay for their own translations, and large publishers translating and selling direct. Tell us about yourself.

One Year of Translating, Selling Swedish Literature Direct

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-03-20

Stockholm Text, a young publishing house translating and publishing Swedish literature in English, share lessons learned from their first year in business.

Simon & Schuster will give authors direct access to piracy data for their books

GigaOM – 2013-03-21

Simon & Schuster will give authors direct access to information on how their books are being pirated online, the company announced Thursday.

This is about more than just advertorial — it’s about brands going direct

GigaOM – 2013-04-10

There's been plenty of focus on how publishers are catering to advertisers by producing "native" advertising, including sponsored content -- but a much bigger trend is brands and advertisers that are...

Fifty Shades of Grey movie taps Sam Taylor-Johnson to direct

CBC – 2013-06-20

British artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson has signed on to direct the movie version of erotic best-seller 50 Shades of Grey, producers have announced.

Optimizing Your Double Postcard Direct Mail Tactics

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-14

Copy and design tips to drive up response.

Direct Business Media Launches New Print Title

Folio Magazine – 2013-07-23


Derek Cianfrance To Direct ESPN Movie Based On Oral History Of Network's Origins

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-26

The history of ultimate sports mecca, ESPN, is coming to the big screen, with Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine," "The Place Beyond the Pines") now set to direct the project. Focus Features has...

Tim Burton 'to direct Beetlejuice 2'

BBC – 2013-10-22

Tim Burton is in talks to direct Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice 2, according to Hollywood trade magazines.

HarperCollins goes direct-to-consumer for global e-book sales

The Bookseller – 2013-10-30

HarperCollins has begun selling e-books direct to consumers through new brand-specific websites,...

Jason Bateman Will Direct And Star In 'The Family Fang' Alongside Nicole Kidman

The Huffington Post – 2013-11-03

Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman will attempt daring acts in "The Family Fang," which finds the stars portraying performance artists who attempt to conquer the ultimate final feat. Bateman has just...

YouTube, Hulu, NBC Try Direct or Private Ways to Automated Buying

Advertising Age – 2013-11-18

More and more banner ads are auctioned off as though they were second-hand merchandise sold on eBay, while video has remained the last bastion of traditional ad sales due to its relative scarcity and...

Flipboard launches direct sharing on iOS, makes magazines from your friends' suggestions

Engadget – 2013-12-18

If you've ever stumbled across a Flipboard article that you just had to share with the world, you'll want to grab the iOS app's latest update. The new version lets you share articles directly from...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce 'Sandman' film adaptation. Will he also direct and star?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-12-19

Director and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted that he has 'signed on as a producer on Sandman. The rest remains to be seen.'

Google Launches AdSense Direct with Small Publishers in Mind

Folio Magazine – 2014-01-22

On Tuesday, Jan. 21 Google introduced AdSense Direct, an ad solution for publishers looking to initiate their own direct ad sales. Publishers will need to establish their own deals with advertisers,...

Federated Media Gives Up On Direct Sales, Puts Focus On Programmatic

Advertising Age – 2014-01-28

The rise of programmatic advertising has wreaked havoc across digital media, giving media buyers far more leverage while pushing down the value of publisher inventory. It has also torn apart the...

In Brazil, Amazon Starts Selling Kindles Direct, Books are Next

Publishing Perspectives – 2014-02-12

After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind.

Barefoot Stops Selling Direct to Bookstores

Publishers Weekly – 2014-01-16

As part of its transition to a lifestyle company, the Cambridge, Mass.-based publisher terminated its contracts with sales reps.

Seth Rogen And Evan Goldberg To Write And Direct Film About Video Game Empire's Rise

The Huffington Post – 2014-02-25

The powers behind "Superbad," "Pineapple Express" and "This is the End" are teaming up again. This time, book, film and video game enthusiasts everywhere should be excited. Seth Rogen and Evan...

Edward Norton will reportedly star, direct in adaptation of 'Motherless Brooklyn'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-02-27

Ed Norton previously directed the film 'Keeping the Faith.'

London Book Fair 2014: Helping Publishers to Sell Direct: The Qbend Story

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-04

Powering more than 50 e-bookstores for publishers specializing in such subjects as fiction, academic, professional and romance has given Qbend COO Kaushik Sampath many unique...

DC’s 2013 Direct Market Sales Show Slippage

Publishers Weekly – 2014-04-15

A look at DC Comics periodical sales trends in 2013 shows strong titles at the top buoying some weaker titles at the bottom.

Steven Spielberg Will Direct Adaptation Of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'

The Huffington Post – 2014-04-26

Roald Dahl's novels have remained a steady source of big-screen success, and now Steven Spielberg is set to bring "The BFG" to theaters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The classic story has...

Princeton Review Will Direct Readers To College Campus Security Web Pages

The Huffington Post – 2014-05-22

The Princeton Review announced Wednesday it is updating its website to include direct links to college campus security pages online. The college rankings publisher said it's expanding the "Campus...

'Ant-Man:' 'Yes Man' helmer Peyton Reed to direct Marvel movie

Los Angeles Times – 2014-06-07

Peyton Reed, director of the Jim Carrey comic fable “Yes Man” and the Vince Vaughn adult relationship dramedy “The Break-Up,” will direct Marvel’s comic superhero film “Ant-Man.”

Direct-to-Digital Christian Fiction Picks Up Steam

Publishers Weekly – 2014-06-24

Since digital publishing is perfect for serializing fiction almost as fast as authors can finish their latest installment, it makes sense that Christian publishers exploring that developing space are...

HarperCollins Tries Direct Sales

Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-08

HarperCollins has launched a redesigned website that features a direct sales component. Through the website the publisher has, for the first time, the ability to sell print books directly to...

HarperCollins launches direct-to-consumer sales site

The Bookseller – 2014-07-08

HarperCollins has relaunched its US website, with direct to consumer print and e-book sales. The...

Amazon makes a direct offer to Hachette authors: Here’s the full letter

GigaOM – 2014-07-09

Amazon is proposing that Hachette authors receive 100 percent of the sale of each of their ebooks during the companies' ongoing negotiations. But the letter it sent this week may largely be a PR move.

Is Selling Direct Worth It?

Publishers Weekly – 2014-07-11

The relaunch of the HarperCollins website, redesigned with an emphasis on direct sales to consumers, has revived a longtime debate in the book industry.

James Franco will direct and star in an adaptation of 'The Sound and the Fury'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-08-14

Franco previously adapted the Faulkner novel 'As I Lay Dying' for the screen.

Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable for direct access and faster streams

GigaOM – 2014-08-20

Netflix, the online streaming giant, has signed a paid peering deal with Time Warner Cable, meaning that it now has deals with the four biggest U.S. ISPs. Netflix is now paying Time Warner Cable...

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': Will David Yates direct?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-08-23

Yates is reportedly in negotiations to direct 'Beasts,' a new story set in the world of 'Harry Potter.' Yates directed the well-received final four movies in the 'Potter' film series.

George Clooney to direct new film about UK phone-hacking scandal

The Guardian – 2014-09-04

Clooney to adapt Nick Daviess book Hack AttackThis has all the elements lying, corruption, blackmail Continue reading...

Ang Lee will reportedly direct a movie adaptation of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2014-09-20

Ben Fountain's novel about soldiers who served in Iraq has been both a critical and popular success.

HC Offering Authors Direct Sales Option, Higher Royalty

Publishers Weekly – 2014-10-02

HarperCollins is ramping up its direct sales efforts by offering authors who sell direct the chance to earn a higher royalty rate in the process.

I B Tauris takes direct control of US operations

The Bookseller – 2014-11-11

I B Tauris will take over direct control of all aspects of the sales, distribution, marketing and publishing of its books in North America. From 1st February 2015, all marketing and publicity...

Booksellers Edgy About Harper Direct-Sale Program

Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-14

Publishers have been in the direct-to-consumer sales business for some time now, offering titles online, through direct mail, and at book fairs.

Ali Smith to guest direct Brighton Festival

The Bookseller – 2014-11-21

Ali Smith will be the Guest Director for the Brighton Festival 2015. The annual multi-arts festival, which celebrates music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film and literature, will take place from...

S&S and Harper Grow Direct-to-Consumer Programs

Publishers Weekly – 2015-01-15

Simon and Schuster and Harper both announced two new, but very different, direct-to-consumer sales initiatives.

Ebook Pricing in Australia, Germany, India: Infographic from ePub Direct

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-02-18

How much does an ebook cost in Australia, Germany or India? EPub Direct offers an infographic with key statistics on ebook pricing and more. The post Ebook Pricing in Australia, Germany, India:...

Ewan McGregor will reportedly direct as well as star in 'American Pastoral'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-02-21

'Pastoral' is based on the book of the same name by Philip Roth. This will be McGregor's debut as a director for a feature film.

'Boyhood' helmer Richard Linklater may direct 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-02-28

Linklater was recently nominated for Best Director for 'Boyhood.'

Miriam Robinson to direct Marketing & Publicity Conference

The Bookseller – 2015-03-05

Miriam Robinson, former head of marketing at Foyles, is to become programme director for The Bookseller’s annual Marketing & Publicity Conference, to be held in June. Robinson led Foyles'...

Steven Spielberg will reportedly direct a movie adaptation of 'Ready Player One'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-04-03

Ernest Cline's book 'Ready,' which centers on a virtual experience, was released in 2011.

Steven Spielberg will reportedly direct a movie adaptation of 'Ready Player One' (+video)

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-04-03

Ernest Cline's book 'Ready,' which centers on a virtual experience, was released in 2011.

Scott to direct Moorjani adaptation

The Bookseller – 2015-04-17

Ridley Scott is on board to produce a film adaptation of Anita Moorjani’s book about her four-year battle against cancer (Hay House). Scott has teamed with Giannina Facio and Colet Abedi to option...

The advertiser’s guide to taking direct relationships programmatic

Digiday – 2015-04-25

Despite a lot of conversation among the industry, the reality is that the growth of relationships between publishers and advertisers are stunted by a shared hesitancy to take direct relationships...

FTC airs support for Tesla's direct-to-consumer sales

Engadget – 2015-05-12

The FTC did what it could to convince New Jersey and Missouri to repeal their ban against Tesla's direct-to-consumer sales approach back in 2014. Now the commission has published another strongly...

Marvel Reportedly Wants Ava DuVernay To Direct Superhero Movie

The Huffington Post – 2015-05-13

Director Ava DuVernay may be headed to Marvel. The studio is considering DuVernay, nominated for a Best Director Golden Globe for "Selma," for an upcoming superhero film, according to The Wrap....

Indian to direct film on Barnes book

BBC – 2015-05-13

India's Ritesh Batra is to direct the film adaptation of The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes' Booker-winning novel, with British actor Jim Broadbent in the lead.

Publishing news direct to Facebook is a big step — but the Apocalypse is not upon us

Poynter. – 2015-05-14

Sceeenshot from Facebook My read on Facebook’s deal with nine news publishers to post some material direct to the platform: yes, it’s a significant business development but by no means...

Direct Sales Drive Educational Development Corp.

Publishers Weekly – 2015-07-20

Educational Development Corp. added 1,862 home sale reps in the first quarter, helping to drive a 59% jump in sales in the home business division.

Richard Linklater may direct Jennifer Lawrence in Graeme Simsion's 'Rosie Project'

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-29

Richard Linklater, the iconoclastic Austin, Texas, director best known for "Dazed and Confused" and "Boyhood," is the leading candidate to direct the film adaptation of Graeme Simsion's novel "The...

Direct Sales Is a Key Strategy for Top Indonesia Publisher

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-10-11

A direct sales force of 5,000 young mothers has increased sales for Indonesia's Pelangi Mizan publishing group fourfold in the last three years. The post Direct Sales Is a Key Strategy for Top...

(VIDEO) To Fend Off Fraud Robots, Buy Ads Direct: NYT's Zimbalist

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-27

The sky is falling in ad land thanks to a combination of threats including non-human traffic, the practice in which nefarious publisher sites game ad views to reap revenue. But don't paint all...

Ingram Buys Direct Sales Company

Publishers Weekly – 2015-12-15

The Ingram Content Group has acquired, a service that allows publishers, retailers and authors to sell and fulfill print and digital books directly to readers via their websites, blogs and...

Former FT digital editor to direct new East London bookshop

The Bookseller – 2015-12-18

A former Financial Times digital editor has been appointed as the director of a new East London bookshop which intends to target millennials.

Direct reservations help TripAdvisor book profit beat

Reuters – 2016-02-12

(Reuters) - Travel review website operator TripAdvisor Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit as more users reserved hotels using a new system that allows direct bookings from...

Obama appeals directly to Castro on democracy but pledges to let Cubans direct their own destiny

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-22

President Obama made an impassioned appeal for democracy in this Communist capital Tuesday, calling on President Raul Castro to set aside fears of popular rule and put the future of his country “en...

Amazon launches Amazon Video Direct

The Bookseller – 2016-05-11

Amazon has launched a new self-service video uploading platform called Amazon Video Direct.

Three mistakes that get publishers kicked off the direct-buy shortlist

Digiday – 2016-06-08

You put out a request, wait for the proposals to roll in, hammer out the details, and then, weeks later, a deal is struck. Direct digital buys centered on local or regional inventory,can move at a...

Kirsten Dunst Will Direct Dakota Fanning In 'The Bell Jar’ Adaptation

The Huffington Post – 2016-07-21

Kirsten Dunst has been tapped to direct a film adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s classic 1963 novel The Bell Jar, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The “Fargo” actress will also...

'Her style is simple, direct and competent': Pro speakers evaluate Hillary Clinton's historic speech

Los Angeles Times – 2016-07-29

Though Hillary Clinton has been on the Democratic National Convention stage before, this is her first time as the party nominee. How did she do?   As we did after Donald Trump spoke, we again...

Self-Publishing, Direct Sales, and Mobile: The Netherlands’ Peter Paul van Bekkum

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-08-08

Asked ahead of Frankfurt's The Markets, Rotterdam's Peter Paul van Bekkum says mobile, direct sales, and self-publishing are the publishing developments to watch in The Netherlands. The post...

How holistic platforms could bridge the programmatic and direct divide

Digiday – 2016-08-15

Programmatic has swallowed up nearly two thirds of all US ad spend, but direct—which still captures nearly $11 billion in ad spend—will be coexisting with programmatic for the foreseeable future....

Mobile Data Marketplace Creates Direct Path From App to Dollars

Advertising Age – 2016-09-22

Mobile app publishers are tethered to advertising as the primary revenue stream that keeps them afloat, but one company aims to create an even more direct line between mobile user data and...

Sacramento officers acted appropriately in fatal shooting of man who posed 'direct threat,' lawyer says

Los Angeles Times – 2016-10-05

A lawyer for the two Sacramento police officers who killed a mentally ill man after apparently trying to run him down says the incident has been distorted by media hype and efforts to obtain a...

On the hunt for direct audience connections, publishers turn to desktop push notifications

Digiday – 2016-10-20

For all the talk about mobile eating the web, desktop traffic isn’t going away. While many publishers rightfully obsess over keeping people on their mobile sites, some including The Washington...

Phoenix digital marketing firm lays off 100 as it discontinues direct sales

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2016-11-18

Phoenix-based digital marketing firm G/O Digital has laid off less than 100 employees today as it discontinued its direct sales business unit. G/O Digital CEO Tim Fagan said his company, which used...

Google Says Programmatic Direct Is Due for a Rise in 2017

Advertising Age – 2016-12-17

Programmatic direct isn't a new thing. In fact, two or three years ago it was being touted as the future of buying and selling digital media. And for a time, those who did the touting looked foolish...

The Boston Globe uses Facebook groups to create direct connections with readers

Digiday – 2016-12-20

While many publishers are trying to forge direct connections with readers as a defense against Facebook, The Boston Globe is using the social giant itself to engage its readers. The Globe started a...

Most Snapchat Discover Ads Are Either Interactive or Direct Response

AdWeek – 2017-01-27

As Snapchat plugs away at proving that its vertical video ads work with data and machine-learning targeting, marketers are increasingly testing longer video and direct-response campaigns on the...

Valve finally replaces the faulty Steam Greenlight system with Steam Direct

PC World – 2017-02-11

Steam Greenlight’s always been a compromise, at best. The system, which allowed users to vote on which indie games should be on Steam, marked the beginning of a transition from “Valve as...

Pentagon missile defense program scores direct hit

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-31

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. interceptor scored a direct hit and appeared to result in the "complete obliteration" of a mock warhead over the Pacific Ocean in what the Pentagon said Wednesday...

Valve promises a low fee for direct-to-Steam game publishing

Engadget – 2017-06-04

When Valve unveiled its plans to simplify game publishing through Steam Direct, it struggled to settle on a fee. Did it want to go low and make publishing more accessible, or go high to prevent...

O’Reilly Retail Site Switches from Direct E-book Sales to Subscription Access

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-29

O'Reilly Media will begin offering subscription access to e-books on its Shop.reilly retail site, rather than offering direct sales of downloadable e-books.

Venezuela's sanctions-hit Maduro says he wants direct talk with Trump

Yahoo! News – 2017-08-11

Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he wants a one-to-one talk with US President Donald Trump, who has slapped him with sanctions, but stood defiant against...

How sports publishers will use the NFL season to push direct connections

Digiday – 2017-09-07

Sports-focused publishers are using the start of a new NFL season to drive direct connections with readers. The post How sports publishers will use the NFL season to push direct connections appeared...

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