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Transworld sees double, takes fiction chart top spots

The Bookseller – 2012-02-07

Transworld titles earn pride of place in both the Mass-market and Original Fiction charts this...

Grand Central Publisher Takes on eBooks

Media Bistro – 2012-02-02

For her first full-length interview in five years, the publisher behind The Notebook names what's most important to authors. So What Do You Do Jamie Raab, Publisher of Grand Central Publishing? New...

Pure takes Costa after judging 'wrangle'

The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Andrew Miller has won the £30,000 2011 Costa Book of the Year for his sixth novel Pure...

Tablet and e-book reader ownership takes off

CBC – 2012-01-23

Computer tablets and e-book readers are surging in popularity with nearly a third of Americans owning at least one of the digital devices, according to a new study.

New Haven Register To Lay Off 105 As The Hartford Courant Takes Over Printing

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-11

The New Haven Register will lay off 105 workers who print the newspaper and handle advertising inserts, as well as some distribution employees, as it outsources its printing to The Hartford Courant....

Random House takes 100% of publisher McClelland & Stewart

CBC – 2012-01-11

Random House of Canada has become the sole owner of McClelland & Stewart.

Journalism takes to the sky with drones

Editors Weblog – 2011-12-20

What's in your journalism kit? A notepad? A laptop? A smartphone? A video camera? How about a remote control aeroplane...?Crazy as it might sound, The Washington Post published an article at the...

Guterson takes Bad Sex award

The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

David Guterson's reimagining of the Oedipus myth, Ed King, has won the Literary Review Bad...

Whiting takes double history for L,B

The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

Little, Brown non-fiction publishing director Tim Whiting has sealed two "strong" deals...

Digitas chief Lang takes top role at Time Inc

Media Week – 2011-12-01

Time Inc, the parent of IPC Media and the US publishing giant behind titles including People and Time, has appointed Digitas global chief executive Laura Lang as its new chief executive.

Mark Cuban Takes Shot at Writing an E-Book

AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Mark Cuban has 335,000 friends on Facebook and 760,000 followers on Twitter. Monday, the Internet billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team will test just how friendly those fans...

Ebury takes Comfort in sewing title

The Bookseller – 2011-11-17

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 17/11/2011 - 06:50 Ebury Press has acquired a title by the founder of London's "first and only" sewing cafe, Sew Over It, with the book taking...

O'Brien hits back at journalist critics - and takes a swipe at O'Reilly

Guardian – 2011-11-15

Denis O'Brien, the Irish media tycoon, has hit back at his critics with a lengthy article in the Irish Times.Last week I reported on claims that he has influenced journalistic decisions at his radio...

NPR’s Andy Carvin takes Twitter break to write book about covering Arab Spring via social media

Poynter. – 2011-10-18

@ACarvin Just after he logged his 100,000th tweet, NPR’s Andy Carvin told people on Twitter that he’s taking the week off so he can work on a book about covering the Arab Spring via social media....

Book Warehouse takes over Travel Bookshop site

The Bookseller – 2011-09-20

Written By: Benedicte Page and Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 20/09/2011 - 10:14 The Travel Bookshop premises in Notting Hill will reopen as a bookshop this week after The Book Warehouse...

SoA takes short story campaign to BBC chief

The Bookseller – 2011-08-04

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 04/08/2011 - 09:20 The Society of Authors, the Writers' Guild of Great Britain and actors' union Equity have jointly sent letters to both BBC...

Headline takes two from Tuffers

The Bookseller – 2011-07-08

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 08/07/2011 - 11:09 Headline has signed two books from former England spin bowler Phil Tufnell, with the titles to be compendiums of his...

Grahame Baker-Smith takes CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

The Bookseller – 2011-06-23

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 11:15 Grahame Baker-Smith has won this year's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his novel FArTHER (Templar). In his acceptance speech...

"The Waste Land": T.S. Eliot takes the app store

Salon.com – 2011-06-15

The enhanced e-book -- a digital text that comes garnished with multimedia material -- is one of those ideas that sound terrific in theory but are rarely satisfying in execution. Economics is largely...

Obreht takes Orange Prize

The Bookseller – 2011-06-08

Written By: Katie Allen and Philip Stone Publication Date: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 19:15 Debut author Téa Obreht has won the Orange Prize for Fiction for The Tiger’s Wife (Weidenfeld & Nicolson),...

Argos takes on Amazon with book push

The Bookseller – 2011-05-03

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 08:30 High street retailer Argos intends to increase its online book range from 500 to 5,000 titles over the next month. The chain...

Judge Takes Dim View of Righthaven

AdWeek – 2011-05-03

A newspaper publisher’s copyright attack dog got a swat on the nose last week. Righthaven LLC has filed over 250 infringement lawsuits in Nevada, Colorado, and California on behalf of Las Vegas...

Amazon failure takes down sites across Internet

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-22

(04-22) 06:14 PDT New York, NY (AP) -- Amazon.com struggled Friday morning to restore computers used by other major websites such as Reddit as an outage stretched beyond 24 hours. Though better known...

Children's laureate takes on Waterstone's branding

The Bookseller – 2011-04-21

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 08:20 The new children's laureate, to be announced in June, will be branded the Waterstone's children's laureate for the first time....

APA takes control of Geocenter

The Bookseller – 2011-03-30

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 15:13 APA Publications will take over management control of sister company GeoCenter International from Friday [1st April]. The company,...

Foyles takes over Grant & Cutler

The Bookseller – 2011-03-21

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 21/03/2011 - 08:57 Foyles has bought Grant & Cutler with the foreign language bookshop moving to the independent's flagship store on Charing Cross...

Atkinson takes top, kids books climb and the Beeb boosts sales

The Bookseller – 2011-03-01

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 01/03/2011 - 16:09 Kate Atkinson has knocked Jamie Oliver off the top of the charts, thanks largely to a spot in W H Smith's "£2.99 if you buy the...

Anova takes home Harry Hill knitting book

The Bookseller – 2011-02-25

Written By: Laura Richards Publication Date: Fri, 25/02/2011 - 11:39 A sketch from "Harry Hill's TV Burp" is to be the subject of a knitting book acquired by Anova. Katie Cowan, publisher for...

Google One Pass gives back what Apple's iPad subscription plan takes away

Betanews – 2011-02-17

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Well, that didn't take long. One day after Apple dropped its subscription plan bomb on suspicious publishers, Google officially countered with One Pass. Google strips out the...

Atwood takes stage at TOC and tells publishers to keep feeding their authors

The Bookseller – 2011-02-16

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 07:06 Author Margaret Atwood used her Tools of Change keynote speech to warn the industry not to eliminate authors, and make sure they...

Google takes on Apple with payment service

Guardian – 2011-02-16

Google's service unveiled a day after Apple's rival internet subscription offering for newspaper and magazine publishersGoogle on Wednesday confirmed the launch of its online charging service for...

Huffington Post: AOL takes a gamble

Guardian – 2011-02-08

AOL's new chief executive Tim Armstrong wants to bet the future of his digital business on journalismHow we want to run down AOL, and how unwise it is to do so. Somewhere in the folk memory of AOL...

Humphreys takes over from Ayrton as Serpent's Tail publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-02-02

Written By: Benedicte Page Picador senior editor Sam Humphreys is to join Profile as publisher for imprint Serpent's Tail, leaving Pan Macmillan after nine years. Former publisher Pete Ayrton now...

Tina Brown Takes Wayne Barrett, Peter Boyer For News Beast

The New York Observer – 2011-01-31

New York investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, whose laying off at The Village Voice led his colleague Tom Robbins to quit, has found a new home at Tina Brown's Newsweek, reports The New York Times'...

Printer Takes Stake In Outsourced Circ Merger

Folio Magazine – 2011-01-06

The outsourced circulation services market has seen a spike in consolidation activity recently as National Publisher Services announced it has acquired Circulation Specialists Inc.

New CEO Takes Over Niche Media; Jason Binn Becomes Chairman

Folio Magazine – 2010-12-09

Jason Binn, founder and CEO of regional luxury lifestyle publisher Niche Media, transitions to the role of chairman of Niche Media Holdings while current COO Katherine Nicholls will take over as...

Willy Wizard takes on Harry Potter in U.S. court

Reuters – 2010-07-15

Reuters - The battle between Willy the Wizard and Harry Potter has moved to U.S. shores.

Kaplan Takes the Editorial Reins at Fairchild

New York Times – 2010-07-14

Peter W. Kaplan, the former Observer editor, will become the editorial director of Fairchild, publisher of Women's Wear Daily.

Borders CFO takes chief operating officer job

Reuters – 2010-06-18

Reuters - Borders Group Inc Chief Financial Officer Mark Bierley is taking on the additional role of chief operating officer, the latest change to the U.S. bookseller's upper management ranks.

WonderCon Takes Center Stage

Publishers Wekly – 2010-04-06

Even as questions swirled endlessly about the future of theComic-Con International: San Diego,...

Yale Takes Over Stanford Publishing Course

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-23

Yale will hold a week-long summer publishing course this July, filling the void left by the...

A Historian Takes on the Graphic Novel with Booth

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-01

The history of notorious presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth is examined in Booth, written...

Pioneering Editor Takes Over New Magazine in China

New York Times – 2010-01-01

Hu Shuli is attempting a comeback after her resignation from the groundbreaking magazine Caijing in November.

Investor Takes 10% Stake in Barnes & Noble

Publishers Wekly – 2009-12-23

Aletheia Research & Management has accumulated a 10.8% stake in the retailer, paying $137 million for 6.2 million shares.

Web site takes a for-profit approach to world news

International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-26

The founders of GlobalPost.com have created a hybrid business model of free content and paid subscriptions, combined with ads, to try to cover the globe.

Donald Graham Eschews Raise -- Takes Bonus This Year

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-25

Still, pretty low comp.

Former 'Hollywood Reporter' Web Editor Takes Over 'Glendale News-Press'

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

A former online editor for the Hollywood Reporter has been named editor of the Glendale (Ca.) News-Press and Burbank Leader, with plans to take over next month, the News-Press reported.

Google Executive Takes Over AOL

Washington Post – 2009-03-13

AOL is getting new leadership again, just two years after the outgoing executives were chosen to turn around the struggling dial-up and content company.

Fort Collins Daily Sees Layoffs as Denver Newspaper Agency Takes Over Printing, Delivery

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-11

The Fort Collins Coloradoan says its newspaper will be printed and delivered by the Denver Newspaper Agency starting May 12, resulting in 48 layoffs at the Coloradoan.

'Chicago Sun-Times' Publisher Takes on New Duties in STMG Reorg

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-03

Sun-Times Media Group (STMG) Tuesday announced a series of management changes, and the departure of two longtime executives.

Our Annual Pulitzer Preview: Who Might Takes A Prize?

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-26

Handicapping the Pulitzer Prizes is always a crapshoot, although we have done fairly well on past predictions. But this year (thankfully) had no dominating war or natural catastrophe -- unless you...

Tensor Chairman Takes on President's Post

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-19

Singlewide web press manufacturer Tensor Group Inc., Woodridge, Ill., announced today that Chairman Martin Hozjan is assuming the responsibilities of President Don Gustafson, who left the company...

'Point Reyes Light' Publisher Steps Down, Wife Takes Over

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-10

The publisher of the Point Reyes, (Calif.) Light -- one of the few weeklies to win the Pulitzer Prize's coveted Public Service Award -- is stepping down, according to the San Francisco Business...

New publisher takes over New Yorker

Media Life Magazine – 2009-02-06

In shakeup, New Yorker publisher moves to web sales The ad economy has been brutal to magazines, and especially to the New Yorker, and yesterday Condé Nast shifted bodies about in the hopes of...

As New Board Takes Over, CEO Freidheim Leaving Sun-Times Media Group

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-05

Sun-Times Media Group President and CEO Cyrus Freidheim -- the turnaround expert who battled not only the headwinds of a faltering newspaper industry but the damage wrought by internal corruption --...

Indonesian billionaire takes on the Jakarta Post

International Herald Tribune – 2009-01-19

That it is probably the worst time in history to start a daily newspaper is not, at least for the moment, on the minds of the people behind the Jakarta Globe.

Former Chief of Autodesk Takes Reins at Yahoo

New York Times – 2009-01-14

Yahoo said that it had named Carol Bartz, the chairman and former chief executive of the software maker Autodesk, as its new leader, succeeding its co-founder Jerry Yang.

Daglish takes up commercial role at Fox Interactive Media

Media Week – 2009-01-13

Simon Daglish, former national sales and trade marketing director at GCap Media, has been hired by News Corp's Fox Interactive Media (FIM) UK as vice-president, commercial.

As two Dailies Trim Business News, 'O.C. Register' Takes a Different Tack

Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-07

The trimming of business news in print newspapers continued apace Wednesday, with The Desert News in Palm Springs, Calif., and the Mail Tribune in Medford, Ore., both announcing changes in format...

Tumblr Takes $4.5 Million

New York Times – 2008-12-12

Tumblr , a service that lets users publish short, simple blog posts, has raised $4.5 million in a second round of funding.

Bonanza publisher takes on Tahoe Daily Tribune

North Lake Tahoe Bonanza – 2008-12-05

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Mary Jurkonis has been named Tahoe Daily Tribune publisher, adding to her current duties as publisher of the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.

Nearly Entire 'Star-Ledger' Editorial Board Takes Buyout

Editor And Publisher – 2008-11-24

"I am going to have to rebuild all of it," Incoming Editorial Page Editor John Farmer said about the editorial board. "I don¿t look forward to that. I am losing some really good people."

France takes lead in digital library

International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-21

When Europeana, with two million digitized books, manuscripts and other artifacts, opens to Internet users Thursday, users will find the material dominated by the French.

Children’s book takes top prize

The Christian Science Monitor – 2008-11-13

Last week somthing unusual happened. A children's book (a children's book that could be categorized as science fiction, no less), "Zahrah the Windseeker" by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, won the Wole...

Boyden Takes the Giller

Publishers Wekly – 2008-11-12

Joseph Boyden was named the winner of this year's Giller Prize for Through Black Spruce, which is set to be released in the U.S. next March.

DHL Cuts 9,500 Jobs in U.S., and an Ohio Town Takes the Brunt

New York Times – 2008-11-12

The mail and logistics company Deutsche Post said it would close all DHL express service centers in the United States amid heavy losses.

NYT takes charge for New England papers

International Herald Tribune – 2008-11-10

The New York Times Co. has increased its estimates for how much The Boston Globe and other New England newspapers it owns have declined in value because of reductions in advertising revenue.

Tate Publishing Takes the Lead In the Book Publishing Industry With Two New Services

PRWeb via Yahoo! News – 2008-11-10

Tate Publishing announces two new services for their publishing division. Tate authors can now expect to also have website design with hosting and :30 second video trailers created for each newly...

Peladeau takes helm of Sun Media

The Sudbury Star – 2008-11-08

Quebecor Inc. chief executive officer Pierre Karl Peladeau has shaken up the leadership of the company's media holdings Friday and is personally taking over leadership [...]

Murdoch takes issue with new biography

International Herald Tribune – 2008-10-26

Rupert Murdoch has raised objections with Michael Wolff and his publisher about portions of a forthcoming biography, "The Man Who Owns the News."

Wildfire Publishing Takes Personalization to the Next Level by Launching a Personalized Hockey Book for Children

PR.com – 2008-10-20

Using advanced software and printing techniques, personalized children’s books move to new level of custom illustrations and text personalization for the personalized children's hockey book [PR.com...

Uwe Tellkamp takes German Book Prize

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-10-14

Thousand-page story of the GDR's collapse wins €25,000 award at start of Frankfurt Book Fair

Manugraph DGM to Sell Americolor, Takes Orders for Lee, Ogden Commercial Sites

Editor And Publisher – 2008-10-10

Manugraph DGM Inc., a subsidiary of Manugraph India Ltd., in Elizabethville, Pa., has sold press equipment to Lee Enterprises' Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa, and to Ogden Newspapers' House of...

Linda Johnson Rice takes reins at Johnson Publishing

Chicago Tribune – 2008-10-01

Anne Sempowski Ward on Wednesday was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Johnson Publishing Co., second only to Linda Johnson Rice atop the Chicago-based publisher of Ebony and Jet...

Sacramento Bee takes on Modesto Bee printing

AP via Yahoo! Finance – 2008-09-29

A new, reformatted Modesto Bee newspaper hit the stands Monday. The changes include a narrower format, reorganization of content and more color in a newspaper that's now printed at its sister paper,...

A New Generation of Visual Thinkers, Going Where Journalism Takes Them

Poynter Institute – 2008-09-04

Yet their graphics work is making it into the local paper. They're drawing self-portraits, learning to use color and typography, diving into visual reporting for breaking news and working with...

'Detroit Free Press' Executive Editor Andrews Takes Buyout

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-26

"I am leaving to explore some things that have held my interest for a long time," Andrews said in a story, which added that he informed staffers Monday of the decision. "But I have tremendous...

July ABCs: Independent sales up by 1,000 copies as Alton takes helm

Guardian – 2008-08-08

Roger Alton saw sales of the Independent rise by around 1,000 copies during July, his first full month in charge at the paper. By Stephen Brook

T-S takes on new publisher

Eureka Times-Standard – 2008-08-05

The Times-Standard is bringing on a nearly 30-year veteran of the news business to take the helm as publisher. Dave Kuta, most recently president and publisher of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, will...

Sky News chief Chris Birkett takes charge of multimedia team

Guardian – 2008-08-04

Sky News executive editor Chris Birkett will head up a new 130-strong multimedia production team at the broadcaster. By John Plunkett

New publisher takes helm at The Messenger

FOX 19 Cincinnati – 2008-07-30

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rick Welch has stepped into his new job as publisher of The Messenger, where he says 1 of his goals is to include local advertising on the newspaper's Web site.

Scheme to print tailored content on airline boarding passes takes off

PrintWeek – 2008-07-29

Six airlines have signed up to a new initiative that will allow tailored content to be printed on customers' boarding passes.

Simon & Schuster takes on Duncan Baird

The Bookseller – 2008-07-28

Simon & Schuster has signed a sales and...

Author Jackie French takes on kangaroos

Reuters via Yahoo! News – 2008-07-16

Australian author Jackie French is on a mission -- to get children interested and involved in their local wildlife and the lessons to be learnt from them.

Summerscale takes Samuel Johnson

The Bookseller – 2008-07-16

Kate Summerscale has won this year's...

Murdoch takes News Corp. out of scuffle over Yahoo, says he expects Microsoft will walk away

International Herald Tribune – 2008-07-11

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said his media conglomerate is "very unlikely" to be a part of any deal for Yahoo Inc., scuttling talk that Microsoft Corp. was making headway in enlisting the...

Rushdie Takes 'Best of Booker' Prize

Washington Post – 2008-07-10

LONDON -- Salman Rushdie is probably the Booker Prize's best-known winner. Now he is officially the best.

Andrew Neil takes step back from Spectator

Guardian – 2007-08-08

Andrew Neil has appointed Ben Greenish as managing director of the Spectator's publisher, Press Holdings Media Group. By Stephen Brook

Yahoo takes its defense against Icahn to investors

San Francisco Chronicle – 2007-01-08

Yahoo Inc. began pressing a case to major shareholders Monday that its board and management deserve a chance to prove they made the right move when they rejected a $47.5 billion takeover offer from...

Critic's Notebook: Grantland takes on the bigger world of sports

Chicago Tribune – 2012-01-04

With a Web presence, strong writers and now a print quarterly, Grantland opens the conversation on a new way of thinking about sportswriting and the games we play.When it comes to sportswriting, I...

Amazon takes a company's e-books out of stores after disagreement

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-23

When the Independent Publishers Group couldn't come to terms with Amazon, the bookselling giant took 5,000 IPG titles out of their Kindle e-book store.

Jackie Collins Takes The Bitch to eBooks

Media Bistro – 2012-03-08

Fresh off our breaking news about her plans to self-publish, here's our full interview with the international bestseller as she talks eBooks, a possible YA novel, and why she feels publishers aren't...

Edith Pearlman takes the NBCC fiction prize

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-03-10

Other National Book Critics Circle honorees include writer John Lewis Gaddis for 'George F. Kennan: An American Life' and Maya Jasanoff for 'Liberty's Exiles.'

New York Magazine Takes Home Digital Ellie for General Excellence

Folio Magazine – 2012-03-21

NEW YORK – Today’s MPA Digital: Swipe Conference closed with the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2012, presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors [ASME]. People managing...

Nikki Finke Takes Credit for Variety Sale

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-03-24

The venerable entertainment trade publication Variety is up for sale, and according to Nikki Finke it's throwing in the towel because it can't compete with her Deadline Hollywood....

Antitrust Chief Takes Hard Line

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-03-26

The U.S. antitrust chief says she won't stand by quietly if companies make agreements with rivals on price, signaling a tough stance as an e-book probe continues.

Trust Buster Takes Hard Line As E-Book Probe Continues

AllThingsD – 2012-03-26

The Justice Department's top antitrust official says she won't stand by quietly if companies make agreements with rivals on price, signaling a stern stance as the department conducts a high-profile...

Mackenzie takes the plunge for charity

The Bookseller – 2012-04-16

Little, Brown c.e.o. Ursula Mackenzie is to swim the length of Catteshall Lake in Surrey in her...

Digital media takes home a Pulitzer

Crains New York – 2012-04-17

The Huffington Post—and digital media—has won its first Pulitzer Prize. The award went to David Wood, in the category of national reporting, it was announced Monday by Columbia...

Content payment system Piano takes more funding to go global

GigaOM – 2012-04-17

It's powering paid online bundles of rival news publishers in eastern Europe. Now Piano Media is taking on €2 million from VCs to try taking the idea overseas.

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