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Pearson to Invest $89.5 Million in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media

AllThingsD – 2012-12-29

Publishing and education company Pearson PLC agreed to invest $89.5 million for a 5 percent stake in Barnes & Noble Inc.'s digital-business unit, Nook Media LLC.

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...

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...

Media consolidation - a panacea that may not be good for journalism

Guardian – 2013-01-07

Greater media consolidation is generally considered by owners in both Britain and the United States to offer a way out of the current crisis. But an American commentator, Josh Stearns, believes that...

Bauer Media hires River Publishing's Jane Druker to edit Top Santé

Media Week – 2013-01-11

Bauer Media has appointed Jane Druker, currently editor of Holland & Barrett's Healthy magazine, as editor of Top Santé, its health and wellbeing magazine.

Haymarket Media Group appoints Canopy Media Management for insert sales

Media Week – 2013-01-14

Haymarket Media Group has appointed Canopy Media Management to sell insert space across its portfolio of consumer magazines, including FourFourTwo and Gramophone.

Goul-Wheeker joins Green Star Media

The Bookseller – 2013-01-16

Non-executive chairman of Blackwell's, Trevor Goul-Wheeker, has joined sports publishing firm...

The biggest roadblock to media success? A traditional culture of journalistic hubris

GigaOM – 2013-01-22

Journalism professor C.W. Anderson argues in a new book about the decline of traditional media outlets in Philadelphia that one of the main stumbling blocks in adapting to a digital future has been...

Discover new revenue models for media at paidContent Live 2013

GigaOM – 2013-01-24

Clay Shirky has said publishing “isn’t an industry any more -- it’s a button,” and that truth is impacting everything from books and newspapers to television and music. Stay ahead of the...

Gannett and American Media Team Up to Publish Special Magazines

Editor & Publisher – 2013-01-24

Gannett Co.'s (GCI) flagship USA Today newspaper and privately held American Media Inc. are forming a partnership to publish 12 special magazines using a "Best Of" theme this year, with...

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.

Alabama Media Group Puts News Building On The Market

Editor & Publisher – 2013-01-28

After cutting The Birmingham News’ staff and publishing schedule last year, owner Advance Publications this week said it would sell the News’ headquarters building. Alabama...

3 Epiphanies About Social Media Marketing for Books

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-29

When it comes to book marketing, social media is a honeytrap, never quite delivering on its promises, but a few simple best practices can vastly improve your results.

What Are Your Social Media Marketing Best Practices for Books?

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-01-29

There is a lot of kitchen-sink wisdom about how to best leverage the potential of social media to market books. What are your best practices? And why do they work?

Top Magazine Media Deals of 2012

Folio Magazine – 2013-01-30

The year 2012 opened in dramatic fashion with magazine media-related deals. From Hanley Wood’s recapitalization to the final sell-off the remaining segments of what once was the massive Ziff Davis,...

150 jobs to go at IPC Media

Guardian – 2013-01-31

Further to those Time Inc staff cuts I mentioned earlier, it emerges that the UK division, the magazine giant IPC Media, must cut 150 jobs, which amounts to 8% of the total.The publisher of Britain's...

The 11 Most Interesting Facts From the New Mega-Survey of American Media

The Atlantic – 2013-01-31

The real price of books basically hasn't changed since the late 1990s. The real price of newspapers and magazines, as a category, is up 40 percent in that time.

College media adviser loses job after student paper publishes wrong name of new university president

Poynter. – 2013-02-01

Tulsa World | College Media Matters | Charles Apple The faculty adviser at Oral Roberts University’s student newspaper resigned after the paper identified the wrong person as the...

Five ways media companies can build paywalls around people instead of content

GigaOM – 2013-02-09

Hundreds of traditional publishers have erected paywalls around their content, but there is much to be gained by focusing monetization on individuals rather than an entire newspaper. Here are a few...

Morning Media Newsfeed 02.19.13

Media Bistro – 2013-02-19

Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via demail. Reader's Digest Files for Bankruptcy, Again (NYT / DealBook) Executives at Reader's Digest must be hoping that the...

Seven West Media sinks to loss

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2013-02-20

Seven West Media reports $109 million loss for December half-year after writing down magazines and online venture by $261 million.

Barnes & Noble 'founder' pondering bid to buy back retail business, hive off Nook Media

Engadget – 2013-02-25

Just 12 hours after (already denied) rumors circulated that Barnes & Noble may ditch its Nook business, the company has had to make an announcement concerning its retail division. Thanks to SEC...

Destiny Media to Launch Commercial Trials of Disruptive Streaming Video Technology

CNW – 2013-02-27

New Secure Streaming Video Format Plays on Computers, Smart Phones, Tablets, Internet TV's and E-book Readers Without Player Plug-ins, Transcoding or Content Delivery Networks VANCOUVER, Feb....

Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown to Depart

AdWeek – 2013-03-01

In a shakeup at Federated Media Publishing, CEO Deanna Brown announced today that she'll be departing the company, leaving current executive chairman and former CEO John Battelle to return to the...

Disruption Guru Clay Christensen Says Incumbent Media Players are Making a Classic Mistake

Editor & Publisher – 2013-02-28

Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen, who has helped shape much of the thinking around technological disruption with his landmark book “The Innovator’s...

Defining the Strategic Path for B-to-B Media

Folio Magazine – 2013-03-01

For most b-to-b publishers, print has receded into a broader array of information services and marketing initiatives for brand partners, including events, digital and data. This is not news, but...

‘Sniper’ Tops Oscars in Social Media

Publishers Weekly – 2013-03-01

Interest in the Oscars and the books that many were based on garnered lots of buzz on social media in February, but it was the murder of Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper, that put that title...

Google Launches French Media Fund

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-04

Google will launch an $81 million (€60 million) Digital Publishing Innovation Fund to assist French news organizations with their efforts to move their content online and to increase...

XoJane founder and Say Media launch bold beauty site

Media Week – 2013-03-05

US publishing doyen Jane Pratt, founder and editor-in-chief of, and Say Media, are extending the xo brand and launching a women's beauty property called

Study: Consumers Trust Advertising in Magazines and Newspapers More Than Any Other Media

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-11

Brussels, Belgium - New research has revealed that despite important changes in media consumption in recent years, consumers continue to have most trust in advertising in printed media. When...

70% of Consumers Trust Advertising in Magazines and Newspapers More Than Any Other Media

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-13

New research has revealed that despite important changes in media consumption in recent years, consumers continue to have most trust in advertising in printed media. When asked how much trust they...

Newspaper Advertising In China Is Being Affected By New Media, Too

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-18

A switch to online content among newspaper readers in the U.S. has put pressure on the profits of publishers of traditional newspapers such as the New York Times. The same trend is affecting...

Kids interactive media conference INplay returns in conjunction with CDMN Canada 3.0

CNW – 2013-03-19

The art & business of kids' interactive - May 15 & 16, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre TORONTO, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - From video games and TV to toys and eBooks, there is ...

North Jersey Media Group Announces Partnership with

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-19

North Jersey – North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) has established a content and revenue sharing arrangement with  Starting on March 19, NJMG will be publishing...

Washington Post Defends Not Running Article On Iraq Media Failure

Editor & Publisher – 2013-03-25

NEW YORK -- Greg Mitchell, author of a recently updated book on media mistakes during the run-up to the Iraq War, So Wrong For So Long, revealed Saturday night on his blog that the Washington...

Two ways the new Flipboard could disrupt media: Advertising and revenue sharing

GigaOM – 2013-03-27

Flipboard's new curation tools for creating custom magazines may appeal to individual users, but they will likely also appeal to advertisers and other brands -- and therein lies the potential for...

Intelligent Content: Soon your media will know you better than you know yourself

GigaOM – 2013-03-31

Though tablets and ebook readers are now mainstream, the revolution in the way they display content – and how that content will be generated dynamically – is yet to come.

Web discovery engine Trapit launches publisher tools, with Here Media as first client

GigaOM – 2013-04-03

Web discovery engine Trapit is launching a set of tools for publishers. Publishing clients can use the tools to create their own white-label iPad and web apps that surface content around given...

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,...

Cygnus Business Media: Firehouse World

Folio Magazine – 2013-04-05

Firehouse World—an event that offers training, equipment and education for the fire service—was acquired by Cygnus Business Media about 11 years ago and following a tough market in 2007, which...

Flipboard is a giant iceberg lurking in the path of the media

GigaOM – 2013-04-07

Flipboard's recent update lets users create custom "magazines" and share them. For a large swath of the publishing industry, this provides a glimpse of what (for them) could be a grim...

Rogers Media and Walmart Canada Unveil Walmart Live Better Multiplatform Magazine

CNW – 2013-04-08

- Walmart's Live Better magazine hits market today; free publication available in print at Walmart Supercentres, online, through mobile devices and iPad app - - Top Canadian editors offer latest...

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...

GateHouse Media Launches Boutique Site More Content Now

Editor & Publisher – 2013-04-11

FAIRPORT, N.Y. April 10, 2013 - GateHouse Media, Inc., a leading multi-media company providing news and information to local communities, has launched More Content Now, where publishers can find...

Occupy’s legacy: The media finally covers social protest fairly – 2013-04-14

Occupy's message about income inequality took hold because the media, for once, took a grassroots protest seriously

Why the Traditional Advertiser-Media Sales Rep Relationship Is Dead

Folio Magazine – 2013-04-19

Content marketing has radically changed perception between client and publisher.

Press Has to Seize Social Media's 'Gutenberg Moment,' Kramer Says

Editor & Publisher – 2013-04-19

Larry Kramer began his tenure as president and publisher of USA Today last year with a bold redesign of the paper and its website. Now his priority is the editorial itself -- and making it appealing...

Mathew Ingram's five lessons old media can learn from new

Editors Weblog – 2013-04-26

In a session entitled “Teaching the fish how to walk” at the International Journalism Festival in Pergugia, GigaOm senior writer Mathew Ingram gave his top five ways that old media can learn from...

Book Marketing Q&A with Scholastic’s Social Media Director, Morgan Baden

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-01

Morgan Baden is responsible for directing social media strategy at Scholastic and engaging teen readers online. Hear her speak at Reaching Readers Book Marketing Conference on May 28 in NYC.

Charge or Die: Media Pass Supports Online News Survival with Paywall Placement

Editor & Publisher – 2013-05-02

May 2, 2013 (Santa Monica, CA) – Supporting journalists and quality journalism for digital news and opinion media, MediaPass announced today another newspaper chain in its pocket:...

5 qualities of innovative leaders in today’s media

Poynter. – 2013-05-03

In “The Boys on the Bus,” Timothy Crouse’s fabled book about the press and the 1972 presidential campaign, Jim Naughton was the quiet and contemplative New York Times reporter who...

‘Inferno’ Heats Up Social Media

Publishers Weekly – 2013-05-04

Dan Brown’s Inferno, set to be released May 14 by Doubleday, was the most buzzed-about book on social media in April, according to CoverCake, a company that tracks trending topics on major social...

LinkedIn continues its evolution as a media entity with the launch of magazine-style news channels

GigaOM – 2013-05-09

LinkedIn has been making some significant moves towards becoming a media entity focused on business news, and the launch of new magazine-style channels of content is just the latest example of...

Hearst Magazines appoints president of digital media

Media Week – 2013-05-09

Hearst Magazines has created the position of president of digital media and appointed Troy Young from Say Media to the role.

Microsoft 'offers' to buy Nook Media

The Bookseller – 2013-05-09

Microsoft has offered to buy Nook Media for $1bn, according to reports. TechCrunch cites...

Microsoft Mulling Nook Media LLC Purchase For $1 Billion

Editor & Publisher – 2013-05-09

Microsoft is offering to pay $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC, the digital book and college book joint venture with Barnes & Noble and other investors, according to...

Microsoft buying Barnes & Noble's Nook Media? Microsoft insider says no

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-05-15

An anonymous Microsoft source calls talk about Microsoft planning to buy the Nook Media branch of Barnes & Noble 'nothing more than a rumor.'

HuffPo’s Andrew Losowsky Tweets about Social Media for Book Marketers

Publishing Perspectives – 2013-05-22

How can publishers optimize their social media outreach? HuffPo's Andrew Losowsky chats with Ed Nawotka on Twitter about how book marketers can maximize social media networks and influencers.

Telegraph Media Group increases profits

Guardian – 2013-05-24

The Telegraph Media Group (TMG) managed to increase its operating profit last year, making £58.4m on a turnover if £327.5m. In the previous year, it made £55.7m. According to the financial...

Reuters Social Media Editor Joins Circa

Folio Magazine – 2013-05-29

Anthony De Rosa, social media editor for Reuters, is joining quick-hit mobile news curator Circa as Editor-in-Chief.

Gang of volunteers takes on media giants

CNW – 2013-05-29

WATERLOO, ON, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The remarkable thing is not so much that a tiny Waterloo magazine is nominated for eight (8) National Magazine Awards this year, but how it happened. Unlike ...

Donaldson: media ignores children's books

The Bookseller – 2013-06-03

Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson has criticised the media for a lack of review and feature...

Why Does the American Media Get Big Stories Wrong?

Editor & Publisher – 2013-06-04

In an article titled "Our American Pravda," Ron Unz, the businessman, writer, and publisher of The American Conservative, argues that there is good reason to be alarmed by the failures of the...

What the Toronto Star, Chicago Tribune and Other Media Companies Have Learned From Publishing eBooks

Editor & Publisher – 2013-06-04

In the last year, plenty of media and content companies have started publishing ebooks for the first time. In a panel at the Publishers Launch conference at Book Expo America on Wednesday, several of...

Financial Times CIO manages media shifts inside and out

PC World – 2013-06-24

From the hot metal press to desktop publishing and broadcasting via radio or television, the media has always been driven by technology. You could argue that technology created the media, enabling...

Dennis hunts for 'fittest person in media'

Media Week – 2013-06-24

Dennis Publishing is touring media agencies in a hunt for the fittest man and woman in media, to promote the launch of the new Men's Fitness website.

Independent on the run after Edward Snowden photo gaffe | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2013-06-24

Amol Rajan's first edition of the Independent as editor had a front-page picture headed "Snowden arrives in Moscow"... which wasn't of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. D'oh! As noted by Monkey's...

How the media sensationalises abortion

Guardian – 2013-06-24

Media coverage has long shaped our views on abortion. But while practices have changed, the derogatory coverage hasn'tWhen Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was convicted in May of the...

Mass Layoffs in Brazilian Media Generate Uncertainty for Future of Journalism

Editor & Publisher – 2013-06-24

In the last months, the term "passaralho" has been echoed throughout newsrooms in Brazil. This term for those fired from their jobs in the media has gained ground due to numerous cuts that...

Demand Media Adds E-Commerce with Society6 Acquisition

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-26


Byrne Leaving BusinessWeek to Start Digital Media Company

BusinessWeek – 2009-11-25

John A. Byrne, for years one of BusinessWeek's most prolific writers and later one its most admired editors, is leaving the magazine to launch his own digital media company. Byrne, 56, an executive...

Northstar Travel Media Makes a Data Play with Your Travel Insider Acquisition

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-14


Say Media Redesigns ReadWrite, Intros New 'Adaptive Ads'

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-14


Video: Hearst Digital Media’s Whitmore and Welker on the Group’s Next Steps

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-11

The Hearst Magazines Digital Media division oversees more than 28 websites and 14 mobile sites, and is formulating strategies to increase advertiser ROI in the digital space while also enhancing the...

F+W Media

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-05

In 2008, e-commerce was far from the buzzword status it enjoys these days.

1105 Media Acquires Two Publications From Peter Li Education Group

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-05


Battle Hill Media opens new offices in capital

SacBee – 2013-05-28

Battle Hill Media, formed in 2010 by Sacramento businessman and longtime "Car Czar" TV and radio show host Doug Brauner, has opened new offices in Sacramento's River Park neighborhood.

‘The Hobbit’ Tops in Social Media

Publishers Weekly – 2012-12-03

The books drawing the most interest on social media in November were mostly tied to movies, according to CoverCake, whose analytical tools track what is trending on various social media platforms.

Great American Media Services Buys Two B-to-B Sports Mags

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-27


Today's media stories from the papers

Guardian – 2013-06-27

Our roundup of the day's media stories, including new Sun editor says Page 3 will stay and Daily Mail makes libel payoutIf you are viewing this on the web and would like to get our email every...

Media M&A Activity Slows in 1H

Folio Magazine – 2013-06-28

Media business purchasing picked up after a slow first quarter, but year-over-year activity was down slightly in the first half of 2013, according to a report from the Jordan, Edmiston Group (JEGI).

Your Social-Media Guide to the Scary World of Paula Deen Defenders

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-06-29

Sponsors are out and so is public support, but book sales are up to No. 1 on Amazon. You know why? Because the online deniers are sticking by their Southern belle of the fantasy slave ball. Take...

Hoffman Media to Continue Publishing Cooking with Paula Deen

Folio Magazine – 2013-07-01


Industry Media Celebrates Start of CFL Season with Mark Cohon Interview

CNW – 2013-07-02

KITCHENER, ON, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Interactive publishers Industry Media today announced the June release of Canadian Industry Online (CIO) magazine, featuring an exclusive interview with CFL Co...

Davler Media Group Buys New York Spaces

Folio Magazine – 2013-07-03


How Digital Publishers Can Impress Media Buyers

Editor & Publisher – 2013-07-03

Digital publishers are in trouble. There is incredible competition for direct buys from agencies. This is the cash cow, and if publishers had their preference, this is where 90% of their sales would...

Haymarket Media Group considers joint HQ with Richmond College

Media Week – 2013-07-04

Haymarket Media Group, the publisher of Media Week and FourFourTwo magazine, is in talks with Richmond upon Thames College about sharing its new UK headquarters in an "education and enterprise" deal.

Media advisory - The Fonds de solidarité FTQ's 2012-2013 annual results and new share value

CNW – 2013-07-04

MONTREAL, July 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Thursday, July 4th, 2013 at 5 P.M., the Fonds de solidarité FTQ will be publishing its results for the financial period ending May 31st, and the new share va...

Forbes Media Acts Like a '96-Year-Old Startup,' Licenses Its Content Platform

Editor & Publisher – 2013-07-08

When B.C. Forbes first launched the bi-weekly Forbes magazine back in September 1917, he likely couldn’t have imagined what would become of his scrappy business publication. Nowadays,...

Northern & Shell sells OK! Australia to Bauer Media

Media Week – 2013-07-09

Northern & Shell has sold OK! Magazine in Australia and New Zealand to joint publishing partner Bauer Media for an undisclosed sum.

My Media Week: Richard Jacobs

Media Week – 2013-07-10

This week, Richard Jacobs, head of commercial strategy at Real and Smooth Radio, oversees a major social media push, talks magazine-radio partnerships and dons his sustainability hat for the...

Rogers Media Magazine Titles Reach Digital Landmark with One Million Tablet App Downloads

CNW – 2013-07-10

- With more tablet apps than any other Canadian publisher, Rogers Media celebrates one million downloads for its magazine apps-among them Chatelaine, Maclean's and HELLO! Canada - - Milestone inc...

Guardian News & Media appoints Tim Hunt as director of marketing

Guardian – 2013-07-11

Former director of marketing at YouView to take control of overall marketing strategy immediatelyGuardian News & Media, publisher of the Guardian, Observer and, has appointed former...

ITV boardroom ... get me out of here! | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2013-07-12

Has ITV chief Adam Crozier struck gold in the search for a new hit entertainment format? Asked about the now-legendary boardroom bust-up between Sir Alan Sugar and Richard Desmond, Crozier told...

CMSs Will Need To Adapt As Media Converge

Editor & Publisher – 2013-07-12

While the history of website publishing and Web content management (WCM) is relatively easy to explain in the context of desktop computing, the future of WCM will be based on a rapidly evolving...

We want privacy from the government, but we're an open book on social media | Lindsey Bever

Guardian – 2013-07-14

There's outrage about the NSA's 'spying' on citizens, but many of us are willing to share our personal lives and locations dailyI recently trailed a friend – inadvertently – through New York...

Sun's Colin Robertson: it's a dung deal | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2013-07-15

The Sun's TV Biz editor, Colin Robertson, says he "didn't even touch the dodgy brakes" of the kart he drove to respectable scores of 9/8/8/8 from judges at the Red Bull Soapbox race at London's...

Sun Media axes 11 newspapers, 360 jobs

CBC – 2013-07-17

Sun Media Corp. will close 11 newspapers across Canada and cut 360 jobs as part of a cost-cutting plan, the Quebec-based publisher says.

HIMSS Media Launches News Site In Connection With Event

Folio Magazine – 2013-07-17

More and more association and b-to-b publishers are trying to link their digital content with events. It's a way to connect with an audience after they leave the showfloor, while providing one-stop,...

Richard Desmond: no Twitter quitter | Media Monkey

Guardian – 2013-07-17

Fears that Richard Desmond has left Twitter just days after making his debut are somewhat premature, Monkey is pleased to report. Desmond's initial moniker, @DigiDesmond, has been closed down and...

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