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In Amanda Knox Tale, a Delicate Bet for Publishers

Amanda Knox at the appeal of her murder conviction in Perugia, Italy. She spent nearly four years in jail before being freed. | The New York Times – 2012-02-14

Billionaires are Investing in Australian Newspaper Publishers

Billionaire Gina Rinehart recently invested $146 million in Fairfax Media, the publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Financial Review . Known as the "Iron Lady," Rinehart is the heir of... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-10

New legislation 'prohibitive', say publishers

Children's publishers are preparing for changes to legislation that will introduce a raft of... | The Bookseller – 2012-02-06

Worried publishers put hopes on Barnes & Noble

In March 2009, an eternity ago in Silicon Valley, a small team of engineers here was in a big hurry to rethink the future of books. Not the paper-and-ink books that have been around since the days of... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-04

Memo to publishers: Remind us why you exist again?

As more authors choose to do an end-run around the traditional book industry, publishers are going to have to try harder to defend their continued existence -- self-published author J.A. Konrath says... | GigaOM – 2012-02-03

nRelate’s content recommendation tool surges to 20,000 publishers

NRelate, a small boot-strapped fellow New York City start-up, is growing quickly with its content marketing and recommendation widget and just eclipsed 20,000 publishers after a breakout year in... | GigaOM – 2012-02-01

Amazon vs. Publishers

Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Brad Stone looks at Amazon's transformation from selling books to making books | BusinessWeek – 2012-01-27

Apple’s iBooks Author app attracts publishers

Independent publishers have welcomed the launch of Apple’s iBooks Author self-publishing... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-27

App Development Strategies for Small to Medium-Sized Publishers

Keeping pace with the dramatic changes on the smartphone and tablet front is no small feat for any publisher, but doing so presents a particular challenge for smaller companies without a safety net... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-26

DBW: publishers 'should learn from self-publishers on pricing'

Publishers need to look to how self-published authors price their e-books, improve the quality of... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Apple launches self-publishing app, partners with textbook publishers

Apple has announced a new multimedia app called iBooks Author, allowing writers to create their... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Premedia Software Inc. Launches New Online File Correction Software for Small and Medium Size Publishers and Printers

New website provides file preflight and optimization services for publishers and printers using a pay-as-you-go price model. Andover, MA, – Premedia Software Inc. is pleased to announce the... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

Indie publishers enjoy 'strong' Christmas

Independent publishers have reported a stronger Christmas than in 2010, with Waterstones showing... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Publishers reinvent Woolf and Joyce as copyright lapses

Classics publishers are refreshing their editions of modernist authors James Joyce and Virginia... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

YA market ripe for digital, say publishers

Children's publishers remain confident that the printed book will be the dominant format for... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Ebooks and apps innovation exciting publishers despite price concerns

Companies hope quality will be key weapon against wave of 99p competition on ebook and app storesThe evolution of books into interactive, digital products is far from over, according to Henry Volans,... | Guardian – 2012-01-13

US publishers create company to monitor use of news output

The Associated Press and 28 US news organisations are launching a company to measure the unpaid online use of their original reporting.It will also seek to convert unauthorised websites, blogs and... | Guardian – 2012-01-06

Publishers look to digital as physical sales slump £100m in 2011

Strong e-book sales over the festive period compensated for the decline in physical sales,... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

Would publishers rethink their use of Twitter if Rupert Murdoch bought it?

Is it time to re-examine publishers’ increasing reliance on third-party tools like Facebook and Twitter? “These are not just distribution networks, they record the fragments and fingerprints of... | Poynter. – 2012-01-04

Digital Domain: For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

E-books and audio books on the Web site of the New York Public Library. Publishers are waiting for an industrywide approach to e-lending to gel. | The New York Times – 2011-12-25

Maybe Apple's Newsstand Really Was a Present For Publishers

Real numbers from Popular Science show what dedicated space in iTunes can mean for a digital magazine. | AllThingsD – 2011-12-23

Publishers pick their wishes and misses of 2012

The Good Muslim, The Marriage Plot and Go the F**k to Sleep are among the books literary... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-21

E-book prices spark battle between publishers, retailers

The issue of e-book prices has sparked a global controversy as publishers lock horns with book retailers over how much consumers should pay. | CBC – 2011-12-17

Publishers still missing the point on e-book prices

By keeping e-book prices high, the Big Six book publishers are not only getting less money from their books in many cases, but they are also fuelling piracy and pushing readers away -- all of which... | GigaOM – 2011-12-15

Trend Report: Are paywalls the only way forward for online publishers?

It's been 18 months since News Corp erected paywalls around The Sunday Times and The Times. Mike Fletcher assesses whether the paywall model is the future for online publishing and talks exclusively... | Media Week – 2011-12-14

Google Currents debuts as mobile and tablet reader app that gives publishers control

Google released its Flipboard-style news reading app Thursday, called Currents, along with an online tool enabling publishers to create and customize their own “editions” for the app. Currents... | Poynter. – 2011-12-09

Apple, Book Publishers Face European Antitrust Probe

Apple's entry into the ebook business hasn't been a huge success, but it has still registered with European antitrust regulators. | AllThingsD – 2011-12-06

Europe probes Apple’s e-book deal with publishers

European antitrust regulators have announced the launch of a formal investigation into the relationship between Apple and five of the world's largest publishers, in a move that could reshape the... | GigaOM – 2011-12-06

Are publishers putting the squeeze on bloggers?

There are worrying signs from some quarters that online reviewers are being held to much stricter terms than traditional journalists receiving review copiesLast month Sam Jordison asked here if... | Guardian – 2011-12-05

Publishers bullish over digital future

More than a third of publishers internationally believe that digital formats will account for at... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

The pros and cons of Apple's Newsstand for newspaper publishers

Taking a bite of the Apple... Are there more rewards or dangers?Apple certainly has a lot of offer new publishers, as Editor & Publisher notes in an article published today about Apple Newsstand.The... | Editors Weblog – 2011-12-05

How publishers gave Amazon a stick to beat them with

Amazon has been busy disrupting the traditional publishing market by encouraging self-publishing and signing authors to its own in-house imprint, but author Charles Stross argues that publishers... | GigaOM – 2011-12-03

Crisis? What crisis? Newspaper publishers still see a future for print

I spoke at a Limerick University conference yesterday entitled Regional newspapers in crisis?The conference organisers cleverly hedged their bets by appending that question mark. I removed it by... | Guardian – 2011-12-02

Publishers warm to e-books on their own terms

PARIS (Reuters) - Book publishers have survived the first stage of a digital revolution in better shape than the music industry and are now embracing the shift to e-books in their search for new... | Reuters – 2011-12-02

What purpose do book publishers serve?

The traditional publishing industry has been taking a beating lately from Amazon and the rise of self-publishing, but one writer says working with a publisher has a lot of benefits that... | GigaOM – 2011-12-02

Publishers need advertisers to value their online readership

The most sophisticated products, the ones able to deliver engagement and value to advertisers, are being ignoredNewspaper publishers need to quickly solve a troublesome equation. As carbon-based... | Guardian – 2011-11-28

iPad Magazine Readers to Publishers: More, Please

Publishers' hopes for the iPad and e-readers have come back to earth. But the people who actually download these things like them quite a bit, according to a new survey. | AllThingsD – 2011-11-21

Ad Network Offers Rich Media To Niche Publishers

Martini Media, which serves a network of 1,000 publisher sites in lifestyle and business, is launching a series of multimedia advertising programs including bringing rich media to niche sites. | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-17

HTML 5 Vs. App: Where Should Publishers Focus?

New York - At the MinDay Digital Summit today (presented by FOLIO: sister publication min), publishers and technology providers are on hand to commiserate about trials and victories in the digital... | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-17

Regional publishers failed to invest in the future when flush with cash

Journalists across Britain toiling away on loacl and regional newspapers should read Neil Fowler's comprehensive report, Have they got news for you?It is a comprehensive study of the industry's rise... | Guardian – 2011-11-16

On Location: Book publishers borrowing a page from Hollywood

In a sewer beneath Las Vegas, a lethal vixen named Abigail is locked in a mortal struggle an outlaw cowboy with ties to Greek gods. | L.A. Times – 2011-11-09

How Twitter’s new ‘top news’ search results will help (and hurt) publishers

Twitter is taking its first step to curate the news that flows across its network, quietly rolling out a “top news” section in its search results. When people rush to Twitter to search for news... | Poynter. – 2011-11-03

Kindle lending: Book publishers still not getting it

The fact that none of the six major book publishers are taking part in the "Netflix for books" lending program that Amazon just launched for the Kindle is another sign that the industry is more... | GigaOM – 2011-11-03

Magazine Publishers Look to Where Digital is Booming: The Book Business

After the initial flurry of excitement surrounding the release of their digital editions, magazine publishers are now beginning to focus on the strategies behind the products. In addition to complete... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-28

Publishers Find More Uses for QR Codes

Quick Response, or QR, codes, those black-and-white pixel squares that function as super charged consumer bar codes, are on advertisements, Web sites, and anything else at which you can point a QR... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-28

Among Big Publishers, Bonnier is Largest Ad Page Gainer in First Three Quarters of 2011

After a mainly flat first half for ad pages in 2011, big publishers are seeing ad page numbers fall in the third quarter. According to data from MagazineRadar, Meredith Corp.’s magazine portfolio... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-27

MoPub opens real-time bidding marketplace for mobile publishers

Mobile ad server MoPub is now poised to offer what it calls a one-stop monetization shop with the launch of a real-time bidding exchange for mobile apps and web sites that will allow it to fill out... | GigaOM – 2011-10-27

Anobii signs retail deals with publishers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:07 Social networking site Anobii has signed retail partnerships with 10 UK publishing companies, including the UK's four... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Authors to Get Sales Data From Three Big Publishers

Simon & Schuster, Random House and the Hachette Book Group said they would allow authors to access book sales data online, a service Amazon began providing last year. | The New York Times – 2011-10-20

Amazon Cuts Publishers Out of the Mix, Makes Deals With Writers

Releasing a book on one of the world’s largest publishing marketplaces could help your company. Here's a quick guide to the basics of self-publishing. | PC World – 2011-10-19

Big deals for Canadian newspaper publishers

The Canadian newspaper industry remains more vibrant than in both the United States and Britain. There have been a wave of deals recently. The latest sees Glacier Media announcing its acquisition of... | Guardian – 2011-10-19

Publishers and booksellers to swap working days

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:30 Publishers and booksellers will soon be able to swap a working day in the life of each other’s businesses in a new joint... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Book lovers rake in the reading as publishers release fall titles

In fall, books become more serious and larger in scope as publishers unleash their most prestigious titles by A-list authors. There are plenty of good reads out now, with many more to come. | SacBee – 2011-10-17

How can we stop publishers inflating circulation?

The WSJ Europe 'scam' highlights the fact that audiences, print or digital, are often artificially bought rather than naturally soldSurprise: To boost its circulation, Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street... | Guardian – 2011-10-17

Publishers: What are you doing while Amazon eats your lunch?

Just as it did with book retailing, Amazon has its sights set on lowering the barriers between authors and readers, both via the Kindle and through its own publishing deals -- and in many cases, the... | GigaOM – 2011-10-17

AOP Summit 2011: Publishers must show courage of conviction

The opportunity to put a value on content and services should be harnessed and not feared by publishers, a panel at the AOP Digital Publishing Summit 2011 has argued. | Media Week – 2011-10-14

Publishers Flocking to Apple's iOS 5 Newsstand App

The highly anticipated launch of Apple's new iOS 5 is now here and with the new functionality comes new features--including one that publishers may find particularly valuable. | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-13

Downer warns publishers: 'set the agenda'

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:33 Publishers must take ownership of selling books or face quickly becoming irrelevant, former Borders UK chief Philip Downer told... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-11

Amazon to book publishers: Welcome to the jungle, baby

Amazon is continuing to disrupt the publishing industry by signing deals with popular authors, and the latest is thriller writer Barry Eisler. After turning down a $500,000 advance from a traditional... | GigaOM – 2011-10-10

Content Marketing Has Arrived. Should Publishers Be Worried?

September 6th was a coming out party for content marketing. Over 600 marketing professionals came together in Cleveland from 18 different countries for Content Marketing World to learn how to create... | Folio Magazine – 2011-10-09

Children's publishers positive about FBF deals

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 08:05 Children's publishers are upbeat about this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, despite the turbulent impact of the uncertain financial... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Publishers ready Diamond Jubilee titles

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 14:31 Publishers are preparing a raft of titles ahead of the Queen’s diamond jubilee in 2013. Big names will be penning their... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Waterstone's strikes publishers' agreement

Written By: Benedicte Page and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 07/10/2011 - 08:30 A "gentleman's agreement" is allowing trade to continue over the crucial pre-Christmas period between... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-07

Amazon's new Kindles have massive potential for publishers

The new models are a great fit for news media – but success will need flexibility on both sidesWith each introduction of a new reading device publishers around the world are overcome with the same... | Guardian – 2011-10-03

Amazon’s Kindles may open new business opportunities for publishers

Monday Note Frédéric Filloux speculates how publishers could take advantage of opportunities presented by Amazon’s new lineup of Kindle products. One idea is for publishers to give readers an... | Poynter. – 2011-10-03

McLellan describes ‘newspaper replacement syndrome’ and other challenges facing independent publishers

Reynolds Journalism Institute Michele McLellan describes the challenges journalists face as they build independent news sites. The first stage of grief, as she calls it, is “newspaper replacement... | Poynter. – 2011-10-01

How Publishers Are Reacting to Facebook’s New Features

Last week, Facebook rolled out several new features during its fourth annual F8 Developer Conference that could change the way the magazine industry interacts with the social media platform. | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-29

5 key questions journalists and publishers should ask about the new Amazon tablet

Amazon shows off a new touchscreen tablet today that is expected to be the first serious competitor to the iPad since Apple created the tablet market in early 2010. At 10 a.m. Wednesday in New York,... | Poynter. – 2011-09-28

Publishers Fret Over Apple Newsstand

When Apple announced a digital “newsstand” in June, publishers welcomed it as a sign the tech giant saw the need for an easy way for consumers to find magazines and newspapers in the iTunes store,... | AdWeek – 2011-09-28

How publishers can overcome the abundance problem in mobile advertising

The mobile advertising market is booming. Total U.S. mobile ad spending is expected to rise from almost $800 million last year to $4 billion in 2015. This sounds great to publishers hoping to build... | Poynter. – 2011-09-27

Most – But Not All – Big Magazine Publishers Sign On For Amazon's Tablet

Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith are in for Wednesday's launch. Time Inc. isn't, and may not get there for a while. | AllThingsD – 2011-09-27

Will Google News’ new ‘standout’ tag encourage publishers to give one another credit?

Nieman Journalism Lab | Poynter. – 2011-09-27

Publishers gear up for Super Thursday

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Philip Stone Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 09:00 Publishers are looking to make their mark with blockbuster titles from day one of release, as the most... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Is the app economy killing online publishers?

Though the number of iOS and Android apps continues to grow by leaps and bounds, Yaron Galai bets that the trend of developing native apps is a short-term fad. Here's why he thinks companies should... | GigaOM – 2011-09-25

Facebook links with publishers to make news super social

Facebook has announced partnerships with a host of news publishers that will now allow their content to be viewed within the social networking site. It's a bold move for the news industry, but... | GigaOM – 2011-09-23

Julian Assange publishers to release autobiography without his consent

Canongate to publish 'unauthorised first draft' of WikiLeaks founder's autobiography it has secretly printed and shippedJulian Assange's publishers will tomorrow publish "the unauthorised first... | Guardian – 2011-09-21

Leap in trade publishers' e-book production

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:06 One in five publishers is now generating more than 10% of their revenues from e-books, with Amazon slowly decreasing in importance... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-21

Stipple Marketplace enables publishers to monetize any image on their website

The Next Web A new image licensing service called Stipple Marketplace enables advertisers to tag parts of images with links to their products, enabling customers to make purchases by clicking on the... | Poynter. – 2011-09-21

Publishers Eager for Amazon Tablet

It’s no secret that publishers have been frustrated with Apple and the high-handed way it’s dealt with them as they negotiate to get their content on the iPad. There’s little they can do,... | AdWeek – 2011-09-20

Google Copyright Talks Continue With Publishers, Authors

Google Inc. and publisher and author groups are continuing to discuss options to resolve copyright litigation over a proposed digital library of books after a federal judge earlier this year rejected... | AllThingsD – 2011-09-16

Google Rolls Out New Tools for Publishers

Today on the official Google blog, VP of display advertising Neal Mohan announced the launch of two new tools aimed at helping publishers manage ads and maximize revenue. “Before now, it’s been... | AdWeek – 2011-09-16

Publishers rally to support Blackwell

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:30 Publishers have heeded warnings that academic booksellers had "months to survive" by offering greater support during this year's... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Publishers rally to support Blackwell's

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:30 Publishers have heeded warnings that academic booksellers had "months to survive" by offering greater support during this year's... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

French publishers drop charges against Google

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard have confirmed they have dropped charges against Google for... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Google, book publishers make 'substantial progress' toward settlement

Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google on Thursday bought themselves more time to reach a deal to create the world's largest digital library, telling a judge they were making progress in... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-09-15

Now that publishers get it, comics and the iPad are a perfect pair

DC Comics recently started selling digital versions of its new comics on the same day that print editions show up in local comic book shops. It's a move that helps promote their "New 52" all-title... | GigaOM – 2011-09-10

French Publishers Drop Lawsuits Against Google Book Scanning

Three French publishers have dropped lawsuits against Google alleging that the company infringed their copyright. | PC World – 2011-09-09

French publishers may drop claim against Google

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard appear to be dropping charges against Google for digitising... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

How Three Publishers Are Retooling for Growth

New opportunities abound for publishers but with that comes new challenges, including determining what’s worth the time and resource investment—and what’s not. Here, three very different... | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-08

How Independent Publishers Are Keeping Paper Costs Down

Despite enormous amounts of attention directed towards digital efforts in the magazine industry, many independent publishers still count print as their main business and most reliable source of... | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-07

Publishers Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

This Sunday will mark a decade since the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States transpired. Many publishers are marking the anniversary with cover treatments and feature stories that... | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-07

French publishers back indie booksellers

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 08:55 Two French publishers have launched a public call to arms to defend independent booksellers, which continue to suffer from... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-06

ReadSpeaker Launches Web-Based Math Audio Reader for Publishers to Make Their Educational Content More Accessible

Do you have math notations in your e-learning content that you want your users to be able to listen to? ReadSpeaker creates the online text-to-speech service that gives users better access to courses... | CNW – 2011-09-06

Publishers scrume down for rugby kick-off

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 15:02 Publishers have a raft of rugby titles set for release this autumn as the 2011 Rugby World Cup kicks off in New Zealand on... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-02

Amazon continues on its mission to disintermediate publishers

Amazon has launched a new feature that allows readers to ask questions of authors from their Kindle e-book readers -- which looks like yet another step in the online bookseller's ongoing quest to cut... | GigaOM – 2011-09-01

French online-only publishers join forces

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 07:50 Twenty French online-only book publishers and other digital providers have joined forces for the first time to launch the new... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Picador beats seven publishers to debut

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:00 Picador has won an eight-way auction for an American debut set primarily in 1950s America, snapping up the title and one... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Publishers Continue to Look for Tablet Relief Outside of iPad

Though magazines releasing digital editions have provided plenty of headline fodder over the past months, sales of those editions have been another story. | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-01

Newspaper publishers want Christmas to come early

Press looks to retail spending on advertising to lift revenueNational newspaper publishers are hoping Christmas comes early this year. Publishers, already heavily dependent on the final-quarter... | Guardian – 2011-08-29

Will New Apple Chief Mean Shift for Publishers?

Apple, its products adored by consumers all over, has nonetheless had a complicated relationship with publishers, who have battled with the tech giant over its intractable position involving the sale... | AdWeek – 2011-08-25

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