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More Readers, Sales for E-books

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-23

There are almost as many e-book surveys as there are digital conferences. Two new surveys released last week provided more information, one on the impact digital readers have had on consumers' reading and book-buying habits, while a second examined the impact of digital publishing on the industry.
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Ownership of tablets, e-readers jumps during holiday season

In the U.S., 19% of adults owned tablets and electronic book readers in January, nearly double the percentage in the previous month, a survey finds. The growth comes as PC sales slow.Remember when... | L.A. Times – 2012-01-24

Faber launches online project hub for YA readers

Faber and Faber has set up a social media hub, The Spark, for teenagers to get involved in Faber... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-23

Survey: 59 Per Cent of Newspaper Readers Say Price Has Put Them Off

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) says the results of a consumer survey make an “overwhelming’” case for an Office of Fair Trading review of the newspaper and... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Vook: iBooks Author has limited appeal for writers, readers

Following Apple's unveiling of e-book publishing platform iBooks Author Thursday, I reached out to Vook, the startup founded in 2009 by Brad Inman that provides a top-to-bottom publishing experience... | GigaOM – 2012-01-20

Washington Post Invites Readers To Subscribe To Staff On Facebook

Today, Mark S. Luckie — the founder of 10,000 Words, and now full-time social media guy at WaPo – invited readers to subscribe to its staff on Facebook. He wrote: Looking to connect with... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-20

Cleveland Plain Dealer readers confused by decision to pull Non Sequitur comic

The Plain Dealer decided not to publish a Non Sequitur comic Friday that depicts a bunny looking at a police lineup of other animals and saying, “They all really do look alike to me.” In its... | Poynter. – 2012-01-18

Reading Agency to cheer up readers

The Reading Agency is to launch a Mood-boosting Books campaign, teaming up with Vintage and its... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

1 in 40 people now have e-readers

Over 90% of the e-readers bought over Christmas were Kindles, according to research released... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-04

Denmark's newspaper readers desert print

We tend to think that it is only British and American newspapers that are losing sales and readers.Here's a reminder that it is happening elsewhere. The graph below may be indistinct, but the picture... | Guardian – 2011-12-23

E-Book Readers Face Sticker Shock

Cheap new e-readers are expected to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. But new owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for sticker shock on Christmas morning: The price gap between the... | AllThingsD – 2011-12-16

Sticker Shock For E-Book Readers

New owners of Kindles and Nooks may be in for a surprise: the prices of some popular e-books have soared, and in some cases, the e-books are even more expensive than their printed equivalents. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-12-15

CWA to launch readers' initiative

The Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) is to launch a new initiative, the Crime Readers... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-07

Asda to sell Kobo e-readers

Asda will begin selling the Kobo wireless e-reader for £67 this Friday (9th December). The... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-06

Oh the irony! Readers launch campaign to save a newspaper on Facebook

I attended a breakfast lecture this morning - at the Savoy, since you ask - about the ongoing transition from print to online. I accepted the Chatham House rules so I can't go into details.However,... | Guardian – 2011-12-06

Survey: Magazine e-readers want more digital content

Association of Magazine Media | Poynter. – 2011-11-22

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

Digital Readers 11 Percent of Total Magazine Audience

For those who still doubt that magazine content has a place in the digital world, new data proves magazines’ growing digital prowess. | Folio Magazine – 2011-11-18

The readers' editor on... the removal of share prices from the financial pages

Share prices have been dropped from print as a response to the changing ways in which our readership consumes journalismOne of the innovations at the Guardian when the paper went from a broadsheet to... | Guardian – 2011-11-14

E-readers Are Big Winners in Tablet Wars

As budget media tablets race to the bottom on price, e-book readers are the real winners receiving deep price cuts and improved features. | PC World – 2011-11-09

Yahoo hopes to reach readers with iPad magazine

Yahoo is joining the computer tablet bandwagon with a digital magazine designed for the iPad. | – 2011-11-03

Tablet Users Are Heavy News Readers

A year and a half since the Apple iPad was introduced, a new study shows that reading news has become a big part of what people use tablets for. But publishers still have a way to go to get people to... | AdWeek – 2011-10-25

How to introduce a new editor to the readers...

Publishers often issue statements praising their incoming editors, but few are as fulsome and effusive as the one just published on his newspapers' websites by Eric Meyer.He runs three weekly papers... | Guardian – 2011-10-20

FBF: Bricks and mortar shops need own e-readers

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 08:57 Retailers will need to develop and market their own dedicated e-book readers if they are to compete with Amazon, delegates at... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-13

'Sports Illustrated' Goes High-Tech in Search of Younger Readers

For its latest college football tour, Sports Illustrated is going high-tech. The Time Inc. weekly is taking its Sports Illustrated Heisman Tour to 10 high-profile college football games, where it... | AdWeek – 2011-09-07

Newspaper magazines still matter; they deliver women readers

As the Observer magazine reaches 45, there's life – and money – in supplements in the digital ageThe actual birthday – 45 years of the Observer Magazine – falls on Tuesday (though a "Not to be... | Guardian – 2011-09-04

Advertising: A Magazine Bets That Readers Play Tag

Glamour wants readers to scan the Facebook icon next to the singer Rihanna, and other icons placed throughout the issue. | The New York Times – 2011-08-23

How Readers Respond When a Magazine Goes Digital-Only

Linux Journal feels the heat but also hears the praise. | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-23

Newspaper ad covering front page ‘shocks’ staff, but it’s ‘a real snoozer’ to readers

Romenesko Misc. A Richmond Times-Dispatch newsroom employee who asked not to be named says “the news staff is shocked and angry” over Sunday’s Wells Fargo ad wrapped around page one, but publisher... | Poynter. – 2011-08-16

Tablets More Effective Than E-Readers in Ad Engagement

In a new study released by Gfk MRI Starch Advertising Research, the collected data finds users are more likely to engage with magazine advertisements on tablets than on the e-reader platform. | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-09

Between the lines: Sacramento-area readers continue their summer book lists

In early June, we asked you to share your summer reading lists with other readers. What books would you be spending time with on the beach, in the mountains or during that flight to the East Coast?... | SacBee – 2011-08-01

Sony to launch upgraded e-readers

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 14/07/2011 - 09:14 Sony is to launch a range of upgraded e-readers in the US to challenge Amazon's Kindle. The range of Sony Readers, priced from... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-14

Beach-Worthy E-Readers

If you're heading to the beach this summer and you plan to read an e-book, you won't want to take your iPad. Luckily, the latest versions of the Nook and the Kindle offer glare-free screens and other... | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-06-29

Judging E-Readers by Their Book Readability

If you're heading to the beach this summer and you plan to read an e-book, you won't want to take your iPad. Luckily, the latest versions of the Nook and the Kindle offer glare-free screens and other... | AllThingsD – 2011-06-29

Mercury titles set to rock readers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 16/06/2011 - 15:44 Publishers are vying to be the champions as they bring out titles to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the death of... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-16

Review: 5 e-book readers for less than $175

When's ground-breaking Kindle e-book reader came out in 2007, it cost $399. Now, some e-readers, including the most recent Kindle entry, can be had for just north of $100. | – 2011-06-16

Council cutbacks hit blind readers using RNIB scheme

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 02/06/2011 - 09:33 Local authority cutbacks to the Royal National Institute for the Blind’s Talking Books service are leaving blind and visually... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-02

Ofsted: libraries the key for 'keen readers'

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 09:01 A new Ofsted report into the teaching of English, "Excellence in English", has highlighted schools' investment in books, home... | The Bookseller – 2011-05-27

Nook Color a favourite among female readers

iPad is the number one tablet, but its status is being challenged at least on one front: The New York Times reported that the sales of women's magazines on Barnes & Noble's Nook Color e-reader, or... | Editors Weblog – 2011-05-23

Study Finds Readers More Likely to Skim Over Articles on an iPad Than in a Newspaper

Research conducted by Miratech shows that paper is the clear winner for reader concentration and retention. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-23

Comic shops seek readers on Free Comic Book Day

A decade after Joe Field was inspired by people queuing for free ice cream, his plan to lure new and lapsed readers by offering up free comic books has become an annual event embraced by publishers... | CBC – 2011-05-07

iPad users may not become book readers, report finds

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 08:00 A large proportion of iPad owners in the US have not used the device to read an e-book, a survey from media and publishing... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-28

Readers, Influence and Profit?

How Le Canard Enchaine, a French satirical weekly containing no photos and no ads, consistently outsells rival newspapers. | Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-28

Did author of 'Tea' lie to readers, fans?

Best-selling author, lecturer and philanthropist Greg Mortenson – whose appearances in Sacramento in 2008 and 2009 for "Three Cups of Tea" were sold-out events – is under siege in a big way. In... | SacBee – 2011-04-25

The readers' editor… on what really annoys readers

Observer readers feel passionately that we should always get the story right'Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything," said laconic lawman Wyatt Earp, blowing the smoke off his Colt .45 after the... | Guardian – 2011-04-24

Vatican newspaper goes online – but readers will soon have to pay

Italian edition of L'Osservatore Romano will be available free until September, when a 'very low' charge will come inThe Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has launched an online edition, but... | Guardian – 2011-04-20

Fiction Express seeks interaction from readers for digital series

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 08:56 An e-fiction venture aimed at tweens and teenagers is being launched by packager Discovery Books in May. Called Fiction Express,... | The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

E-readers infiltrate book clubs

When confronting that powerful force known as tradition, club members say new technologies can lead to intra-club resentments and upend entrenched protocols. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-04-06

Reading habits and readers' thoughts on The Daily

It has been two months since its launch and two weeks since the end of its free trial period, so how is Rupert Murdoch's tablet-only The Daily doing so far? While there aren't official figures about... | Editors Weblog – 2011-04-01

Why iPads Will Beat E-Readers

As the market moves from paper to a primarily electronic medium, a new generation of authors will rethink what it means to write a book, and come up with ways to take advantage of the iPad's... | PC World – 2011-03-29

Borders collapse: readers turn to e-books

Interest in e-books has jumped since Borders and Angus & Robertson slipped into voluntary administration. | The Sydney Morning Herald – 2011-03-28

Microsoft and Apple Sue Over E-Readers, App Store

As the competition heats up, so do the lawsuits. | Folio Magazine – 2011-03-22

How readers can correct newspaper errors

Washington Post readers who spot mistakes in their paper can now do more than shake their heads, send a letter to the editor, or write an email.They can write their own corrections by submitting them... | Guardian – 2011-02-18

More over-50s own e-readers than youngsters

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 17/02/2011 - 13:50 More people aged over 55 own e-readers than the younger generation, according to a new study on digital reading habits. Data... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-17

Staff and readers suffer in the local newspaper squeeze

Consolidation has become the feared C-word in the regional pressDaily Mail & General Trust has never been known to run one business agenda when the company could be running three. So the Northcliffe... | Guardian – 2011-02-14

Help File: E-book readers, except Kindle, offer digital loans from libraries

Q: What e-book readers will let me take out digital loans from local libraries? | The Washington Post – 2011-02-13

Kindle puts readers and friends on same page

Amazon on Monday released a preview version of a Kindle software update that puts electronic book readers on the same page with friends still clinging to ink and paper works. | The Independent – 2011-02-08

Readers try to predict how much the New York Times will charge for an online subscription.

Sometime next month, the New York Times will try again to do online what it does offline: Make readers pay. Media pundits are already speculating about whether this experiment will work—the... | Slate – 2010-12-15

Beyond Digital Magazines: Tablets, E-Readers and Mobile Apps

APPLE PRODUCTS SUCH AS the iPhone and iPad are dominating much of the content-centric behavior of consumers but casting a wide net across all emerging devices in the e-reader, smartphone and tablet... | Folio Mag – 2010-07-29

Media urged to make full use of ICT to relay info to readers

LEDANG: The media in Johor has been urged to adopt and optimise the latest information and communications technologies (ICT) to better relay Government policies to the people. | Yahoo – 2010-07-29

Conde Nast's Reddit asks readers for help

Though it's owned by a large media company, Reddit needs money, and it's turning to its loyal audience for help. | San Jose Mercury News – 2010-07-17

Murdoch offers freebies to get readers beyond paywall

The Times of London last week began closing down its free website and will charge for access. | San Jose Mercury News – 2010-06-20

University Readers Launches Harvard Business Publishing Collection; Expands its Online Library of Business Content to ...

University Readers distributes new readings in online library with the Harvard Business Publishing Collection. | Yahoo – 2010-06-21

Besser to Head Putnam Books for Young Readers

Penguin Young Readers Group announced today that, effective April 12, Jennifer Besser will join... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-16

Readers Are Devouring Apple Book Apps

Demand for digital book applications on Apple devices gives developers and publishers fresh ways to make money—a mixed blessing for Amazon | BusinessWeek – 2010-03-15

E-Book Price Increase May Stir Readers’ Passions

The most voracious readers of e-books have shown a reflexive hostility to prices higher than $9.99 for popular titles. | New York Times – 2010-02-13

BA calls on readers to support independent bookshops

The Booksellers Association’s Meryl Halls has... | The Book Seller – 2010-02-10

Books, Readers and Teachers: A Wrap-Up

Students and teachers weigh in with passionate and personal picks for their favorite titles and authors to read and teach. | New York Times – 2010-02-06

Some News Outlets Ready to Try Charging Online Readers

A new Steven Brill endeavor enables news outlets to charge their online readers. The tattered news industry may be ready to give it a whirl. | New York Times – 2010-02-03

Digital Book World: Piracy, Avid Readers and New Business Models

Macmillan president Brian Napack’s call for publishers to fight digital book piracy with a coordinated program of lawsuits, takedown pressure and anti-piracy legislation seemed to energize the... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-27

Putnam Books for Young Readers' Paulsen Gets Own Imprint

Putnam Books for Young Readers president and publisher Nancy Paulsen is launching an eponymous imprint, Nancy Paulsen Books, with the first titles landing in 2011. Paulsen, who has led the division... | Publishers Wekly – 2009-12-17

Kindle Readers Ignite Protest Over E-Book Prices

A group of Kindle e-book readers is protesting the price of e-books being higher than $10. Their rationale is that Kindle books cannot be distributed, traded or sold, and should cost much lower than... | Wired News – 2009-04-06

'Washington Post' Readers Get to Vote on New Fitness Columnist

It's not exactly letting readers choose a Pentagon correspondent or the next managing editor of the paper. But The Washington Post is taking reader choice to another level with an online competition... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-31

Made-to-order magazine lets readers choose

Time Inc. is experimenting with a customized magazine that combines reader-selected sections from eight publications as it tries to mimic in printed form the personalized news feeds that have become... | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-18

'Seattle Times' Executive Editor Tackles 'P-I' Readers Head-On

Executive Editor David Boardman of The Seattle Times greeted thousands of new readers this morning with a Page One column directed at former subscribers of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

Abu Dhabi encourages young readers with book vouchers, gifts

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair new initiatives take school and university students into account. | Middle East Online – 2009-03-16

The iPhone e-book readers' guide

The arrival of’s Kindle for iPhone app certainly raises the profile of Apple’s handheld wonder as an e-book platform. Of the many fine things the iPhone is already—planner, organizer,... | via Yahoo! News – 2009-03-12

Haller Moves to Penguin Young Readers

Jennifer Haller, v-p and associate publisher of the children’s book group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is moving to Penguin Young Readers Group as v-p and associate publisher, effective March 26. | Publishers Wekly – 2009-03-11

Could customized newspapers bring readers back?

In an effort to attract more readers, The Los Angeles Daily News will begin offering a print-at-home paper this summer. | International Herald Tribune – 2009-03-09

'Victorville Daily Press' E-mail Edition Reaches 10,000 Readers

The Victorville (Calif.) Daily Press is using the Email Edition Verican, earning the paper advertising revenue in addition to that from its print edition and Web site. The Email Edition is an e-mail... | Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

Book App Makes E-Book Readers Out Of Smartphones

Shortcovers' digital book platform essentially turns iPhones, BlackBerrys, and Microsoft Mobile handsets into rivals of Amazon's Kindle e-book reader. | InformationWeek – 2009-02-10

Hitwise: Interest In E-Books, E-Book Readers On The Rise

The market for e-books and e-book readers seems to be growing bigger and bigger. It's not at all time to declare the death of the paperback, but new UK data from Hitwise shows that searches for... | WebProNews – 2009-02-02

Magazine Readers Inspired By Obamas' Love Affair

Some of the nation's most popular magazines give listeners a sneak preview of their upcoming issues. Yanick Rice Lamb, of Heart & Soul magazine and Harriette Cole, of Ebony magazine, discuss their... | NPR – 2009-01-28

Encyclopaedia Britannica to let readers edit content

Encyclopaedia Britannica, the authoritative reference book first published in 1768, is to let readers edit its entries, it said Friday, as it battles to keep pace with Internet resources like... | AFP via Yahoo! News – 2009-01-23

Wall of Silence? 'L.A. Times' Readers Ask, Whatever Happened to Phil Spector?

Megastar record producer Phil Spector has been on trial for murder since October, but you'd hardly know it by reading the Los Angeles Times, some of its readers are complaining. | Editor And Publisher – 2009-01-21

More readers picking up electronic books

This year, thanks in part to the popularity of's wireless Kindle device, the e-book has started to take hold. | International Herald Tribune – 2008-12-24

Critics Say Newbery-Winning Books Are Too Challenging for Young Readers

The Newbery Medal has been the gold standard in children's literature for more than eight decades. On the January day when the annual winner is announced, bookstores nationwide sell out, libraries... | Washington Post – 2008-12-16

How the e-book readers rate

Sony Reader Digital Book PRS-505 Cnet rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 (very good) The good: Holds thousands of titles; excellent high-contrast screen is easy to read in bright environments; 128 MB... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-12-15

The Future of Reading: Using Video Games as Bait to Hook Readers

Publishers, authors and even libraries are embracing video games to promote books to young readers. | New York Times – 2008-10-07

New Readers, Software Heat Up E-Book Market

The battle over e-readers is heating up rapidly, thanks to new hardware entries from the world's two leading e-book manufacturers and the surprising popularity of e-book software on Apple's iPhone... | NewsFactor via Yahoo! News – 2008-10-06

Nicky Harman: We should bring more Chinese literature to British readers

Nicky Harman: We need to bring more of China's literature to a British readership, but publishers need to understand Chinese fiction better | Guardian – 2008-10-05

Is French literature too spiky for British readers?

When is a bestseller not a bestseller? When it's a bestseller in France. Alison Flood investigates the prospects of success on this side of the channel for the French publishing phenomenon The... | Guardian – 2008-09-11

ABCs: Readers drop away from music magazines

Magazine ABCs:Kerrang!'s circulation fell by more than 25% year on year as other leading music sector magazines also saw sales drop sharply. By Oliver Luft | Guardian – 2008-08-14

Magazine readers rank world's best

Savannah, Ga., has made it on to Travel + Leisure 's list of top 10 cities in the U.S. and Canada for the first time, according to the results of a magazine reader survey. The list was topped by New... | Baltimore Sun – 2008-07-27

Amazon device hooks e-book readers

NEW YORK — Donald Graham, chief executive officer of Washington Post Co., travels almost every week and says he hardly ever leaves home without his Kindle digital book reader from Amazon Inc. | The Tennessean – 2008-07-15

For Young Readers

Some read-alouds invite a cozy cuddle, others call for giggles and romps. | Washington Post – 2008-07-13 Kindles E-Book Sales as Readers Demand Novels Online

July 10 (Bloomberg) -- Donald Graham , chief executive officer of Washington Post Co. , travels almost every week and says he hardly ever leaves home without his Kindle digital book reader from... | – 2008-07-10

Groups from Zurich to Tokyo Evaluate News on Digital e-Readers

Ifra, the worldwide research and service organization for the news publishing industry, and four partnering newspaper publishers in the eNews programme on e-reading have carried out a global consumer... | Editor And Publisher – 2008-06-12

Australian Newspapers Shedding More Weekend Readers

Readership of Australian newspapers continued to slide in the last six months of 2011, and the number of people reading magazines dropped significantly. While Roy Morgan research figures released... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-17

Nottingham Post Beats Papers Across the World for Kindle Readers

Your Nottingham Post is kindling a flame among digital newspaper subscribers. The Post is among the most popular newspapers used on the device that's revolutionising reading. The Kindle, the... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-24

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