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How’s Court Case Affects Online Publishers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-05

A New York court recently sided with the Wall Street Journal’s decision to change its terms of service for subscribers, a surprising decision indicating that digital publishers may have...

Two US publishers turn backs on

The Bookseller – 2012-04-11

At least two of the big six publishers in the US are refusing to renew contracts with

Antitrust officials reportedly sue Apple, publishers over e-books

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-11

WASHINGTON -- Antitrust officials are expected to announce Wednesday that they are filing suit against Apple Inc. and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding to fix the price of e-books.

Apple, publishers face U.S. antitrust lawsuit over e-book pricing

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-11

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department on Wednesday sued  Apple Inc. and five major book publishers for allegedly colluding to fix e-book prices.

Apple, publishers sued by feds, accused of conspiracy to fix e-book prices

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-11

Apple and several major publishers were accused by the U.S. government of conspiring to fix prices of e-books and limit retail price competition, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

US sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-11

(04-11) 08:27 PDT New York (AP) -- The U.S. government has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and book publishers. It said Wednesday that the publishers conspired with Apple to raise...

U.S. Sues Apple, Publishers Over E-Book Pricing

AllThingsD – 2012-04-11

The U.S. filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against Apple Inc. and five of the nation's largest publishers, alleging they conspired to limit competition for the pricing of e-books.

It’s on — US sues Apple, publishers over e-book prices

GigaOM – 2012-04-11

The Justice Department has at last filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple and five publishers over an alleged price fixing conspiracy, according to Bloomberg news.

Justice Department formally charges Apple, big five publishers in e-book price fixing case (update)

Engadget – 2012-04-11

The Justice Department has formally decided to sue Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster over alleged e-book price-rigging. Apple and Macmillian have already...

DOJ Finally Sues Apple and Publishers for E-Book Price Fixing

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-04-11

Apple and a handful of publishers got hit with a price-fixing lawsuit on Wednesday, with the Department of Justice finally snipping the string on the sword of Damocles that's been dangling over...

Apple, publishers propose settlements in EU e-books case

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-12

Apple and four international publishers have sent proposals to the European Commission to try to solve an e-books antitrust case, a Commission statement said on Wednesday.

DOJ accuses Apple, five publishers of colluding to fix ebook prices

Betanews – 2012-04-11

In December 2010 I asked: "Is someone fixing ebook prices?" Google's digital bookstore opened for business, and I started comparing prices only to find them fairly consistent across all retailers. I...

Apple, Major Publishers Sued Over E-Book Pricing

PC World – 2012-04-11

The Department of Justice is accusing the companies of colluding to raise e-book prices by using the 'agency' model of e-book pricing.

US sues Apple, publishers over ebook prices – 2012-04-12

The Justice Department and several states have sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers, alleging a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books that Attorney General Eric Holder says cost...

Local Media Association and California Newspaper Publishers Association Form Strategic Partnership

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-11

Recognizing that collaboration in the industry has never been more important, the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) has joined forces with the Local Media Association (formerly...

Some Publishers Quickly Settle E-book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

PC World – 2012-04-12

Three of the five book publishers sued Wednesday by the Department of Justice quickly agree to scrap their deal with Apple and claim no wrong-doing.

Suit: Apple, publishers colluded on e-book prices

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-11

The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit on Wednesday accusing Apple and major publishers of conspiring to raise the price of digital books, in a case that could reshape the burgeoning...

Summary Box: US sues Apple, publishers – 2012-04-12

THE CASE: The Justice Department and 15 states sued Apple Inc. and major book publishers. They allege a conspiracy to raise the price of electronic books.

US Sues Apple and Publishers Over e-Book Prices

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-11

The US accuses Apple and Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Simon and Schuster and Penguin of colluding over the prices of e-books they sell. This lawsuit is over the firms' move to the agency...

The e-book wars: Who is less evil, Amazon or book publishers?

GigaOM – 2012-04-12

As the Justice Department pursues an antitrust case over e-book prices, publishers say they need "agency pricing" to prevent Amazon from increasing its monopoly and decimating the book industry. So...

Apple and four publishers seek EC deal; Penguin does not

The Bookseller – 2012-04-12

Five of the companies under investigation in Europe over e-book pricing have made representations...

Feds allege Apple, publishers fixed e-book prices

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-04-12

The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday accusing Apple and major publishers of conspiring to raise the price of digital books, in a case that could reshape the burgeoning...

Apple, e-book publishers accused of price fixing

Los Angeles Times – 2012-04-12

Apple's Steve Jobs played a key role in a price-fixing plan with five e-book publishers, federal and state officials say in antitrust lawsuits.WASHINGTON — Former Apple Inc. Chief Executive...

Double-digit print drop for top publishers

The Bookseller – 2012-04-13

Eight of the top 10 publishers saw double-digit drops in printed book sales year-on-year in the...

Developments in an case against Apple, publishers – 2012-04-14

Developments in an antitrust case against Apple and book publishers over e-book pricing: April 11: The Justice Department and 15 states sue Apple Inc. and major book publishers, accusing them of...

Cheat Sheet: Book publishers had a rocky week

Crains New York – 2012-04-15

Who got chargeed with fixing e-book prices, and what could be the outcome?

Amazon’s E-Book Pricing a Constant Thorn for Publishers

The New York Times – 2012-04-16

In February, the Educational Development Corporation said it would remove all its titles from Amazon, more evidence of the tumult over who gets to decide how much a book costs.

Media Decoder Blog: Pulitzer Fiction Snub Has Book Publishers Fuming

The New York Times – 2012-04-17

An unconventional collection of novels failed to generate a consensus among the Pulitzer board members.

Publishers: look to new markets, LBF told

The Bookseller – 2012-04-17

Digital migration has taken off in the UK and US, but not in other countries to any significant...

Note to publishers: Your addiction to DRM is killing you

GigaOM – 2012-04-19

Book publishers argue that Amazon is a vicious monopoly that has too much power over them and their content. But they need to realize they gave Amazon much of that power themselves when they agreed...

Canadians File Class-Actions Against E-Book Publishers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-19

Last week, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Apple and five publishers for allegedly colluding on e-book prices, and class-actions suits in the U.S. continue. Three Canadian...

Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices

Guardian – 2012-04-24

University wants scientists to make their research open access and resign from publications that keep articles behind paywallsExasperated by rising subscription costs charged by academic publishers,...

Google Currents: Five UK Publishers Hit 100K in Two Weeks

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-26

Five UK publishers that launched on Google Currents, a social reader app for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, a fortnight ago have clocked up more than 100,000 subscribers. Currents, which appears...

Amazon vs. Publishers: The Book Battle Continues

BusinessWeek – 2012-04-27

Amid the e-book price war, publishers worry about Amazon's print-on-demand technology

Publishers support IBW with exclusive editions

The Bookseller – 2012-05-01

Publishers are creating exclusive products, including an original essay by Julian Barnes, ...

Yes, people still read: e-book sales by UK publishers grew 54 percent in 2011

Engadget – 2012-05-02

All hail the e-book! Seriously, if it weren't for this marvelous literary development, try saying with a straight face that you wouldn't at least take pause before adding a new title to your...

E-tailer Fishpond targets publishers

The Bookseller – 2012-05-04

Online retailer is looking to build relationships with publishers large and small...

Three U.K. publishers pay damages for false accusations

Poynter. – 2012-05-08

Three major U.K. publishers last week apologized and paid damages to an Algerian man they accused of being a “gangster” and offering a safe house to terrorists, among other false claims....

Are publishers waking up from their dream about apps?

GigaOM – 2012-05-07

Publishers saw the iPad as a chance to turn back the clock and convince consumers to pay for content in a new form. But that dream has collided with reality, and now some content producers --...

Why Publishers Don't Like Apps

Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-08

By the time Apple released the iPad in April of 2010, just four months after Steve Jobs first announced his "magical and revolutionary" new machines in San Francisco, traditional publishers...

PPA Conference: Digital piracy is 'knocking firmly on the door of publishers'

Media Week – 2012-05-09

Kevin Hand, PPA chairman, warned the audience at the PPA Conference that digital piracy is "knocking firmly on the door of publishers", at today's launch of the association's anti-piracy initiative.

PPA Conference: Tim Brooks on the new found optimism for professional publishers

Media Week – 2012-05-09

Tim Brooks, the former managing director of Guardian News & Media, identifies a new sense of optimism setting into the publishing industry, after two years of concern amid sweeping change.

Publishers build collaborations as digital pace quickens

The Bookseller – 2012-05-14

Publishers are hastening to embrace new partnerships, stronger direct-to-consumer programmes and...

Consumers' lawsuit against Apple, e-book publishers withstands judge's scrutiny, proceeds

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-16

Apple and five major book publishers have failed to persuade a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit by consumers accusing them of conspiring to raise electronic book prices two years ago.

Judge comes down hard on publishers, Apple in e-book case

GigaOM – 2012-05-16

In a strongly worded opinion, US District Judge Denise Cote rejected requests by Apple and book publishers to throw out a class action suit that accuses them of price-fixing.

E-book publishers lose bid to kill antitrust suit

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-05-15

E-BOOKS Publishers lose bid to dismiss antitrust suit Apple and five book publishers lost their bid to have a private antitrust suit over electronic book pricing dismissed. U.S. District Judge Denise...

Oh, The Humanity! When Brands Become Publishers

AdWeek – 2012-05-16

The banner ad appears to be on life support. Or at least that is what social publishers are trying to convince audiences and advertisers at every available opportunity. Nick Denton made news on the...

Critical Thinking: Should Publishers Mandate Social Media Training For Newsroom Staff?

Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-07

Q: Do you think editors and reporters should be required to take mandated training sessions on how to set up and use social media accounts?  Grace Dickinson, 21, senior, Temple University...

US publishers' exports pick up the pace

The Bookseller – 2012-05-18

US publishers sales of e-books and print books picked up the pace in 2011, a year when UK...

Publishers warm to DoubleRecall’s paywall buster

GigaOM – 2012-05-21

It's been a decade now that online publishers have wrestled with the same wretched dilemma: give content away for free and lose money or put up a paywall and lose audience. Now, finally, the logjam...

News Leadership 3.0 -- 10-step mobile strategy for community publishers

Online Journalism Review – 2012-05-23

By Amy Gahran Last weekend KDMC@USC held an invitation-only workshop on mobile strategy for community and ethnic media at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. The...

A Captcha Alternative for Publishers

Folio Magazine – 2012-05-23

As if there weren’t enough distractions on the Web, captchas have long caused annoyance for both Internet consumers and content creators. Meredith Corp. found an alternative for weeding out bots...

4 Ways Publishers are Using TinyPass for Paid Content

Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-23

When Google gave up on its One Pass paid content system last month, RR Donnelley’s Press+ strengthened its standing as the paid content platform of choice for a growing number of news...

Attacking publishers will not make open access any more sustainable | Graham Taylor

Guardian – 2012-05-25

Publishers fully support expanding access to publicly funded research but only as part of a model that is financially viableMuch has been written about journal publishers over the past few months but...

Total Media lands Random House and Transworld Publishers online accounts

Media Week – 2012-05-28

Random House Children's Publishers UK and Transworld Publishers have appointed Total Media to handle their online media planning and buying.

Digital Galleys May Be Expanding Publishers’ Reach, but ARCs Remain Essential

Publishers Weekly – 2012-05-25

When NetGalley launched in 2008, many in the industry assumed digital galleys would eventually eliminate print ones.Four years later, digital galleys have proven that they are less of an alternative...

Global publishers and editors will hold Ukraine conference

Guardian – 2012-05-31

Despite a threat by some European leaders to boycott the Euro football matches to be played in Ukraine, the world's newspaper publishers and editors will not be following suit.Their global...

More convulsions for publishers

The Sydney Morning Herald – 2012-06-01

Turmoil in the Australian media industry is likely to continue next week as News Ltd prepares to implement its redundancies plan.

Publishers tussle over DRM at BEA

The Bookseller – 2012-06-06

The pros and cons of DRM have been a hot topic at this year's BookExpo America, with at least...

More deals as publishers embrace erotica

The Bookseller – 2012-06-08

The erotica trend sparked by Fifty Shades of Grey looks set to sizzle all summer, with...

Oprah's book club return is good news for publishers

Crains New York – 2012-06-10

Though results aren't what they used to be, sales still spiked for the first pick.

Google and French authors, publishers settle

The Bookseller – 2012-06-11

Google and French publishers and authors have officially ended six years of legal wrangles with...

Google Settles Lawsuits Brought by French Authors and Publishers

AllThingsD – 2012-06-11

Google Inc.'s effort to digitize the world's books inched forward Monday, as the search giant said it had struck deals with French authors and publishers that end six years of litigation and open the...

Google Strikes Deal to End Litigation With French Authors and Publishers

PC World – 2012-06-11

Google has struck a deal with two French organizations representing authors and book publishers, ending years of litigation.

Google, French publishers settle book clash – 2012-06-12

Internet search giant Google and a group of French book publishers say they've resolved a long-running dispute over Google's book scanning and indexing efforts.

Publishers anticipate textbook investment

The Bookseller – 2012-06-12

Publishers are confident that the draft Primary National Curriculum Programmes, released earlier...

Readability Kills Failed Reader Fees Plan To Compensate Publishers

Fast Company – 2012-06-14

News updates all day from Fast Company.Readability, the web and mobile app that lets users organize and read stripped-down versions of web stories, today announced in a blog post that it will end its...

AppWatch : A look at what publishers are launching in mobile apps.

Publishing Executive – 2012-05-02

The Lighter Side of …. Apps Application: MAD Magazine (Cheap!) Produced by: 1K Studios Price: Free, with in-app purchase options. Platform: iPad Description & Features: The app world...

More publishers mount erotica bandwagon

The Bookseller – 2012-06-15

Erotica is continuing to steam-up acquisition meetings, with 19th July a potential sweet spot as...

Don't be fooled - digital tools are not the reason publishers axe jobs

Guardian – 2012-06-21

I have said this before, but repetition in journalism is essential: beware publishers who link announcements about going online with the cutting of journalists' jobs.The digital revolution is not a...

Publishers urged to share backroom secrets

The Bookseller – 2012-06-22

Publishers should engage more with consumers by exposing the publishing process, delegates at the...

DOJ vs. Apple, e-book publishers: Dispute heats up

The Washington Post – 2012-06-25

NEW YORK — The Justice Department’s price-fixing lawsuit against e-book publishers and Apple will go to trial in June 2013, setting up a long legal struggle sure to reverberate across the...

Local news crisis: publishers and editors must get back to basics

Guardian – 2012-06-26

Today's extract from What do we mean by local?* is by the director of the Society of Editors, Bob Satchwell, who argues that local newspapers have many years of life left in them yet. Satchwell, who...

Does Flipboard need to rethink its revenue-share formula with publishers?

GigaOM – 2012-06-27

It's like getting dumped on the day of your big promotion. That's how Flipboard must have felt after two prominent magazines said they were leaving just hours after the popular news aggregator...

New App Publishing Platform for Niche Publishers

Folio Magazine – 2012-06-28

While big-name magazines have held a presence on Apple’s Newsstand since its inception, small to medium-sized publishers have had a harder time breaking through.

Publishers: O-level plans 'unclear'

The Bookseller – 2012-06-29

Education publishers have given mixed reactions to news leaked last week (20th June) that...

In E-Book War, the Independent Publishers Strike Back

The Atlantic – 2012-07-03

In the fight between Apple, Amazon, the government, and publishers to set prices for electronic books, independents were overlooked. Now, they're banding together and voicing complaints.

Publishers still launching print magazines

Crains New York – 2012-07-09

Despite a troubled print advertising market, publishers still believe in the power of glossy paper and ink: They launched 114 magazines in the first half of 2012. That puts the year roughly on par...

Bill Tompkins to Head Black Publishers Association

Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-11

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Highly-respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been named president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers...

Publishers 'missing out' on school e-book sales

The Bookseller – 2012-07-12

Publishers are "missing out" on e-book sales to schools because of the lack of a...

Buffett Poised to Add Newspapers as Publishers Face Slump

Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-16

Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said he may increase his journalism bet as publishers seek to get rid of newspapers with falling sales.   “I like...

Penelope Trunk: Publishers’ revenue model “assumes authors are going to flake”

GigaOM – 2012-07-17

Popular blogger and Brazen Careerist founder Penelope Trunk has a new book, "The New American Dream," and she's gotten a lot of attention because of a post that she wrote about that book last week....

Senator Schumer sides with Apple and publishers in ebook price fixing case

Betanews – 2012-07-20

A prominent Senate Democrat sided with Apple this week, and called on the Justice Department to drop its ebook lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif. company. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wrote in an...

News publishers innovate with augmented reality

Editors Weblog – 2012-07-20

The smartphone has become the latest hope for news outlets struggling to fight falling print revenue. The Star, Malaysia’s most read English daily, recently introduced the iSnap, a feature...

Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program

GigaOM – 2012-07-23

Personalized reading app Zite is adding additional publishers to its three-month-old publisher program. New additions include The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hearst's "Harper's Bazaar," the...

Media Decoder Blog: After Public Comments, Justice Department Defends Action Against Publishers

The New York Times – 2012-07-23

After receiving 868 comments since it filed suit against Apple and five publishers in April, the government said it had "provided an effective and appropriate remedy'' for the alleged antitrust...

Online Publishers to Promote Each Other’s Work, Strengthen Digital News

Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-24

Four local online newsrooms have united to broaden New Orleans’ news options. The mission of the newly formed New Orleans Digital News Alliance is to connect independent digital news...

Mobile Media Strategies: Three Device-Led Revenue Models For Publishers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-02

What does mobile publishing mean to you? A nice-to-have content channel, an addition to print and desktop publishing, or an entirely new revenue model? For many it's all of those things - but...

Publishers and Apple hit back at DOJ

The Bookseller – 2012-08-16

Publishers and Apple fighting the US' Department of Justice over agency pricing have hit back...

Apple Wants DOJ to Wait Till End of Trial for Settlement With Three Publishers

PC World – 2012-08-16

Apple has opposed a government proposed judgment in an e-books price-fixing lawsuit, stating that the judgement seeks to terminate and rewrite its contracts...

Publishers Fiddle While the Newsstand Channel Burns

Folio Magazine – 2012-08-16

With a four-year, 44 percent decline in unit sales, publishers need to step up.

Digital learning platform BenchPrep adds new publishers, doubles courses

GigaOM – 2012-08-16

BenchPrep, a Chicago-based startup providing interactive test prep courses, is adding several new publishing partners, including Pearson Education, Inc.,O’Reilly Media, Inc., Microsoft Press. The...

App Watch: A look at what publishers Are Launching in Mobile Apps

Publishing Executive – 2012-07-02

Application: Kiplinger's Top 100 Money-Saving Tips Produced by: Kiplinger Price: $ 1.99 Platform: iPad & iPhone Kiplinger's Top 100 Money-Saving...

'Big splash' needed for Nook, say publishers

The Bookseller – 2012-08-20

Publishers and agents have welcomed confirmation of the Nook's imminent arrival in the UK,...

Swipe, Share, Sell: What Publishers Need To Know About Digital Editions

Editor & Publisher – 2012-07-26

Digital editions have emerged as a key strategy among newspapers seeking to distribute content across new platforms and sell more advertising. While some publishers opt for bundling the electronic...

At Rural Newspapers, Some Publishers Still Resist Moving Online

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-21

In 1968, Dick Graham bought a small weekly newspaper in Ferry County, Wash., one of the most remote and sparsely populated counties in the Pacific Northwest. Forty-four years later -- give or take...

German Publishers in Online Copyright Fight

Editor & Publisher – 2012-08-22

Step into a German cafe and you'll likely find most of your fellow customers leafing through a newspaper or magazine. The consumption of printed media here borders on the voracious - and it's...

DOJ compares Apple and publishers to big oil in ebooks case

GigaOM – 2012-08-23

In a filing late Wednesday in response to Apple and book publishers, the Department of Justice reiterates its claim that agency pricing and the alleged conspiracy have resulted in "unmistakable...

Victoria Barnsley: 'We can't think of ourselves as book publishers any more'

Guardian – 2012-08-26

HaperCollins's chief executive is about to launch an e-atlas – and, she says, that's not the only way the world is changingAs the trays of cheese and wine begin to circulate for this autumn's book...

Libraries battle with e-book publishers

Stuff – 2012-08-28

Libraries are having to engage in new discussions with publishers and booksellers over electronic books, similar to those already settled in the printed-book world and with loans of CDs and DVDs,...

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