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Researchers Boycott Elsevier Journal Publisher

The New York Times – 2012-02-14

More than 5,700 researchers are denouncing the pricing policies of the journal publisher Elsevier in a growing furor over open access to the fruits of scientific research.

Boulder Newspaper Publisher to Lay Off 17

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-08

BOULDER - The Boulder-based publisher of the Daily Camera will lay off 17 advertising design and production employees in an outsourcing move, the newspaper reported Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Journal Register names publisher for Michigan – 2012-02-03

Journal Register Co. says Jerry Bammell has been named publisher of its Michigan group of newspapers, including dailies in Mount Clemens, Mount Pleasant, Pontiac and Royal Oak.

Grand Central Publisher Takes on eBooks

Media Bistro – 2012-02-02

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

Is a Canadian publisher really Canadian?

Guardian – 2012-02-02

Many countries have laws ensuring that media ownership remains in national hands or, at least, a large percentage of it does so.Some such laws are very specific. Others, such as the Investment Canada...

Argentine publisher bids for US media company

Guardian – 2012-01-31

The Argentine newspaper La Nación is negotiating to acquire the US publisher ImpreMedia, which owns El Diario/La Prensa, the oldest Spanish language daily in the States, plus six other titles,...

Roth-Ey made 4th Estate/HarperPress publisher

The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

HarperCollins group digital director David Roth-Ey has been appointed executive publisher of 4th...

Round joins HC as associate publisher

The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Cornerstone marketing director Claire Round will leave the company to join HarperCollins as the...

HarperCollins Sues E-Book Publisher

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-01-11

HarperCollins is suing Open Road Integrated Media, a company run by one of its former CEOs, heating up the debate over who owns the e-book rights to decades-old titles.

Random House takes 100% of publisher McClelland & Stewart

CBC – 2012-01-11

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

IPC Media appoints Evans as publisher of Marie Claire

Media Week – 2012-01-06

IPC Media magazine Marie Claire has appointed Toby Evans as publisher, from his position as associate publisher on woman's weekly title Look.

Barnes & Noble Shops Publisher

AllThingsD – 2012-01-05

Barnes & Noble Inc. has put its Sterling Publishing business up for sale, say people familiar with the situation, signaling a likely end to its decades-long involvement in the publishing of its own...

Wimpy Kid author files lawsuit against Zombie Kid publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-12-22

Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, has filed a trademark lawsuit against...

Bounce! prepares to increase publisher representation

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

Bounce! Sales & Marketing Ltd is to expand the number of publishers it represents following...

Pioneering Library-Publisher Relations

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-02

Even in tense times, there is far more that unites publishers and libraries than divides them. And if one needs proof that librarians and publishers share common goals and can work together to mutual...

Regional Mag Publisher Looks to Resuscitate Local Newspaper Business with Weekly Offering

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-02

Dan Shannon, publisher of North Carolina city titles Chapel Hill and Durham Magazines, has spotted a hole in the current news publishing model.

Economist publisher boosts profits after digital-only subscribers top 100,000

Guardian – 2011-11-28

Publisher of the Economist reports 6% increase in operating profits to £26.2m as ad revenue grows by 12%The publisher of the Economist has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in operating profits to...

Shares in magazine publisher Future fall 20% after it reports £19.3m loss

Guardian – 2011-11-24

Publisher blames torrid year on its US operations and freezes dividend until 2013Shares in Future, the publisher of magazine titles including Total Film and Metal Hammer, plunged more than 20% to a...

Brand-funded game publisher hires head of sales

Media Week – 2011-11-23

We R Interactive, the social games company, has appointed Mark Wilson as head of sales.

‘In These Times’ publisher fears circulation rising too much

Poynter. – 2011-11-17

Chicago Reader Circulation of the Chicago liberal publication In These Times has doubled to 22,000 in the last year, though it’s down from more than 40,000 in the 1980s. That’s fine with publisher...

Newsweek publisher leaves with 2 top editors

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-15

(11-14) 14:39 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- The publisher of Newsweek magazine and The Daily Beast website has left. Ray Chelstowski ended his 11-month reign as publisher Monday. He had come from...

Publisher, executive editor & managing editor out at Newsweek

Poynter. – 2011-11-15

The Wall Street Journal

Reports: Publisher, Top Editors Out At Newsweek/Daily Beast

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-15

Ray Chelstowski--who joined Newsweek/Daily Beast as publisher in January as part of the new joint management team--is out while executive editor Edward Felsenthal and managing editor Tom Weber have...

Sales rise for novel pulled by publisher – 2011-11-10

Here's an unusual way to boost sales: Have the publisher withdraw a novel because it contained passages lifted from other authors.

Daily Mail publisher mulls reorganisation

Media Week – 2011-11-08

A&N Media, the publisher of the Daily Mail, is set to make a number of operational changes, which could include a fresh round of redundancies and changes to reporting lines, following a six-week...

Whither the Midlist Publisher?

Publishers Weekly – 2011-11-04

For nearly a decade, some say even longer, people in the publishing industry have been decrying the death of the midlist. As the story goes, the industry consolidated—smaller and midsize publishers...

Paul Jowdy Named Publisher of Women's Wear Daily

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-03

This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline.

HarperCollins buys out religious publisher

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-11-01

(10-31) 13:13 PDT New York (AP) -- A week after taking over a longtime publisher of Hollywood scripts, HarperCollins Publishers has announced plans to acquire a top producer of Christian works....

Big Canadian publisher opts for paywall

Guardian – 2011-10-30

Canada's largest newspaper publisher, Postmedia Network, is to to put up paywalls at all its 38 daily and community newspapers across the country.It suggests that its "metered model" experiment,...

Bazalgette launches publisher with foodie memoir

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 08:00 Peter Bazalgette, the man responsible for introducing "Big Brother" to the UK, is turning his hand to publishing, launching a new...

Kobo to become a publisher

CBC – 2011-10-27

Canadian-based e-book seller Kobo is following in Amazon's footsteps and creating a publishing arm that will deal directly with authors, CBC News has learned.

Big Green Bookshop turns publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 09:00 The co-owner of the Big Green Bookshop has launched his own publishing company and is set to release his first book with author...

Esquire ad director Darren Singh appointed publisher of ShortList

Media Week – 2011-10-25

Darren Singh, advertising director for Hearst's Esquire magazine, has been appointed publisher of ShortList.

MinnPost publisher: We won’t try to capitalize on Star Tribune’s paywall

Poynter. – 2011-10-25

MinnPost Starting Nov. 1, the Star Tribune will begin charging its heaviest users for Web access if they don’t subscribe beyond the Sunday paper. The change prompted David Brauer, MinnPost’s media...

Indies call for more educational publisher support

The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 09:25 Educational publishers have been accused of not providing enough support to help independent bookshops stay on the high street,...

Indies call for more publisher support

The Bookseller – 2011-10-24

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 24/10/2011 - 08:25 Educational publishers have been accused of not providing enough support to help independent bookshops stay on the high street,...

Alt-weekly publisher: How can feds target me for running ads from state-sanctioned businesses?

Poynter. – 2011-10-21

Sacramento News & Review

Dallas Morning News publisher: No plans to discontinue printing daily

Poynter. – 2011-10-19 Earlier today I reported that Mark Medici, vice president for audience at The Dallas Morning News, said Monday during a session at the Inland Press Association conference that the...

Jewish Times publisher granted bankruptcy extension

Baltimore Sun – 2011-10-19

Publisher, creditor have until Nov. 25 to develop a reorganization plan that saves the venerable publicationA federal bankruptcy judge has granted a month-long extension to Alter Communications,...

The WSJ Europe Publisher Walks; The Times Offers Buyouts

Media Bistro – 2011-10-15

The Journal's publisher resigns, Jill Abramson cuts 20, and pressure and sloppiness add up to seven instances of plagiarism for one ex-Politico scribe. Revolving Door Newsletter: 10.14.11 New Career...

Wall St Journal Europe publisher quits over ethics

Reuters – 2011-10-12

Oct 11 (Reuters) - The publisher of the Wall Street Journal's Europe edition, Andrew Langhoff, has resigned over ethical issues raised by the newspaper's relationship with a Dutch consultancy.

WSJ Europe publisher resigns - read the Dow Jones statement

Guardian – 2011-10-12

Original statement issued by News Corporation subsdiary about departure of Andrew LanghoffBelow is the original statement issued by News Corporation subsdiary Dow Jones announcing the resignation of...

Former Arizona Republic publisher Murphy dies – 2011-10-04

Pat Murphy, a former publisher of The Arizona Republic and The Phoenix Gazette, has died at the age of 82.

Another Rodale Exec’s Exit Points to Changes at Publisher

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-30

Gregg Michaelson, the integrated marketing president and chief marketing office with Rodale, has left the company. Michaelson was with the publisher since 2001, beginning his tenure with Rodale’s...

Publisher stands by Palin book despite legal threat

Reuters – 2011-09-28

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The publisher of an unflattering biography of Sarah Palin said it stands by the author despite threats of a lawsuit from the former governor of Alaska.

Get author consent in writing, publisher agents told

The Bookseller – 2011-09-22

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 15:46 Agents who wish to publish their clients’ work must offer them a detailed explanation of what they will personally gain from...

Condé Nast Publisher Moves: Kremins to Condé Nast Traveler, Myers to Brides, Bloom to Lucky

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-17

This story appears first on FOLIO: sister publication, minonline. Today (Sept. 16), Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend and president Bob Sauerberg announced the shuffling of these executives:

Karin Tracy Named Entertainment Weekly Publisher

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-13

This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, min.

Creditors vote on fate of Jewish Times publisher

Baltimore Sun – 2011-09-09

Sept. 20 bankruptcy court hearing to decide company ownershipA vote among creditors that could help decide the future of the Baltimore Jewish Times ends on Friday, concluding the latest chapter in a...

Jason Wagenheim Named Glamour VP/Publisher

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-08

This article first appears in FOLIO: sister site

New publisher liaison team for Waterstone's

The Bookseller – 2011-09-08

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 08/09/2011 - 16:15 Waterstone’s is understood to be setting up a publisher liaison team to manage its relationship with publishers. The team will...

Pack new publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-09-07

Publication Date: Wed, 07/09/2011 - 08:23 The Friday Project publisher Scott Pack is to become publisher of HarperCollins' community writing site Pack, who is also director of digital...

IGN Entertainment appoints UK publisher for AskMen

Media Week – 2011-09-02

IGN Entertainment, the News Corporation-owned online publisher, has appointed Mike Goldstein as its first UK publisher for men's entertainment site AskMen.

Quercus plots to become top five UK trade publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-09-02

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 15:24 Quercus plans to increase its staff by 40% within the next three years, as it aims to become one of the UK’s top five trade...

Penton Acquires IT Publisher Nine Lives Media

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-30

In a move to grow its Technology Group, Penton Media has acquired Nine Lives Media.

B-to-B Publisher ThinkGlobal To Launch Virtual Marketplaces

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-26

Business-to-business higher education and international trade publisher ThinkGlobal is partnering with online s

Google Reaches Deal With 2nd French Publisher

The New York Times – 2011-08-26

La Martinière will split revenue with the U.S. Internet company from digital sales of out-of-print, copyright-protected works.

Google, French publisher strike deal – 2011-08-26

A second French publisher has reached a deal on digital books with Google to settle a copyright lawsuit in exchange for control over how its out-of-print, copyright-protected works are scanned and...

Publisher Spending Flat on Manufacturing/Production Technology

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-18

The good news: Publishers aren't cutting manufacturing and production budgets as much as they did last year.

Laura Frerer-Schmidt Named Publisher of Women’s Health

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-16

Laura Frerer-Schmidt has been named publisher with Rodale’s Women’s Health magazine. Slated to begin her new position on September 6, Frerer-Schmidt comes from Self magazine, where she was...

National Enquirer publisher no longer up for sale: report

Reuters – 2011-08-16

(Reuters) - American Media Inc, publisher of the National Enquirer and Star supermarket tabloids, is no longer up for sale, after the company's owners rejected an offer from Apollo Global...

Contactology and Metro Publisher Partner to Offer SaaS for Publishers

Folio Magazine – 2011-08-03

In order to automate the workflow and offer solutions for publishers who “have to do more with less”, email service provider Contactology and content management system creator Metro Publisher have...

Facebook buys innovative e-book publisher Push Pop Press

The Bookseller – 2011-08-03

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 03/08/2011 - 09:14 Facebook has bought the innovative e-book publisher Push Pop Press but will not use the company to publish e-books. The giant...

Facebook buys San Francisco e-book publisher Push Pop Press

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-03

Palo Alto social-networking site Facebook has agreed to acquire Push Pop Press, maker of this year's acclaimed e-book adaptation of Al Gore's 'Our Choice'

Steve Maich Appointed Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Sportsnet Magazine

CNW – 2011-08-03

TORONTO, Aug. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - Ken Whyte, Executive Vice-President, Rogers Publishing Limited, today announced the appointment of Steve Maich as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Sportsnet magazine. ...

Yahoo Ad Network Rolling Out Publisher-Friendly Features

AdWeek – 2011-07-28

Even though ad exchanges and networks were created to lubricate the buying and selling of digital ad inventory, the system is still far from slippery. One lingering issue is that of transparency:...

Daily Mirror publisher to review editorial controls

Guardian – 2011-07-26

Trinity Mirror move comes as share price falls amid allegations that phone hacking was not confined to News of the WorldTrinity Mirror has begun a review of its editorial controls and procedures amid...

When digital innovation is paramount, what does a publisher need from the newsroom?

Online Journalism Review – 2011-07-26

Matt DeRienzo is a publisher who is trying to innovate in a very traditional and historically change-averse field - newspapers. So I asked him what he needed from the newsrooms he oversees to...

Natmag poaches Grazia publisher Ella Dolphin for Cosmo

Media Week – 2011-07-20

Ella Dolphin, the publisher of Bauer Media title Grazia, is to join Cosmopolitan as publishing director.

Tribune Media Group's publisher adds title of CEO of parent Tribune Co.'s publishing division.

L.A. Times – 2011-07-18

Tony Hunter, the Chicago Tribune Media Group's publisher and chief executive, has added the title of CEO of parent Tribune Co.'s publishing division.

Panel says ex-WSJ publisher not tied to scandal – 2011-07-17

The independent committee charged with monitoring editorial integrity at The Wall Street Journal says it has found no evidence of phone-hacking or other wrongdoing at the Journal or Dow Jones.

No DNA match for Argentine publisher's children

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-16

(07-16) 07:23 PDT BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Tests on blood and saliva from the adopted children of a powerful Argentine media figure have failed to show any matches in a national gene bank...

Lock, Stock, and Publisher

Publishers Weekly – 2011-07-08

Booksellers have the industry connections to publish their books just about anywhere, but for some bookstore owners, self-publishing is preferable to going the traditional route.

Ronan Gardiner Promoted to Men's Health Publisher

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-08

This story first appeared on FOLIO: sister site, minonline.

French publisher La Martinière joins the iBookstore.

The Bookseller – 2011-07-06

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Wed, 06/07/2011 - 07:32 La Martinière is the latest French publisher to sign up to sell e-books through Apple’s iBookstore. About 150 La Martinière...

Amazon to Acquire U.K. Online Book Seller and Publisher

AllThingsD – 2011-07-05 has acquired The Book Depository International, a seven-year old online bookseller based in the UK, which also republishes titles that are no longer in print or poorly available.

Legal ban on Irish newspaper publisher

Guardian – 2011-07-04

An Irish newspaper publisher has has been banned from holding company directorships for five years unless certain capital requirements are met.A Dublin high court judge made the order against John...

Marie Claire publisher claims new technology boosts newsletter subs 60% in a year

Media Week – 2011-06-30

IPC Media claims its email marketing has been "revolutionised" by a new technology platform that has led newsletter subscriptions to increase almost 60% in a single year.

Media Decoder: Conrad Black, Still in Prison, Finds Publisher for Memoir

The New York Times – 2011-06-30

The former newspaper baron, serving out a sentence for fraud and obstruction, will publish "A Matter of Principle" in the fall.

Publisher pleads with fans: No spoilers for new George R.R. Martin book – 2011-06-29

Fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" may be grumbling about having to wait a year until next season, but for the millions who read the books on which the show is based, that may seem like a very short...

Scottish newspaper publisher collapses

Guardian – 2011-06-27

A small Scottish newspaper group, publisher of seven weeklies, has gone into liquidation, reports The Scotsman website. Staff at the Alloa-based Forth Independent Newspapers learned of the company's...

National Enquirer publisher buys US edition of OK!

Guardian – 2011-06-24

Richard Desmond sells celebrity magazine in US to American Media for undisclosed sumRichard Desmond has sold the US edition of OK! magazine to American Media, the publisher of titles including the...

N.Y. firm buys publisher of the Maryland Pennysaver

Baltimore Sun – 2011-06-23

All Island Media publishes shopping publications on Long IslandAll Island Media, a New York-based publisher, has acquired Pennysaver Inc., the Hanover-based publisher of the Maryland Pennysaver...

Media Decoder: Spin Magazine Fires Publisher and Editor

The New York Times – 2011-06-20

The alternative-music magazine has struggled to remake itself after a brief mainstream makeover in 2006.

Sky Magazine switches to Sunday customer publisher

Media Week – 2011-06-17

BSkyB is outsourcing the publishing of the largest circulation magazine in the country, Sky Magazine, to customer publishing agency Sunday.

Apple Sued by New York Publisher Over Use of ‘iBooks’

BusinessWeek – 2011-06-16

Apple Inc., maker of the iPad tablet computer and the iPhone, was sued by New York publisher John T. Colby in federal court today for trademark infringement over its use of the term “iBooks.”

Business publisher Emap considers titles move to monthly or online only

Media Week – 2011-06-16

Business publisher Emap is considering a change to its magazines model, examining strategies to take their weekly titles monthly or even online-only, in an attempt to streamline the business.

Finke: ‘I felt like I was battling the force of darkness at every turn’ with ex-publisher Segall

Poynter. – 2011-06-15

New publisher named for Hagerstown, Md., newspaper

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-06-14

(06-14) 08:34 PDT Hagerstown, Md. (AP) -- The publisher of the Daily American newspaper in Somerset, Pa., has been named the new publisher of The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown. Schurz Communications Inc....

Sheema Mookherjee appointed LP India publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-06-14

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 14/06/2011 - 15:10 Lonely Planet has appointed Sheema Mookherjee as publisher for its Indian publishing arm. Mookerherjee's most recent role...

Apple alters App Store publisher subscription rule

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-06-09

Apple reversed a policy that required publishers to go through its App Store to sell subscriptions for content such as newspapers, music and movies available on the iPhone or iPad. The developer...

Glenn Beck to become book publisher

Guardian – 2011-06-02

Right-wing broadcaster launching new imprint for 'books and authors that Glenn is passionate about'Glenn Beck has found a new outlet for his "million book ideas". The right-wing radio host is...

Kevin O'Malley Named Elle Publisher

Folio Magazine – 2011-06-01

This story first appeared on FOLIO: sister site, min.

Chiki Sarkar appointed Penguin India publisher

The Bookseller – 2011-05-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 27/05/2011 - 10:18 Chiki Sarkar, former editor-in-chief of Random House India, has been appointed publisher of Penguin India. Chiki had worked...

RR Donnelley expands supply chain agreement with book publisher HarperCollins

PrintWeek – 2011-05-19

RR Donnelley and leading book publisher HarperCollins have partnered up on a new supply chain agreement that both sides described as a first of its kind breakthrough deal for a major general trade...

Quercus publisher of the year at The Bookseller Industry Awards

The Bookseller – 2011-05-16

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 09:00 Quercus has been crowned 2011's best publisher at The Bookseller Industry Awards, as Sainsbury's scooped the Bookseller of the...

Gilbertson leaves publisher Emap

The Independent – 2011-05-11

David Gilbertson is set to step down as chief executive of the magazine group Emap International, which publishes Retail Week and Screen International, after three years.

Penthouse publisher's IPO raises $50 million

Reuters – 2011-05-11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - FriendFinder Networks Inc, the publisher of adult magazine Penthouse, took another stab at an initial public offering on Tuesday, raising $50 million to repay some of its...

Financier builds stake in Ireland's leading newspaper publisher

Guardian – 2011-05-07

An Irish Times headline this morning raised my eyebrows, Desmond builds up INM stake of over 2%.But Richard Desmond, the owner of Express Newspapers has not been buying shares in Independent News &...

L.A. Times publisher is named chief executive of Tribune Co.

L.A. Times – 2011-05-07

Eddy W. Hartenstein will remain publisher of Los Angeles Times Media Group, but names former Times executive Kathy Thomson as its president and chief operating officer.Tribune Corp., owner of the Los...

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