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Celsius to Showcase Open Platform Publishing Solution at NENPA 2012 Tradeshow

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-08

Falmouth, ME (February 8, 2012) — CelsiusTechnology Group, a leader in open platform, multichannel publishing solutions for the print media industry, today announced its plans for the New...

Publishing Vet Paul Conley Joins as Editorial Director

Folio Magazine – 2012-02-07

Paul Conley, a publishing vet whose experience runs the gamut from b-to-b to consumer financial journalism, is now editorial director with In this role, Conley will oversee the...

ASP Westward Sells Community Media of Colorado to Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC

Editor & Publisher – 2012-02-06

HOUSTON, TX - February 6, 2012 - Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC, of Golden, Colorado has purchased Community Media of Colorado from ASP Westward. The Houston-based newspaper publisher had...

Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Irrelevant?

AdWeek – 2012-02-06

The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing. recently dumped its CEO. Yahoo’s $100...

Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Less Relevant?

AdWeek – 2012-02-06

The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing. recently dumped its CEO. Yahoo’s $100...

AA Publishing scoops Dan Kieran

The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

AA Publishing is continuing to acquire narrative travel titles, buying up The Idle Traveller by...

Ig Publishing Marks a Decade

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-27

Founded in 2002 by the husband and wife team of Robert Lasner and Elizabeth Clementson, Brooklyn independent Ig Publishing is celebrating its 10th anniversary against all the odds. The house debuted...

955 Dreams gets $3.25M to re-imagine mobile publishing

GigaOM – 2012-01-26

955 Dreams has gotten plenty of praise for its stunning iOS apps, which create next generation albums and magazines in app form. Now, the company is getting the love from investors, who are pouring...

33Across Acquires Publishing Data Gold Mine Tynt

AdWeek – 2012-01-25

Facebook may be the biggest social network on the planet, but social ad targeting firm 33Across says it now has the distinction of managing the world’s largest social and interest graph. The...

Milbank appointed Octopus publishing director

The Bookseller – 2012-01-25

Octopus has appointed Richard Milbank, previously non-fiction publishing director at Atlantic...

'Agile' publishing at Digital Book World

The Bookseller – 2012-01-24

Publishers may be falling out of love with apps, but they need to fall in love with their...

Polar Mobile Raises $6 Million For HTML5-Based Publishing Platform, MediaEverywhere

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-23

Polar Mobile, a digital media platform provider that builds apps for some of the biggest media companies, today announced it has secured an additional $6 million in funding. The new round, led by...

The Media Equation: How Esquire Survived Publishing’s Dark Days

The New York Times – 2012-01-23

Bill Clinton on the cover of the February 2012 issue of Esquire.

Ammo Books: Publishing in Small, Medium, and Large

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-20

For an indie publisher to launch its first line with a $300 art book takes guts and vision, but that’s what Ammo Books’ founders Paul Norton and Steve Crist did in 2006 when they published 3,000...

Apple debuts free e-book publishing app

CNN – 2012-01-19

Apple on Thursday announced a new platform for creating and reading digital textbooks.

Apple launches self-publishing app, partners with textbook publishers

The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

Apple has announced a new multimedia app called iBooks Author, allowing writers to create their...

Electrik surges into digital publishing

The Bookseller – 2012-01-19

A group of children's authors has formed a collective called Electrik Inc to publish their...

Five Hopes for Apple's Rumored E-Publishing Software

PC World – 2012-01-19

Will an Apple-branded ePub publishing client be announced at Thursday's Apple press event in New York?

vjoon’s Alliance with Adobe® in Tablet Publishing Pays Off for Customers

Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-19

vjoon®, a leading provider of cross-media publishing platforms and a global Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) reseller, announces that vjoon customers such as Condé Nast, National...

Harry Potter magic helps Bloomsbury Publishing to bumper Christmas

Guardian – 2012-01-16

Sales of ebooks up 38% thanks to bestsellers such as Heston at Home and Harry Potter box setBloomsbury Publishing has reported a bumper Christmas with sales of ebooks up 38%, thanks to bestsellers...

B&N to shed publishing arm

The Bookseller – 2012-01-05

American book chain Barnes & Noble is reportedly seeking bids for its publishing arm Sterling...

James Franco signs publishing deal with Amazon

Chicago Tribune – 2012-01-04

The actor and student will publish a novel with the publishing houseJames Franco, the actor-writer-producer-graduate student, has signed a publishing deal with Amazon's fledgling publishing house,...

Meredith Acquires FamilyFun Magazine from Disney Publishing Worldwide

Folio Magazine – 2012-01-04

Meredith Corporation is acquiring the assets of Disney Publishing Worldwide’s FamilyFun. Beginning in March 2012, FamilyFun and its associated special interest publications, as well as Toyhopper...

Mystery Apple event to focus on education, iTunes U, digital publishing?

ZDNet – 2012-01-04

The secretive Apple event planned for the end of Jan 2012 has attracted claims that it involves the textbook and digital publishing industry.

Apple pushing publishing at its next event? It should be.

GigaOM – 2012-01-03

According to reports circulating Monday, Apple could be hosting a special media event in January. The event won't be about Apple's next iPad if reports are correct, however. Instead, Apple will be...

Direct publishing of e-books offers hope for long-form journalists

Poynter. – 2011-12-24

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21st-century publishing builds on a healthy radical tradition

Guardian – 2011-12-18

Far from killing off the book, the digital age is proving a boon to innovative publishers and authors, many of whom are using new technology to breathe life back into old ideas. Here, we survey four...

Collegiate Times shifts publishing to Twitter, Facebook for shooting coverage

Poynter. – 2011-12-09

The website of Virginia Tech’s independent student newspaper, The Collegiate Times, struggled with traffic as people sought information on a campus shooting Thursday. For a while, the home page...

HC and Canongate back Page's new publishing call

The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

HarperCollins and Canongate have backed Faber’s Stephen Page’s calls for a new...

Hoffman Media to Cease Publishing Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Magazine

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-09

Semi-Homemade, the magazine of Food Network celebrity chef Sandra Lee, will no longer be published by Birmingham, Alabama-based Hoffman Media following its January/February 2012 issue. contributor says publishing platform ‘allows me to make OK money working part time’

Poynter. – 2011-12-02 Lewis Dvorkin writes that’s contributor system, in which people with expertise in particular fields blog for (and some get paid), is a “disruptive model,” with 850...

Usborne seeks "boutique" publishing boost

The Bookseller – 2011-12-02

Usborne is focusing on series and younger readers to help grow its fiction sales in the coming...

CompareNetworks Acquires Russell Publishing

Folio Magazine – 2011-12-01

San Francisco, California-based CompareNetworks, which operates online b-to-b marketplaces for the scientific and healthcare industries, has acquired Indianapolis, Indiana-based Russell Publishing,...

Publishing App Expo on the Menu

Media Bistro – 2011-11-29

Today on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), PRNewser editor Tonya Garcia (pictured) discussed Governor Sam Brownback's controversial response to a teenage critic. We also talked about the upcoming...

A New World in Publishing

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-11-25

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, having learned that a popular iPad application based on a book could drive sales of both, will now see whether the reverse works: a book based on an iPad app.

Peter Andre and Jordan's publishing stand-off

Guardian – 2011-11-25

Is Peter new magazine just an attempt to wind up Katie Price?Some cosmic malevolence has decreed it's only breakfast telly and Jordan's ex-husbands this week, so gird your loins for news of Peter...

Rita Lewis becomes publishing director of InStyle magazine

Media Week – 2011-11-25

InStyle magazine, the IPC Southbank-owned fashion and beauty title, has named Rita Lewis as its new publishing director, effective 3 January 2012.

Future Publishing reports £19m loss

Guardian – 2011-11-24

Magazine publisher Future cancels dividend until 2013 after £19.3m lossFuture, publisher of titles including Fast Car and Metal Hammer, has cancelled all dividends until 2013 after slumping to a...

Apple starts publishing weekly iPhone and iPad apps charts in the UK

Guardian – 2011-11-23

No sales figures, but PA partnership offers a wider snapshot than dynamic App Store rankingsApple has started publishing weekly charts for paid and free apps on iPhone and iPad in the UK, through a...

Roanoke reorganizes for digital first publishing, lays off 3

Poynter. – 2011-11-15

MediaWire Memo The Roanoke Times is reorganizing its online news department as it shifts to a digital first strategy that editor Carole Tarrant calls “just the first wave in what will be an ongoing...

ABC Offers Insight Into Publishing Relationships With Apple

Folio Magazine – 2011-11-09

The Audit Bureau of Circulations [ABC] released survey results Monday that reveals attitudes of the publishing industry when in it comes to working with Apple Inc.

Faber Academy to teach self-publishing

The Bookseller – 2011-11-09

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 12:25 Faber Academy has launched a three-day self-publishing course, with Faber Academy director Jason Cooper saying that it does...

VIDEO: Terry Jones on online publishing

BBC News – 2011-11-04

A new website aimed at helping authors to publish their work has been praised by author and Monty Python star, Terry Jones.

A Catch in Self-Publishing

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-10-31

In the expanding world of self-publishing, which has exploded with digital technology and the emergence of e-books, authors with a following can easily make money. Others hope to be found.

Kobo to set up publishing arm

The Bookseller – 2011-10-28

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 28/10/2011 - 08:40 Kobo will move into publishing, its c.e.o. has announced, with plans to offer complete publishing services directly authors,...

IPC appoints Emily Hutchings as NME publishing director

Media Week – 2011-10-24

IPC Media has appointed Emily Hutchings, the current publisher of weekly titles Now and Soaplife, as publishing director of music titles NME and Uncut.

DK Publishing Bounces Back

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-21

When Penguin began the restructuring of DK Publishing in 2009, it had two main objectives—to reduce the size of its list and to cut editorial costs to improve the profitability of its illustrated...

Phone hacking scandal hits publishing

The Bookseller – 2011-10-21

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 21/10/2011 - 08:33 The News of the World phone hacking scandal has hit the book industry, with the revelation that private material relating to...

Dennis Publishing profits climb 53% to £3.6m

Media Week – 2011-10-17

Dennis Publishing, the company behind magazines including The Week and Men's Fitness, has reported pre-tax profits of £3.6m for 2010.

A Pattern of Success at C&T Publishing

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-14

The launch of C&T Publishing’s Stash Books imprint in early spring 2010 was a key factor in driving up sales last year at the Concord, Calif., craft and quilting book publisher, and the new imprint,...

Publishing Technology to build UN e-collection

The Bookseller – 2011-10-12

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 12/10/2011 - 10:17 Publishing Technology is to build the United Nations e-collection. The publishing software services provider has signed the UN...

Amazon expands into SF publishing

The Bookseller – 2011-10-11

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 14:30 has announced its seventh imprint, a science fiction, fantasy and horror brand called 47North, which has launched with...

Haymarket Publishing back in profit

Guardian – 2011-10-10

Directors received more than £4m remuneration in 2010 as privately-owned company posted £5.1m pre-tax profitMichael Heseltine's Haymarket Publishing has bounced back to a pre-tax profit of £5.1m...

Penguins & Publishing

Media Bistro – 2011-10-10

Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link) was Dennis Johnson, the publisher of Melville House. Johnson has published books by everybody from Jacques Derrida to Howard Dean. We discussed...

Adobe Releases Single Edition in Digital Publishing Suite

Folio Magazine – 2011-10-06

In an expanded effort to support all of publishers’ app needs, Adobe’s Digital Suite now includes Single Edition capability. The service is available for iPad app creation, and supports apps...

Publishing Scotland to launch digital fund for indies

The Bookseller – 2011-10-05

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 05/10/2011 - 15:21 Publishing Scotland has launched a "Go-Digital Fund" to support Scottish-based book publishers develop their digital...

Canongate sells controlling stake in Text Publishing

The Bookseller – 2011-10-03

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 03/10/2011 - 15:21 Canongate has sold its controlling stake in Australian publisher Text Publishing to Maureen and Tony Wheeler, the founders of...

Granite Bay author gives an insider's guide to publishing

SacBee – 2011-10-03

Jennifer Basye Sander has forgotten more about the publishing business than most of us will ever know. Jennifer Basye Sander is a former Random House editor.

Perseus launches self-publishing e-book service

The Bookseller – 2011-10-03

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 03/10/2011 - 08:01 US independent publisher Perseus Books Group has launched a distribution and marketing service for authors wanting to...

Dennis Publishing Ramps Up App Production

Folio Magazine – 2011-09-22

The Week publisher Dennis Publishing has teamed up with app developer Toura to begin plugging content from its magazines into a wider array of apps. The first, called How To Add Value To Your Car, is...

From Self Publishing to Book Deal

Media Bistro – 2011-09-19

In this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu (MP3 link), we interviewed David Carnoy, author of Knife Music. Carnoy explained his novel's long journey to publication, as the novelist went from...

In E-Books, Publishing Houses Have a Rival in News Sites

The New York Times – 2011-09-19

Swiftly and at little cost, newspapers, magazines and sites like The Huffington Post are publishing their own version of e-books.

River Publishing appoints new commercial director

Media Week – 2011-09-19

Jacquie Duckworth, former associate publisher of Conde Nast's Easy Living, has joined River Publishing as commercial director.

AA Publishing expands into narrative travel

The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 16:15 Travel guide and maps specialist AA Publishing is moving into narrative travel writing for the first time, with publisher...

Canadian Publishing 2011: BookRiff Set for Launch

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-16

The long awaited launch of BookRiff, the system that promises to let people mix and match content from various sources to create their own book, is now slated for the end of September.

Canadian Publishing 2011: Challenges and Changes

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-16

This year Canadian publishers face a triple challenge—tough economic conditions, the first big surge of e-book sales, and a dramatic shift in strategy at Indigo Books & Music, Canada’s largest book...

Canadian Publishing 2011: Distribution After the Fall of Fenn

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-16

February’s news that the distributor H.B. Fenn and Company had filed for bankruptcy sent shock waves throughout the industry, and while the fallout has dissipated some, the industry is still...

Canadian Publishing 2011: The British Columbia Alternative

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-16

It is, in many ways, a world away from Canada’s book publishing center in Toronto. But even three time zones, several mountain ranges, and vast forests away, the West Coast is home to Canada’s...

News organisations: it's time to look into e-book publishing

Editors Weblog – 2011-09-14

When it comes to monetising digital content - an issue just about every major news organisation is grappling with - the discussion too often both starts and ends at the paywall question. This raises...

Publishing in Taiwan 2011

Publishers Weekly – 2011-09-09

Ask any Chinese readers for their impression of books from Taiwan, and most likely they will cite meticulous editing and beautiful covers while reeling off the names of authors of literary gems,...

Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite Will Support IOS 5 Newsstand Feature

PC World – 2011-09-08

Adobe has announced that its Digital Publishing Suite will support the Newsstand feature in iOS.

So when does academic publishing get disrupted?

GigaOM – 2011-08-30

While every other aspect of traditional publishing has been disrupted by digital forces, there is one large market that remains undisturbed -- academic journals. Why has this business been able to...

Media Agenda: James Tye talks about making digital publishing profitable

Media Week – 2011-08-26

James Tye, CEO at Dennis Publishing, warns against assuming all your readers want the same, and reveals how the company is monetising its digital products.

Hearst Magazines group publishing director returns to IPC Media

Media Week – 2011-08-24

Drew Kirkland, group publishing director for weekly women's and TV titles at Hearst Magazines UK, has been appointed publishing director for TV brands at IPC Media.

Holistic Publishing 1O1

Publishers Weekly – 2011-08-19

Digital technology is transforming the world of textbook publishing much as it is changing every other aspect of the book world. Digitization is bringing down the cost of textbook content,...

Digital companies "have stranglehold on publishing"

The Bookseller – 2011-08-18

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 18/08/2011 - 15:35 Canadian novelist Kate Pullinger has said the power of Amazon, Apple and Google has put publishers in a "difficult...

Amazon publishing a "concern"—Barnsley

The Bookseller – 2011-08-16

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 16/08/2011 - 15:46 Amazon's move into publishing is a "concern" and the business is close to being in a monopolistic position, according to the...

Three authors, three examples of the disruption in publishing

GigaOM – 2011-08-12

At the recent Comic-Con convention, one theme that came up on virtually every panel was how much things are changing in the publishing industry. Three authors took the time to speak with me and share...

Publishing books online is fine - but can you find buyers?

Guardian – 2011-08-03

One of my former Sunday Times colleagues, Walter Ellis, has just been through the painful process of publishing a novel online - and is now suffering from e-book invisibility.He explains his problem...

College journalists try publishing an issue without computers

Poynter. – 2011-07-29 Students at Florida Atlantic University are putting out their final summer issue on machinery that’s older than they are, reports Michael Koretzky. They’re writing their stories...

Sports Illustrated is publishing on almost every type of tablet

Poynter. – 2011-07-28

Mashable While some magazines are publishing on the iPad, or may be still forming tablet strategies, Sports Illustrated has committed to designing separate editions every week for nearly every type...

Publishing Revenue Slips 3.2 Percent for MSLO in Second Quarter

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-27

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. reported revenue of $54.9 million for the second quarter of 2011 compared to $55.3 million during the same period last year.

Titles by Jaycee Dugard, George R.R. Martin bolster sagging publishing industry

SacBee – 2011-07-25

Jaycee Dugard's memoir, "A Stolen Life," has been zipping off bookstore shelves since its release two Tuesdays ago. Theo Puleston, 9, of Davis looks for some summer reading last week at the...

Scribd Jumps From Publishing to Reading With Float App

AllThingsD – 2011-07-19

Scribd unveils major initiative called Float today. It's extending Scribd's technology for uploading and accessing PDFs into something potentially much broader: Reading.

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.

Tribune promotes Hunter to publishing division CEO, cuts 4 top execs

Poynter. – 2011-07-18

Chicago Tribune Tony Hunter, who has been Chicago Tribune Media Group publisher, will now oversee day-to-day operations of six Tribune Co. daily papers (South Florida Sun Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel,...

Children's publishing "haemorrhaging talent"

The Bookseller – 2011-07-15

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 08:46 The industry is "haemorrhaging talent" as authors and illustrators are finding it increasingly difficult to make a living in the...

E-textbooks are destroying the old publishing business model

Betanews – 2011-07-15

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The business model behind textbooks is completely out of step with what the market today wants, according to the head of Nature Publishing's digital textbook initiatives.

If Print Isn’t Dead, Why is Publishing Still in Trouble?

Folio Magazine – 2011-07-15

Reasons why explored at Yale Publishing Conference.

Still think iPad is the future of publishing? Philly papers offer cheap Android tablets to subscribers

Betanews – 2011-07-11

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The withering newspaper and magazine industries began to gravitate toward Apple's iPad as a possible anchor publishing outlet last year, but a pair of Philadelphia...

Digital publishing at odds with slow, factual reporting

Editors Weblog – 2011-07-07

Newspapers straddle an awkward position in these days of instantaneous digital press. To stay relevant, they need to update top stories relentlessly, responding to readers' thirst for new details. At...

Carlyle sells Indian publishing co stake to pvt equity consortium

Reuters – 2011-07-04

HONG KONG, July 4 (Reuters) - Carlyle Group said on Monday it has sold its majority stake in Indian publishing services company Newgen Knowledge Works Pvt Ltd for an undisclosed amount to a...

Dennis Publishing acquires Women's Fitness from Vitality

Media Week – 2011-07-04

Dennis Publishing has acquired the monthly magazine Women's Fitness from Vitality Publishing for an undisclosed sum.

Global Publishing: Staying Put

Publishers Weekly – 2011-07-01

With the global economy still struggling to get on a solid footing in 2010, the world’s largest publishers had a mixed performance in the year, although the majority of companies managed to post...

Obama's agents move into e-publishing

The Bookseller – 2011-06-29

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 29/06/2011 - 09:21 The literary agency representing Barack Obama has become the latest to move into e-book publishing but stresses it is not trying...

BoSacks: No B.S. : Publishing and Change: The game has just begun.

Publishing Executive – 2011-06-22

By Robert M. Sacks I read a quote today that is the impetus for this month's column. It is by Bertrand Russell, who said, "The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem...

Vintage Publishing launches Nigella e-books

The Bookseller – 2011-06-22

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 07:26 Vintage Publishing has released the first e-books from Nigella Lawson, with her Kitchen and Nigella Express books now...

What Amazon Must Do to Save Kindle Direct Publishing

PC World – 2011-06-18

As awesome as Kindle Direct Publishing is, it will be crushed by spam if Amazon doesn't take some action to control the amount of junk titles being dumped on it.

Global publishing back on front foot

The Bookseller – 2011-06-17

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Fri, 17/06/2011 - 14:40 The world's largest pub­lishers have begun growing again after weathering the global recession over the past three years, with...

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