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Meredith Set To Buy Allrecipes From Reader's Digest

The magazine publisher will more than double its digital presence, by acquiring the world's biggest food site. | AllThingsD – 2012-01-24

One in four Americans own an e-book reader or tablet

That's a dramatic change from just a few months ago and, perhaps not coincidentally, before new Nooks and Kindles lowered price of entry for both categories. Between December and January, the number... | Betanews – 2012-01-24

Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period

The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers,... | Editor & Publisher – 2012-01-23

Tablet and e-book reader ownership takes off

Computer tablets and e-book readers are surging in popularity with nearly a third of Americans owning at least one of the digital devices, according to a new study. | CBC – 2012-01-23

Ladies’ Home Journal to Move to Reader-Produced Content Model

In a new twist on the user generated content model, Meredith’s Ladies’ Home Journal is turning over editorial reins to its readers. As of its March issue, almost every story featured in the... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-10

Barnes & Noble considers selling its Nook e-reader business

The book retailer's shares plunge 17% after the company says it may spin off its Nook e-reader and tablet business despite record sales over the holiday season.Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. plunged... | L.A. Times – 2012-01-06

Wish Book: Shelter Network draws reader support

A Wish Book story this week about a young woman pulling herself out of homelessness and joblessness with the help of nonprofit organization Shelter Network really affected reader Mary Stenseph of San... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-21

Reader's Digest Association Cuts 150 Jobs Worldwide

Reader’s Digest Association has eliminated 150 positions across all of its business groups worldwide, with half the cuts affecting jobs in the U.S. and the other half international. | Folio Magazine – 2011-12-16

Bloomsbury Institute enters reader events market

Bloomsbury has set up a literary events arm called Bloomsbury Institute, hosting literary salons... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-09

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

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

Daunt: Waterstone's should be choice of 'serious reader'

Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has called Amazon a "ruthless, money-making devil",... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Orion to extend early reader coverage for 2012

Orion is to extend its early reader series after achieving sales of 1.3 million units for the... | The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

WHS launches new £169.99 Kobo e-reader

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:30 W H Smith has launched a colour WiFi Kobo e-reader, priced £169.99 and with a multimedia touch screen and social media... | The Bookseller – 2011-11-23

Indigo to sell stake in Kobo e-reader

Indigo Books and Music Inc. is selling its fastest growing unit, e-book seller Kobo Inc. | CBC – 2011-11-09

WHS partners with Kobo to launch e-reader

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 09:25 W H Smith has partnered with Kobo to launch the first wifi touch-screen e-reader in the UK later this month. The chain bookseller... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-13

Guardian publishes upcoming story budgets, invites reader feedback

Guardian.co.uk The Guardian will publish “a carefully-selected portion” of its internal lists of upcoming story topics, inviting readers to get in touch with reporters or editors if they have... | Poynter. – 2011-10-11

Weltbild and Hugendubel launch new e-book reader

Written By: Anya Sieg Publication Date: Thu, 06/10/2011 - 17:26 German booksellers Weltbild and Hugendubel have launched their own e-book reader, a week before the Kindle goes onsale in Germany.... | The Bookseller – 2011-10-06

Reader responses: Books you want banned

Earlier this week, Laura Miller and other Salon writers weighed in on books they'd like to see banned from school reading lists -- from "Lord of the Flies" ("Is it pure sadism [that makes teachers... | Salon.com – 2011-10-01

Robert Guth Becomes Reader's Digest Association's Third CEO in 2011

In another turn of events in Reader Digest Association’s executive saga, Robert Guth, former CEO of telecommunications company TelCove, is named president and CEO. Guth replaces Tom Williams (who... | Folio Magazine – 2011-09-13

Boost Reader Reviews to Turn Your Book Into a Bestseller

Get the masses raving about your self-published book with advice from someone who did it on her own. How to Get Reviews for Your Self-Published Book New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in... | Media Bistro – 2011-09-12

Waterstone's to launch own e-reader

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 09/09/2011 - 09:30 Waterstone's is to launch its own e-reader in 2012 inspired by Barnes & Noble's Nook device. Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-09

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

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

Good Housekeeping launches reader research tool

Hearst Magazines' homes title Good Housekeeping has launched a new reader recommendation tool for brands to use across marketing material and campaigns. | Media Week – 2011-09-05

ABBYY FineReader now supports popular e-reader formats

Moscow-based optical character recognition specialist ABBYY has released a major new update of its renowned OCR application. ABBYY FineReader 11 Professional Edition, which allows users to convert... | Betanews – 2011-09-03

Sony offers first Harry Potter book free with new reader

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 08:51 Readers will be able to download the e-book of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for free with the limited edition model of... | The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

TEXT-S&P: Cuts Reader's Digest Rating To 'CCC+' From 'B'

-- New York City-based publisher and direct marketer Reader's Digest Assn. Inc.'s EBITDA declined year-over-year in the second quarter of 2011, and its margin of compliance under its financial... | Reuters – 2011-09-01

New Sony Reader details emerge

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 08:38 Details have emerged of Sony's forthcoming e-reader, the Reader PRS-T1. The new device will include wifi and a web browser and... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-30

Virgin's iPad magazine Project tweaked after reader survey

Virgin's iPad-only magazine Project has scrapped some digital tricks to streamline its user interface, after user feedback revealed readers wanted the title's features to showcase their tablets'... | Media Week – 2011-08-26

The magazines you’re most likely to see at the doc’s office: Details, Ebony, Reader’s Digest

AdAge.com Nat Ives reports readers are finding fewer magazines in doctors’ offices and hair salons — with exceptions such as Details, Reader’s Digest, Ebony. That’s because magazines are... | Poynter. – 2011-08-20

Reader’s Digest Reaches Sub Deal with Apple

The digital edition of Reader’s Digest is now available for purchase through the App Store, the publisher announced today. | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-18

Reader’s Digest signs on with iPad in-app subscriptions

Apple's stable of periodicals available for in-app subscription got a little bigger with the release of an update to Reader's Digest magazine on Thursday. Reader's Digest is now offering annual... | GigaOM – 2011-08-18

'Reader's Digest' Wants Your Life Story in 150 Words or Less

Oh boy, do I have a contest for you long-winded Facebookers and personal bloggers. It's called, "Your Life: The Reader's Digest Version." The venerable magazine is willing to shell out $25,000 if you... | AdWeek – 2011-08-17

Amazon bypasses Apple rules with Cloud Reader app

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 10/08/2011 - 15:45 Amazon has launched a Kindle Cloud Reader app, just two weeks after it, along with other e-booksellers, was forced to remove... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-10

Hands on with Kindle Cloud Reader for iPad

Apple no longer allows e-book sellers to link out to their stores, which is likely why Amazon introduced a new web-based app that works outside of Apple's official software distribution channel on... | GigaOM – 2011-08-10

Amazon to rent e-reader textbooks at big discount

Students can get e-books for the Kindle for as much as 80% off the purchase price | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-07-19

Job losses expected at Reader's Digest

Reader's Digest UK today revealed that it would embark on a reorganisation of its business, raising the prospect of job losses across the general-interest magazine's staff. | Media Week – 2011-07-19

Reader's Digest scouts for buyers: report

(Reuters) - Magazine and website publisher Reader's Digest Association Inc has put itself up for sale and hopes to fetch around $1 billion, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar... | Reuters – 2011-07-18

Reports: Reader’s Digest, Wenner Media Up For Sale

Reader's Digest Association is on the block, seeking a price of around $1 billion, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, which says the company may sell off piece by piece rather than... | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-18

New Sony e-reader to rival Kindle

SAN FRANCISCO - Sony Corp. , Japan’s largest exporter of consumer electronics, plans to introduce a line of upgraded digital book readers in the United States as early as next month to challenge... | Boston.com – 2011-07-15

Google launches first e-reader

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 12/07/2011 - 08:30 Google has launched a branded e-reader, the first device to be integrated with the Google e-books platform. The internet giant... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-12

iRiver Story HD: First Dedicated E-Reader for Google eBooks:

The launch of a $140 dedicated eBooks reader puts Google's store more directly in opposition to the Nook and Amazon's Kindle. The iRiver Story goes on sale July 17 at Target. | PC World – 2011-07-12

Iriver Surged Before Unveiling Google Book Reader, Tumbles After

Iriver Ltd. surged the most in six months in Seoul trading hours before the company said it will offer the world’s first reader fully customized to work with Google Inc.’s electronic-book service.... | BusinessWeek – 2011-07-12

Google's eBooks Platform Gets Its First Dedicated E-Reader

The first dedicated Google eBooks e-reader is finally headed to market. On July 17, the $139.99 iriver Story HD, will land on the shelves of Target stores nationwide, becoming the first e-reader to... | AllThingsD – 2011-07-11

Uh-oh, Kindle, Nook, the first Google e-reader is here

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The first e-reader to be integrated with Google eBooks is from iriver and will be exclusive to Target in the US. | Betanews – 2011-07-11

Utne Reader launches online magazine curated by social media

FolioUtne Reader, a magazine that highlights the best of independent and alternative press, is combing the social media streams of key “influencers” to produce a digital magazine called Alt Wire.... | Poynter. – 2011-07-08

Utne Reader Launches Social Media Curated Magazine

Utne Reader, a magazine that highlights the best of independent and alternative presses, has launched Alt Wire, a socially curated digital magazine. | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-07

IGN appoints Reader's Digest's Shepperson

IGN Entertainment, the News Corporation-owned publisher of games website IGN and AskMen, has appointed Chris Shepperson to the newly created role of head of entertainment. | Media Week – 2011-07-04

Robert Newman Officially Joins Reader’s Digest as Creative Director

Robert Newman is now creative director with Reader’s Digest; he served as a consulting creative director with RD since December. | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-30

Study Says Tablet, E-Reader Users Haven’t Given Up Print

Men more likely to own tablets, women more likely to own e-readers according to GfK MRI. | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-30

If a college graduate, older than 30, wealthy and Hispanic, you probably own an e-reader

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Nearly a quarter of US adults with household income of $75,000 have ebook readers. By ethnicity, Hispanic Americans lead other races. | Betanews – 2011-06-28

US e-reader ownership doubles in six months

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 09:15 E-reader ownership in the US has doubled over the past six months, the first time ownership of e-readers has reached double... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-28

Nook: The Little E-Reader that Could

Posted in ArticleBarnes & Noble has seen its fair share of financial turmoil over the past few years. This morning, though, it announced strong earning reports -- largely thanks to the popularity of... | EContent Magazine – 2011-06-22

Barnes & Noble reports loss as it invests in Nook e-reader

NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble reported a larger fourth-quarter loss than analysts expected Tuesday as the bookseller continues to invest in its e-book reader Nook and as liquidation sales by rival... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-06-21

Reader's Digest editor wins PPA award

Gill Hudson named as consumer media editor of the year at magazine awardsReader's Digest's Gill Hudson was named consumer media editor of the year at the 2011 PPA awards on Wednesday night.In the... | Guardian – 2011-06-16

Reader's Digest UK appoints third chief executive in a year

Thierry Bouzac appointed on interim basis, as chief operating officer departs troubled publisherReader's Digest UK has named Thierry Bouzac as its third chief executive in the space of a year – but... | Guardian – 2011-06-10

Barnes & Noble rolls out lighter Nook e-reader

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble unveiled a new Nook e-reader on Tuesday that weighs less than a paperback book and has a battery life of two months -- features designed to help it compete with... | Reuters – 2011-05-25

Barnes & Noble introduces new Nook e-reader

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc unveiled a new e-reader on Tuesday that is the size of a paperback book and has a battery life of two months, features designed to help it compete with... | Reuters – 2011-05-24

Barnes & Noble successfully markets "simpler" e-reader to women

Why do women hate technology so much? This is the question never posed by the New York Times article today on the upswing in sales from the new Barnes & Noble Nook Color. Which, by the way, is... | Salon.com – 2011-05-24

Kobo's Strategy Also Includes Hardware With Introduction of New Touch E-Reader

The bare bones e-reader that Kobo released in May 2010 was intended to help sell more of its e-books. But now the company is also seeing the merits of pursuing a hardware strategy, which includes... | AllThingsD – 2011-05-23

Reader's Digest Association Taps Paul Tomkins as CFO

This morning, the Reader’s Digest Association and parent company RDA Holding Co. announced that Paul R. Tomkins is set to succeed Tom Williams as executive vice president and chief financial officer... | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-19

Reader’s Digest Revenue, EBITDA Fall Double Digits in First Quarter 2011

The Reader’s Digest Association (RDA) shared its first quarter results this morning, and fallen revenues show that the company is still nursing its wounds since | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-16

Reader’s Digest Announces Third Digital Exec Hire Since 2008

Reader’s Digest has named Matthew Goldenberg general manager of Readersdigest.com. Goldenberg comes from Bloomberg, where he acted as managing editor and operations director at Bloomberg LP. At... | Folio Magazine – 2011-05-12

Reader's Digest UK chief leaves company

Departure of David Titmuss comes 10 months after former chief executive Chris Spratling leftDavid Titmuss, the chief executive of Reader's Digest UK, has left the company after just six months in the... | Guardian – 2011-05-06

Barnes & Noble Plans New E-Book Reader [Voices]

Barnes & Noble Inc. will unveil a new electronic book reader later this month, the bookseller told analysts and investors on Wednesday, according to a federal filing released after the close of... | AllThingsD – 2011-05-05

Barnes & Noble plans new electronic book reader

May 4 (Reuters) - Bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc plans to make an announcement on the launch of a new electronic book reader on May 24th, according to a regulatory filing released after the close of... | Reuters – 2011-05-05

The future of alt-weeklies?: Chicago Reader switches to magazine format

Chicago Tribune This week’s Reader will be bound by staples and feature a glossy cover, reports Phil Rosenthal. “The goal is to make the Reader seem less disposable, more indispensable and more... | Poynter. – 2011-04-28

NOOK Color Reader Looks to Become Tablet Competitor

Barnes & Noble Inc. is stepping up their e-reader offering, upping the NOOK Color experience to rival those of tablet computers like the iPad and Motorola Xoom. | Folio Magazine – 2011-04-26

Reader's Digest owner promotes CFO to CEO

(04-25) 09:13 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- The publisher of Reader's Digest has promoted Chief Financial Officer Tom Williams to CEO, as Mary Berner steps down. Berner says the replacement of privately held... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-25

Makro unveils UK's cheapest e-book reader

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 24/02/2011 - 09:35 The price of e-book readers has been slashed again with wholesaler Makro advertising the Binatone ReadMe Classic for around £35.... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-24

OverDrive Library E-book Reader Now Optimized for IPad

OverDrive Media Console--the iPhone app that lets users check out and read e-books from their local libraries--has been upgraded to a universal app optimized for... | PC World – 2011-02-17

E-reader market doubles over Christmas in the UK

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 09/02/2011 - 14:28 The e-reader market doubled over Christmas, according to statistics given out by the Publishers Association at its annual digital... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-09

Asda unveils UK's cheapest e-book reader

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/02/2011 - 16:12 ASDA has launched the UK’s cheapest e-reader at £52. The View Quest Mediabox 5in Media Tablet went on sale today through its... | The Bookseller – 2011-02-07

Apple Rejects Sony Reader App; Must Offer In-App Purchases

Cupertino, Calif. - Apple (NASD: AAPL) has rejected a Sony (NYSE: SNE) Reader application from its App Store, telling the company it "can no longer sell content, like e-books, within their apps, or... | Digital Media Wire – 2011-02-02

Apple blocks Sony Reader app from iPhone

SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Apple Inc has blocked rival Sony Corp's electronic book application from the iPhone because it would have circumvented Apple's system for buying content. | Reuters – 2011-02-02

Them’s Fightin’ Words: Apple Enforces Guidelines, Rejects Sony’s E-reader App

Posted in ArticleIt would appear that all e-reader hell is about to break loose. The New York Times reported today: Some application developers, including Sony, say Apple has told them they can no... | EContent Magazine – 2011-02-02

Leahy Reintroduces Bill to Restore Reader Privacy Protections

One month before controversial portions of the USA Patriot Act are set to expire, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) last week reintroduced a reauthorization bill that would restore protections for reader... | Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-01

Apple Rejects Sony Reader App, Tightens Grip on Content Sales

Apple has reportedly rejected Sony's reader app from the App store for selling content within the app and letting customers make purchases outside the App store (such as within the Sony Reader Store,... | Folio Magazine – 2011-02-01

Wolverton: New Nook Color the best e-reader on the market

Amazon's Kindle has dominated the market for e-book readers since it debuted more than three years ago. Now it may have met its match. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-01-31

Want a Succesful iPad App? Impress the Reader, Not Yourself

Long downloads and rich media that serves no purpose are holding us back. | Folio Magazine – 2011-01-12

Romance novels dominate e-reader market

If the e-reader is the digital equivalent of the brown-paper wrapper, the romance reader is a little like the Asian carp: insatiable and unstoppable. Together, it turns out, they are a perfect... | San Jose Mercury News – 2010-12-13

E-book reader price war underway as Kindle gets upgrade

Now that e-book readers have become mainstream — and now that they have the Apple iPad to contend with — the inevitable has happened. A full-on price war is underway, primarily with Amazon and... | Yahoo – 2010-07-01

Global e-book reader shipments reach 740,000 units in April-May, says Digitimes Research

Global e-book reader shipments from manufacturers to vendors in April-May 2010 reached 740,000 units, with Barnes & Noble's nook accounting for 37% and Amazon's Kindle trailing at 16%, according to... | Digi Times – 2010-06-20

A $499 e-reader that opens like a book

E-book readers are a fun category of gadgets, because their shape is not yet set in stone. While one laptop is much like the other, manufacturers are still experimenting with e-readers, trying to... | MSNBC – 2010-03-24

Kobo Debuts Dedicated e-Book Reader

E-book retailer Kobo is making good on plans to release its own dedicated reading device and has... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-24

Squires: E-Reader Content, Ad Formats Need to be Standardized Immediately

NEW YORK—It’s very early days but the opportunity, and ways to realize that opportunity, with digital reading initiatives are becoming clearer, according to John Squires, managing director of Next... | Folio Mag – 2010-03-18

Reader: Booze Really Does Make for a Better Writer

Who cares if Seattle Weekly staff writer Rick Anderson is technically not just a reader? The man was inking columns in the P-I before some of us were a twinkle in our father's you know the ... | Seattle Weekly – 2010-03-18

Alex Reader Starts Taking Pre-Orders

Spring Design, the firm that produces the dual-screen Alex Reader, will begin taking pre-orders... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-16

Warren steps down as Chicago Reader publisher to do more with Chicago News Cooperative

I'm leaving the Reader, taking on enhanced duties with the Chicago News Cooperative and pursuing other intriguing journalism opportunities. I will always be grateful for the confidence shown by... | Poynter Institute – 2010-03-08

James Warren Leaves 'Chicago Reader' for Chicago News Co-op

Recently appointed Chicago Reader Publisher James Warren is stepping down to join the Chicago News Cooperative. | Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-08

A Wii book reader due

Nintendo Co. is putting William Shakespeare and Mark Twain alongside "Super Mario" with its new handheld game device. The Kyoto-based maker of the top-selling Wii console introduced the DSi XL... | New York Post – 2010-02-25

Reader's Digest Moves Out of Bankruptcy

Reader's Digest has officially emerged from pre-packaged bankruptcy today, a moved that enabled... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-02-22

Reader’s Digest Association Emerges from Chapter 11

After six months of restructuring its debt through a pre-packaged bankruptcy, the Reader’s Digest Association Monday said it officially emerged from Chapter 11 protection. | Folio Mag – 2010-02-22

D&C still to distribute Reader's Digest titles

Current Reader's Digest titles will continue... | The Book Seller – 2010-02-18

Reader’s Digest Association to Emerge from Bankruptcy Within a Week

Roughly six months after filing for a pre-arranged bankruptcy protection, the Reader’s Digest Association said it has completed its restructuring process and plans to emerge from Chapter 11 within... | Folio Mag – 2010-02-17

Reader’s Digest, Playboy, Others Miss Rate Base

While many of the consumer magazines included in the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ FAS-FAX report for the second half of 2009 made their rate base requirements for the period, many others,... | Folio Mag – 2010-02-16

Pensions shortfall puts Reader’s Digest in UK at risk

The British arm of Reader’s Digest, the stubby magazine that has featured in dentists’ waiting rooms for 70 years, was on the brink of financial collapse last night after a deal to prop up its... | Times Online – 2010-02-02

Apple Unveils the new iPad – the 21st Century Mac, iBook Reader, and Portable Playground

COLUMN: Well, it’s finally here. I can stop holding my breath, crossing my toes, and praying to the mighty Mr. Jobs that we’ve finally have something like an iPod, only, er, bigger. It’s here,... | Publishers Newswire – 2010-01-28

Digital Book World: Baker & Taylor Shows Off Kurzweil’s Blio e-Reader

Baker & Taylor senior v-p Linda Gagnon showed off Blio, e-reading software developed by visionary technologist Ray Kurzweil’s KNFB Reading Technology, at a session during the final day of Digital... | Publishers Wekly – 2010-01-28

Sony's Stringer says e-reader to stay a book device

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The way Howard Stringer sees it, Sony's digital e-readers should focus on the printed word and making reading "comfortable," even though the consumer electronics giant could... | Reuters – 2009-12-17

Kobo Touts Open Access, Hopes for e-Reader

Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo, the newest player in the e-book market, said the company will challenge competition from the likes of Amazon and Sony by giving consumers more choice. Serbinis said it... | Publishers Wekly – 2009-12-17

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