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Blackwell cuts 19 from library supply business

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 14:19 Blackwell has today (10th May) axed 19 head office jobs from its library supply team. The staff, who are all based at the...

Digital sales could be 15% of total next year - Hudson

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 11:06 E-book sales could exceed 8% of trade publishers' sales in 2011, and could reach 15% next year, Random House UK's deputy chairman...

Think short-term to stay ahead of digital change, publishers told

The Bookseller – 2011-05-10

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 16:07 Publishers should avoid locking themselves into any long term strategy, technology or partnerships in their digital publishing...

Why integration can be a barrier to innovation in the digital world

Guardian – 2011-05-10

Although some integrated news rooms and sales forces are effective, progress is often quicker where digital is kept apart"Here's the problem," says Randall Rothenberg, head of the US Interactive...

Random rushes Bin Laden digital exclusive

The Bookseller – 2011-05-09

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 09/05/2011 - 08:51 Random House is publishing its first "instant e-book exclusive" with William Heinemann's rapid response to the death of Al...

Can Publishers Create a Business Class For News? [Voices]

AllThingsD – 2011-05-06

In their ongoing struggle to get readers to pay for content, some media companies have implemented paywalls, while others have hitched their wagon to Apple’s app store and are trying a subscription...

How to assess online credibility: looking for "digital authorities"

Editors Weblog – 2011-05-05

The huge potentiality offered to news media by social media and social networks have already been widely discussed. But does the overwhelming tide of information have any consequences on the...

Media Decoder: Random House Buys Digital Agency

The New York Times – 2011-05-05

Random House has acquired Smashing Ideas, a digital media agency, in an effort to strengthen its digital publishing side, the publisher said on Thursday.

Random House buys digital agency Smashing Ideas

The Bookseller – 2011-05-05

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 05/05/2011 - 15:40 Bertelsmann has acquired digital media agency Smashing Ideas, with the aim of beefing up Random House Inc's digital offerings....

Digital helps lift profit at Simon & Schuster

The Bookseller – 2011-05-04

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 04/05/2011 - 09:30 Digital sales were worth 18% of Simon & Schuster's total global sales in its first quarter as its revenues increased 2% to $155m....

Small Business Barometer Finds Sector Prefers Advertising in Newspapers

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-04

According to Capital One Bank's Small Business Barometer, 62 percent of respondents said they were investing in newspaper and other print ads.

Digital sales now worth 6%, as e-books grow 300% in 2010

The Bookseller – 2011-05-03

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 03/05/2011 - 09:22 The digital publishing market is now worth 6% of UK publishers' sales, the Publishers Association has revealed, with consumer...

Optimizing Digital Editions: Getting Away From Replicas

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-30

Designing a digital reading experience that goes beyond the magazine is a priority for publishers, particularly those launching the latest tablet apps. In December, Bonnier debuted a quarterly...

Cuts likely at News International

The Independent – 2011-04-29

News International, the publisher of The Sun, News of the World, The Times and Sunday Times, is poised to make cuts to reduce its losses according to an internal email sent to staff by its chief...

Our Choice for IOS Pushes Digital Book Boundaries

PC World – 2011-04-29

The first time former U.S. vice president Al Gore issued his warning about the dire state of our environment, he used the traditional format of bound paper. To...

Byliner, S.F. digital publisher, has instant hit

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-28

Having your very first product become an instant best-seller is not a bad way to start. So marked the initial release for Byliner , a San Francisco digital publishing company, whose e-book, "Three...

How Traditional Media Companies Should Reshape for the Digital Age

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-27

In a white paper titled “The Media Company of the Future: The Revolution Goes On”, consulting firm AMR International Consulting Inc. outlines the steps it says traditional companies must take to...

How Digital Editions Can Help Save Newspapers

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-26

E&P Exclusive: The right strategy can lure advertisers and satisfy readers.

Media Decoder: McClatchy Mulls Digital Products

The New York Times – 2011-04-26

The publisher of The Kansas City Star and The Miami Herald didn't escape the continued downturn in the newspaper business.

Brooks launches News International review

Guardian – 2011-04-21

News International's chief executive Rebekah Brooks has launched a three-year internal review of the company under the slogan "changing the game."Every division - including editorial, advertising and...

Building a Business on Content Sales

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-21

The appeal of paid content is growing. Last month, The New York Times embarked on one of the largest tests yet around paid content, introducing a subscription plan for the heaviest users of its site....

Nielsen Media and Reed Business Information

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-21

The breakup of these former media powerhouses exemplified the industry’s creative chaos: divestment, downsizing and dissolution, followed, perhaps, by opportunity.

RHG reshuffles international sales department

The Bookseller – 2011-04-21

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 13:45 The Random House Group has made a series of appointments as part of a reshuffle of its international sales department,...

How Newspapers Can Sustain Business and Our Planet

Editor & Publisher – 2011-04-20

E&P Exclusive: Publishers developing environmental visions and engaging their suppliers on sustainability issues have the benefit of driving both forest conservation and a secure supply of FSC...

PA welcomes court ruling on Digital Economy Act

The Bookseller – 2011-04-20

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 20/04/2011 - 12:11 The Publishers Association has said it is "delighted" by the High Court ruling in favour of the government in a legal...

International self published photography book competition calls for Canadian entries

CNW – 2011-04-19

Judged by world-renowned photographers, Blurb's Photography Book Now offers $25,000 Grand Prize

The Pulitzer Prize winners: business coverage and ProPublica's web-only series stand out

Editors Weblog – 2011-04-19

The 2011 winners of the Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, April 18, and for the first time, a web-only piece won one of the coveted awards. Other peculiarities this year included the fact...

United Business Media Reports 7.5 Percent Underlying Revenue Growth in Q1 2011

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-19

United Business Media (UBM) shared its first quarter report today, with a 13.7 percent increase in total revenue, rising from 2010 first quarter’s $338.74 million to first quarter 2011’s $385.07...

Digital's Nice, But Paper-Over-Board Offers Something Different

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-18

Forget digital versus print for a moment, and consider a cookbook's format. Think back to the last time you used a cookbook in the kitchen. Was the book covered in a dust jacket? A cumbersome, flappy...

The Knot Stops Print Edition of The Nest; Converts to Digital-Only

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-16

The Knot, whose brands include TheNest.com and TheBump.com, is converting the print version of The Nest to digital.

Fiction Express seeks interaction from readers for digital series

The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

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

John Murray pics up Harkaway on digital

The Bookseller – 2011-04-15

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Fri, 15/04/2011 - 11:33 Roland Philipps at John Murray has bought a book on digital written by the author Nick Harkaway, which argues that the new...

MPG unveils £3m digital book spend

PrintWeek – 2011-04-15

MPG Books Group has announced that it is to make a £3m investment in inkjet technology in a deal that it says underlines a "fundamental" shift from litho to digital in the short-run book printing...

Survey: Canadians overwhelmingly opposed to digital subscriptions

Editors Weblog – 2011-04-13

According to a recent online survey by the University of British Columbia, 81% of Canadian adults would not pay to read news online and 90% would find free alternatives if their preferred news...

Time Inc. Veteran John Squires Lands at Digital Bookstore [MediaMemo]

AllThingsD – 2011-04-13

Longtime Time Inc. executive John Squires, last seen running the magazine industry's version of Hulu, has a new gig: He's at Akademos, a Connecticut-based company that runs digital bookstores for...

Citigroup to sell EMI 'as whole business'

Guardian – 2011-04-12

US bank which wrested control of EMI from Guy Hands is said to agree that the company should not be broken upCitigroup, the US bank which wrested control of music giant EMI from financier Guy Hands...

Kingsolver on shortlist for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

The Bookseller – 2011-04-12

Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 10:36 Barbara Kingsolver's Orange Prize-winning The Lacuna (Faber) has been shortlisted for the €100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The 10-strong...

Agents Keeping Foreign Publishers on Digital Leash

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-11

As the London Book Fair goes through its annual run this week, American agents are trying to figure out the best way to sell digital rights to foreign publishers in markets that are far behind the...

Bloomberg Business Week presents new iPad app

Editors Weblog – 2011-04-11

Interested in Bloomberg Business Week? There's an app for that. The magazine launched its iPad app today, April 11. Print subscribers get the application for free while non-subscribers pay $2.99 a...

Time called on enhanced e-books at LBF digital conference

The Bookseller – 2011-04-10

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Sun, 10/04/2011 - 16:03 Enhanced e-books are dead, discoverability is the most important issue facing e-book vendors, while pricing strategies should be...

Sheila Bounford moves up at NBN International

The Bookseller – 2011-04-08

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Fri, 08/04/2011 - 15:53 Sheila Bounford has been promoted to managing director at Plymouth-based book distributor NBN International (NBNi). Bounford...

Archant revamps its business structure

Guardian – 2011-04-07

Restructuring appears to be the order of the day at regional newspaper groups. Soon after Northcliffe Media announced an organisational change, Archant has revealed a similar switch. It is reducing...

Digital sports rights group Perform in £586m flotation

Guardian – 2011-04-07

Company is first digital media company since Moneysupermarket.com in 2007 to float on London Stock ExchangeDigital sports rights company Perform is to float on the stock exchange at 260p per share,...

Advantage Business Media Buys "Continuity Insights" Portfolio

Folio Magazine – 2011-04-06

Advantage Business Media, a b-to-b publisher targeting the communications, manufacturing, design and science markets, has purchased the assets of Continuity Insights from Gardner Publications.

Heidelberg and Ricoh digital sales partnership goes live

PrintWeek – 2011-04-06

Heidelberg and Ricoh officially unveiled their digital printing partnership at a joint press conference in Germany earlier today (6 April).

Quercus makes £1m from digital in three months

The Bookseller – 2011-04-05

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 05/04/2011 - 15:22 Quercus has nearly matched the £1m digital revenue it made from e-books last year in the first three months of 2011. read more

Ruling Spurs Effort to Form Digital Public Library

The New York Times – 2011-04-04

American institutions have scanned millions of books and hope to form a searchable Internet portal.

Braving the Digital Path

Publishers Weekly – 2011-04-04

Given that nearly 90% of Russian households are expected to have Internet access by 2012, it is easy to see why e-books, online retailers, and electronic libraries are getting so much attention (and...

Agents warn publishers over digital rates

The Bookseller – 2011-04-01

Written By: Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 01/04/2011 - 08:50 Literary agent Sonia Land has warned book publishers they will lose control over authors’ digital...

Quantifying Success in Digital Media

EContent Magazine – 2011-03-31

Posted in ArticleEarlier this week, paidContent.org generated a list of 50 companies it guesstimated to be the Most Successful Digital Media Companies in the U.S. Some of the findings were...

Ladybird reshapes for digital market

The Bookseller – 2011-03-31

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 15:38 Ladybird is updating its image with a new campaign designed to highlight its preschool credentials to families and to grow the...

Mistry up for Man Booker International Prize

CBC – 2011-03-30

Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry has been shortlisted for the lucrative Man Booker International Prize.

Long Form Journalism Enters the Digital Market

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-30

As most publishers are scrambling to compact content (call it the Twitter effect), one company is bringing lengthy journalistic stories to digital devices.

Times and Sunday Times hit 79,000 digital subscribers

Guardian – 2011-03-29

Online, iPad and Kindle user figure up 20,000 on total for November – although papers' print circulation continues to fallA total of 79,000 people pay to subscribe to the Times and Sunday Times...

Rebuck bullish on digital after "show-stopping" Xmas

The Bookseller – 2011-03-29

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 29/03/2011 - 08:55 Random House c.e.o. Gail Rebuck has said she expects digital to become a "significant" part of its business in 2011 and...

New York Times paywall: built for the digital future?

Guardian – 2011-03-26

Debate has focused on the mechanics of the charging scheme rather than whether its $40m cost is really of long-term valueIt is a week since the New York Times finally set a date and a plan for...

Creating a digital public library without Google's money

L.A. Times – 2011-03-26

Google's settlement with authors and publishers has been tossed out, shining a spotlight on copyright law. Maybe we shouldn't entrust that kind of project to a corporation anyway.Say what you want...

Judge echoes Google critics in digital book ruling

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-24

(03-23) 16:33 PDT San Francisco, CA (AP) -- As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw...

Stacey International and Capuchin relaunch as Stacey Publishing

The Bookseller – 2011-03-24

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 24/03/2011 - 15:31 Independent publisher Stacey International and its imprint Capuchin Classics have launched a new company, Stacey Publishing,...

Surprising results for combined print-digital readerships of US newspapers

Guardian – 2011-03-24

As I reported on Monday, ABC is going to present unified figures for print and digital editions for regional and local newspapers.We won't discover the results - for the first six months of this year...

Google’s $125 Million Digital Library Accord Rejected by Judge

BusinessWeek – 2011-03-23

A U.S. judge rejected Google Inc.’s $125 million settlement with publishers and authors, saying the deal to create the world’s biggest digital book library would be unfair to authors.

Paid-for still the way ahead for digital, says News International executive

Guardian – 2011-03-23

Paul Hayes reveals the lessons he's learned from putting the Times and Sunday Times behind a paywallA year is a long time in the media industry. Twelve months ago this week Rupert Murdoch's News...

ABC Board Changes Advertising Requirement for Digital Magazines

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-22

Recognizing the fluid state of digital magazine publishing, the ABC board of directors has just modified a key requirement for qualifying a "replica" digital edition. Advertising in the print and...

HC buys Shan's digital backlist rights

The Bookseller – 2011-03-21

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Mon, 21/03/2011 - 08:53 HarperCollins is to publish Darren Shan's backlist as e-books, having concluded a deal with the Christopher Little Agency for the...

Luke Johnson to write business advice for Portfolio

The Bookseller – 2011-03-17

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 17/03/2011 - 15:57 Luke Johnson, best known in the book trade for his spell owning Borders, and fellow Financial Times journalist Mrs Moneypenny are...

Epicurious Wins ASME's General Excellence Digital Ellie Award

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-17

The American Society of Magazine editors today unveiled the winners of its second-ever Digital Ellies awards. Conde Nast's Epicurious took the award in the General Excellence category as well as top...

SXSW 2011: Novelty of iPad news apps fades fast among digital delegates

Guardian – 2011-03-16

Aron Pilhofer of the New York Times and design guru Khoi Vinh express scepticism about iPad news apps at SXSWIf Rupert Murdoch's $30m iPad newspaper the Daily is "like using Real Player in 1997",...

The Blizzard digital football magazine kicks off on 'pay what you want' basis

Guardian – 2011-03-15

Journalists' collective follows Radiohead's financial model with low-key launch of 'in-depth' quarterly downloadA group of well-known sports writers keen to "break the shackles" of national newspaper...

Singapore Airlines cuts fuel costs by converting magazines to digital

Media Week – 2011-03-15

Singapore Airlines has implemented digital versions of its in-flight magazines in a bid to reduce fuel costs, according to international magazine body Fipp.

Greenspun Media Group Launches Weekly Regional Business Magazine

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-11

Regional publisher Greenspun Media announced it will launch Vegas Inc., a weekly business magazine for the Las Vegas market, on April 4. Vegas Inc. staff includes Greenspun business editor Richard...

Advertisers benefit from The Times paywall, claims News International

Guardian – 2011-03-08

News International is claiming that advertisers have benefited from "significant lifts in user engagement and brand recall" due to charging for access to The Times's website.Its claim is based on a...

Female authors heralded on International Women's Day

The Bookseller – 2011-03-08

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 08/03/2011 - 08:40 Inspiring books by and about women are being hailed for International Women's Day, as J K Rowling and Germaine Greer are named...

The Secret to Digital Growth: Investing In Content?

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-08

Business Insider's Henry Blodget tells (almost) all. But can online revenue cover the costs of original content?

Summit Business Hires to Expand Advanced Markets AdvisorFX

Folio Magazine – 2011-03-08

Summit Business Media announced today the expansion of staff for the Advanced Markets AdvisorFX, an online source for practice-building and client-management tools serving financial advisors and...

Turning Digital into Dollars

Publishers Weekly – 2011-03-07

The Engage! Expo 2011, a conference and trade show focusing on tools and strategies for reaching consumers through mobile apps, social networks, online gaming, and other digital content, offered some...

Penguin to treble investment in digital content

The Bookseller – 2011-03-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 09:03 Penguin is to treble its investment in digital content in 2011 compared to 2010, as both Pearson and Bloomsbury cited a leap...

BML launches new research in digital future

The Bookseller – 2011-03-04

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 04/03/2011 - 10:08 Book Marketing Limited has began new research among publishers to predict what comes next in digital. The provider of market...

EU Raids Digital Book Sellers in Cartel Investigation

PC World – 2011-03-02

The European Union’s competition regulators carried out unannounced inspections into various eBook companies on Tuesday.

Digital book buyers 'more realistic' over e-book prices

The Bookseller – 2011-03-02

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 03/03/2011 - 08:45 Half of all book buyers expect to pay less for e-books, according to new research by Mintel, but those book readers who already...

Digital economy or bust: the story of a new media startup – part eight

Guardian – 2011-02-28

A free office courtesy of Channel 8 – with one catch, the only way is EssexI still have little idea how Sam had got us into Rupert Sawyer's office – it seems he has some connections beyond the...

B&N Looks for the Right Print, Digital Balance

Publishers Weekly – 2011-02-28

Barnes & Noble's third-quarter results for the period ended January 29 shows the dilemma faced by companies making the transition from print to digital. In the case of B&N, while its fastest growth...

Digital doubles at this year's LBF

The Bookseller – 2011-02-25

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 25/02/2011 - 08:40 Gordon Willoughby, Amazon's director of the Kindle in Europe, is to address London Book Fair's digital conference to be held...

Social Games Publisher Digital Chocolate Raises $12 Million

Digital Media Wire – 2011-02-24

San Mateo, Calif. - Digital Chocolate, a developer of social games, said on Tuesday it has raised $12 million in its fourth round of funding, led by Intel Capital.read more

Digital Ellie Award Nominations Announced

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-24

The National Magazine Awards for Digital Media 2011 finalists have been announced by Sid Holt, chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors. The awards will be presented on March 16th,...

Time Inc Chief Digital Officer Rothenberg exits

Reuters – 2011-02-23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Time Inc Chief Digital Officer Randall Rothenberg is heading back to the Interactive Advertising Bureau as the organization's president and CEO after just a month at the storied...

Publishing proliferates thanks to POD and digital

The Bookseller – 2011-02-23

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 23/02/2011 - 09:35 Print on demand, digital and self-publishing are continuing to push up the number of books published in the UK and overseas,...

Hearst Magazines Digital Media Announces Staff Changes

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-23

Hearst Magazines Digital Media announced several changes to its roster today. Julie Hocheiser is now site director for Seventeen.com. Hocheiser served previously as the senior web editor for the...

Are digital comics the hero or villain?

Baltimore Sun – 2011-02-22

Timonium's Diamond Comic Distributors to experiment with digital comics distribution with retail partnersDigital entertainment has shaken the retail industry, shuttering your local brick-and-mortar...

Press release: International Partnership denounces systemic attacks on press freedom in Yemen

Editors Weblog – 2011-02-22

Against a backdrop of historic political change for the region that has brought the country to the brink of its own revolution, The International Partnership for Yemen today releases findings from...

Informa cites digital and overseas for increased profit

The Bookseller – 2011-02-22

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 22/02/2011 - 09:15 Expanded digital delivery and sales in emerging markets have led Taylor & Francis parent company Informa to an increase in...

Telegraph plans some digital content charges from September

Guardian – 2011-02-22

Payment system described as 'very light touch', with a 'very generous allowance' before users forced to payTelegraph Media Group is understood to be planning to introduce charging for some of its...

Forbes Launching Digital Ad Platform

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-22

Forbes is launching an ad platform that combines the Forbes Media Network with a new audience segmentation effort called FAST and offers custom units that blend advertising with content according to...

The business on...Jack Griffin, Unemployed publishing executive

The Independent – 2011-02-19

Unemployed? As of yesterday, yes. Mr Griffin went to work as chief executive of Time Inc, the publishing business of Time Warner, but came home without a job. He got the chop.

Google Announces Payment System for Digital Content

The New York Times – 2011-02-17

A day after Apple stirred up online publishers with its digital subscription plan, Google announced a service that aims to be more publisher-friendly.

Kindle Singles, a happy medium for longer-format reading on digital handhelds

Editors Weblog – 2011-02-16

Perhaps it's not that people have shorter attention spans, it could be a problem with platforms. That's the argument made by The New York Times upon the announcement of Amazon's January launch of...

Will Work for…Free?: The Future of Digital Content

EContent Magazine – 2011-02-16

Posted in ArticleThe HuffPo acquisition seems to have stirred up hive of thought regarding the value of content... again. Which is great for EContent, since it's just about all we ever think about....

Digital growth will put a strain on bricks & mortar, says Orion's Roche

The Bookseller – 2011-02-16

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 07:42 Orion chief executive Peter Roche has called increasing e-book sales "welcome" but cautioned that they will put "more of a...

Apple Unveils Digital Subscription Service

Folio Magazine – 2011-02-15

Apple has officially rolled out its long awaited subscription-model for content publishers in the App Store. Under the plan, if subscribers come to a publisher's app organically through the App...

Salt launches digital romance imprint

The Bookseller – 2011-02-15

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 15/02/2011 - 09:39 Indie publisher Salt has launched a digital imprint, Embrace Books, comprising four series of erotica and romance titles....

Digital or bust: the story of a new media startup

Guardian – 2011-02-14

Sam's appearance on Sky News wins the site a few new friends, but our publicity coup fails to impress Mrs TVIt's amazing how quickly people take you seriously when they can actually see the stories...

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