International Publishing News

Updated about 7 years ago [ At: 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC]


Elle rolls out Chinese shopping guide

Hearst Magazines UK has published a shopping guide in Mandarin Chinese, which is being handed out with 10,000 copies of the latest Elle Collections luxury fashion biannual. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The New Backbone of Content and Marketing: Data

This may sound obvious, but data is now at the heart of just about every action publishers and advertisers make. There appears to be no end to the data sources and the appetite publishers and brands have for it. Data drives every decision, from the content we produce to the viability and... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kindle Singles: Growing, but Maintains Focus

The Kindle Singles store, according to its editor David Blum, is “like a bookstore where the manager also edits the books.” Blum is that manager-editor, and under his guidance the store has grown to feature nearly 400 works since launching in January 2011. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A New Era at Thames & Hudson

It’s not many publishing companies that can say they beat revenue projections by 40%, but that was the case in the fiscal year ended in March for the U.S. division of the U.K.-based illustrated book publisher Thames & Hudson. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brands for Babies

The youngest end of the children's publishing business has seen a surge in licensing deals, with publishers tying in with infant and toddler development brands from the worlds of toys and entertainment. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette New Zealand to cease new publishing

Hachette has restructured its New Zealand business, closing its publishing unit and relocating... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Making Yourself Mobile

It’s not news that mobile has become a strategic imperative for publishers. Smartphone ownership has now crossed the 50-percent mark in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center, while mobile users are reporting significantly higher content consumption levels across the board. But... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2013-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookBub Ebook Deals Site Closes in on 1.5 Million Subscribers

With the simple concept of alerting readers to a curated list of discounted ebooks, Bookbub has attracted nearly 1.5 million users in just a year. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Axel Springer Sheds Oldest Print Titles in $1.2 Billion Deal

FRANKFURT, July 25 (Reuters) - Publisher Axel Springer struck a 920 million euro ($1.22 billion) deal to sell some of Germany's best-known newspapers and magazines, severing its oldest roots in order to intensify its focus on digital media. Th ... Continue reading at 'Editor & Publisher'

[ Editor & Publisher | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BookVibe Turns Twitter Data into Book Discovery Tool

BookVibe allows users to search their tweets and extract the books that are being discussed by the people they follow on Twitter. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Second cookbook festival for Chorleywood

Random House and the Chorleywood Bookshop in Hertfordshire are to run a cookery book festival for... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Xbox One to allow indie games makers

Microsoft is to allow independent games developers to self-publish on its Xbox One games console, in a reversal of its previous policy. Continue reading at 'BBC World'

[ BBC World | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kicks Off 'Kindle Singles Interview' Series

Expanding the range of its Kindle Singles offerings, Amazon has kicked off an interview series on the e-reader. The first installment of "The Kindle Singles Interview" series features Israeli President Shimon Peres, who was interviewed by Tablet magazine's literary editor, David Samuels. Amazon... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Luton set for library closures

Luton Borough Council is considering closing several libraries as it looks to make savings on its... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google adding textbooks to the Play Store

While most people associate Android with text-messages, Google hopes you will think of it in another "text" aspect too -- textbooks. Today, Google announces that it is bringing textbooks to the Play Store. The company has partnered with all five major textbook publishers -- Cengage, Wiley,... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft Says Developers Can Self-Publish on Xbox One

Microsoft will allow game developers to self-publish their creations on Xbox One, promising more information at next month's Gamescom show.     Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt on staff departures: 'No-one has enjoyed this process'

Waterstones staff have spoken of their sadness at seeing managers with decades of experience... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Drives Amazon Second Quarter Sales

Total revenue at Amazon rose 22% in the second quarter ended June 30, to $15.70 billion, while operating income fell 26%, to $79 million. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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People on the Move | 7.25.13

Clinton Smith has been named editor-in-chief of VERANDA. Smith has been editorial director of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles since April 2008. Patrick Frater has been named Asia bureau chief at Variety, based in Hong Kong. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Xbox One's ability to play in-development code has Minecraft-esque implications for gamers

The Xbox One's retail units will also run in-progress game code and function as debug units for budding devs, but Xbox VP Marc Whitten says not all of that functionality will be available when the console launches this November. More details will be available during Gamescom 2013 this August,... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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