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For Publishers, Who Are the Gatekeepers of Social Media?

Ten years ago, as the prospect of monetizing Web sites started becoming a reality for publishers, different departments butted heads over prime real estate: editorial wanted it for content; sales wanted it for advertising; marketing wanted it for promotion. Today, as the emphasis shifts away... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barack Obama Anonymous Novel: What if Tom Friedman or Rahm Emanuel wrote it?

As Simon & Schuster prepares to release O: A Presidential Novel, based on the Obama administration and starring a thinly veiled Barack Obama as the character "O," the publisher is trying to keep the identity of its anonymous author under wraps. Slate imagines a few possibilities.[more ...] Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2011-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pearson performing well across "anaemic" market

Pearson, the publisher of the Financial Times, said it expects its headline company operating profits to balloon by around 20% in 2010, helped by the performance of its flagship business newspaper. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2011-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Writers Are Asked Not to Talk About Author of ‘O’

Simon & Schuster requested that journalists and other writers not comment if asked whether they were responsible for the novel “O,” about a fictional 2012 presidential campaign. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2011-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oxford Media Convention: Trinity Mirror's Sly Bailey on the 'need to educate' Hunt

Sly Bailey, the chief executive of newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror, has issued cutting criticism of the culture secretary Jeremy Hunt's understanding of the full media issues regarding News Corporation's relationship to BSkyB. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2011-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How One Small Publisher Cracked the App Store Top 25

Publishers are launching iPhone and iPad apps on a daily basis (unless you're Bonnier, then it seems almost hourly). Many are coming from the usual suspects with deep pockets--Hearst, Conde Nast, Time Inc. etc. Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette to close teen magazine Sugar after 16 years

Hachette Filipacchi is to close teen print magazine Sugar in March, which has suffered flagging circulation figures, and ahead of an anticipated group sale to US publisher Hearst. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2011-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Circalit Seeks Crime Fiction

A year-old social networking and digital distribution platform that aims to bring writers and agents together has created a contest to find "the next big crime fiction blockbuster." Circalit, launched in February 2010 as a place for screenwriters to showcase their work to studios, began inviting... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Report: Verso and NewPage Back in Merger Talks

NewPage Paper and Verso--the largest makers of coated paper and the subject of merger rumors last year--are b Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Librarians Brace For a Tough 2011

Attendance dipped to its lowest level in a decade and traffic on the show floor was noticeably slow, but last week's 2011 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in San Diego, Calif., was anything but quiet. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time to Change Co-op?

After several stark years in which stores like Cody's in San Francisco and Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville closed and the nation's second largest chain is teetering more than ever, publishers and booksellers are looking for new ways to work together. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Westmonster - the new politics blog

Lloyd Shepherd, former director of news and information products at Yahoo and (disclaimer) deputy director of digital publishing at GU, has a new company and a new project in the form of Messy Media which is set to roll out a series of specialist news blogs.The company launched its first... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2007-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What's wrong with Gillian McKeith

For years, 'Dr' Gillian McKeith has used her title to sell TV shows, diet books and herbal sex pills. Now the Advertising Standards Authority has stepped in. Yet the real problem is not what she calls herself, but the mumbo-jumbo she dresses up as scientific fact, says Ben GoldacreCall her the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2007-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editor 'provided cover for spies'

Plot thickens: Dominic Lawson denies new accusations that he helped MI6 agents when working for the SpectatorRelated stories:MI6's lawyers lose spy book appeal Pen mightier than the sword Russian colonel's defection an intelligence coup for Britain Dominic Lawson, the editor of the Sunday... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2001-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Conclusive Evidence

The sharpest review of Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir, “Speak, Memory,” was written by Nabokov himself. Continue reading at 'New Yorker'

[ New Yorker | 1998-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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