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Hearst pays €651m for Lagardère magazine business

Hearst Corporation has made a "binding offer" of €651m (£559m) for Lagardère's international magazine business, which includes a licensing agreement for fashion magazine Elle. Continue reading at 'Media Week'

[ Media Week | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Steve Jobs' health is not a private matter

By Joe Wilcox, Betanews Sadly, I must reaffirm my position stated during Apple CEO Steve Jobs' last medical leave, in January 2009: His health situation isn't a private matter, and, frankly, it's even less so now. The seeming suddenness of Jobs' more recent medical leave, which this time is... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-books and More at Winter Institute 6

Despite pressure coming from a number of different areas on bricks-and-mortar bookstores, the American Booksellers Association's sixth annual Winter Institute, which took place January 18–21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va., was surprisingly upbeat. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst To Buy Lagardere Magazine, Digital Units for $889 Million

Hearst Corp. announced today that it has made an offer of 651 million euros (or about $889 million) for Lagardere's international press and magazine business, including 102 titles in 15 countries, and 50 related Web sites. The deal includes publishing rights to Elle in 15 countries as well as 10... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Googlization of Books

There have been a few popular books in recent years detailing Google's ascent in the digital world, notably Ken Auletta's Googled: The End of the World as We Know It and Jeff Jarvis's What Would Google Do. But there is another story, says author and media scholar Siva Vai-dhyanathan. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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It's a Digital Book World

There was no shortage of debates and discussions at last week's second annual Digital Book World, where about 1,300 members of the trade publishing industry turned out in New York to explore ways to navigate the digital transition. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: Hearst Makes Offer For Elle, Other Lagardère Titles

After a month of negotiations, Hearst has made an offer to buy 102 magazine titles from the French publisher. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2011-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Claims E-book Sales Beat Paperbacks

The ebook sales milestone "has come even sooner than we expected," CEO Bezos says. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Egypt's telecommunications blackout crushes citizen journalism

By Tim Conneally, Betanews Responding to widespread civil unrest, the government of Egypt on Thursday evening ordered all private network operators to shut down their services, both wired and wireless.At around 12:30am local time, Egypt's outbound connections to the Internet hit a brick wall,... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2011-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker to accept digital submissions for first time

Written By: Katie Allen E-books are to be accepted for entry for the Man Booker prize for the first time in 2011 as a number of changes are made to the rules. Publishers are being asked to submit a digital version of their submissions as judges are to be supplied with e-readers for the first... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Kindle Book Sales Soar

Online retailer reports sales of its digital ebooks has outstripped those of traditional paperbacks. Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2010 retailer discounts total £600m

Written By: Philip Stone and Lisa Campbell Retailers slashed a total of £600m from the price of books in 2010 as book-buyers enjoyed their best year for bargains since records began. The average discount given off a book's r.r.p. last year was 26%— slightly deeper than in 2009, when books were... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookthrift in Chesham faces closure

Written By: Lisa Campbell Independent bookshop Bookthrift in Chesham is closing after five years trading, blaming poor sales and more people buying online and in supermarkets. The four staff in the Chiltern Hills shop in Buckinghamshire will be made redundant when it closes, although its final... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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David Kohn to leave Waterstone's

Written By: Lisa Campbell Waterstone’s head of e-commerce David Kohn is leaving the company at the end of this week. Kohn has worked with the book retailer for the last two and a half years. He is leaving to pursue “a number of digital investment opportunities,” according to a Waterstone’s... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's asks publishers to scale-back March orders

Written By: Lisa Campbell Waterstone's is cutting orders it makes on new titles from March to reduce its number of returns. The book retailer contacted suppliers this week asking them to reduce initial orders by about 20%. Publishers were asked to cancel existing pre-orders so that new orders... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Eric Carle to write first book in four years for Puffin

Written By: Charlotte Williams Puffin is to publish a new picture book by The Very Hungry Caterpillar author Eric Carle, his first in four years. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse will be published in October 2011, in a global, simultaneous publication with Philomel, a Penguin Young Readers... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Big comics line up for this autumn

Written By: Charlotte Williams Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and John Bishop are among the latest big-name celebrities to have been snapped up for autobiographies, as comedians look set to dominate the hardback celebrity memoir market again this autumn. “Gavin and Stacey” star Rob Brydon’s memoir is... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Report: Worldwide App Revenue To Exceed $15 Billion in 2011

Mobile app downloads will increase 117 percent to 17.7 billion worldwide while mobile application store revenue will grow to more than $15.1 billion in 2011, a 190 percent increase, according to Gartner Inc. In 2010, app stores generated an estimated $5.2 billion from both download sales and... Continue reading at 'Folio Magazine'

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Warnock condemns library closure "barbarism"

Written By: Benedicte Page The philosopher, author and life peer Baroness Mary Warnock has said closure of her local library, Sydenham Library, would be "barbarism". Warnock will be among the local authors and poets taking part in a read-in at the library on Saturday 5th February, as part of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Borders secures funding but doubts remain over future

Written By: Graeme Neill Borders has finally secured an agreement for fresh funding, with GE Capital providing $550m of new cash, but only if publishers stump up $125m. Publishers Weekly reports the troubled retailer has said for the first time that it doesn't rule out the possibility of... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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