3M Sells Library Business to Bibliotheca; ProQuest Buys Ex Libris

3M has sold its North American and global library businesses—including 3M Cloud Library, 3M’s upstart ebook lending service—to global library solutions company Bibliotheca. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2015: 3M Expands Cloud Library to U.K. and Beyond

Already in over 1,000 libraries in the U.S. and Canada, users abroad will soon be able to use 3M to borrow library ebooks. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac buys Collector's Library

Pan Macmillan has bought Collector’s Library for an undisclosed sum. Harriet Sanders, currently rights director at Pan Macmillan, has been appointed publisher of Collector’s Library, which will become an imprint within Pan Macmillan under adult books publisher Jeremy Trevathan. The three... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mondadori in talks to buy RCS Libri

Italian publisher Mondadori is in talks to buy RCS Libri, according to a Reuters report. Reuters said Mondadori was in “advanced talks” about purchasing RCS Libri, with the deal worth between €120m and €150m (£88.8m and £111m). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EBSCO Buys YBP Library Services from B&T

EBSCO officials called the acquisition of YBP Library Services, a leader in serving academic libraries, a "significant investment." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Investors buy stake in Business Insider for $25M

A group of investors led by Axel Springer SE, Europe's biggest newspaper publisher, has paid $25 million for a stake in Business Insider Inc. as the German media company seeks to expand its digital... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2015-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Virgin buys business book from basketball coach

Ebury Publishing imprint Virgin Books has acquired a “timeless business book” by a basketball coach. Ed Faulkner, Ebury deputy publishing director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson from Simon Trewin at WME. During his career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hanley Wood Sells Exhibitions Business for $375 Million

  Hanley Wood has agreed to sell its exhibition businesses to Informa, a U.K.-based publishing and events company, for $375 million. The sale is expected to close by the end of 2014. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2014-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best-Selling Author Warns ‘You Might Not Want to Buy’ His Book

Patrick Rothfuss is the author of the mega-bestselling novels The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear, and is currently hard at work on The Doors of Stone, the final volume in his epic fantasy trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle. In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy he discusses... Continue reading at Wired

[ Wired | 2014-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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3M Library, B&N Offer Nook Lending Program

3M Library Systems is partnering with Barnes & Noble to allow library systems to purchase the Nook GlowLight e-readers directly from the retailer to lend to their patrons. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Florida university lets students buy titles for its ebook-only library

It's not uncommon for libraries to offer ebooks in addition to dead-tree copies, but the newly opened Florida Polytechnic University takes its digital tome offerings a lot more seriously. The institution has decided to completely forego stocking its... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2014-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Buys LiveRail to Grow Its Video Ad Business

Facebook is buying video ad platform LiveRail and giving it control of a network that powers advertising for high-profile publishers—online and on mobile. LiveRail delivers video ads to websites and apps for Major League Baseball, ABC, A+E Networks and Dailymotion. "LiveRail also helps... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2014-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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3M Adds Audiobooks to Cloud Library System

The collection will debut with 40,000 titles, powered by Findaway World, including offerings from every major publisher. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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3M Cloud Library Expands to Canada

3M Library Systems has announced that Cloud Library eBook Lending System will now launch in Canada—3M’s first international expansion. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&N Not Selling Retail Business; Outlines New Strategies

In a conference call B&N executives cited the importance of device production to content providers, pointed to the advantages of its physical stores in conjunction with digital distribution and outlined new strategies to address mounting Nook Media losses. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nielsen buys Bowker businesses

Nielsen has signed an agreement to purchase two of Bowker's key businesses. The move gives it... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Dolan Company Sells Two Business Services Assets

B-to-b publisher and professional services provider The Dolan Company has announced agreements to sell off two of its legal services businesses to affiliate groups. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2013-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What would Microsoft buying Barnes & Noble's Nook business mean?

According to documents found by website TechCrunch, Microsoft is offering $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jobs to go as Bertrams buys Blackwell's library contracts

Wholesaler Bertrams has bought Blackwell's academic library services contracts for £2.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barnes & Noble 'founder' pondering bid to buy back retail business, hive off Nook Media

Just 12 hours after (already denied) rumors circulated that Barnes & Noble may ditch its Nook business, the company has had to make an announcement concerning its retail division. Thanks to SEC regulations, the company has had to 'fess up that majority shareholder and "founder*" Leonard... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Best-selling Author: "Public Libraries Deprive Writers Of Royalties"

"Horrible Histories" author Terry Deary told a newspaper that public libraries are a drain on government resources that deprive authors of royalty checks. Best-selling childrens' book author Terry Deary has become the first major writer to speak up against the concept of public libraries. In... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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