'Apex Legends' boosts EA as gamers spend more on publishers

Electronic Arts Inc. is leading an index of video-game publishers to the highest in more than two months as new data Thursday suggests digital game spending worldwide has grown.Gamers spent $8.2 billion on digital titles across console, personal computer and mobile devices in February, a 2 percent increase year-over-year, according to statistics from Nielsen's SuperData Research. EA climbed as much as 8.1 percent to its highest in a month, Activision Blizzard Inc. rose as much as 4.8 percent and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. gained 3.5 percent.The uptick in spending coincides with the rising amount of dollars being poured into the industry as competition among publishers increases and tech giants want more of gamers' free time. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers stop Facebook ad spending over policy that treats publishers as political advertisers

The Financial Times and New York Media suspended their paid media on Facebook over concerns about how news publishers are treated under its new ad policy. The post Publishers stop Facebook ad spending over policy that treats publishers as political advertisers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Izumi Suzuki, counterculture icon and SF legend, will finally be published in English in 2021.

Izumi Suzuki, whose works of science fiction have earned her a special place in Japanese counterculture, will soon make her English-language debut with a story collection whose synopsis sounds almost unbearably cool. Verso Books will publish Terminal Boredom, a short story collection, in April... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-04 16:26:09 UTC ]
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Trade-Published Romance Sees a Coronavirus Boost in the States

Unit sales of romance ebooks 'increased 17 percentage points from January through May 2020' in the US market, NPD Books reports. The post Trade-Published Romance Sees a Coronavirus Boost in the States appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-20 14:14:36 UTC ]
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Sharmaine Lovegrove: ‘You must spend a year in a bookshop before you get a job in publishing’

Seeing unexpected pairings of readers and books quickly dispels the idea of who reads what• Time to reset: more brilliant ideas to remake the worldI have a party trick. If you name three books you like and two you hate, I can write you a reading list of 10 books you will love.I’ve gained this... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-08-15 10:00:40 UTC ]
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Why Do Publishers Only Get Half of Online Ad Spend?

A "groundbreaking" study--a term used by a report's authors--found that publishers receive only a little more than half (51%) of advertisers' spend. The report, published today by ISBA, the UK trade body for brand-side marketers, raises concerns about transparency in the digital media ecosystem,... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-05-06 20:21:44 UTC ]
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AT&T boosts spending on R&D after four years of declines amid Time Warner buy, investments

AT&T Inc. managed something it hasn’t since 2014: An increase in spending on research and development. The Dallas telecommunications and now media company increased in investment in R&D last year by about $80 million to $1.28 billion, an increase of about 7 percent, it said in its... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-02-25 16:16:46 UTC ]
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AT&T boosts spending on R&D after four years of declines amid Time Warner buy, investments

AT&T Inc. managed something it hasn’t since 2014: An increase in spending on research and development. The Dallas telecommunications and now media company increased in investment in R&D last year by about $80 million to $1.28 billion, an increase of about 7 percent, it said in its... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-02-24 22:58:29 UTC ]
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Legend Times launches non-fiction publisher Hero

The Legend Times group has launched a new publisher called Hero, specialising in "inspirational and thought-provoking" non-fiction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-08 20:47:54 UTC ]
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Publishing Legend Sonny Mehta is Dead at 77

Sonny Mehta, editor-in-chief of Knopf and chairman of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, died December 30 in New York City. He was 77. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-31 05:00:00 UTC ]
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What recession? Holiday sales expected to rise amid boost in ad spend

Shoppers appear unfazed by a potential recession, tariff uncertainty and an impeachment inquiry in Washington. The National Retail Federation, which released its annual holiday sales forecast Thursday, says retail sales will increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent during the last two months... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-10-03 19:49:51 UTC ]
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Bell calls for publishing to 'reflect all children' in bid to boost reading

At The Bookseller Children’s Conference today, Scholastic co-managing director Catherine Bell urged publishing to "reflect all children" and engage parents so they can read to their youngsters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-23 02:34:03 UTC ]
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'Publishing legend' Edwards steps down from Orion and Gollancz roles

Orion consultant publisher and Gollancz chair Malcolm Edwards is stepping down from his roles after first joining the SFF imprint 43 years ago. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-23 05:36:42 UTC ]
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How Facebook is spending more to ensure wary publishers rely on it less

The pilot program is designed to improve the spread of information among local news publishers looking to modernize their businesses. The post How Facebook is spending more to ensure wary publishers rely on it less appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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YouTube’s brand-safety woes give publishers a boost in selling video ads directly

To avoid brand-safety issues, agencies are increasingly buying premium publisher audiences directly on YouTube. The post YouTube’s brand-safety woes give publishers a boost in selling video ads directly appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Continuing charm offensive, Facebook creates tool to boost news publishers’ reach on the platform

Facebook has been testing a tool with five publishers including BuzzFeed to help them improve their reach on the platform. The post Continuing charm offensive, Facebook creates tool to boost news publishers’ reach on the platform appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-08-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oceanview Publishing Founders Patricia and Robert Gussin Receive Thriller Legends Award

The prestigious award from International Thriller Writers acknowledges the Gussins' lasting impact on the thriller genre as advocates and editors at Oceanview. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Acting legend Michael Caine to publish new memoir with Hodder

Actor Michael Caine is publishing his first book since his 2010 autobiography The Elephant to Hollywood (Hodder) in his 85th year this October.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘A big resurgence’: Publishers get a boost from Twitter video

“Whether content does well on Facebook is in the lap of the gods. The algorithm is much more complex. Twitter has a consistency that Facebook doesn't.” The post ‘A big resurgence’: Publishers get a boost from Twitter video appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Good Agency wins major grant to boost diversity in publishing

The £580,000 Arts Council England funding will support new initiative to find and develop black and minority ethnic, disabled and LGBTQ writersA new literary agency, which aims to discover “the next generation of diverse writers” and “blow open the pipeline” for them, is being launched by the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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