Chatbots take the pitch for Euro 2016

Online football network Copa 90 is the latest publisher to create a Facebook Messenger chatbot, in time for the 2016 UEFA European Championships kick-off. The company has grand plans for messaging apps in general, and chief strategy officer James Kirkham believes bots can "100 percent" be monetized within the next year, via pay-per-view or merchandising opportunities. The post Chatbots take the pitch for Euro 2016 appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2016-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Icelandic book trade gets a kick from Euro 2016

Iceland’s giant-killing football success in France has produced a surge of interest in the country’s literary outputIceland’s heroic performance in the Euro 2016 football tournament has had a surprising side-effect – a boost for the tiny Nordic country’s publishing industry. The head of the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Digital 2016: The Markets to Open 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair

Last year the Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives launched a new conference, the Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Bologna 2016: Berner and Wenxuan Win 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Awards

German author-illustrator Rotraut Susanne Berner and Chinese author Cao Wenxuan are the winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration and writing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Avon signs #PitMad pitch in two book deal

Avon Books has acquired world all language rights (including dramatic) to The Family Tree and one other thriller by authors Steph Mullin and Nicole Mabry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-26 18:36:13 UTC ]
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How to pitch a new project

The Borough Press editor and Rising Star 2020 Ore Agbaje-Williams – who spearheaded her company's BAME open submissions period with The Good Literary Agency – shares her top tips for pitching and launching a new work project. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-20 02:15:30 UTC ]
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Condé Nast Pitches Diversity to Advertisers at NewFronts

Publishing giant Cond? Nast is committed to championing more diverse voices, executives told potential advertisers today at the company's virtual NewFronts presentation. The event comes two weeks after charges of racist and biased behavior toward former and current employees who were outspoken... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-06-23 19:36:48 UTC ]
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Book Pitch Doctor charity masterclass for SYP publishers

James Spackman, founder of the Book Pitch Doctor consultancy, is holding a charity masterclass with the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) and is seeking trade sponsors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Welbeck to publish Euro 2020 tie-ins

Welbeck is publishing the licensed books of UEFA’s Euro 2020 competition with four tie-ins for adults and children. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 02:50:07 UTC ]
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The expert who predicted Trump’s 2016 win says we’re living in a “manufactured reality”

Four years after Sarah Kendzior forecasted Trump’s win, the bestselling author reflects on the rise of online propaganda, the need for transparent algorithms, and why social media is more dangerous than ever. Sarah Kendzior was a lone voice in the wilderness predicting the victory of Donald... Continue reading at Fast Company

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2019 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference Pitch Slam Agents

Literary agents are gatekeepers of the publishing industry, and more than 50 literary agents and editors will be listening to pitches at the 2019 Writer's Digest Annual Conference as part of its popular Pitch Slam program. Here are a few Pitch Slam agents who have been featured on Publishing... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-08-14 13:31:11 UTC ]
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Frankfurter Buchmesse Calls for ‘Revolutionary’ Book Pitches for Film

At the Frankfurter Buchmesse, a "Focus: Film" networking sequence will include a pitching session for books with potential for screen development. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse Calls for ‘Revolutionary’ Book Pitches for Film appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-14 05:30:30 UTC ]
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DHH agents to hit Liverpool for author pitch event

DHH Literary Agency will host an event in Liverpool allowing aspiring authors to pitch their work direct to its team.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-08 21:14:50 UTC ]
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It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To

Imagine that you are a character from a classic tale pitching your memoir to a literary agent. You know that it will become the next bestseller. Write your query letter, story synopsis, or elevator pitch to the agent.  The post It’s My Story and I’ll Pitch if I Want To by Cassandra Lipp appeared... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-07-16 09:00:28 UTC ]
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Inside Snapchat's new pitch to video advertisers: A penny a view

Snapchat has been on a Madison Avenue charm offensive that is culminating in Cannes this week, where the company will be rolling out a video advertising program called Snap Select. A recent pitch deck for Snap Select shows that the ads cost less than half of what Facebook is charging for its... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-06-17 20:39:22 UTC ]
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Gap stock falls the most since 2016 after weakness extends to Old Navy

Gap Inc. tumbled as much as 16 percent—the most since 2016—after the clothing retailer reported a slump in sales at both its namesake line and Old Navy, threatening the potential appeal for a spinoff of the discount chain. Same-store sales, a key measure of a retailer’s performance, fell 4... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-31 15:50:27 UTC ]
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Pitch deck: How Facebook is courting new agency partners

Facebook's new preferred and premium tiers offer agencies additional benefits such as one-to-one technical support, creative consultation and training. The post Pitch deck: How Facebook is courting new agency partners appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-05-16 04:01:00 UTC ]
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Target's first NewFronts pitch excludes content

Target made its first NewFronts pitch to advertisers not with content, but with a rebrand of its existing media network business. The retailer joined the likes of Hulu, which announced a new binge-watch ad format, and Walmart, which introduced a new video ad network, in presenting this week. But... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Target's first NewFront pitch excludes content

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[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Magazines Find Breakthrough Efficiencies in the Pitching Process

Sponsored by Submittable By and large, magazines have adapted to the digital world. They’ve stabilized their workforce and continue to combat falling subscription rates. Yet, there are two areas where publishers are still adjusting to a new normal. First, the amount of content that writers,... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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