Editor's Letter: Summer? What summer?

In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. In the US, Labor Day traditionally marks the end of the lazy days of summer, and the beginning of the busy fall season. While this summer was hardly quiet -- it included, you might recall, major product launches from the likes of Motorola, Google, LG, HTC and others -- the fall started with a bang, with Microsoft's surprise announcement on Labor Day that it was buying Nokia's devices and services division for $7 billion. The deal gets Microsoft a guaranteed hardware partner for Windows Phone, and quite possibly a new CEO, as the company has all but admitted that Nokia's Stephen Elop is first in line to replace outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer. It might also be considered a bargain. Just two years ago, Google paid over $12 billion for Motorola; that same year, Microsoft made another expensive telecom acquisition: it bought Skype for $8.5 billion. Before we even had time to digest Microsoft's news, Apple announced -- somewhat anticlimactically -- that it would indeed have a major event next week, where the company is expected to launch an upgraded iPhone 5, as well as a lower-end model, along with lots of new colors. Meanwhile, Amazon announced an upgraded version of the Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader, and Google's Android KitKat became the first operating system with a name licensed from a candy company. And this was all before the week's real news started rolling in from... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2013-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Letter to the Editor: 'Surprised' by AAP Reaction to PW Article

In a letter to the editor, AAP's general counsel called lawyer Jonathan Band's take on Maryland's library e-book legislation as a "false statement." Band responds. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Letter to the Editor: Maryland's E-Book Bill 'Likely Unconstitutional'

The AAP general counsel calls Maryland's e-book bill an "unprecedented government intervention into the manner and terms by which authors and publishers distribute valuable works of fiction and nonfiction to the public." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-04-06 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon: letter to the editor

Philip Jones’ editorial “Give and Take” explains Amazon’s recent success and Jeff Bezos stepping down. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-11 12:56:02 UTC ]
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Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to recent reviews in the Sunday Book Review about domestic violence, the state of conservatism in America and more. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Former NYT editor claims publisher drafted letter “all but apologizing” to China for tough story

The New York Times publisher was reportedly eager to appease the Chinese government because its operation in China was at stake. In her new book Merchants of Truth, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson claims that the news outlet’s publisher drafted a letter “all but apologizing”... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Letter from the Editor: Macmillan Stands Up to President Trump

PW' editorial director Jim Milliot examines Macmillan's resolution to stand firm against threats from President Trump, and 'PW' publishes Macmillan CEO John Sargent's letter to staff on the matter. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Letter from the Editors: Covering Sexual Abuse in the Book Business

As a trade publication for the book business, we are committed to helping make publishing a profession where all members are given the respect they deserve. That means covering sexual abuse in publishing—with rigor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editor's Letter: Distro, shutting down...

There are few things more heartbreaking for an editor than turning the lights off on a publication. Unfortunately, today marks the second time I've had to perform that unrewarding task. And while I plan to make good on my promise to take what we've learned here at Distro and transfer it to... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-09-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Editor's Letter: Color commentary

In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. There's a very good chance you're reading this on a tablet. Distro is, after all, first and foremost, a tablet magazine. There's also a reasonable chance you're reading this on a computer. Distro... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2013-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH launches commissioning editor traineeship Next Editors

Penguin Random House (PRH) is launching a new positive action traineeship to offer talented people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to develop the skills and expertise required for a role as a commissioning editor. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-06 01:30:04 UTC ]
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New novel Billy Summers from Stephen King for summer 2021

Stephen King is publishing a new thriller with Hodder in August 2021, Billy Summers. The book–about a unique hitman, "a good guy in a bad job”–has been billed as “part war story, part love letter to small town America and the people who live there”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Announcing a New Publishing Project and a Call for Co-Editors: Best Translations: An Annual Anthology, by The Editors of WLT

News and Events Photo by Wendy Call / www.wendycall.com Deadline for Applications: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Call for Applications: Two series co-editors, one with expertise in Asian literatures and one with expertise in Middle Eastern and/or... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Radhika Jones, a Times Books Editor, Said to Be Next Vanity Fair Editor

Radhika Jones, an editor in the books department at The New York Times, is expected to be named the next editor of Vanity Fair. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-11-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Summer Pages: Summer Reading Recommendations, From 6 Novelists Who Own Bookstores

The novelist Emma Straub at her store, Books Are Magic, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon WieseltierThe Atlantic Hires Former TNR Literary Editor Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier has been hired by The Atlantic as a contributing editor and critic, the media company announced today. In his new position, he will write about “his customary wide range of subjects” for the magazine ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Time Inc. Shakeup: Editors to Report to Business Side, Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson Exits

Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp began putting his stamp on the publishing company Wednesday, when employees were told that editors will begin reporting to the organization's business side, a reversal that sent a ripple of anxiety through its editorial offices. Editors of the company's magazines, which... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2013-11-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Johnson Named to Succeed Chinski as FSG Editor-in-Chief

Jenna Johnson has been promoted to v-p and editor-in-chief at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, succeeding Eric Chinski, who has stepped into a new role as senior executive editor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-01 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Lacey joins newly announced Footnote Press as consulting editor

Candida Lacey, former publishing director at Myriad Editions, is joining the newly announced Footnote Press as consulting editor.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-01 03:21:21 UTC ]
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Future of TV Briefing: How the TV ad measurement landscape has changed since summer

The Future of TV Briefing this week reviews the flurry of activity on the TV ad measurement front since the summer when the Media Rating Council stripped Nielsen of its accreditation and NBCUniversal opened the doors to alternative providers. The post Future of TV Briefing: How the TV ad... Continue reading at Digiday

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