Group Nine Media Raises $50 Million from Discovery, Axel Springer

Group Nine Media just raised $50 million from lead investor Discovery Inc. and partner Axel Springer SE, the company announced Monday. The digital media holding company also hinted that acquisitions may be on the horizon with the new increase in funds. Discovery initially invested $100 million in the publisher, which specializes in video content, back... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2019-09-09 14:56:30 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: HarperCollins Is Said to Acquire Rights to Amanda Knox Memoir

Many in the publishing world were convinced that Ms. Knox's story would be a huge best seller, overcoming concerns that she may not be a sympathetic figure to some of the public. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bluff Media Sold to Churchill Downs Inc.

Bluff Media has been acquired by horse racing and entertainment company Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) for an undisclosed amount. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2012-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Building Buzz with Social Media

These days it doesn’t take long to change the face of marketing. According to Tom Dean, senior marketing director in the trade book division at Zondervan, “The game has changed dramatically in the past 18 to 24 months.” That change comes thanks to the power of social spaces that allow authors to... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kickstarter Raises $600K for Web Comic, but ‘Ashes’ Is Threatened

Crowd-funding, the technical term for fund-raising sites like Kickstarter.com, has been an increasingly popular way for cartoonists to raise money to publish independent comic and graphic novel projects. While Kickstarter has just hit a new high point with the funding of the first $600,000... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kickstarter Raises $600K for Web Comic; ‘Ashes’ Rebounds

Crowd-funding, the technical term for fund-raising sites like Kickstarter.com, has been an increasingly popular way for cartoonists to raise money to publish independent comic and graphic novel projects. While Kickstarter has just hit a new high point with the funding of the first $600,000... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stora Enso Restructures to Drop $63.6 Million in Costs

Stora Enso has announced a restructuring plan that aims to cut costs in its annual magazine paper operation by about $63.6 million by third quarter 2013, with the goal of improving efficiency and productivity. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2012-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ASP Westward Sells Community Media of Colorado to Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC

HOUSTON, TX - February 6, 2012 - Macari-Healey Publishing Company, LLC, of Golden, Colorado has purchased Community Media of Colorado from ASP Westward. The Houston-based newspaper publisher had owned CMC since 2002. ASP Westward also ope ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2012-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indigo and Books-a-Million join boycott of Amazon print titles

Canadian bookselling chain Indigo Books and Music and Books-a-Million have joined ranks with... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Less Relevant?

The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing. About.com recently dumped its CEO. Yahoo’s $100 million acquisition of Associated Content (now Yahoo Voices) has yielded a network of 700,000... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2012-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Has Social Media Made Search-Driven Publishing Irrelevant?

The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing. About.com recently dumped its CEO. Yahoo’s $100 million acquisition of Associated Content (now Yahoo Voices) has yielded a network of 700,000... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2012-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: For ProPublica, More E-Books

ProPublica and Open Road Integrated Media will release several ebooks based on ProPublica's investigative journalism, beginning in February. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-01-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Redundancies at Trust Media after m.b.o.

Christian book supplier Trust Media has begun redundancy consultations with staff after a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: 'Hunger Games' Book Sales Bode Well for the Film

The actress Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from the movie adaptation of "The Hunger Games." Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Atlantic Media Taps Editor-in-Chief for New Global Business Brand

The Atlantic Media Company names Kevin Delaney as editor-in-chief of its still untitled digital global business brand. Delaney brings over a decade of experience at The Wall Street Journal to this developing role. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2012-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Random House Group UK to tout authors as speakers

Random House is diversifying into author management with the launch of an international speakers... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media reacts to Waterstones' logo change

The chairman of the Apostrophe Society has called Waterstones' dropping of its apostrophe... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Immediate Media acquires Hearst titles

Immediate Media, the company formed out of the sale of BBC Magazines to a private equity company, has purchased You & Your Wedding and Prima Baby & Pregnancy magazines from Hearst Magazines. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2012-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Velvet Rope for Mobile Media Buyers and Sellers, Run By Medialets

Publishers who worry that digital ad tech is hammering their premium pricing are increasingly turning to private exchanges, where they hope a velvet rope approach will keep keep bargain buyers out. Here's a similar approach from mobile ad startup Medialets, which has created an exchange... Continue reading at AllThingsD

[ AllThingsD | 2012-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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F+W Buys World Tea Media

F+W Media, a Blue Ash, Ohio-based media company serving enthusiasts in about 20 verticals including antiques and collectibles, crafts, writing and horticulture, has acquired World Tea Media, organizer of the World Tea Expo. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2012-01-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: Author Found on Penguin's Web Site Signs Book Deal

An imprint of Penguin Group USA discovered Kerry Schafer after she posted samples on Bookcountry.com, a site that lets writers share their work. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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