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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Blackwell Group halves losses within a year

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 31/03/2011 - 09:14 Blackwell UK hopes to become profitable in two years, after nearly halving its operating losses to £5.6m. The academic bookseller’s year-end results to 26th June 2010 show the company has narrowed its operating losses from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Retail Group folds

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 15:14 The Independent Retail Group (IRG) has folded, closing five of its bookshops and selling the remaining 11. The company, a subsidiary of Three C Publishing, bought the 16 stores in 2005, employing managers to make independent... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Active Interest Media Acquires BoatQuest.com

Active Interest Media has acquired BoatQuest.com, adding the online classified page to its portfolio of properties, which includes Yachts Magazine and Show Management. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: Self-Publisher Signs Four-Book Deal With St. Martin's

Amanda Hocking, the 26-year-old author who shot to fame by selling more than a million copies of her self-published books, has signed a deal with St. Martin's Press. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dorchester Media Puts Remaining Magazines on the Block

After putting select teen and romance titles up for sale last month, New York City-based Dorchester Media has decided to sell the rest of its magazine stable, offering up the eight magazines that comprise the Woman's Romance Group, such as 92-year-old, 250,000-circ. flagship True Story. The move... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: Noted Self-Publisher May Be Close to a Book Deal

Amanda Hocking, the darling of the self-publishing world who has sold more than 900,000 copies of nine books in the last year, has been shopping a four-book series to major publishers. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publisher Steps Down

Barry O'Callaghan, the chief executive of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, resigned on Tuesday after less than two years on the job. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines is 2010 Group Publisher's Ad-Page Champ

With the explosion of magazine apps, social media and the resurgence of print advertising, magazine brands are showing a prominent face to their loyal and new readers and advertisers. A top 5 chart pulled together by FOLIO: sister publication min looks at the group publisher vanguards that had... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Club Associates sold to Webb Group

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 08/03/2011 - 16:00 Online bookseller Book Club Associates (BCA) has been sold to a retail home entertainment supplier. The Webb Group, which supplies retail home entertainment products including games, DVDs, music and gifts, announced the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HMV Group makes Waterstone's pledge

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 07/03/2011 - 09:14 HMV Group has moved to reassure publishers of Waterstone's future, revealing the bookseller is on track to achieve its predicted 2%–3% operating margin by the end of its financial year. Tuesday's [1st March] trading statement... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Booksellers Week to promote reading groups

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:12 National Reading Group Day is among the new features designed to boost the importance of indie retailers during this year’s Independent Booksellers Week. The Booksellers Association has just announced that the annual IBW will... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: Random House Adopts New Model for Selling E-Books

Beginning Tuesday, Random House will join other major book publishers in selling its ebooks using the so-called agency model, setting its own prices for ebooks while the retailer takes a commission. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder: A Limit on Lending E-Books

Beginning in March, ebooks from HarperCollins may be lent by public libraries only 26 times before the license expires. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booktrust funding cut by 50%

Written By: Graeme Neill and Katie Allen Publication Date: Fri, 25/02/2011 - 16:44 Bookstart has had its funding slashed by 50% after the government pledged to continue funding the bookgifting scheme for the next two years. C.e.o of independent charity Booktrust, which administers the scheme,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines Digital Media Announces Staff Changes

Hearst Magazines Digital Media announced several changes to its roster today. Julie Hocheiser is now site director for Seventeen.com. Hocheiser served previously as the senior web editor for the Hearst Teen Network. Neha Gandhi also joined Seventeen.com as a web editor. Gandhi is the former... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Media Equation: 2 Platforms, With 2 Sets of Problems

Magazine publishers have a tough choice: an exclusive, pricey deal with the wildly popular Apple conduit, or Google’s open, less expensive and less trafficked vehicle. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2011-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Access Intelligence Acquires Red 7 Media

Rockville, MD—B-to-b media company Access Intelligence announced today the acquisition of Red 7 Media, owner of Folio: Magazine and several other leading media brands. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Apple move raises doubts over Kindle app

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Wed, 16/02/2011 - 07:33 Apple's decision to grab a revenue share from ebook purchases made via apps raises questions over the future of Amazon's Kindle app, according to media reports. As The Bookseller reported yesterday, the FT notes that Apple is... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dorchester Media Puts Entertainment, Select Romance Mag Assets on the Block

New York City-based Dorchester Media LLC is fielding offers for the assets of its Lifestyle Entertainment Teen Magazine and Romance Groups. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-02-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US group eyes Bertelsmann's DirectGroup France

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 15:30 Bertelsmann is negotiating to sell its French subsidiary DirectGroup France to US investment fund Najafi Companies. The fund, which is based in Phoenix, Arizona and was created in 1983, said it was in exclusive negotiations... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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