Kobo has 'no interest in fighting publishers'

Kobo has said it has “no interest in fighting publishers”, after signing its first publishing deal with journalist Kevin Donovan for a book about Canadian radio presenter Jian Gomeshi, who is currently awaiting trial for sexual assault. The Canadian ebook retailer has signed world English language rights in print and digital to Jian Ghomeshi – Secret Life via Donovan’s agents Jesse Finkelstein and Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency – in the first deal of its kind for the company.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Campaigners says publishers 'not interested' in library fight

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 11:06 Library campaigner Tim Coates called on publishers to get involved in the fight to save public libraries, warning that the 500 currently threatened with closure will be followed by many more without action to protect the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Mac wins four-publisher fight for Payne

Pan Macmillan has won a four-way auction for Broken Heartlands: A Journey Through Labour’s Lost England by Financial Times political correspondent Sebastian Payne. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 08:41:04 UTC ]
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Virago wins six-publisher fight for Grush's untold space story

Virago has triumphed in a six-publisher auction for The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women in Space by science reporter Loren Grush. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-08 06:21:34 UTC ]
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Coronavirus has left small publishers desperately fighting for survival

A survey of indie presses shows that 60% fear they could be out of business by the autumn, writes Galley Beggar Press cofounder Sam JordisonOver the past few years, the success of independent publishers such as Fitzcarraldo, And Other Stories, Bluemooose and Influx Press has been something to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-15 06:00:32 UTC ]
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'It's a real battle': African authors fight for publishing independence

Francophone African books are still very often published by French imprints, which can make them hard to get at home. But there is a growing push for changeWhen Cameroonian author Daniel Alain Nsegbe first saw his debut novel for sale in his home city of Douala, the price was so high “you would... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Alex Trebek set to publish a memoir while fighting pancreatic cancer

On Tuesday, Simon & Schuster announced it will publish Alex Trebek's memoir, "The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life," on July 21. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Tom Lutz fights for L.A. publishing, this time as a novelist

Los Angeles Review of Books editor Tom Lutz talks about "Born Slippy," his first novel, and why the city should have a more vibrant book publishing industry Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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US publishers still fighting for exclusion from book tariffs

US publishers are still fighting to see books produced in China excluded from tariffs, even as a new tariff affecting books is expected to come into force on 15th December. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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With the Help of Washington, News Publishers Fight to Recapture Advertising Dollars From Facebook and Google

Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corp and co-chairman of Fox Corp., who built his fortune in the newspaper Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Germany’s biggest publisher sales houses unite to fight Google, Facebook and Amazon

Axel Springer and Funke Mediengruppe’s joint sales house Media Impact has joined forces with the joint sales house of fellow publishing juggernauts RTL Groupe and Gruner+Jahr to solidify an advertising alliance that sells the combined inventory of all four media groups. The post Germany’s... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-05-28 04:01:59 UTC ]
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Woody Allen’s memoir earned little interest by publishers, report says

Woody Allen wrote a memoir, but couldn't find a publisher interested in buying it, the New York Times reports. The film director, who has faced turmoil after the re-emergence of allegations of sexual abuse, had no luck getting publishers interested in a manuscript he had written, according to the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Russian Publishers Consider a New Winter Effort in Fighting Piracy

Russian book publishers are considering signing on to a new anti-piracy memorandum of cooperation with major tech platforms. The post Russian Publishers Consider a New Winter Effort in Fighting Piracy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Publishers step up the fight against cookies gone rogue

Publishers including News UK and The Guardian have shown keen interest in using the platform. The post Publishers step up the fight against cookies gone rogue appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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Broadway becomes Bloomsbury's head of special interest publishing

Sarah Broadway has been appointed to the new role of head of special interest publishing at Bloomsbury. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers should fight censorship 'whenever they get the chance' says Beevor

Publishers should be fighting censorship "whenever they get the chance", Sir Antony Beevor has said, while observing that "more and more" attempts are being made by governments to "rewrite history". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Strength in Numbers: Publishers Team Up in Fight Against Google and Facebook

The duopoly is forcing some unlikely partners into bed with each other.Large publishers are hatching new alliances to counter Google and Facebook, the so-called duopoly that's expected to capture 85% of new digital advertising this year in the U.S. and 60% of digital spending, according to... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Facebook-led coalition to fight fake news, French publishers face resource strain

This week Facebook revealed it has partnered with eight French media companies to fact-check and filter news articles that have been flagged by its users. The news follows a similar effort started by news coalition led by First Draft News. French publishers have welcomed the efforts but admit... Continue reading at Digiday

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How Independent Publishers Can Fight the Google-Facebook Duopoly

The digital advertising ecosystem comprises an unlevel playing field vastly favoring the duopoly of Google and Facebook. Controlling 85% of media spend and 80% of referral traffic to independent publishers, this duopoly sets the rules and uses undue influence. Publishers and marketers alike... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Entertainment and lifestyle publishers thrive even as interest in hard news spikes

With politics commanding so much attention, it is reasonable to expect that publishers that don’t focus on hard news could see a drop in traffic. But data indicates that non-hard-news publishers haven’t suffered from political news’s rise in popularity. Sources told Digiday that soft news has... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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