Media Decoder Blog: New Republic Gets an Owner Steeped in New Media

The newest owner of The New Republic magazine is Chris Hughes, a new media guru who co-founded Facebook and helped to run the online organizing machine for Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2012-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Foer Returns to New Republic as Editor

Two months after obtaining a majority stake in the magazine, Chris Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, is bringing back Franklin Foer as part of an ambitious plan to remake the magazine. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Program Offers "Harry Potter" Series to Kindle Owners

Members of the Amazon Prime subscription program will be able to read "Harry Potter'' ebooks for free through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, a move intended to encourage consumers to buy Kindle devices. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Tina Brown on 'Scaremongering' and Newsweek

The editor of Newsweek Daily Beast wrote to reassure staff members after comments by Barry Diller about the future of a print version of the magazine. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Penguin Acquires Self-Publishing Company

The publisher has bought a Bloomington, Ind.-based company called Author Solutions, which so far has attracted 150,000 authors releasing their own books. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Blind Chinese Rights Activist Is Writing a Memoir

Chen Guangcheng, whose nighttime escape and conflict with the Chinese government led to a diplomatic crisis for the United States last spring, is writing a memoir to be published next year. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Survey Shows Growing Strength of E-Books

The ebook format became the most popular one for adult fiction in 2011, surpassing hardcover books and paperbacks, according to an annual survey. Net revenue from ebook sales over all more than doubled from 2010. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Spin Magazine Is Sold to Buzzmedia, With Plans to Expand Online Reach

The sale to Buzzmedia, a portfolio of music and celebrity Web sites, calls into question Spin's future as a print publication. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Even if News Corp. Divides, the Murdochs' Control Is Undiluted

Critics of the company's dual-class share structure, which gives the Murdoch family 40 percent voting control, registered their concerns that nothing would change if the company split into entertainment and publishing businesses. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: News Corporation Announces Split

Rupert Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive, confirmed Thursday that the company was spinning off its publishing division. He defended his newspaper assets, vowing to "unleash their real potential.'' Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: From Penguin, a Plan to Make Its E-Books Available in New York City Libraries

The publisher, in conjunction with city libraries and 3M, will make its books available in e-format, though they will not be available immediately after release. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Pearl Buck Novels to Be Published as E-Books

Thirteen novels, including "The Good Earth,'' which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932, will be published in ebook format by Open Road Integrated Media. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: After Long Resistance, Pynchon Allows Novels to Be Sold as E-Books

Thomas Pynchon, author of “Gravity’s Rainbow” and “The Crying of Lot 49,” characteristically declined to speak about his decision. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Barnes & Noble Argues Book Settlement 'Punishes Consumers'

The bookseller also said that Justice officials did not take the company's objections seriously before the settlement, that they were only "checking the box." Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Attacking Amazon, Authors Group Urges Opposition to E-Book Settlement

The Authors Guild is encouraging its 8,500 members to submit comments against the proposed settlement between the Department of Justice and three large publishers. The settlement, the guild argues, will only benefit Amazon. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Rielle Hunter to Publish a Memoir This Month

Rielle Hunter, who had an affair with John Edwards and later gave birth to their daughter, has written a book titled "What Really Happened: John Edwards, Our Daughter and Me.'' Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: The Return of the Oprah's Book Club

After two years, Oprah Winfrey's highly influential book club is being revived, with "Wild," by Cheryl Strayed, as the first selection. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Enters Bankruptcy Process

The educational and trade publisher, financially troubled for several years, has agreed with most of its senior lenders and bondholders to a restructuring that would convert existing long-term debt to equity. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: Pulitzer Fiction Snub Has Book Publishers Fuming

An unconventional collection of novels failed to generate a consensus among the Pulitzer board members. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Media Decoder Blog: In a Blow to Independent Bookstores, Google to Discontinue Reseller Program

Google said the program, which allowed independent bookstores to sell ebooks through their Web sites, was not a success. Bookstores said it was a valuable platform that allowed them to give customers something they wanted. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2012-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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