Milo Yiannopoulos sues former publisher for $10m

Rightwing provocateur seeks damages from Simon & Schuster after it dropped memoir Dangerous over contentious remarks – but imprint says suit is ‘without merit’A $10m (£7.7m) lawsuit announced by far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been dismissed by his former publisher as “publicity-driven and entirely without merit”. The rightwinger chose to self-publish his memoir Dangerous after being publicly dumped by Simon & Schuster in February after a video clip in which he appeared to defend sexual relationships between men and boys as young as 13.Yiannopoulos announced the legal action at a protest outside S&S’s New York head office on Friday. In the complaint, filed in the New York supreme court the same day, the former Breitbart editor claims breach of contract, saying that Dangerous, published on 4 July, would have sold more copies if it had been supported by the publishing giant, which dropped out despite paying a reported $250,000 advance. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Emirates Publishers Association Opens Educational Publishing Seminar

Grounded in discussions on supporting UAE-based education publishers, this two-day program includes road-mapping sessions to plan the next five years. The post Emirates Publishers Association Opens Educational Publishing Seminar appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-10-28 05:15:12 UTC ]
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Digiday Publishing Summit Event Briefing: Why publishers need to think like gyms to retain subscribers

At this week's Digiday Publishing Summit Europe in Budapest, Hungary, executives discussed how they are looking to diversify their sources of income and the inevitable pain points that come with that exercise. The post Digiday Publishing Summit Event Briefing: Why publishers need to think like... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-25 04:00:05 UTC ]
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Lego Publishing and Ameet to launch new publishing imprint Lego Books

Lego Publishing will launch a new imprint, Lego Books, in partnership with children's book publisher Ameet.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-04 12:07:17 UTC ]
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The Very First Books Published by Some of Your Favorite Publishing Houses

One of the most interesting things about book publishing, as an industry, is the way imprints and publishing houses develop over time—shifting focus to keep up with public interest, taking on personalities along with personnel, changing hands ad nauseam and merging like no one’s watching.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-15 09:36:09 UTC ]
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African publishers should publish more books in African languages, says Ngugi wa Thing’o

African publishers should publish more books in indigenous languages to stop their disappearance and to increase the awareness of African writers in their own countries, the celebrated Kenyan writer and activist Ngugi wa Thing’o told delegates at the second International Publishers Association... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-13 23:53:47 UTC ]
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New Publishing Director for Amberjack Publishing

Following the June 7 departure of publisher Dayna Anderson and managing editor Cassandra Farrin, the Eagle, Idaho-based company named Justin Mitson publishing director. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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First PublisHer’s Dinner: Working to Support Women in Publishing

Working to build a global, supportive community of women in publishing, the first PublisHer's dinner brought together some 30 women making a difference in the book business. The post First PublisHer’s Dinner: Working to Support Women in Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-03-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Scale itself isn’t that transformative’: Insights on sustainable publishing models from the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe

Publishers gathered in Milan, Italy, on March 5 – 7 to discuss revenue diversification and monetizing audiences overseas. The post ‘Scale itself isn’t that transformative’: Insights on sustainable publishing models from the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Retention is a key strategic element for all publishers’: European publishers focus on churn

A report from Axel Springer shows churn prevention is a higher priority this year while satisfaction with platform support has declined. The post ‘Retention is a key strategic element for all publishers’: European publishers focus on churn appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Sharjah Publishing City, the Emirates Publishers Association Opens a ‘One Stop Shop’

Assistance on licensing, printing permits, ISBNs for new titles, trade inquiries, and more are available now to publishers in the UAE at a centralized resource hub located at Sharjah Publishing City. The post At Sharjah Publishing City, the Emirates Publishers Association Opens a ‘One Stop Shop’... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: Germany’s Publishers’ Forum and THE ARTS+, Publishing Scotland Fellows

The 2019 Publishers' Forum in Berlin will feature a programming partnership with the Frankfurter Buchmesse's THE ARTS+, while Publishing Scotland has issued its call for fellowship applications. The post Industry Notes: Germany’s Publishers’ Forum and THE ARTS+, Publishing Scotland Fellows... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in Québec 2018: Good Times for English-Language Publishing

"There was a time when there were few English-language publishers here in Québec," says Linda Leith, president of the Association of English-language Publishers of Québec. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishing 2018: Is Diverse, Data-Driven Wattpad Publishing's Future?

The Canadian digital platform is using machine learning to discover what readers want. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As Traditional Publishing Fades Away, Publishers Need to Find New Means of Distribution and Monetization

Recently, I did some revenue forecasting for a client who is considering entering the digital news/content space. The product offering is pretty unique, but it will be entering a very saturated market with large, established competitors, traditional competitors like The New York Times and Wall... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers stop Facebook ad spending over policy that treats publishers as political advertisers

The Financial Times and New York Media suspended their paid media on Facebook over concerns about how news publishers are treated under its new ad policy. The post Publishers stop Facebook ad spending over policy that treats publishers as political advertisers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Slowdown in Self-Publishing Drops Publishing Revenue at Salem

First quarter revenue fell 7.6% in Salem Media Group's publishing division which it attributed to a slowdown in author acquisitions in its self-publishing business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mikyla Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing Worldwide: ‘When the Stories Are Good’

'We can use the marketing muscle and the global strength that we have to support this ever-widening range of storytellers,' says Mikyla Bruder, publisher of Amazon Publishing. The post Mikyla Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing Worldwide: ‘When the Stories Are Good’ appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing’s Darker Stories: Focusing on Freedom to Publish in London

In a never-before staged seminar event, London Book Fair this year presented a mini-conference on the freedom to publish with the International Publishers Association and featuring the widow of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan. The post Publishing’s Darker Stories: Focusing on Freedom to... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in the Baltic Region 2018: Giants of Lithuanian Publishing Weigh In

Two of Lithuania's most prominent publishing figures are optimistic about the future. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in the Baltic Region 2018: An Introduction to Publishing in Lithuania

The executive director of the Lithuanian Publishers Association surveys the literary scene. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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