The Rundown: Search-focused publishers make for attractive acquisition targets

Unlike the crop of publishers that rode social distribution to easy scale several years ago, search-focused publishers rely on a much more stable and sustainable source of traffic. The post The Rundown: Search-focused publishers make for attractive acquisition targets appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at 'Digiday'

[ Digiday | 2019-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Google reclaims title of top traffic referrer, and search-focused publishers are enjoying the moment

Publishers seized on the opportunity to talk about a growing misalignment with Facebook, which had been the top source of referral traffic for publishers since 2015. The post Google reclaims title of top traffic referrer, and search-focused publishers are enjoying the moment appeared first on... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Netflix Makes First Acquisition With Comic-Book Publisher

Netflix announced its first-ever acquisition, snapping up a comic-book publisher and pushing a strategy that has also been popular with major Hollywood studios for years: Superheroes.Netflix agreed to buy Millarworld, the publisher behind characters and stories like "Kingsman" and "Old Man... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2017-08-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As Facebook turns fickle, publishers focus again on search

Don’t count out the power of the “What time does the Super Bowl” and other SEO tricks just yet. Facebook may have been all the rage these past few years, but now there's a renewed focus by publishers on Google search. Facebook has turned out to be a fickle partner, and Google's own shifting... Continue reading at Digiday

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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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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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Recycle, reuse … re-publish? How publishers make what’s old new again

Despicable or brilliant? How three publishers have grown, at least in part by repurposing or resurfacing old content. The post Recycle, reuse … re-publish? How publishers make what’s old new again appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

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First published in 1924, ‘Still She Wished for Company’ makes for a delicious, if bittersweet, Valentine’s Day treat

The novel, which enters the public domain this year, is one of the pioneering works of paranormal or “time-slip” romance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 19:00:00 UTC ]
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First published in 1924, ‘Still She Wished for Company’ makes for a delicious, if bittersweet, Valentine’s Day treat

The novel, which enters the public domain this year, is one of the pioneering works of paranormal or “time-slip” romance. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 07:00:00 UTC ]
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What if the main character of your favorite classic book were black? A publisher makes it so

Penguin Random House teams with TBWA and Barnes & Noble to launch #DiversityEditions for Black History Month. During the Pequod‘s last voyage in Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick, Captain Ahab is 58 years old. Physically, he has a prosthetic leg made of whale bone, and a pale white mark or... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-02-05 09:00:42 UTC ]
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A Slow Year for Publishing Mergers and Acquisitions

B&N’s purchase by Elliott Adviors was the largest purchase in a quiet year for acquisitions in the book business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Plan S will make 2021-22 tough years for publishers, predicts Inchcoombe

The years from 2021 to 2022 will be tough for academic publishers as they struggle to adapt to the requirements of Plan S, a FutureBook panel on Open Access heard yesterday Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-26 00:03:26 UTC ]
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Google Vows to Keep Investing in Journalism in Search for Sustainable Publishing Models

During the Digital Media Asia 2019 conference held in Hong Kong in October, tech giant Google reiterated its support for Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-11-04 18:00:50 UTC ]
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Digiday Video: When it comes to making good video, publishers worry about resources and cost

At the recent Digiday Publishing Summit in Key Biscayne, Florida, we asked execs from CNN International, Vox, Horoscope.com and Inquisitr how important video was to them, and the biggest challenges in making a video strategy work. Highlights: The post Digiday Video: When it comes to making good... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-10-08 04:00:19 UTC ]
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Digital focus for Libraries Week as Bobby Seagull publishes manifesto

Libraries Week kicks off today with a focus on what the nation’s libraries are doing with digital technology. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-06 18:00:32 UTC ]
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Joanne Harris speaks out against publishing's focus on debuts

Joanne Harris has spoken out against an “absurd” focus on debuts in the publishing world.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-23 16:30:46 UTC ]
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Publishers Say Audible’s ‘Captions’ Defense ‘Makes No Sense’

In filings made September 20, lawyers for publishers rejected Audible's suggestion that the dispute over Captions is a contract issue, and argued that the program, if allowed to include their works, would clearly infringe their copyrights and cause 'irreparable' harm. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Cutting Print: Making It Work When Publishing Days Must Go

When a large U.S. newspaper cuts print publication days or curtails home delivery, headlines may scream media apocalypse. But for Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-08-27 15:09:04 UTC ]
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Hachette makes string of appointments from outside publishing in HR shake-up

Hachette has announced seven people are leaving its HR department to be replaced by new appointments, mainly from outside the publishing world, in a major shake-up. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-01 14:50:21 UTC ]
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Braithwaite, Rankin and Wesolowski make Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards shortlist

Booker Prize longlistee Oyinkan Braithwaite has made the shortlist for the 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards with Ian Rankin and Matt Wesolowski each bagging two nominations.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-24 09:47:48 UTC ]
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