The three keys to Shazam!’s box-office success are a testament to zigging when everyone else zags

Shazam!’s counterintuitive path to popularity is an object lesson in pursuing originality in a universe dominated with world-building The success of Warner Bros.’ latest superhero movie Shazam!, which took the No. 1 spot at the box office last weekend and has had critics swooning–it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 91%–makes it hard not to wonder whether the film marks a new direction for DC Films. Under the aegis of Warner Bros., the movie arm of the vaunted comic book company has been struggling for years to capture audiences with the unrelenting velocity of rival Marvel Entertainment, after a long series of dark, brooding caped crusaders (Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League) that lacked the artistry of the Dark Knight trilogy by director Christopher Nolan. Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2019-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Keys to Amazon’s success: Price wars and big data

Brian Dumaine looks at the tactics and innovations that have powered the company. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-29 12:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Keys to Digital Success in 2020 (Part 1)

For most publishers, digital success in 2020 won’t be about new trends or technology. Instead it will be about focus, prioritization, and finally executing properly on digital media fundamentals. This article covers the first five fundamentals that I believe every publisher must execute on this... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2020-01-03 13:30:50 UTC ]
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'Fantastic Beasts' enchants the box office with $62-million opening

Warner Bros.' "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" met expectations in winning the box office this weekend, opening in first place with $62.2 million, according to figures from measurement firm Comscore. The "Harry Potter" prequel, a follow-up to 2016's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Films based on books take 44% more at the box office

Films based on books take 44% more at the box office in the UK and 53% more worldwide than original screenplays, research from the Publishers Association (PA) has shown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fate of the Furious breaks Star Wars box office record with $700 million opening

Star Wars, Harry Potter or indeed the almost century-old comic book legends Batman and Superman may have sprung from a rich creative well, but in a stunning twist all of them have been banished to the box office naughty step. Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2017-04-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Beauty's' in beast mode as it bests 'Power Rangers' at the box office

In the battle of 1990s nostalgia, Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment’s mighty morphin’ “Power Rangers” was no match for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The live action remake starring “Harry Potter’s” Emma Watson pulled in an estimated $88 million in the U.S and Canada in its second week, meeting... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Media Amplification is Key to Small Press Success

Chad Post of Open Letter Books explains how leveraging social networks for media amplification is now a key to small press marketing success. The post Book Media Amplification is Key to Small Press Success appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Publishers stress authenticity is key to social media success

Publishers should help authors to identify their digital skills, but social media is “not the most important thing”, writers and industry insiders have told The Bookseller. Authors should feel comfortable with any digital activity they are asked to undertake, using tweeting, blogging and other... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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iBooks Bestsellers: 'Fifty Shades' Tops the Charts, Box Office

Following a record-breaking opening weekend for the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film, which raked in in $81.7 million, the books in E.L. James's series also ruled Apple's bestseller list. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Buzzfeed's New Publisher Says Data Shows Emotional Content, Shareability Key to Viral Success

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs Who Dao Nguyen New gig Publisher, BuzzFeed Old gig Vp of growth and data, BuzzFeed Age 41 Twitter @daozers What do you do as publisher? Publishing is literally the act of making information available to the public. For a purely digital operation like... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2015-01-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Film streaming and downloads to overtake box office in 2017

The growing popularity of downloads and streaming services like Netflix means that Blu-ray and DVD sales are declining News: Ebook revenues to overtake printed books by 2018A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has declared that the market for DVDs and Blu-ray is quickly declining, with the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Iron Man 3 tops 2013 box office

Comic book blockbuster Iron Man 3 was the highest-earning film of 2013 around the world, ahead of Despicable Me 2 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Continue reading at BBC News

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Leaders in Mobile News Publishing Share 8 Keys to Success

If the last decade in news was defined by the migration of audience to the web, the next will be defined by the shift to smartphones and tablets. About 56 percent of Americans now own smartphones, according to the Pew Internet and American Life P ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Clavis Names Amal Karzai’s ‘My Key’ Winner of Inaugural U.S. Key Colors Competition

Karzai’s picture book My Key was awarded top honors—$8,000 and a publishing contract from Clavis—in the first-ever Key Colors Competition in the United States. (Sponsored) Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebury sweeps in for Met Office weather guide

Ebury Press has swept in for “the ultimate guide to our glorious weather” by the Met Office. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-17 16:16:55 UTC ]
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The key to a more tranquil mind? One author argues it’s all about revisiting books from the past.

In “Breaking Bread With the Dead,” Alan Jacobs argues we should “sift the past for its wisdom and its wickedness, its perception and its foolishness.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-15 15:49:40 UTC ]
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Margaret Atwood on her virtual 'Testaments' tour wardrobe, totalitarianism and Trump

Ahead of a Chevalier's bookstore talk with Bradley Whitford, the "Handmaid's Tale" author talks about Ann Dowd, Zoom-worthy tops, dystopia and elections. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-09-14 14:00:45 UTC ]
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Did a Revolution in Latin American Publishing Make One Hundred Years of Solitude the Success It Is Today?

When One Hundred Years of Solitude hit the market in 1967, the book industry in Spanish was booming. This situation was unimaginable for most writers and critics just a few years before. “How can literature exist,” writer Mario Vargas Llosa asked, “in countries where there are no publishing... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-11 08:48:47 UTC ]
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How to launch a successful start-up

Gauthier Van Malderen, who co-founded digital textbook subscription service Perlego with friend Matthew Davies in 2016 and was named one of 2020's Rising Stars, shares his top tips for launching your own start-up. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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