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Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

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It remains to be seen if it's a full-on change of policy, but it looks like Amazon is at least shifting it stance when it comes to where some of the ebooks put out by its Amazon Publishing division are sold. As you may recall, Barnes & Noble and...
Amazon Publishing to sell series of ebooks outside the Kindle Store

Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats”

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Legend has it that when Cortes landed in Mexico in the 1500s, he ordered his men to burn the ships that had brought them there to remove the possibility of doing anything other than going forward into the unknown. Marc Andreessen has the same advice for old media companies:...
Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats”

Harry Potter ebook sales top £1m in three days

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Magic continues for JK Rowling as digital sales in first week exceed expectationsOver £1m-worth of Harry Potter ebooks have been sold in just three days, according to the chief executive of JK Rowling's new digital venture Pottermore.Pottermore's director Charlie Redmayne told Radio Litopia's show "The Naked Book" that Harry Potter...
Harry Potter ebook sales top £1m in three days

Bonfire of the Varieties: I'm doing a "Twitter Chat" about Digital Media Models (Now!)

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This whole “future of media” thing is pretty damn brutal. This week, Variety, the Washington Examiner and Time Out Chicago have all announced plans to close their print editions. At the same time, super-blogger Andrew Sullivan has decided to half the number of free “read more”s his visitors get before...
Bonfire of the Varieties: I'm doing a "Twitter Chat" about Digital Media Models (Now!)

Profits aren’t the only consideration for newspapers

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It might make sense for some newspapers in some cities to quickly switch to digital. It doesn’t make sense in New Orleans. FORTUNE — One of the challenges of discussing the besieged newspaper business is that it’s not like just any business, or it shouldn’t be. There is a...
Profits aren’t the only consideration for newspapers

News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Corp dramatically pulled stories from from Google as it prepared a paywall to better monetize that content...
News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact
Starbucks customers offered 15 free New York Times articles per day

Apple's Newsstand to get exclusive early access to Hearst publications

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In a new deal with Hearst that went active on Thursday, Apple is offering iPad versions of the publisher's catalog days before they release on other platforms, including print editions....
Apple's Newsstand to get exclusive early access to Hearst publications
In Paywalls We Trust: How The Magazine Industry Can Weather The Coming Digital Transition

UK mag the Spectator announces a 190-year online archive, and refreshes its iOS app

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UK magazine The Spectator has made a number of new announcements relating to its digital offering, including a new iOS app and a pretty extensive online archive which is due to launch in the spring. The Spectator is a weekly magazine with a conservative leaning, and it’s one of the...
UK mag the Spectator announces a 190-year online archive, and refreshes its iOS app

Encyclopedia Britannica Calls Off Its Print Edition And Goes Digital

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Print editions of the beloved Encyclopedia Britannica will soon go the way of the dinosaur as the company replaces them completely with digital versions. The Encyclopedia has primarily been an online product for the past 20 years. Originally published in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1768, print editions have been continually...
Encyclopedia Britannica Calls Off Its Print Edition And Goes Digital

Marc Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats”

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From TechCrunch: Yesterday, [Marc] Andreessen was in New York City and we met up. We got to talking about how media companies are handling the digital disruption of the Internet when he brought up the Cortes analogy. In particular, he was talking about print media such as newspapers and magazines,...
Marc Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats”
Conde Nast now providing tablet readership reports, says print reading habits translate to tablets

Google sold Frommer's Travel -- but kept all the social media data

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Mystery solved. Many were scratching their heads over why Google sold Frommer’s Travel Guides this month — less than a year after buying the brand for $22 million. The answer is the same as for why Google does nearly anything: data. As Skift reports, Google handed over the company to...
Google sold Frommer's Travel -- but kept all the social media data
How a comic strip *gulp* evolved into an online mode of communication

Arthur Frommer Buys Name Back From Google, Will Bring Print Editions Back

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Frommer's famous guides will still be made in dead-tree editions after all. Mere weeks after Google said it would be discontinuing print editions of the famous Frommer's travel guidebooks, Arthur Frommer has reportedly spent an undisclosed sum to buy the rights to his name back from Google and will...
Arthur Frommer Buys Name Back From Google, Will Bring Print Editions Back

Macmillan announces DynamicBooks, allows instructors to edit digital textbooks

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Publishing powerhouse Macmillan recently made headlines with its demands for pricing control on e-books sold through Amazon. To recap: Amazon at first dropped Macmillan’s books from its store (including print editions) because the publisher wanted to charge more than $9.99 for Amazon e-books. Amazon later begrudgingly accepted Macmillan’s demands, and...
Macmillan announces DynamicBooks, allows instructors to edit digital textbooks
Wikipedia Didn’t Kill Brittanica; Windows Did
Google reportedly discontinuing print copies of Frommer's travel guides after buying company
The infographics behind the man: Nicholas Felton releases his new personal report

Hearst Titles Now Available on Apple's Newsstand Days Ahead of Other Channels

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Apple has rolled out a new feature for Newsstand, allowing select publishers to be featured in a new Read Them Here First section, reports TechCrunch. Hearst is the first publisher to be featured, and its entire catalog is available to subscribers several days before the print editions hit newsstands, and...
Hearst Titles Now Available on Apple's Newsstand Days Ahead of Other Channels

Amazon Publishing inks deal with Ingram, opens e-book distribution to rivals

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Amazon Publishing is continuing to broaden its distribution channels, as the New York-based imprint has formed a partnership with Ingram Content Group that will make the company's e-books available to competitors such as Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. As you may be aware, there's some uneasy tension between...
Amazon Publishing inks deal with Ingram, opens e-book distribution to rivals

No linking to Japanese newspaper without permission

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We've definitely entered an era of experiment when it comes to online content, as a number of publications with a tradition in the print world are testing out approaches like building paywalls, mixing free and paid content, and limiting the amount of content that's indexed by search engines. But Japan's...
No linking to Japanese newspaper without permission

A rising tide lifts all boats: Explosive Kickstart growth helps all

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Nearly 90,000 backers pledged over $3.3 million dollars on Kickstarter to make video game developer Double Fine’s new adventure game project a reality. But Double Fine's immense success worried some projects that they would suffer from reduced contributions as a result. Not so, says Kickstarter. In fact, in a post...
A rising tide lifts all boats: Explosive Kickstart growth helps all

Byliner, Simon & Schuster strike print deals for a digital era

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Two separate announcements today reveal the interesting ways that print book deals are changing in an ebook world. The deals show print distribution is still important (print makes up 75 to 80 percent of trade book sales today) and that digital authors often find it easier to work with a...
Byliner, Simon & Schuster strike print deals for a digital era
Zinio shares digital magazine usage data ahead of rumored sale (infographic)

Why Magazines Are Using Digital To Boost Prices, Not Bolster Innovation

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Well, this is disappointing. As magazines make the transition from print to pixels, some publishers are using the move as an opportunity to jack up their prices - in some cases, to more than they were charging for print editions. And that's for tablet versions that are too often crappy...
Why Magazines Are Using Digital To Boost Prices, Not Bolster Innovation

Hearst starts publishing iPad magazines days before print editions

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Magazine publishers have more directly embraced tablets over more than a year as it became clearer that they were boosting the bottom line. We may be witnessing a watershed moment today, however. Hearst has started publishing issues for 22 of its magazines in the iOS Newsstand days before their...
Hearst starts publishing iPad magazines days before print editions

Publishing: The Road Ahead

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With the closing of Spin Magazine’s print edition alongside the failure of the print edition of Newsweek (not to mention the shuttering of countless newspapers and magazines around the world) you’d be hard-pressed to say that publishing – particularly in the news space – is doing well. Add in the...
Publishing: The Road Ahead
Frommer's guidebooks to live on as Google sells brand to founder
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