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Op-Ed: Hachette v. Amazon e-book feud must consider needs of new authors

Book publisher Hachette and entertainment powerhouse Amazon are locking horns over e-book pricing. Amazon wants to lower the prices of e-books, citing higher readership and high price elasticity, while Hachette wants to avoid a possible price war.

New York Times begins running marijuana ads

New York - Administrators with the New York Times have decided to begin publishing ads for marijuana. After dozens of articles promoting the use of marijuana this is a move for them which is easy to understand.

Newsweek's print revival starts Friday

Washington - Newsweek magazine, online only since the end of 2012, will return to print starting Friday in the United States and Europe.Parent company IBT Media is taking a gamble in re-launching the once-iconic news weekly, which has nearly disappeared in the face...

GE Capital and Slate win Midas Award for content marketing effort

In 2013, GE Capital partnered with Slate to create the "Roadshow For Growth," and the long-form content strategy and tour was recently recognized with a Midas Award.

The Washington Post Company becomes the Graham Holdings Company

The Washington Post Company, having sold the Washington Post newspaper and digital concern to Amazon's Jeff Bezos, announced its new name on Monday.

Rogers Media bringing Next Issue e-magazine service to Canada

Like Netflix for magazines, the new Next Issue Canada app will give tablet readers on-demand access to over 100 publications, including everything from The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated to Vanity Fair.

Slate: Redesign accommodates content volume and audience growth

Slate magazine relaunched in a thorough redesign on Monday, bringing its content marketing offerings and its advertising into the middle of the conversation.

Media startup Assignmint adds journalist Maer Roshan to Board Special

Journalism startup Assignmint today announced the addition of veteran journalist Maer Roshan to their Board of Directors. The announcement of Roshan's addition comes just as Assignmint launches the private beta version of their software for enterprise.

RebelMouse brings curated social media for publishers, marketers

As advertisers become more aware of the issues facing social media marketing, one social media service firm is working to aggregate social media material into content modules for publishers and marketers alike.

Paywalls or not, newspapers to see revenue declines through 2017

With the Washington Post implementing a paywall on their flagship digital property next week, a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests paywalls will not stop revenue declines at newspapers.

In a content marketing first, GE Capital hits the road with Slate

In a remarkable and dynamic first in the content marketing space, GE Capital and Slate magazine have partnered to deliver the middle market Roadshow For Growth - celebrating the job-oriented achievements of middle-market businesses.

Nas invests in 'Mass Appeal' magazine

Eleven years ago, HipHop veteran Nas appeared on the cover of Mass Appeal magazine. Now he has bought a stake in the magazine, and is now partial owner.

Op-Ed: As content marketing breeds complexity, knowledge deficits exist

The commercial side of the digital media industry is entering a considerable challenge to its intellectual sustainability, and the solution resides in the courage and will of middle management to train the next generation.

Alligator Pie comes to the stage Special

Toronto - Alligator Pie is a book beloved by generations of kids and parents since its publishing in 1974. Now a theatre group in Toronto is translating Dennis Lee's work to the stage.

Penguin Books and Random House in new venture

The publisher of the world famous Penguin books (Pearson) has entered into a deal with the German media group Bertelsmann, who publish the Random House imprint. The deal will create a new global player in the book market.

Magazine ordered to surrender topless photos of Kate Middleton

A French judge has ordered Closer magazine to stop re-publishing or distributing photos of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless. It also has 24 hours to hand over the original photos or face a daily fine of 10,000 euros.

Digital Journalists landing more opportunities thanks to digital publishing and community experience

With the rise of social media and communities such as Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram, news organizations and brands are facing increased pressure to find editorial talent who can work seamlessly in the fast-paced world of digital media.

Authors troll 'Fifty Shades' trilogy with new book

There’s nothing like trolling soccer moms. Two men have realized this all too well, and they plan to make a few bucks along the way.

Is this the future of book advertising?

London - Has the Internet killed the fiction market? Probably not, but in the UK, one major bookseller is experimenting with a new type of advertising.

Digital Journal among Top 20 most promising startups in Canada, invited to C100 event in Silicon Valley

Toronto - Digital Journal is proud to announce it has been hand-picked from hundreds of companies across Canada as one of the 20 most promising startups by the C100, an organization representing accomplished Canadian entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.

Digital agency banks on content marketing at Advertising Week Special

New York - Advertising Week kicked off in New York City on Monday, and through the lectures and the case study gatherings, iTrack Group's Valerie Voigt was happy to share her perspectives on the boom in content marketing.

Op-Ed: Entertaining the Masses in Developing, Poor Countries Special

In a YouTube world, literacy will have vanished and with it knowledge. Visuals and graphics can convey information, but they rarely proffer organizing principles and theories.

eReader growth among Americans surpasses previous expectations

New statistics coming out from eMarketer are reporting that eReaders in the US have more than quadrupled in the last two years. They also report that the rapid growth is ongoing.

Op-Ed: Edelman's perspectives parallel modern branded content solutions

Speaking at the Holmes Report's Think Tank Live summit in Prague last week, Edelman CEO Richard Edelman positioned the opportunities for public relations companies along 'complexity' lines versus the 'simplicity' produced in advertising agency circles.

Marketing breakfast panel explores branded content and ecosystems Special

At an Advertising Women of New York breakfast on Thursday, a marketing panel discussed the evolving role of branded content, its impact on consumers, and the multiplatform distribution challenges facing advertisers.

Why Harlequin wants to patent kissing Special

Toronto - The romance book publisher Harlequin wants to patent kissing, if only to publicize the lost of art of lip-locking, says the company's "chief kissing officer" in an interview.

Hackers strike Gawker sites, user databases 'compromised'

Citing hacker activity, Gawker Media froze the publication of new content and alerted readers to reset passwords, admitting that user data had been "compromised."

The Future of Publishing is Wood-Free

The publishing world is changing, and whether in a screen or on the shelf, traditional wood-pulp paper must wave farewell.

Century-old Honolulu newspaper prints last issue

The Honolulu Advertiser, a Hawaii-based newspaper is printing its last edition Sunday after over a hundred years in operation.

Op-Ed: The state of non-writing, or how to kill a market with software

If you’re a non-writer, you have two basic options: Be an actual writer, or score some of that wonderful software that does the writing for you. If you’ve been wondering why everything uses the same boring phraseology, I think I’ve pinned down why.
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