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Is Medium a platform or a publisher? And is Matter a magazine or a collection? Yes

Even in a digital-media landscape that is dotted with odd startups, Medium is a strange beast: founder and former Twitter CEO Evan Williams has said …

Magazine publisher ShortList Media reports losses of almost £1m

Magazine publisher ShortList Media has reported a loss of almost £1m in its most recent annual accounts after being hit by the “tough” launch of Stylist in France and investing in fashion site Never Underdressed.<p>The publisher, which has investors including Beano and Friends Reunited owner DC …

Hearst Is the Latest Publisher to Jump On Native Ad Trend

Hearst Magazines is the latest publisher to join the native ad gold rush, with new products that will let advertisers run their messages into …

As Digital Grows, Publishers Say Print Media Buyers Are Getting Cut Out of the Action

As traditional media budgets continue to shift to digital, print media buyers aren’t the kings of the hill they once were.<p>Magazines are hardly …

Journalism, publishing and public relations

<b>What you’ll learn</b><br>The world of journalism, publishing and public relations (PR) has changed rapidly over recent years. The rise of social media and blogging platforms means anyone, anywhere can self-publish, presenting opportunities – and huge challenges – for traditional industries.<p>The best degree …

A Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing

As you probably know, self-published books can sell as many copies as those that are traditionally-published, and sometimes even more so!<p>Although luck does plays a huge part -- being in the right place at the right time -- good writing, along with professional editing and design are also essential, …

Writing

What Is The Percentage Of Books Published On Which Publishers Actually Lose Money?

<i>Answer by Lee Ballentine, Author of seven books of poems, retired book publishing CEO, onetime software engineer, veteran of 1970s/1980s tech startups, art enthusiast and writer, surrealist, on Quora,</i><p>We are going to have to unpack this question a little in order to answer it, but let’s start with a …

Self-publishing is not revolutionary - it's reactionary

Self-publishing has always been possible and, indeed, for centuries was part and parcel of literary culture. Then it became expensive and, frankly, less prestigious, until digital books came along and made it affordable. Now price and success, too often the determinants of value, have made it …

Four iPad Stats Every Publisher Should Know

In late December, an eMarketer report confirmed that the long awaited mobile ad spend boom had finally arrived. Mobile, the report said, drove nearly …

Top Five Ebook Publishers Of 2014...So Far

Publishing even one best-selling ebook is a feat worth celebrating. Most publishing houses never get there.<p>Publishing dozens, however, is worthy of a list.<p>It will be no surprise to those of you who follow publishing that Penguin Random House tops the Digital Book World list of top ebook publishers …

Advertisers Seem to Care More Than Publishers About Seeing Ads

Advertisers have been pushing for the online ad industry to address ad viewability for the past several years. It's a reasonable goal, as brands …

Data analysis tops publishers' priority for investment in 2014

For all of the hype surrounding data and its importance to the media and marketing industries, it looks like publishers are putting their money where their mouths are.<p>The annual Association of Online Publishers (AOP) member census has uncovered the changing priorities of digital publishers, …

Financial Times Group – 2013 results - Announcements

The Financial Times Group achieved profits of £55m, an underlying increase of 17% year-on-year. This was driven by strong growth in digital and …

How your data is helping publishers increase circulation

Legacy print publishers are under assault from all sides. Marketers are putting less money into print advertising just as readers are increasingly …

How To Self-Publish Your Book Through Amazon

<i>Not so long ago, the first hurdle for an aspiring book author was to get past the gatekeepers. First you would have to spend weeks or months writing a book proposal and sample chapters. Then you might contact a bunch of agents to see if they would be interested in pitching your book to major</i> …

Can Sensible Meredith Become a Luxury Publisher?

Could Time Warner’s loss be Condé Nast’s gain?<p>Reports that the media giant is looking to combine its women’s magazines with Meredith Corp.’s make …

Vogue Retains Top Spot in March

Among the highly scrutinized March fashion magazines, Condé Nast's <i>Vogue</i> is holding on to its usual first place, with 457 ad pages, up 4.5 percent …

Google may ditch 'cookies' as online ad tracker

Google is developing an anonymous identifier for advertising, or AdID, that would replace third-party cookies as the way advertisers track people's Internet browsing activity for marketing purposes.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Google, the world's largest Internet search company, is considering a major change in …

Must-have apps for the 2013 baseball season

The 2013 Major League Baseball season is upon us. The first game was played Sunday night and the remainder of the games started Monday afternoon. …

Apps