*+-A merger between Springer Science & Business and Holtzbrinck will form a new global science and education publisher with annual sales of 1.5 billion euros
*+-Oyster, a book subscription service in the United States, has kicked off 2015 with two major announcements, including offering more than 1 million books.
*+-Two branding experts argue that the future for publishers lies in going direct to consumer, offering examples of companies that have succeeded.
*+-It has become a common meme in publishing that in 2-3 years we’ll see one of the US Big Six publishers merge with another. Which will it be?
*+-What profitable, forward-thinking publishing house would not want to run its very own film/TV production company?
*+-Steve Berman, the attorney suing Apple over price fixing e-books, says all current evidence is circumstantial.
*+-In Germany old publishing habits die hard. But the country’s burgeoning self-publishing industry is challenging the status quo.
*+-Some things bear repeating, and repeating and repeating… By Roger Tagholm LONDON: Dedicated e-readers could die out within five years, killed off by the rise of smartphones at the lower end of the market, and by tablets at the top. That’s the view of Benedict Evans, digital media guru at London-based consultancy Enders Analysis and Chair of the final day of …
*+-By Mike Shatzkin, CEO, the Idea Logical Company The most dramatic event in publishing in 2010? That’s easy. It was the face-down between five of the six biggest publishers in the US and Amazon over trading terms in the e-book marketplace: the shift from wholesale pricing to agency. Even in theory, the shift was complicated. Publishers’ established prices went from …
*+-By Siobhan O’Leary Germany’s largest publishers have not been as quick to embrace the iPad as their American counterparts. As reported in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Apple has not signed on any of the largest German book publishers to its iBookstore just three weeks before the launch of the device in Germany (though they had already landed Penguin, Hachette, Macmillan, S&S …
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