Could a Daily Children’s Newspaper Succeed in the US?

In Children's, Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka As discussed in today’s lead story, Play Bac’s daily newspapers for children remain very popular. The model has proven so successful, that Play Bac has licensed the model to publishers in Hong Kong and the Middle East. In the UK, there’s First News — a weekly pring newspaper — but there is nothing similar in the US. …

With 150,000 Daily Print Subscribers, France’s Children’s Newspapers Remain Popular Despite “Digital Distractions”

In Children's, Europe by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije At least French kids are reading newspapers. There is always a business model that works against the odds. France’s book publisher Play Bac presse, which also publishes three newspapers for children, is simultaneously celebrating its 25th anniversary, and its founding paper, Mon Quotidien’s (My Daily) 15th birthday. At a time when newspapers worldwide are struggling, and in …

Apple’s Digital Newsstand: Should Publishers Sign On?

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg A potential deal between Apple and major periodical publishers has already been covered by The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News. Apple is moving forward with plans to sell magazines and newspapers on the iPad though its iTunes store, and recently the company has begun approaching publishers. A few days after Bloomberg’s story, the Journal cited reports …

Hanwang, China’s Largest E-reader Manufacturer, Cooperates with 40 Newspapers

In Global Trade Talk by Wuping Zhao

By Wuping Zhao SHANGHAI: On May 24, while Hanwang e-reader consumers find that they could pay and read Wenhui Pao and Xinmin Evenning News, two of Shanhai’s most popular local dailies, Hanwang, the largest e-reader manufacturer in the country reached agreements with 40 Chinese newspapers. According to Science and Technology Daily based in Beijing, Hanwang is now building a online …

Bestselling writer, Simon Winchester, starts small-town paper

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In the hamlets of America and even in big cities, the print news industry is declining.  While book publishers are finding a way to work with the eBook industry, the threat of blog-news and 24-hour news cycle is hurting print editions of major newspapers and closing papers in small towns and hamlets around the country. But, …

German Buch News: Monetizing Online Content; Twitter Poetry

In German Buch News, News Blog by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Newspaper publishers could learn a thing or two from reference book publishers about getting people to pay for online content, or so says Sandra Schüssel, editor of the Börsenblatt in a recent editorial. Newspaper circulation is decreasing at a rate of 300,000 copies per year in Germany. The solution, according to Schüssel, lies in creating and monetizing …