Press Release: Hearst Advertising Worldwide Purchases Ad Depot from 5 Fifteen
January 7, 2015

5 fifteen, a leading UK software company supplying publishers throughout the world, today announced the purchase of its ad booking and processing software, ad DEPOT, by Hearst Advertising Worldwide (HAW). HAW offers advertisers and clients direct, centralised and simplified access to an expanded and exclusive international portfolio of 335 magazines, 188 websites, radio and TV channels owned by Hearst and its partners.

Reed Elsevier Said to Bid $197M for Terror Funds Monitor
September 8, 2014

Reed Elsevier Plc has offered 150 million euros ($197 million) for FircoSoft, a maker of software used by banks to weed out terrorist financing and names on sanctions watchlists, said a person familiar with the matter.

Reed, which publishes trade journals and owns the LexisNexis database, is in exclusive talks to buy the business from private-equity firm Keensight Capital, it said today. The acquisition would be its largest in three years, the person said, asking not to be named because the matter is private.

FircoSoft has more than 700 customers, including eight of the world's top 10

Reed Elsevier Sells Construction Data Arm to Warburg Pincus
July 23, 2014

BRITAIN'S biggest media group Reed Elsevier will today announce the sale of a 51 per cent stake in Reed Construction Data, its North American construction information business, to US private equity fund Warburg Pincus.

The disposal comes as part of the restructuring of the FTSE 100-listed firm's Business Information division which has seen it sell off more than 70 per cent of its underperforming businesses since 2009 including Hotfrog, Buyerzone and Totaljobs.

Reed Elsevier and Wolters Kluwer Swap Legal Shops
July 23, 2014

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has signed an agreement to acquire legal business in Poland from Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis Legal and Professional, and has agreed to sell Wolters Kluwer's Canadian legal publishing arm to Reed Elsevier, WKLR announced on July 22.

The acquisition of LexisNexis' legal business in Poland, which distributes digital content to Polish law firms, government entities and corporations, will strengthen Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory's presence in the European legal information market and extend the company's digital information offerings in Poland, said WKLR in the press release.

A Publishing Giant Goes After the Authors of Its Journals’ Papers
January 10, 2014

ONCE upon a time, it was common for scientists to receive letters from researchers working in other institutions, asking for reprints of papers they had published. It was the usual practice in those days for journal publishers to furnish authors with a couple of dozen such reprints, precisely for this purpose-but, if these had run out, a quick visit to the photocopier kept the wheels of scientific discourse turning, and though it was technically a violation of copyright, no one much minded.

Elsevier Acquires Woodhead Publishing
August 13, 2013

Elsevier announced today that it has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, an award-winning, UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine. The acquisition of Woodhead Publishing also includes Chandos Publishing, which is known for its strong publishing program in library information science and Asian studies.

Philadelphia: Publishing 'Wit'
May 1, 2013

Throughout the month of June, Hidden City Philadelphia, a website devoted to writing, photography, and the city's "dormant and hidden places," is holding a series of artistic happenings at derelict or under-appreciated urban locales.

On the Right Track
May 1, 2013

In our travels for our new City Spotlight section this month, we stayed close to home. As you'll see on page 24, Managing Editor Jim Sturdivant writes about the Philadelphia publishing scene. Many people who read our publication and attend our events assume that we're based in New York, as so many publishers are, but we're not. We are Philly folks at NAPCO, and proud of it! And here in the home of the cheesesteak, the Liberty Bell and, yes, Rocky, we are part of a vibrant and thriving publishing scene.

Daily Variety Goes Out Of Print After 80 Years
March 20, 2013

The venerable Hollywood trade magazine Daily Variety published its last printed edition on Tuesday, ending an 80-year era by beckoning readers to a recently revamped website and announcing plans to launch a new weekly version of the publication.

The glossy magazine, under new ownership since last autumn, bid farewell to its daily paper-and-ink audience in a front-page inset headlined: "VARIETY ANKLES DAILY PUB HUBBUB," using the Variety-coined verb it typically uses to report departures of studio executives.