At our Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo on Sept. 13, Paul Shouvik, VP of Business Development at MAZ, is going to be a panelist for a session asking the question “Are Apps the Past?” At lunch on Thursday with Paul Canetti, Founder and CEO of MAZ, creator of the “MagAppZine,” we addressed this very question.
I never thought I’d be the author of a book. In a traditional sense, I’m still not. Over the past two years, I’ve been writing posts on Forbes.com about the intersection of the news business and social media, focusing on our strategy to build a sustainable model for journalism in the digital age. Now, these posts have been molded into an e-book. My day job as chief product officer includes advocating the new world of entrepreneurial journalism — and creating opportunities for topic experts to succeed at it. E-books is one way.
Just a little off the top, please.
Reader’s Digest Association CEO Robert Guth is asking bondholders to take a 5 percent haircut on its senior debt.
Nearly $60.7 million has been earmarked for the tender offer. The company said yesterday that it was giving bondholders until June 14 to decide whether to accept the take-it-or-leave-it offer on senior secured notes due in 2017.
Few words fire up the happiness transmitters in your brain more than “free.” But “flat-fee unlimited” comes close.
Unlimited movies (Netflix). Unlimited music (Spotify). Unlimited train travel (Europass). Unlimited seafood buffet (Red Lobster). And now, ladies and gentlemen: unlimited magazines to read on your tablet. Introducing the Next Issue app.
Meredith Corporation announced today that it has renewed The Better Show for its sixth season, beginning in September 2012. So far, the show has cleared four of the top five U.S. TV markets (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia) and is already sold in 135 cities.
In addition to Meredith, groups that have renewed or acquired The Better Show for fall 2012 include: CBS, Lin, Sinclair, Hearst, Newport, Gray, Northwest and New Age. Sales efforts are still underway, and Meredith expects to add additional station groups and markets before the new season begins.
Parents magazine today unveiled a new look and feel with the February 2012 issue. The makeover marks a strengthened focus on creating a more authentic view of parenthood to engage today's design-savvy millennial moms.
Bonnier’s Parenting Group and AOL Inc. have announced a strategic sales alliance that brings Parenting.com content to AOL, which they hope will provide contextually relevant, scalable marketing opportunities for advertisers seeking to reach moms online. The partnership is intended to grow Parenting.com’s audience and AOL’s reach in the parenting category, with links to Parenting.com articles featured on the AOL home page and across multiple Lifestyle channel properties.
Beginning in the first quarter of this year, Parenting.com’s child development and family lifestyle content will be integrated across AOL properties
Meredith Corporation announced today that it has signed an agreement with Disney Publishing Worldwide to acquire the assets of FamilyFun.
New Media Strategies (NMS) and Meredith Xcelerated Marketing (MXM) announced today that Founder & Chief Executive Officer Pete Snyder will step down from executive duties at the company at the end of the year.
YouTube's initiative to bring 100 channels of original content to the streaming video site will include a large presence from magazine publishers.