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Combined STM Markets Grew 3.4% in 2011: Simba Information
January 9, 2012

Amid budgetary pressures and a slow economic recovery, the combined markets for science, technical and medical (STM) publishing grew 3.4% to $21.1 billion in 2011. According to a recent report from media and publishing forecast firm Simba Information, journals are the leading delivery medium, but online services posted the fastest growth.

FT Buys Its Web App Maker; CEO Ridding’s Memo
January 6, 2012

The Financial Times has acquired London-based web and application developer Assanka, which made the web app on which the publisher has based its independence from iTunes.

Assanka launched the HTML5 web app with the paper’s in-house product team in June 2011, declaring “the craze for native apps is a short one and we are already seeing it on the wane”.

Previous Assanka clients include Twickenham’s Town Centre Management Board and the Chartered Institute for Public Relations. An acquisition price is not disclosed.

Thursday, Dec. 15, Tweets of the Day!
December 15, 2011

@naypinya Peter Brantley RT @timoreilly: I'm embarrassed to see publishing competitors like Pearson and McGraw-Hill supporting #SOPA

@EFFLive EFF Live Tweets Rep @LamarSmithTX21 says #SOPA is the product of an extensive process. Too bad that process was hidden from the public.

[Editor's note: This is a big issue. What do you think of SOPA [Stop Online Piracy Act]? Please share your comments here. Click to access links and read more tweets!]

Kindle DX Launches With Larger Display
May 8, 2009

At a New York City press gathering similar to one held just three months ago when the Kindle 2 was unveiled, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos once again addressed a crowded auditorium Wednesday morning to talk about his “Kindle vision”—to have every book ever written, in any language, all available in less than 60 seconds. Perhaps taking another step forward in achieving his ultimate goal, Bezos introduced the Kindle DX, which, at 9.7 inches, boasts a display screen that is two-and-a-half times the size of its slightly older sibling, the Kindle 2.

A License to Sell
May 1, 2008

In an era of integrated publishing and vertical marketing, notions of content and brand have become more fluid, able to morph into new forms that reflect the ways consumers now access and think about information. This trend is even apparent in the world of reprints and content licensing, where traditional concerns about rights and brand integrity run up against new opportunities for revenue generation. In a Web-enabled world, publishers must be open to the reality of widespread content distribution and willing, in some cases, to loosen their grip on material in exchange for the revenue potential made possible by a global demand for

Adobe and Yahoo Announce Beta Launch of PDF Ads
November 30, 2007

Adobe Systems and Yahoo announced yesterday that they have partnered to produce Ads for Adobe PDF Powered by Yahoo!, an opt-in service enabling online publishers to include timely, contextual ads next to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)-based content. The service has the potential to offer readers access to more free content, enhanced with ads that match their interests. The program is available now in beta form, is free of charge, and does not require the purchase or installation of any software. Just as publishers are able to generate revenue from paid advertising on their Web sites, this program will enable them to run contextual,

Pearson Wants Access
June 1, 2004

There's no question that digital asset management (DAM) systems have emerged as the cornerstone of many publishers' forward-looking growth strategies. As more and more publishers rely on multichannel publishing to multiple formats, markets and distribution channels, this becomes even more true.And most often, as in the case of Pearson Education, going the way of a…

Prentice Hall and Reuters Publish 9/11 Charity Book
January 1, 2002

Reuters and Prentice Hall, an imprint of Pearson Education, published September 11, a testimony, a pictorial record of the events of September 11 and the reaction to them around the globe. According to the collaborators, the guiding principle in assembling these images was one of documenting scenes of endurance, resolve, and determination and finding pictures that capture courage and fortitude. All royalties from the book will be donated to AIDFund and AIDFund for America, along with additional contributions from Reuters and from Pearson, the book's publisher. AIDFund, established by Reuters Foundation, provides immediate funding to help charities and relief organizations around the globe respond rapidly