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Rakuten Kobo and bol.com launch ‘Kobo Plus’

Pub Date: Feb 24, 2017

eBook subscription service for €9.99 per month with the largest selection of Dutch and international titles available on Kobo eReaders and reading apps for the most popular smartphones and tablets Toronto, February 22, 2017 – Booklovers from The Netherlands and Belgium will never run out of things to read thanks to Kobo Plus. The new subscription Read more »

Journalism Ethics

Center for Journalism Ethics Announces Award Finalists

Pub Date: Feb 24, 2017

Center for Journalism Ethics  Announces Award  Finalists Six projects that combined aggressive reporting on important issues with care for the consequences of that reporting are finalists for the 2017 Anthony Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics. The 2017 winner will be chosen from among six outstanding examples of journalism that displayed high ethical standards in the Read more »

Pen America

PEN America Announces Literary Award Winners

Pub Date: Feb 23, 2017

PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction ($10,000): For a distinguished book of general nonfiction possessing notable literary merit and critical perspective.Judges: Julia Angwin, Rich Benjamin, Jeff Biggers, Charles Duhigg, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Lizzie Stark, and Jessica Valenti Winner: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Crown/Penguin Random House Matthew Desmond  PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Read more »

MPS Ltd

Gutenberg Technology Partners with MPS Limited

Pub Date: Feb 15, 2017

Gutenberg Technology, an industry-leading tools creator for multichannel content publishing and distribution, announces a partnership with MPS Limited, a top content solutions provider. As a preferred Gutenberg technology partner, MPS Limited will have extensive access to MyEContentFactory 7.0, a SaaS cloud-based solution that facilitates simultaneous print and digital delivery. “Publishers are paying to optimize their production costs while speeding Read more »

Pen America

2017 PEN/Heim Translation Grant Winners Announced

Pub Date: Feb 6, 2017

PEN America is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants and the inaugural winner of the PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature. The Translation Fund, now celebrating its fourteenth year, received a record number of applications this year—224 in total—from a wide array of languages of origin, genres, and Read more »

Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster Brings Beloved Authors to Broadway in March

Pub Date: Jan 26, 2017

Simon & Schuster is pleased to announce that it will host on Saturday March 11 an unprecedented gathering of bestselling literary star-power for an entertaining and enlightening afternoon of lively, book-focused conversation featuring some of today’s most popular and beloved authors.   Taking the stage at one of the most famous theaters in the world, New Read more »

Ingram Content Group

Ingram Content Announces Promotions and New Associates

Pub Date: Jan 23, 2017

Ingram Content Group today announced promotions and new associates to the company. Ed Spade is now the Senior Manager of Content Acquisition, North America, for Lightning Source LLC. He joined Ingram in 2015 as a Senior Content Acquisition Manager, consulting publishers on their strategies for print and digital publishing, including digital content management and distribution Read more »

Bertelsmann Media

Bertelsmann Open to Increasing its Stake in Penguin Random House

Pub Date: Jan 18, 2017

  Reconfirmation of commitment to the book business Bertelsmann CEO Thomas Rabe: “Penguin Random House has achieved all goals of the combination” Bertelsmann is open to increasing its share in the world’s biggest trade publishing group, Penguin Random House. The international media, services, and education company currently holds a majority 53-percent stake in the group Read more »

2017 Hillman Prizes for Journalism– Enter Now

Pub Date: Jan 10, 2017

2017 Hillman Prizes for Journalism Entry Deadline: January 30 The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest. Winners exemplify reportorial excellence, storytelling skill, and social justice impact. The 2017 prizes will be given for work published or aired in 2016. Our categories are: Book (nonfiction) Newspaper Reporting (print or online) Magazine Reporting (print Read more »

Vital Source, Ingram Content Group

VitalSource appoints Jennifer Solomon and Tim Ridgway to Leadership Roles

Pub Date: Jan 10, 2017

VitalSource Technologies LLC today announced the addition of Jennifer Solomon as its Director of Market Development. “Jenn has a wealth of experience in the educational publishing industry and came to us with an incredibly strong sales and leadership background and a consistent track record of building successful teams, driving sales and growth in market share Read more »