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TheMediaBriefing Book Club: 10 books every media professional should read

February 19, 2013


Summary We’re aware that we can’t cover every facet of the media business in exhaustive detail, but we can point you in the direction of the long-reads that comprehensively examine the issues we are all grappling with. Here are ten books suggested by our readers and TheMediaBriefing team we hope will enhance your understanding of […]

Media Source launches a subscription book review site,

June 21, 2012


Media Source, the company behind review publications like Library Journal, School Library Journal and Horn Book, is launching a subscription-based site,, that aggregates over 300,000 reviews from its publications. The site is aimed at book-buying librarians, though anyone can subscribe. It includes over 20 years of reviews, including starred reviews, “best” lists and Junior Library […]

Britannica Ends Printing, Now Will Face Wikipedia On Price, Quality

March 15, 2012


At a conference last week, an Encyclopaedia Brittanica executive rose from the floor to challenge keynoter Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia. “I don’t want to be accused of killing Britannica,” Wales told Britannica UK MD Ian Grant from the stage. “There’s no danger of that,” Britannica’s Grant assured him. Just a week later, Wikipedia’s entry for […]

Research: Professionals With iPads Are Deserting Printed Media

January 21, 2012


Stark new research statistics suggest digital replacement of analogue content is now very high amongst tablet owners. Newspapers: Seventy two percent of worldwide professionals polled by IDG Connect say they are buying fewer since owning an iPad. Books: 70 percent are buying fewer. DVDs: 49 percent are buying fewer. Asia and the Middle East lead […]

One Publisher’s E-Book Revenues Up 795% In 2011

January 19, 2012


  Book publishers don’t often share much information about their digital revenues, but Naperville, Ill.-based independent publisher Sourcebooks reports some good news, including nearly 800 percent growth in e-book revenues in 2011. The mid-sized Sourcebooks publishes over 300 books a year in a variety of categories, including nonfiction, historical fiction and romance, children’s and gift […]

PAYWALL TIMES: Buy A 1-Year Nook NYT Subscription, Get The Nook Free

January 9, 2012


In Barnes & Noble’s largest Nook promotion yet, the bookstore chain is offering discounted or free Nooks to those who purchase one-year subscriptions to the Nook editions of People or the New York Times. It’s the first time a major retailer has offered an e-reader free with a content subscription. The promotion will run through […]