Archive for the ‘Publishing News’ Category

Corner Brook Mill

June 29, 2012

Asia, Brazil may not be answer for Corner Brook mill
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The Western Star
29 Jun 2012

CORNER BROOK An industry analyst with the Conference Board of Canada said there may be a growing demand for newsprint in places such as Brazil and Asia, but it may not be for the finished paper product. South America and Asia have been identified in…read more…

Publishing News

June 29, 2012

News Corp. to split business
By RYAN NAKASHIMA AP Business Writer
The Goshen News (Goshen, IN)
29 Jun 2012

LOS ANGELES — Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. said Thursday that its board has approved a plan to split into two companies, one containing struggling newspaper and book publishing businesses and the other comprising faster-growing entertainment…read more…

June 21, 2012

Purple author sees red over Hebrew edition

National Post – (Latest Edition)
21 Jun 2012

U.S. writer Alice Walker is refusing to let an Israeli publisher release a new Hebrew edition of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, saying she objects to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people. Ms. Walker, an ardent…read more…

June 19, 2012

Security agents seize newspapers in Sudan
Business Day
19 Jun 2012

SUDANESE security agents seized all the copies of three independent local newspapers on Sunday, their editors said, the latest such move in a week-long crackdown. The security agents took all the latest editions of Al-Ahdath, AlWatan, and Al-Jarida…read more…

Australian Publishing News: Trend?

June 19, 2012


The Nation
19 Jun 2012

Australian media giant Fairfax said yesterday it will slash 1,900 jobs and erect pay-walls on its flagship titles in a major overhaul towards a digital future as print advertising revenues plunge. As part of the plan, the Sydney Morning Herald and The…read more…

Instant book Machine

June 18, 2012

Instant book machines start new chapters
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
18 Jun 2012

WASHINGTON — Clare Dickens only wanted to share her story to help others. But in the process, she became a successful independent author — with the help of a local bookstore and its instant publishing machine. Dickens wrote A Dangerous Gift with her…read more…

June 12, 2012

FPI makes Gramedia recall book
Iman Mahditama
The Jakarta Post
12 Jun 2012

Hard-liner group Islam Defenders Front (FPI) reported publishing company PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama (GPU) to the Jakarta Police on Monday for circulating a book it claimed “defamed Islam”. FPI spokesman Munarman said that the book in question was the…read more…

May 25, 2012


Thailand must embrace ‘Academic Spring’
KRIENGSAK CHAREONWONGSAK Kriengsak Chareonwongsak is a Senior Fellow of Harvard University. He can be reached at and http:/ /
Bangkok Post
25 May 2012

The world of academic publishing was recently plunged into turmoil by Timothy Gowers, the Cambridge University mathematician whose personal blog called for a boycott of Elsevier, the publisher of more than 2,000 top academic journals in a wide variety…read more…

May 23, 2012

Newspaper help keeps on talking
The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition)
22 May 2012

A MILESTONE annual meeting has reported another year of success for Angus Talking Newspaper Association. The charitable organisation, run solely by volunteers, is celebrating 30 years since it was founded in Brechin thanks mainly to the efforts of the…read more…

May 23, 2012

Exile media find their voice
The Vancouver Sun
23 May 2012

BEIJING — “Beijing power struggle heralds end of China Communist party,” screams one headline. More sensational headlines purport to reveal how the wife of recently sacked Politburo member Bo Xilai poisoned an Englishman, who may have been her…read more…