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RBmedia launches digital media distribution platform, acquires Audiobooks.com

The company is backed by the private equity firm Shamrock Capital and includes the

Amazon launches beta version of Word conversion tool for eBooks: Kindle Create

An early test on the Pages file for a novel shows that the conversion

Rakuten Kobo acquires Shelfie technology that allows readers to get free or discounted eBooks of print books they already own

Shelfie ceased operations at the end of January, but finds platform partner and with

Magazines

Modern Luxury adds 17 titles with acquisition of fellow upscale publisher GreenGale Publishing

The regional luxury magazine industry is feeling the pressures of low ad page rates,

Haute Media Group launches new luxury title in Chicago

The publisher currently has magazines in the New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and

The Red Bulletin partners with photographic agency Magnum

The May edition of the magazine will showcase a selection of the best Magnum

Newspapers

Gannett grows revenue thanks to acquisitions, but shows a loss of $2.1M in its first quarter report

Thwarted in its effort to acquire Tribune Publishing, Gannett has nonetheless managed to acquire

East Bay Times, fresh off Pulitzer win, suffers newsroom layoffs

Northern California used to be home to family-owned newspaper chains that proudly specialized in

Jerry Della Femina sells The Independent to billionaire Ronald Perelman

Weekly newspaper serving The Hamptons changes hands, will launch a redesign Memorial Day, and

People

Jay Meyer rejoins Time Inc. as Senior VP, Travel Category

Meyer had previously been Vice President, Publisher at Travel + Leisure, and before that

Robert Shrimsley appointed Editorial Director of the Financial Times

Shrimsley joined the FT in 2000 as Chief Political Correspondent, before that he work

National CineMedia names Lawrence Snapp to new role of Chief Digital Officer & SVP, Corporate Development

Snapp was previously Principal Strategist, WW Direct Business Sales & Business Innovation Team at

Technology

Apple News plug-in for WordPress updated to fix bugs, improve post conversions

The WordPress plug-in for Apple News received an update this weekend, one that includes

Apple unveils ‘LivePhotosKit JS’ to make possible embedding LivePhotos to websites

The new JavaScript-based API from Apple allows publishers to embed Live Photos taken with

Apple notifies publishing partners of iTunes Connect changes, shutdown schedule

Apple has recently sent out two notices to developer account holders regarding iTunes Connect,