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February AAP’s StatShot Data shows eBook sales by big member publishers continues to tank

Publishers’ book sales for Feb. 2016 were up 4.2 percent, but the big publishers

Amazon launches new Kindle eBook line, Singles Classics

If Kindle Singles are for novellas and short non-fiction, Singles Classics are individual articles,

First Look: The New York Public Library’s new eBook reading app, SimplyE

Libraries have been enthusiastic about digital magazines as a way to increase offerings, save

Magazines

Hearst Magazines UK signs content publishing account for Jamie Oliver’s monthly food, travel and lifestyle magazine

Deal will see Hearst produce all of the editorial content for the magazine and

IBT Media staffers go on Twitter to complain about severance

The rather odd and mysterious media company that owns International Business Times, IBT Media,

Meredith reports modest gain in revenue, but records loss due to impairment charge

The Shape and Martha Stewart brand acquisitions helped the company see its magazine advertising

Newspapers

Hearst acquires the Houston Community Newspapers & Media Group from 1013 Star Comm.

Hearst, which publishes the Houston Chronicle, has added the weekly group that serves more

New Media acquires The Fayetteville Observer, ends 93 years of local ownership

The newspaper company, which also operates as GateHouse Media, reported higher total revenue due

The New York Times reports Q2 loss, print ad revenue falls 14%

Total revenue declines, even digital ad revenue fell almost 7%, though the newspaper company

People

Jim Halterman joins TV Guide as West Coast Bureau Chief

The magazine also has appointed Christine Petrillo as Vice President, Brand Partnerships, who will

Jeanne Houweling joins Tremor Video as VP, Programmatic Demand Partnerships

Prior to joining Tremor Video, Houweling ran her own consulting firm advising media and

Kate Krader to cover high-end restaurants for Bloomberg Pursuits as food editor

Krader joins Bloomberg Pursuits from Food & Wine magazine, where she was restaurant editor

Technology

Survey for CampusBooks.com finds 94% of students now own a smartphone, while only 89% own a laptop

The national survey, conducted by Campbell Rinker, revealed that 63 percent of recent graduates

Digital Associates launches first product, Domain Discovery, a domain tracking solution

In many organizations, the domain registration process is unstructured making tracking domains tricky and

Atypon makes enhancements to its online publishing platform Literatum

Digital Objects assigns a Digital Object Identifier to any type of content, including blogs,