Enthusiast consumer publisher Taunton Press taps Tim Rahr as its new president. Rahr, who has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer with Taunton since 2005, succeeds Sue Roman. These changes are effective immediately.
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After announcing plans to possibly spin off its NOOK business in January, Barnes & Noble enters into a partnership with Microsoft. The tech company invested $300 million in the new subsidiary (currently under the working title NewCo), a post-money valuation of $1.7 billion, equating to a 17.6 percent equity stake. Barnes & Noble retains an 82.4 percent ownership of the new subsidiary.
Xtelligent Media, a b-to-b digital publisher focusing on healthcare information technology news, recently secured $800,000 in a round of Series A financing.
For many publishers, 2011 was consumed by app development, vendor negotiation and choosing platforms to offer the freshly hatched products on. Fast-forward to 2012, and these apps are more or less ready to be pushed out to the masses. Here, FOLIO: speaks to two publishers about the strategies, wins and hesitations behind bringing a profitable app business to fruition.
Timed with April Fool’s Day, humor title MAD magazine released an iPad app into the iTunes store. While the app itself is free and includes exclusive content and features,
In a serendipitous series of events, Time Out Chicago released its tablet edition shortly after the new iPad launch. While the publisher didn’t necessarily plan for it,
Tech giant Apple reported a net income of $11.6 billion during the second fiscal quarter of 2012, up from $5.9 billion during the same period in 2011. However, international sales represent 64 percent of Apple’s quarterly revenue.
Weiss Communications’ Indianapolis Woman, a regional closed circulation magazine reaching 150,000 readers monthly, sold its publishing rights in an assets deal to an Indiana-based private investor company.
After only a year and some change, Google folded its paid content platform One Pass. According to reports, Google made the decision public on its blog.
In the changing scape of b-to-b media, publishers are stepping back to better assess business models and weighing sorely needed updates to strategies,