April 24- Scholastic Corp said it would sell its educational technology and services business to publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co for $575 million in cash, as it focuses on its core children's book publishing business. Scholastic, publisher of the "Harry Potter" series in the United States, has also benefited from the popularity of Minecraft Handbook...» Read More
Discussing fallout from the hacking scandal and its impact on News Corp, with Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times; Lloyd Grove, The Daily Beast and Bob Pittman, Pilot Group CEO.
NBC's Stephanie Gosk has the details on whether News Corp's plan takeover of BSkyB violates anti-monopoly laws.
It’s a struggle to get consumers’ attention—and money—in this economy. So what's the publishing industry’s strategy? Ah, #^*% it.
The agency that controls the new landmark tower rising at the World Trade Center approved a deal Wednesday that will bring in magazine publisher Conde Nast as a tenant, adding some glamour to a redevelopment project draped in patriotism.
Publishers and retailers, spying an opportunity, have begun pursuing in earnest those enthusiastic romance readers who have abandoned print for digital. The New York Times reports.
There seems little doubt that Borders Group and Barnes & Noble, were they to merge, would create significant cost savings.
A year from now, the marriage of Newsweek with the Daily Beast website will bear a “very strong bottom line,” Stephen Colvin, CEO of the newly formed Newsweek Daily Beast Company, told CNBC Tuesday.
Before the book was pulled in the wee hours of the morning, the pedophile guide had been propelled to the top 100 rankings among paid Kindle titles on Amazon.com. Less than 24 hours earlier, the virtually unknown digital book ranked well north of 157,000 on Amazon.
Although many top analysts manage to hold onto their #1 spot each year, 2010 has 12 analysts claiming top honors in their sector.
So, which top analysts have year after year withstood the test of time and are among the most successful on the street? Click to find out!
Not every centerfold model becomes the next Pamela Anderson, Kelly Monaco, or Jenny McCarthy. Some of Hugh Hefner's beautiful women use their exposure as playmates to launch careers in business.
New York is the birthplace of comic books, and the New York Comic Con, at just five years old, has become a respectable contender as the “it” place for a pop-culture celebration. The show, Friday through Sunday, offers plenty to do and see.
Like the book, the film tackles the economic impact of unconventional subjects and what drives people. Among the topics are how a pro-life philosophy affects crime and how naming a kid an unusual name has financial consequences.
As the fourth season of the AMC series “Mad Men” kicks off, some of the show’s fans are gearing up to play another round of a peculiar language game: trying to spot flaws in the meticulously constructed dialogue portraying 1960s Madison Avenue.
The showcasing of “Salt,” which opens in theaters on Friday, struck many longtime conventiongoers as a tipping point.
After offering $210 million for Playboy Enterprises, Penthouse parent FriendFinder Networks CEO Marc Bell told Fast Money why he wants to get into bed with Hugh Hefner.
Camilla Lackberg has written seven blockbuster novels in her native Swedish but, until now, no one bothered to translate and publish any of them in the United States. And she has a tattooed, secretive, bisexual computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander to thank for it.
The record price for a comic book, already broken twice this year, has fallen again.
The annual Forbes billionaire face-off is back. And this year the billionaires are back, too. In 2009, a financial bloodbath slashed the assets of the world's wealthiest in half. In 2010? A revival.
Great news: The 'R' word is back! No, not recession. Or recovery. Rich! So quit your crying and get to it.