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  • *Japan's liberal Asahi newspaper admits errors, retracts stories. TOKYO, Sept 16- It was a rare role reversal for Japan's influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation's credibility.

  • *Japan's liberal Asahi newspaper admits errors, retracts stories. TOKYO, Sept 16- It was a rare role reversal for Japan's influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation's credibility.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15- More than 1,000 Hachette Book Group authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King and James Patterson have urged Amazon.com Inc's directors to end a contract dispute with their publisher that has cost some writers' 90 percent of their sales on the online retailer's website.

  • Sept 12- Digital First Media, publisher of Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News, said it was considering selling itself as part of a review of its options. Digital First Media, formed through the merger of Media News Group and the former Journal Register Co in December last year, said it is the second largest newspaper company in the United States by circulation.

  • China shuts newspaper website amid extortion scandal Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    BEIJING, Sept 12- China has shut a respected business newspaper's website and opened an investigation, state media said on Friday, after executives confessed they extorted "huge payments" from companies in exchange for quashing critical stories.

  • *ECB would prefer not to be forced to do QE- Constancio. *Sees "most significant effect" from TLTROs. FRANKFURT, Sept 11- The European Central Bank would prefer not to be forced to spend billions of euros buying government debt, a process known as quantitative easing, but it cannot rule it out, ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio said in comments published on Thursday.

  • *Google case started with EU investigation in late 2010. *Deal will only escalate market abuse, Google rival says. BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Google's antitrust deal with EU regulators was criticised by Microsoft and other competitors in a last-ditch attempt to influence European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia before he leaves office at the end of October.

  • *Google case started with EU investigation in late 2010. BRUSSELS, Sept 4- Microsoft and publishers across Europe attacked Google's antitrust deal with EU regulators, calling it a "catastrophic" proposal that would serve only to entrench its dominance of the online search market.

  • Sell the movie, write the book  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    Brett Ratner, RatPac co-founder & chairman, and Ben Mezrich, "Seven Wonders" author, discuss the genesis of Mezrich's new book and the synergy between the film and publishing industry

  • Opportunity explosion for content: Expert  Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    Tom Werner, Carsey-Werner Productions discuss the heated fight for content and where the money is flowing in the new media world.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 3- Sanctions-hit Russian oil producer Rosneft may cut its 2014 output by 2 million tonnes, the daily Kommersant reported on Wednesday, citing several sources close to the company.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- The Washington Post's owner, Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos, has named a former executive from rival Politico as publisher of the 137- year-old newspaper, replacing Katharine Weymouth. Frederick J. Ryan Jr. will lead the paper, the Washington Post said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Bezos hires Republican as Wash Post publisher Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:52 AM ET
    Frederick J. Ryan Jr. in July 2002.

    Jeff Bezos' hiring of Fred Ryan as Washington Post publisher ends more than eight decades of Graham family leadership.

  • Paul Ryan: Amazon's power play with my publisher Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    A day after his new book was published, Rep. Paul Ryan said the fight between his publisher Hachette and Amazon is "very frustrating."

  • Racy GQ cover spells trouble for Lands' End Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:29 PM ET

    Lands' End is under fire from an outraged group of mothers after sending out an issue of GQ magazine to its customers.

  • James Patterson: If I were Jeff Bezos ...  Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    James Patterson is the first author to ever achieve ten million e-book sales. He discusses what publishers and Amazon can do to save books and be more efficient.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 10- Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year.

  • Amazon stops some Disney movie preorders - WSJ Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Aug 10- Amazon.com has halted pre-orders of some Disney movies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, in what appears to be another contract dispute after the online giant began a protracted spat with publisher Hachette Book Group this year.

  • Amazon is asking readers to help in its running dispute with Hachette Book Group by emailing Hachette's CEO. In a message from the Amazon Books Team on a website on Friday evening, Amazon.com Inc reiterated its arguments for cheaper ebooks, and suggested people email Hachette CEO Michael Pietsch.

  • Aug 8- U.S. publisher Hachette Book Group, owned by France's Lagardere SCA, has dropped its plan to buy unlisted Perseus Books Group, a spokeswoman for Hachette confirmed on Friday. Amazon claims that pricing an ebook at $14.99 or $19.99 is too expensive and unjustifiable in most cases and has argued that ebooks priced at $9.99 sold more.