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  • 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.

  • Hachette Book Group drops plan to buy Perseus - WSJ Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    Aug 8- U.S. publisher Hachette Book Group, owned by France's Lagardere SCA, has dropped its plan to buy unlisted Perseus Books Group, citing complications in closing the deal, the Wall Street Journal reported. Hachette said in June it would keep Perseus's books business and sell its client services business to unlisted book distributor Ingram Content Group.

  • San Francisco man gets prison for insider deal Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:13 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A San Francisco man was sentenced Thursday to three months in federal prison for using insider information five years ago to profit off The Walt Disney Co.' s $4 billion purchase of Marvel Entertainment. Toby G. Scammell was also ordered to pay more than $120,000 to brokers who sold him stock options, according to Assistant U.S.

  • Hachette Book Group calls off deal to buy Perseus Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Hachette Book Group said Thursday it has scrapped its proposed three-way deal that would have had it buying the publishing division of the Perseus Book Group, while selling Perseus' client-service business to leading distributor Ingram Content Group.

  • Lee Enterprises absorbs 3Q loss on debt costs Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    DAVENPORT, Iowa— Lee Enterprises Inc. sustained a loss of $9.7 million in its fiscal third quarter as the publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Rapid City Journal and 44 other newspapers absorbed the costs of refinancing its debt. The results announced Thursday translated into a loss of 19 cents per share for the 13 weeks ending June 29.

  • Aug 7- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as growth in its book publishing business helped to make up for a decline in revenue in its bigger news and information division.

  • News Corp revenue falls as advertising sales stay weak Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    Aug 7- News Corp, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, reported a 3 percent decline in quarterly revenue as advertising sales remained weak and subscription income fell.

  • Google and Barnes & Noble unite to take on Amazon Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 6:43 AM ET
    Nook signage in a Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York.

    Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: fast, cheap delivery of books.

  • Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    **Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox decided to pull its $80 billion offer to buy Time Warner Inc on Tuesday, abandoning plans to create one of the world's largest media conglomerates.

  • Dawn of education's digital age: CEO     Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:44 AM ET

    David Levin, McGraw-Hill Education CEO, discusses McGraw-Hill's plans to usher in a new era of digital education. We are seeing an opportunity to improve outcomes with technology, says Levin.

  • Aug 5- Gannett Co said on Tuesday it would spin off its print operations, including USA Today, becoming the latest media company to separate slower-growing publishing assets from TV and digital properties.

  • Time Inc cuts full-year revenue forecast Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Time reported a 1.6 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a fall in subscription revenue and newsstand sales.

  • UPDATE 1-Time Inc cuts full-year revenue forecast Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    Aug 5- Time Inc, the largest magazine publisher in the United States, reported a fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a decline in subscription revenue and newsstand sales, and cut its full-year revenue forecast.

  • Aug 5- Gannett Co Inc, the publisher of USA Today, said it would take full ownership of automotive website Cars.com and spin off its publishing assets into a publicly traded company as it focuses on its digital businesses.

  • Aug 5- Gannett Co Inc, the publisher of USA Today, said it would buy the 73 percent stake it does not already own in automotive website Cars.com for about $1.8 billion in cash. Gannett also said it would split into two publicly traded companies. One would focus on broadcasting and digital businesses, and the other on its publishing business, the company said.

  • Aug 5- Time Inc, the largest magazine publisher in the United States, reported a 1.6 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by a fall in subscription revenue and newsstand sales. Time posted a loss of $32 million, or 30 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, compared with a profit of $75 million, or 69 cents per share, a year earlier.