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Life No Longer Easy: Staples Changes Slogan to 'Make More Happen' - Posted January 3, 2014
I remember the Easy Button last being at all interesting about five years ago. People could actually buy a product that embodied Staples' marketing strategy in Staples, some mixture of cool/scary meta-advertising that got old once you pressed the button more than 10 times. Staples has actually been running with "That... [AgencySpy]

Michael Bloomberg Biography Coming from Simon & Schuster - Posted September 24, 2013
Eleanor Randolph has landed a book deal with Simon & Schuster for "a major biography" of Michael Bloomberg. Randolph spent 15 years covering New York for the New York Times and now serves on the paper's editorial board. Literary agent David Black... [GalleyCat]

Mitch Albom Lands 3-Book Deal with HarperCollins - Posted May 2, 2013
Prolific writer Mitch Albom has landed a three-book deal with HarperCollins' Harper imprint, leaving his old publisher. Albom's next book will be a novel entitled The First Phone Call From Heaven. The storyline will focus on characters who receive phone calls from those who ... [GalleyCat]

Porter Novelli Acquires Voce - Posted February 24, 2011
Porter Novelli announced today that it acquired Silicon Valley agency Voce Communications. Voce was founded in 1999 by Richard Cline, David Black and ... [PRNewser]

Daniel Coyle Lands Book Deal for 'The Little Book of Talent' - Posted November 3, 2010
The journalist behind Lance Armstrong's War has landed a book deal with Bantam for The Little Book of Talent: 52 Rules for Getting Good at Stuff. ... [GalleyCat]

Media Mogul Buys Up Competitors In Canada - Posted July 6, 2010
Media mogul David Black will be buying several papers in British Columbia and Alberta, his company, Black Press, announced last week. The move means that Black will now own papers that once competed with papers he owned, adding the the Trail Daily Times, Creston Valley Advance, Fernie Free Press, Grand Forks Gazett... [MediaJobsDaily]

Bids For Star-Bulletin Too Low, DoJ Says: Now The Merger Begins - Posted April 29, 2010
The bids submitted for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin weren't high enough to prohibit Honolulu's two biggest papers from merging, Hawaii News Now reports. To comply with antitrust laws, the Department of Justice was forcing Star-Bulletin owner ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Honolulu Advertiser Employees Get Their Jobs Back...Sort Of - Posted April 14, 2010
Most of the 600 employees of the Honolulu Advertiser have received job offers with the management company that will run the paper until the new owner takes over later this month, the Advertiser reported. HA Management's offer letter to sta... [MediaJobsDaily]

Three Bids For The Honolulu Star-Bulletin Mean It's A Tug Of War For Jobs - Posted April 7, 2010
An eleventh-hour savior may emerge for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin after all, sources report, though this may not mean good news for the employees of the Star-Bulletin. After Oahu Publications bought the much-larger Honolulu Advertiser from Gannett, owner David ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Honolulu Star-Bulletin To Shed 150 Jobs - Posted March 25, 2010
In a filing with Hawaii's Department of Labor, the owner of The Honolulu Star-Bulletin said the paper will be laying off half of its 300 employees as it pursues its takeover of the Honolulu Advertiser, the Advertiser reports. Oahu Public... [MediaJobsDaily]

More on S&S's Boilerplate Contract Changes - Posted May 18, 2007
Simon & Schuster's boilerplate contract change to exclude a minimum threshold for determining whether a book should stay in print or not continues to get traction. AP's Hillel Italie offers his own summary but also include... [GalleyCat]