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Amazon to Acquire comiXology - Posted April 10, 2014
Amazon has agreed to acquire digital comic book publisher comiXology, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close during Q2 2014. "We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan," wrote David Steinber... [AllTwitter]

Amazon to Acquire comiXology - Posted April 10, 2014
Amazon has agreed to acquire digital comic book publisher comiXology, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close during Q2 2014. "We have long had the goal of making every person on the planet a comics fan," wrote David Steinber... [GalleyCat]

Controversy Arises Over Comic Censorship in comiXology App - Posted April 10, 2013
When SAGA #12, a comic book by Brian K. Vaughan, hit bookshelves this week, it was not released in the popular comiXology app. Vaughan complained about this on his publisher's ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Brian K. Vaughan's 'Saga No. 12' Coming to App Store - Posted April 10, 2013
Comic book fans downloading comics through iOS apps cannot download issue No. 12 of Saga, Brian K. Vaughan's critically acclaimed series with Image Comics. UPDATE: comiXology CEO David Steinberg... [GalleyCat]

Tips From David Steinberger of ComiXology At Media App Summit - Posted December 3, 2012
At Mediabistro's Media App Summit today David Steinberger, CEO/co-founder of digital comic book publishing company comiXology, revealed how he built a digital comic book compan... [Inside Mobile Apps]

National Book Award Finalists to Be Announced on MSNBC's Morning Joe - Posted October 5, 2012
The National Book Award finalists will be revealed on MSNBC this year, a new twist for the prestigious award. Will you watch the awards announcement on the news program hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist... [GalleyCat]

comiXology Powered Apps Dominate Top Grossing Book App List - Posted December 1, 2011
Four comic book apps powered by comiXology dominated our Top Grossing iPad Book Apps list this week. If you want to learn more about this emerging market, you can meet comiXology CEO David St... [GalleyCat]

Roots Gets Enhanced For Black History Month - Posted February 18, 2011
In honor of Black History Month, The Perseus Books Group and NBC News have teamed up to release an enhanced eBook version of Roots. Roots: The Enhanced Edition, includes the complete original book, as well as a number of multimedia features such as video from the NBC News Archives, Haley family photos,... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Is $9.99 A Fair Price Point? - Posted January 25, 2011
The debate about the right price for an eBook came up this morning at Digital Book World in New York when Dav... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Mika Brzezinski Lands Book Deal for Her Second Book - Posted December 10, 2010
Author and MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has inked a deal for Knowing Your Value with Weinstein Books (in partnership with... [GalleyCat]

The Winners Of The 2010 National Book Awards Live Blog - Posted November 17, 2010
9:29 David Steinberger, chairman of the National Book Foundation is on stage talking about how the judges decide on the winners. It ... [GalleyCat]

Think Mobile Will Address Digital Magazines And eComics - Posted September 13, 2010
Next Thursday, MediaBistro is hosting a mobile technology conference in San Francisco its got a couple of sessions that look interesting for digital publishers. The Think Mobile conference will take place on Thursday September 23rd, at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF. Topics include, "Adapting Print in a Mobile World" in... [Inside Mobile Apps]

About 20 Employees Cut at Perseus - Posted June 22, 2009
Publishers Weekly confirmed reports that Perseus Books Group cut around 20 employees last week. In addition, the publisher will release about 100 fewer titles in 2010. The cuts affected three percent of the company's total workforce, and the company plans "a furlough program and executive pay cuts" this sum... [GalleyCat]

Tina Brown Bashes $9.99 Digital Books - Posted May 29, 2009
Daily Beast founder Tina Brown and her husband Sir Harold Evans held a stuffy, packed BEA amphitheater in rapt attention yesterday--... [GalleyCat]

BREAKING: Massive Reorganization for Perseus - Posted May 10, 2007
PW Daily serves up the news (plus Perseus CEO David Steinberger's memo to colleagues) which includes the following: Perseus Books Group has formed six publishing divisions built around Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Da Capo, Public Affairs, Running Press and Vanguard i... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: Perseus Completes PGW Deal, Trouble in Non-Consenting Paradise - Posted March 2, 2007
PW Daily reported yesterday that Perseus completed its acquisition of the distribution contracts of 124 former Publishers Group West clients yesterday and began writing checks to those publishers. Publishers will receive payment either by wire transfer or mail, whichever they prefer, CEO David Steinberger said. With the closing, Perseus began... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: Perseus Wins the PGW Sweepstakes - Posted February 16, 2007
Late today, Judge Christopher Sontchi approved Perseus's offer to take over the distribution contracts of all PGW publishing clients that have signed distribution agreements with the company, reports PW Daily. It ends a highly competitive contest between Perseus and the National Book Network for the fate and fortunes PGW clients. "We... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: Perseus Front-Runs, but it's Up To the Judge - Posted February 16, 2007
It took a flurry of late night activity, and Judge Christopher Sontchi could decide to do whatever he likes when today's hearing gets underway at 11:30 PST, but for now, it looks like Perseus has the upper hand in the battle for Publishers Group West and its client publishers. PW Daily... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: Hearing Delayed, Baker & Taylor in the Ring - Posted February 12, 2007
PW Daily reports that today's 11 o'clock hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware on the sale of Publishers Group West ended in a postponement until later this week. Judge Christopher Sontchi clarified for publishers that they are entitled to sign agreements with both National Book Network and Perseus. He also... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: Tell it to the Judge - Posted February 12, 2007
It's a big day in the story of Advanced Marketing Services' Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as Judge Christopher Sontchi is set to rule on various motions pertaining to AMS's future, the competing bids for Publishers Group West by National Book Network and Perseus, and on the most important part of the proceedings:... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: Who Will Win the NBN/Perseus Turf War? - Posted February 9, 2007
When the National Book Network entered the AMS/PGW bankruptcy sweepstakes, we had a feeling things were going to get contentious, and fast. And so it has come to pass, as PW Daily reports that things are heating up with the February 12 court date for judge Christopher Sontchi to rule on... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: PGW Clients Get Perseus Offers - Posted January 31, 2007
PW Daily reports that various Publishers Group West clients are sending back signed agreements to the distributor, though as of this writing, not all publishers have yet received offers. Perseus CEO David Steinberger said he had received "more than 10" contracts since they began coming in yesterday. Late last week, Steinberger... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: More on Perseus's 'White Knight' Status - Posted January 23, 2007
If our coverage of the AMS bankruptcy of late borders on the skeptical, it may be because we can't help but be reminded of one scenario in particular: if Perseus does indeed end up the sole distributor of all 150-odd clients of the entity now called Publishers Group West, then Perseus... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: WSJ Picks up the Story - Posted January 22, 2007
When it comes to the Wall Street Journal, I've learned not to ask the obligatory "what took so long?" question because they seem to go through about triple the research and vetting standards that most of the major newspapers do in order to file stories. And by delaying on the AMS... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: Avalon Signs with Perseus - Posted January 11, 2007
Publishers Lunch reported late yesterday that the Avalon Publishing Group, which includes Carroll & Graf, Shoemaker & Hoard, Seal Press, Thunder's Mouth Press, Nation Books, Marlowe & Company and Avalon Travel Publishing, has signed a letter of intent to be acquired by the Perseus Books Group. (... [GalleyCat]