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Buzz Aldrin Lands at Facebook HQ - Posted July 28, 2014
The second man to walk on the moon became one of the first users of the new Facebook Mentions application for publi... [Lost Remote]

Buzz Aldrin Lands at Facebook HQ - Posted July 28, 2014
The second man to walk on the moon became one of the first users of the new Facebook Mentions application for publi... [AllFacebook]

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Visits Social Media Followers on Its Way to Space - Posted August 19, 2013
[gallery link="file" columns="6"] It may be decades before men and women walk on Mars, but America's space agency is giving the public a glimpse of the future through its innovative social media program, NASA Social. On Thursday, August 15, NASA and U.S. Navy personnel hauled a bus full of 30 civilians armed with... [SocialTimes.com]

Semantic Web Technology Critical for NASA's Mission to Mars - Posted June 2, 2009
Leading Semantic Web technology products company TopQuadrant today announced that NASA is using its TopBraid Semantic Web application development platform to model, organize and exchange data in the full "engineering-through-operations lifecycle" for its Constellation program, (view full press release here) which includes the return to the moon and mission to Mars. TopQuadrant's... [semanticweb.com]

UK Booksellers Missing Out on Manga, Publishers Warn - Posted September 7, 2007
The Bookseller's Caroline Horn reports that UK publishers are warning booksellers that they are missing out on sales by failing to acknowledge consumer demand for manga. Publishers have been piling into the manga market for the past two years, with Little, Brown's Orbit the latest entr... [GalleyCat]

Orion Injects Music Into Rebus Marketing Campaign - Posted August 9, 2007
Orion is running the first ever publisher promotion with music-based social networking site Last.fm as part of its year-long campaign for Ian Rankin's final Inspector Rebus novel, reports the Bookseller's Alison Flood. Orion's promotion, which ... [GalleyCat]

Orion Realigns - Posted July 20, 2007
Publishing News reports on Orion's realignment, announcing a number of promotions and refashioning its hardcover publishing unit into a Trade Division. The new Division, headed by Orion MD Lisa Milton, comprises Weidenfeld Non-Fiction and Illustrated, Orion Non- Fiction; Weidenfeld and Orion fiction; Gollancz; an... [GalleyCat]

Independent Bookstore Gets Major UK Marketing Campaign - Posted July 6, 2007
Publishing News reports that a major marketing initiative for independent booksellers has been agreed by the Booksellers Association, which has worked with Bertrams, Gardners and THE to bring the scheme to fruition. The campaign, which uses the Love Your Local Bookshop logo originally es... [GalleyCat]

Rosie De Courcy Joins Random House UK - Posted May 23, 2007
The Bookseller reports that veteran publisher Rosie de Courcy has joined Trevor Dolby's new imprint at Random House. She starts immediately as publishing director of the as-yet unnamed imprint, with plans to publish in the region of 6 to 8 no... [GalleyCat]

Good News for Lagardere - Posted May 11, 2007
Lagardere, parent company of Hachette Book Group (as well as Hachette's UK arm comprising Hodder Headline, Orion and Little, Brown Book Group) reports its first quarter revenues and for the publishing arm, revenues rose by 29.2% to 411.2m euros (or ($554 million), largely due to the consolidation of 83m euros of... [GalleyCat]

What Works There Doesn't Here, and Vice Versa - Posted April 13, 2007
Finally, the Bookseller addresses one of my all-time favorite pet issues of the publishing world: how is it that one book can be a phenomenal success in one country but tank elsewhere - or never get published at all? Think of, say, Richard Powers selling almost 300,000 copies of THE TIME... [GalleyCat]

Jane Wood Jumps to Quercus - Posted April 10, 2007
Jane Wood, currently Orion's editor-in-chief, has announced she will be moving to Quercus in the summer of 2007 to build up the independent publisher's general and women's fiction list, the Bookseller reports. Her job title will be publisher, and she will work alongside Sue Freestone, Jon Riley and Nic Cheetham. Wood,... [GalleyCat]

Record Numbers for Dawn French's Memoir - Posted April 2, 2007
Just when you thought the UK would stop going all celebrity memoir-crazy, now the tide's turned - they're going comic memoir-crazy. After the staggering success of Peter Kay's book last fall, eight publishers, including Century, part of Random House, HarperCollins and Orion, are all in the hunt to secure the scribblings... [GalleyCat]

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