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Posts Tagged ‘Craig Morgan Teicher’

On The Menu: Introducing eBookNewser

ebn.pngEven now with 13 blogs in on its roster, it’s not every day that mediabistro.com announces a new blog launch. But today, Morning Media Menu podcast host Jason Boog, the editor of mediabistro.com’s publishing blog GalleyCat, had some big news: the launch of the site’s latest blog, eBookNewser, which he will be overseeing as managing editor.

This morning, Jason and his co-host, AgencySpy‘s Matt Van Hoven, welcomed eBookNewser’s editor Craig Morgan Teicher to the podcast, to help introduce the blog to the world.

Morgan said the blog will be following all the latest digital reading devices, like the Kindle and the Nook, the latest digital publishing applications, and the Google book settlement and all the repercussions the will derive from that. Today’s biggest news is that Barnes & Noble is debuting demos of its Nook device in stores starting today, although no actual devices will be available for sale.

The blog’s launch comes in advance of mediabistro’s conference next week, the eBook Summit on December 15 and 16. For more on the summit and eBooks, head to eBookNewser.com.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

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Mediabistro’s eBookNewser Launches

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Aw, for Christmas we get a new sister blog. Just what we wanted!

eBookNewser will be compiled by journalist Craig Morgan Teicher and GalleyCat editor Jason Boog.

eBookNewser tells us:

This site will cover eBooks, digital reading devices, publishing technology, smartphone reading applications, digital self-publishing, and the rapidly evolving future of digital publishing.

Just in time for a new decade.

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The complete press release is after the jump.

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More Layoffs At Publishers Weekly

publishers-weekly-logo.gifPublishers Weekly suffered a painful round of cuts in January that included editor-in-chief Sara Nelson. Yesterday the magazine lost three more- managing editor Robin Lenz, associate editor Craig Morgan Teicher; and senior editor Dermot McEvoy. The layoffs were part of the 7% company-wide downsizing by parent company Reed Business Information, which also owns Variety.

On the LAT’s book blog Jacket Copy, Carolyn Kellog examines the upheaval at the book industry trade magazine.

The publishing industry may be smaller, but it’s facing challenges that are even more complex than Hollywood’s, what with questions of electronic publishing, e-readers, declining readership and inefficient models of distribution.

“The publishing industry needs an on- and offline forum where it can confer about strategy and direction,” said Richard Nash, former publisher of Soft Skull Press. “But it doesn’t appear as if [Publishers Weekly] is going to supply those needs.”

With these layoffs, Publishers Weekly has lost some very Web-savvy staff, particularly associate editor Craig Teicher. He was a go-to guy for electronic publishing and the Web; as a bonus, he also covered poetry. Firing him, Nash says, “does seem like a counterproductive development.” The staff cuts throw the company’s commitment to new media into question.