The University of Sheffield has appointed Edinburgh-based White Light Media to publish its alumni magazine Your University. The appointment followed an open tender attracting a high number of bids from across the UK, followed by presentations from short-listed agencies at the University. Read more »
The world's largest computer chip maker and the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer have announced a partnership that could make it easier for developers and publishers to port content across a variety of devices such as smartphones, netbooks, internet tablets, TVs, even in-car entertainment products. Read more »
The big dilemma facing a lot of ereader manufacturers at the moment is exactly how much functionality they should add to their models. Sure the device needs to perform its core function of displaying books and magazines, but aren't makers going to tempt a few more punters if the ereader surfs the web, plays video and much more just like the Apple iPad? Read more »
There's no doubt that a glossy, high-quality magazine bearing a brand's name can boost a consumer's interest in a product. That may be why some of the most widely distributed magazines in the UK are published by brands, with Sky, Sainsbury's and Asda leading the pack.
If you work in publishing you'll know the big news this week has been the announcement of the latest ABCs. There are some interesting stories too, most notably Condé Nast's Wired debuting with a respectable 48,000 sales, Private Eye at an 18 year high and Haymarket's Stuff bucking the trend for technology magazines with a rise of 13.2%.
But perhaps most impressive is how well customer publishing is faring. ABC results show that customer magazines now occupy the seven consecutive positions by circulation with the medium representing a third of the magazines in the top 100. Read more »