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An open letter to Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly
June 11, 2013 | 12:37 pm

Publishers WeeklyDear Jim, When I wrote to you the other day by email with a brief note asking if Publishers Weekly might want to link to the recent news on NPR and at the Christian Science Monitor in the U.S., and in The Guardian and the Financial Times in London, about a new literary genre called "cli-fi", you replied with a terse note sent from your iPhone that read: "not interested." Jim, you seem like a very likable fellow. You're editorial director of PW, the most prestigious print magazine in the book trade industry. I've been a PW reader since I was in college....

Financial Journalists Weigh in on the B&N Nook
December 31, 2012 | 2:48 pm

New York Stock Exchange Barnes & Noble NOOK Media division PearsonWe aren't normally in the business of sharing stock picks here at TeleRead. But for the past three days, one of the biggest stories on the e-reading beat has been the news that Pearson—the British educational media company that owns the Financial Times and the Penguin Group—just invested $89.5 million in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media division, equalling a five percent equity stake. Business publications and financial journalists, of course, have responded en masse by sharing their own opinions about which companies in the e-reading space are headed for greatness, and which ones may have taken too many financial missteps already. As a...

With HTML5, publishers don’t need native apps, says Financial Times
December 4, 2012 | 10:10 pm

Assuming you're interested in the confluence of HTML5 and the monetization of digital publishing, you'll definitely want to check out this recent Mashable article, which covers a panel that took place at the Mashable Media Summit last Friday, November 30. Thinking Outside the App, as the panel was titled, appears to have essentially dealt with just one question, which Mashable reporter Laura Indvik puts forward in her post: "Given the amount of traffic publishers are seeing from mobile web-browsers, coupled with improvements in HTML5 ... does it make sense for publishers to continue to invest in native apps for tablets and smartphones?" Panelist Rob Grimshaw, the...

Financial Times: Digital subscriptions have surpassed print subscriptions
August 2, 2012 | 2:31 pm

Over at Technology Tell's GadgeTell site, Robert Nelson has an interesting post about the Financial Times, where "digital subscriptions have recently surpassed their print subscriptions," as Nelson writes. The following quote comes directly from an FT report: “The FT’s results for the first half of 2012 show that more people than ever are paying for FT content, with digital subscriptions exceeding daily print circulation for the first time.” (Emphasis ours.) Check out Nelson's post for more specific details. * * * Via [Financial Times] and [The Guardian]...

paidContent 2012:Paying the way
May 23, 2012 | 3:36 pm

Paidcontent logo1 Moderator: Robert Andrews, Senior Editor, International, paidContent/GigaOM:   Thomas Bella, CEO,Piano Media:   sets up paywall for two countries in Europe.  When pay get premium content for all other newspapers they handle.   Created to lower the barrier to payment.  Split revenue with producers based on where the payment was made and what the user looked at.  Like cable TV in the US.  They make 30% and rest goes to publishers.  Have about 1% on online users in Slovakia.  When  put in paywall did not see users decline.  Found that even those who don't want to pay will stay on the site and...

Financial Times expects on-line revenues to overtake print advertising in 2012
November 28, 2011 | 11:53 pm

Yesterday, when pondering whether newspapers might eventually use free Kindles to rid themselves of print costs, I was reminded that advertising revenue is one of the major issues tying newspapers down to the print format. Which is why I found it interesting when I noticed a Reuters report that the Financial Times expects its online content sales revenues to equal or exceed its print advertising revenues in 2012. The Financial Times is known for its successful paywall strategy in which it allows readers eight free articles per month but requires they subscribe beyond that. It recently launched an HTML5...

Eschewing iPad/iPhone app doesn’t hurt Financial Times
November 3, 2011 | 9:09 am

Images From Paid Content: Digital subscriptions hit 250,000 by the end of September (up 30 percent in the last 12 months), while freely registered users grew by 40 percent, owner Pearson (NYSE: PSO) reported on Thursday. The publisher stopped offering its iPad and iPhone apps for download on August 30 after failing to gain an agreement from Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) which would have meant the FT could continue to process its own customers’ data and transactions. This update therefore includes only one month of post-iTunes numbers. The majority of the gain was experienced since the FT’s previous update in July. Now the FT is claiming...

The Financial Times sticks to its guns, won’t publish a “dumb” iPad app
June 9, 2011 | 12:12 pm

Creative Commons LicenseThe Financial Times is not backing down from its high-profile fight with Apple, even after the software maker relaxed its controversial subscription policy. On Tuesday, the FT announced its iPad app was “moving” to the open web. The HTML5-powered, download-free web app is every bit as functional as the native app, but the FT gets to maintain total control over subscription pricing and subscriber data — at the cost of the promotional platform of Apple’s App Store. Under Apple’s new set of rules, it will no longer require pricing parity — that is, the old rule that a subscription in the App Store must cost...

Financial Times First Major News Publisher To Launch New Browser Based App For Tablets
June 7, 2011 | 10:41 am

Screen shot 2011 06 07 at 10 40 53 AM From the press release: The Financial Times has today launched a new, faster and automatically updating app available directly through a web browser The FT is the first major news publisher to launch an app of this type, which will allow readers to access its award-winning journalism easily and quickly across a broad range of tablet and smartphone devices. As part of the launch, the new FT Web App will provide free access to FT content during launch week. The FT Web App, built using HTML5 technology, features continual and automatic content downloads and improvements. It ensures that FT customers can...

Financial Times’s paywall strategy helps it continue to thrive
November 29, 2010 | 8:15 am

Crain’s New York Business has a story by Matthew Flamm about how the Financial Times continues to thrive despite Rupert Murdoch’s vow to “crush” the paper with his newly-acquired Wall Street Journal. The article credits the Times’s survival with its tight focus (whereas Murdoch has expanded the Wall Street Journal to become a more general-interest paper) and “snob appeal”. Another key to the Times’s success, Flamm reports, is its paywall system:'s metered access system, which allows readers 10 free articles each month, has done such a good job of converting visitors to paying subscribers...

Quick notes: Tablet subsidies, Inspiron Duo, Virgin Mobile MiFi
November 18, 2010 | 2:37 pm

The Financial Times seems to think the time is now for its employees to be using tablets. PaidContent reports that the company is offering a £300 or $480 rebate to its 1,800 staff against purchase of an iPad or other tablet. Employees who already have a tablet will also receive the rebate. The Dell Inspiron Duo, that 10.1” netbook that has a revolving screen for use as a tablet, will be available for pre-order soon and start shipping in December. The base model will start at $549 (£449). Engadget has a brief review of the specs and a short...

The Financial Times’s paywall proves more successful than the London Times’s
July 28, 2010 | 8:15 am

financial_times_logo On the Press Gazette blog, Dominic Ponsford notes an interesting fact about the Financial Times’s paywall, which has come in for relatively less press attention than the London Times’s (perhaps due to lacking the polarizing figure of Rupert Murdoch to act as a focus). Although (or perhaps because) the Financial Times‘s paywall is considerably less rigid than the London Times’s (allowing visitors from Google, and letting unpaid subscribers read up to 10 articles per month), the Financial Times seems to be experiencing considerably more success, recently claiming to have 149,000 paying digital subscribers. Ponsford writes: ...

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