What do writers gain – and lose – when they eschew social media? | Stephanie Merritt | Opinion- Tempemail

Last week, when Maggie O’Farrell won the Women’s prize for fiction for her historical novel Hamnet, a chorus of celebration erupted all over social media. Or at least that part of it inhabited by the literary world. O’Farrell is a writer’s writer, much loved and respected by colleagues as well Continue Reading

The Hook enters administration, Brave Bison acquires IP and channels- Tempemail

Administrator KPMG has sold some of its assets in social video publisher The Hook to rival Brave Bison, including IP and channels. The brand, which produced social videos and branded comedy spots, was founded in 2014 and entered administration recently due to cashflow issues. Its team of up to 25 Continue Reading

Australian media organisations come together on fund to support local publishers- Tempemail

Australian ad tech firm Viztrade is leading the launch of a digital media fund, which it hopes will allow marketers to invest directly into local news businesses and publishers. The aim of the fund will be to direct funding into independent businesses so they can improve and create new digital Continue Reading

Amazon bans sale of most editions of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf | Technology

Amazon has banned the sale of most editions of Hitler’s Mein Kampf and other Nazi propaganda books from its store following decades of campaigning by Holocaust charities. Booksellers were informed in recent days that they would no longer be allowed to sell a number of Nazi-authored books on the website Continue Reading

Do you want to feel really good this Christmas? Boycott Amazon | Technology

Jeff Bezos, says the TUC, earns as much in a second as one of his warehouse workers would earn in five weeks. It makes his performative philanthropy – such as his Bezos Day One charity, which helps families in low-income areas – slightly nauseating. If he hadn’t set Amazon up Continue Reading

Mumbrella Asia shutters operation in Singapore after six and a half years

Mumbrella Asia has announced it will close its Singapore office in the next few days after failing to achieve profitability in the six and a half years it has operated in the country. The closure was announced in a letter by the marketing trade publication’s founder and content director Tim Continue Reading

Riot creates its own publishing label, will produce single-player games in the League of Legends universe

Why it matters: Riot Games is best known for its work on the ever-popular online MOBA League of Legends, but a couple months ago, the studio announced the existence of six new in-development titles, three of which are still shrouded in relative mystery. This announcement proved to the world that Continue Reading

Bloomsbury enters China with publishing joint venture

Bloomsbury has marked a significant milestone in its international expansion plans after signing a joint venture with the state-owned China Youth Publishing Group (CYPG) and Roaring Lion Media (RLM). The agreement hands Bloomsbury a valuable foothold in the Chinese market with Bloomsbury publishing local titles and licensing foreign publications via Continue Reading