Content and Digital Asset Management

Academic Publishing Meets Open Access
May 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

If you want to read an article from the Journal of Financial Economics, and you don't have a subscription or access to a library that does, publisher Elsevier will charge you $39.95. For one article! Don't despair, though. You can also just go to the Social Science Research Network, where drafts -- in some cases…

Springer Nature to Expand Content Sharing to All Journals
March 22, 2016 at 1:31 pm

Springer Nature is to expand its nature.com content sharing initiative to its entire journals portfolio. The initiative, which originally saw articles from 47 subscription journals made freely shareable between subscribers and non–subscribers around the world for personal, non-commercial use, as well to certain media outlets, was extended indefinitely in December following a year-long pilot which…

How Auto-Tagging & Text Analysis Could Make Ebooks Better
February 22, 2016 at 9:38 am

I’m convinced we’re still in the very early stages of ebook evolution. The current print-under-glass model works great for some books but long-form digital content has so much more potential. The market will ultimately move beyond the only option readers have today of consuming dumb content on smart devices. Content enrichment is one way forward…

How MIT Press Built a Foundation for Scalable Digital Products
February 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Developing a proprietary reading platform is no easy task, but it can prove quite lucrative if done right. MIT Press's recently updated MIT CogNet is one example. Over 10 years in the making, the platform offers researchers access to over 700 books, 6 journals, and 13 reference works in the cognitive sciences, and sells annual…

How Publishing Startups Use Tech Tactics to Thrive in the Digital Era
February 5, 2016 at 4:13 pm

From content creation to manuscript acquisition to distribution to sales, publishing startups are combining traditional book publishing and tech startup tactics in fascinating ways to reinvigorate and reimagine book publishing. These book startups pride themselves on retaining much of the quality of a traditional publisher, while solving key problems with traditional publishing: high overhead, low…

Press Release: Firebrand Unveils Eloquence on Demand
February 2, 2016 at 11:10 am

Newburyport, MA. February 2, 2015--Firebrand Technologies, a pioneer in publishing technology services, today announced the launch of Eloquence on Demand™, which delivers print, ebook and audio metadata and digital content to the global supply chain. The tool represents the next generation of Eloquence, the book industry’s gold standard for more than 18 years, and gives…

Amazon's Audible Invests in Podcasts
February 2, 2016 at 10:56 am

Amazon.com Inc. is ramping up its investment in podcasts and other radio-style shows to expand the types of programming it offers via Audible, the audiobook company it acquired in 2008. Audible has recruited well-known comedians, along with radio and podcast producers for the initiative, and job postings suggest a significant global push. Maria Bamford and Jonathan…

Press Release: Inkling Unveils All-in-One Enterprise Content Platform, Inkling for Enterprise
January 28, 2016 at 2:44 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Inkling today unveiled its all-in-one enterprise content platform, Inkling for Enterprise, a new way for businesses to reach both internal and external audiences with dynamic, engaging content on mobile devices and PCs. The announcement follows strong overall business growth for Inkling, including a third consecutive year of triple-digit revenue…

Corner Office: Scholastic Ed President Greg Worrell Rethinks EdTech & Consultative Services
January 28, 2016 at 2:19 pm

When digital content proliferated in the education space, the learning materials and textbook industries were thrown for a loop. The widespread availability of less expensive, often free, content online forced education publishers to adapt quickly. Many K-12 and higher education publishers purchased edtech startups and invested in new software to transform themselves into technology-driven companies…

Bublish Makes Online Marketing a Natural Part of Publishers’ Workflow
January 14, 2016 at 1:38 pm

Book marketing is perhaps one of the most upended areas of the publishing industry, thanks to the rise of the internet and digital content. As physical bookstores have shuttered, removing much of the marketing space books once occupied, publishers and authors have had to fight for reader attention online. And that fight for attention is…