Borderland Advisors CEO John Conley, a 42-year book printing industry veteran with RR Donnelley and then Xerox, describes how Amazon's same-day delivery requirements will totally disrupt today's book publishing, manufacturing, and distribution markets. The supply chain requirement will create new profit models and opportunities for innovative publishers and printers, while displacing those companies that are…
Happy Thanksgiving from The Scholarly Kitchen (and Big Star). The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
The beginning of the holiday season means it's time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Today brings Part 2 of the list. The post Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read During 2017 Part 2 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
The beginning of the holiday season means it's time for our annual list of our favorite books read during the year. Part 1 today, Part 2 tomorrow. The post Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read During 2017 Part 1 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
In a sector that has struggled elsewhere, figures for 60 of the smallest players in the UK industry show sales up 79% in the last yearIndependent publishers have unleashed a boom in sales, according to new research. Latest figures from Inpress, which works with 60 of the smallest players in the books industry, revealed sales…
An over-reliance on ad dollars in digital media is leading to a crisis. Can we learn some lessons about the value of revenue diversification? Can we accept that diversification isn't "double-dipping"? The post Creating a Safety Net — Why Double-Dipping Is the Wrong Term and the Right Approach appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
How one company uses a decidedly analog technology to generate random numbers for encryption. The post Lava Lamps and Internet Security appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
The writer and editor promoted Joseph Conrad and DH Lawrence and deserves recognition as a great literary tastemakerThe first question worth asking of Helen Smith’s A-grade biography of Edward Garnett (1868‑1937) is just how many manuscripts passed across the desk of this publishers’ reader in his lifetime. Very little hard data is vouchsafed, but Smith…
Why is increasing diversity in scholarly communications seemingly so difficult? What should we be doing differently? The post Ask The Chefs: How Can We Increase Diversity In Scholarly Communications? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Looking to add a new fundraising facet to its crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter is launching Drip, a subscription service that will allow fans to provide recurring financial support directly to their favorite creators.
Barker beats novels by Will Self and Jon McGregor to take home the £10,000 literary prize for her narrative-bending vision of a dystopian futureNicola Barker’s H(a)ppy has won this year’s Goldsmiths prize for “fiction at its most novel”, praised by judges as a work of “vaulting ambition”. Related: H(a)ppy by Nicola Barker review – visionary…
Open data is gaining ground, but is there a revenue stream that would help journals recover the costs of gathering, reviewing and publishing data? The post Is There a Business Case for Open Data? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Welcoming Tim Vines back to The Scholarly Kitchen. The post Welcoming Back Tim Vines appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Is "signal" meaningful in the absence of "noise"? Damon Krukowski asks what important things have been lost in our transition from analog to digital media in his book, "The New Analog". The post Book Review: “The New Analog” by Damon Krukowski appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.