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Amazon Same-Day Delivery Will Upend Book Printing

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…

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Happy Thanksgiving
November 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

Happy Thanksgiving from The Scholarly Kitchen (and Big Star). The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read During 2017 Part 2
November 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Chefs’ Selections: The Best Books Read During 2017 Part 1
November 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Small indie publishers report booming sales
November 20, 2017 at 6:23 am

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…

Creating a Safety Net — Why Double-Dipping Is the Wrong Term and the Right Approach
November 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Lava Lamps and Internet Security
November 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

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 Uncommon Reader: A Life of Edward Garnett by Helen Smith review – a cultural battleground
November 17, 2017 at 4:00 am

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…

B&N Dismisses Takeover Proposal
November 17, 2017

Barnes & Noble issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying it does not consider a proposal by Sandell Asset Management, to take the retailer private, a "bona fide" offer.

Kickstarter Adds Subscription Fundraising Function
November 16, 2017

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.

Nicola Barker wins Goldsmiths prize for her novel H(a)ppy
November 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

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…

Is There a Business Case for Open Data?
November 15, 2017 at 5:31 am

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 Back Tim Vines
November 15, 2017 at 5:30 am

Welcoming Tim Vines back to The Scholarly Kitchen. The post Welcoming Back Tim Vines appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Book Review: “The New Analog” by Damon Krukowski
November 14, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

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