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Freight Books: liquidator takes control of award-winning Scottish publisher
October 30, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Former Scottish publisher of the year wrote to its authors at the beginning of October, encouraging them to buy back their own booksA liquidator has been appointed for the troubled publisher Freight Books, a one-time star of the Scottish publishing scene that was named Scottish publisher of the year in 2015.According to documents filed at…

Book Review — “World Without Mind,” by Franklin Foer
October 30, 2017 at 5:30 am

Franklin Foer's new book is a bracing account of the current information economy, the monopolies and motivations at its heart, and the weakening of democratized knowledge. The post Book Review — “World Without Mind,” by Franklin Foer appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Red Wheel Buys Career Press, Hires Peter Turner
October 30, 2017 at 1:00 am

In moves that add scale and diversify its business, Red Wheel/Weiser has acquired Career Press and hired former Shambhala Publications publisher Peter Turner as associate publisher.

Press Release: Jon Fine Joins Open Road Integrated Media as SVP and Publisher
October 27, 2017 at 4:43 pm

New York, NY (October 27, 2017): Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) announced today that Jon Fine, a legal and business strategist for digital media startups and traditional publishers, will join OR/M as Senior Vice President and Publisher effective Monday October 30. Previously Fine spent nine years at Amazon as General Counsel, Vice President Business Development…

Gasch Printing: Smart Technology Investments Drive Growth Case Study
October 27, 2017 at 7:27 am

Witness one small print provider’s transformation to an all-encompassing book printing operation with double the production speeds, a 50% capacity and volume increase, and unprecedented heights in print quality. All achieved thanks to a steadfast commitment to next-generation technology and automation.

See if you qualify: Exec Summit for Content Marketing & D2C Technologies
October 26, 2017 at 9:27 am

As book publishers build relationships with their readers through D2C sales and marketing, they must embrace new tech that supports nimble content development, data management, and conversion tools. We've launched an executive summit dedicated to helping marketers sort through these technologies. It's called FUSE Enterprise: The Convergence of Technology & Branded Content and it's happening Nov. 27-28 in Philadelphia. Click to learn more.

Guest Post — Does ResearchGate Emerge Unscathed, or Even Strengthened?
October 26, 2017 at 5:30 am

Librarian Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe offers thoughts on where the ongoing clash between scholarly publishers and ResearchGate may end up. The post Guest Post — Does ResearchGate Emerge Unscathed, or Even Strengthened? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Paul Hollywood’s new baking book expected to sell like you-know-what
October 24, 2017 at 8:06 am

Bloomsbury to publish Great British Bake Off judge’s A Baker’s Life, accompanied by new four-part TV series, in NovemberBloomsbury, the publisher of Paul Hollywood’s new book, A Baker’s Life, is predicting it will be one of the bestsellers this Christmas, thanks in part to the successful reinvention of The Great British Bake Off.Hollywood’s latest book…

Building Healthy Online Communities — An Interview with Rachel Happe
October 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

Community management has become a key part of social media and online publishing, whether we realize it or not. In this interview, an expert in the fields shares some views of how organizations can benefit from a more singular focus. The post Building Healthy Online Communities — An Interview with Rachel Happe appeared first on…

DK Makes Leadership Changes
October 24, 2017 at 1:00 am

DK COO Shaun Hodgkinson has announced changes to the leadership structure of the North American branch, including a number of layoffs.

Who Owns Digital Science?
October 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

In the shift beyond content licensing and towards supporting researcher workflow, Elsevier has few competitors. A key question is whether Digital Science and SpringerNature should be understood strategically as one company, or two. Who owns Digital Science? The post Who Owns Digital Science? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The persuasive art of the dust jacket
October 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Book covers have long been a source of artistic quality and, in the age of Kindle, are reintroducing more and more of us to the pleasures of traditional reading• Click here to view of gallery of of images from The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970When the essayist and caricaturist Sir Max Beerbohm learned in 1949 that…

Ask The Chefs: Where Does Open Access Go From Here?
October 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

Publishers, librarians, researchers, and funders all have a stake in Open Access. What happens next? See what the Chefs have to say. The post Ask The Chefs: Where Does Open Access Go From Here? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Women of Publishing Say #MeToo
October 20, 2017 at 1:00 am

Despite its image as a bastion of liberal thinking and its unusually high percentage of female workers, the publishing industry still has a significant sexual harassment problem.

A Look at Random House's Newhouse Years
October 20, 2017 at 1:00 am

Nicholas Latimer, who joined Random House in 1983 and is now v-p and director of publicity at Knopf, recalls what working for the publisher was like when it was owned by the late media and publishing magnate Si Newhouse.