While few will disagree with their motives, the authors provide no roadmap for scientific societies. It may be time to learn from the successes of commercial rivals. The post Support Science by Publishing in Scientific Society Journals appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Baker & Taylor Publishers Services will offer distribution and other functions to children’s, trade, K‐12, higher education and academic publishers. To help lead the unit, B&T has hired distribution veteran Mark Suchomel as senior v-p of sales & client services.
When choosing a publishing platform, should you partner with a tech giant with multiple priorities or a smaller platform that's focused on publishing? Christian Smythe weighs the options. The post Tech Giants or Publishing Industry Platforms? 4 benefits of homegrown platform partnerships appeared first on Digital Book World.
Comedian Bill Maher draws a disturbing parallel between social media and cigarettes. The post Technology as the New Tobacco appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Band, a copyright attorney and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School, is a longtime advisor and representative for the library community.
Originally founded in Chicago as Third World Press in 1967, the Third World Press Foundation has been challenging the publishing landscape with its African-American literature ever since.
If you operate a family-owned printing business, or any printing business, for that matter, have you given sufficient thought to who takes over the reins when you are no longer in charge? Now’s the time to start the long-term planning process. Find out how.
To grow their audience, authors can temporarily lower their book's price. Martin Cavannagh offers a step-by-step plan on creating a multi-tierd strategy that can maximize your return. The post Authors Use Multi-tiered Strategies To Gain Max Exposure In Book Price Promotions appeared first on Digital Book World.
Women behind Irish independent Tramp Press say they will no longer consider submissions from authors who assume they are men, or list only male influences“Sexists need not apply” to the “dreaded women” who run Tramp Press, say the trail-blazing Irish independent publisher, which has announced it is closing its doors to “overtly sexist” submissions from…
The UK cover of a new collection of letters is only the latest to show the acclaimed poet as blond, beaming and in a skimpy outfit. But presenting female writers as mere sex symbols diminishes their literary achievementsOn the US cover of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Letters, a volume out this week that contains mostly unpublished…
Publisher says its books ‘are created with utmost thought and consideration’, after Twitter user highlights apparently dubious sceneOxford University Press has moved to reassure parents that its books “are created with the utmost thought and consideration” following a social media storm over an apparent cottaging scene in a Biff, Chip and Kipper title.Earlier this week,…
An interview with MDPI's CEO, Dr. Franck Vazquez, sheds light on the challenges and innovations during the last 20 years of open-access publishing. The post Interview with MDPI: Lessons Learned in more than 20 Years of Open Access Publishing appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
'Killing England,' the first book released by Bill O'Reilly since his ouster from Fox News this spring, sold about 65,000 copies in its first week on sale, a 55% decline from week one sales of 'Killing the Rising Sun,' which was published last year.
Since the web emerged as the dominant content platform of everyday life, print has been fighting a…
Once again, the term "open" requires further thought to probe the pros and cons. With open source, we may be once again doing things that make the big bigger and the small less relevant. The post Naiveté Scene — Open Source vs. Scale in Scholarly Publishing appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
The American edition of Hillary Clinton’s What Happened looks stylish and elegant; the UK one is dreadful. But the reasons that books differ so much across different markets isn’t solely down to simple salesCovers sell books. But in the case of Hillary Clinton’s memoir What Happened, you can’t help thinking that the book’s sales in…
23andMe presents an interesting model for STM publishers on how to enter a new and lucrative market for data publishing. The post Publishing the 23andMe Way, Part Two: The New Data Publishing Business appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.