E-Books and Interactive Publishing

Why Ebook Subscription Services Will Finally Succeed In The Coming Decade
January 6, 2020 at 10:21 am

Subscription services for digital music, movies, and TV shows are all very popular nowadays, but for ebooks, they aren’t. Although ebook subscription services have existed for several years, they have yet to take off. That’s going to change in the coming decade: by the end of the 2020s, we’ll see subscription ebooks become as ubiquitous…

Press Release: Akadémiai Kiadó Partners with Sheridan PubFactory to Host All of Their Journals
June 5, 2019 at 10:21 am

Hanover, PA — Akadémiai Kiadó is relaunching their AKJournals publishing program―60+ peer-reviewed STM titles―on Sheridan PubFactory’s online hosting platform. Balázs Réffy, CEO, Akadémiai Kiadó said: “As the most prestigious STM publishing organization in Central and Eastern Europe, we are driven to invest in our scientific communities and in technologies that enable us to increase global…

Press Release: BISG Publishes White Paper on Open Access Ebook Usage
May 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

New York, NY (May 6, 2019) – The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has published a white paper on “Exploring Open Access Ebook Usage”. The paper, co-authored by Brian O’Leary (BISG) and Kevin Hawkins (University of North Texas), is the product of an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project, “Understanding Open Access Ebook Usage: Toward A…

Press Release: Human Kinetics to Re-Launch Journals and Build a New Video eLibrary Platform on PubFactory
January 17, 2019 at 10:37 am

Hanover, PA—Human Kinetics, a leading publisher of specialized health and physical activity content for students, researchers, and professionals, has partnered with Sheridan PubFactory to host all their journal content and develop a new Video platform to launch in 2019. Human Kinetics publishes more than 25 journals, over 500 textbook and trade book titles, and more…

Why are Publishers Happy About Missing Out on the Digital Revolution?
May 9, 2018 at 2:08 pm

The chart you see above is from Gallup and Pew measuring the percentage of adults in the U.S. who have not read a single book in the year measured. It was 8% in 1978 and has been hovering at 23-27% in recent years. This is not a trend one associates with a growth industry. Meanwhile,…

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…

3 Marketing Distances All Digital Authors Must Bridge, Part 2
October 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

How To Build Bridges No matter what kind of book you’ve written, there is an audience of people who are interested in a book just like yours. Right now. The problem is, these eager customers don’t know that your book exists. These potential customers may be sitting at their computer wondering where they can find…