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The Most Popular Book Business Posts of September
October 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Here’s a collection of Book Business’ most read stories from September. Book Business Top 20 Book Manufacturers Ranking 2015 - Part of the Fall Issue, the Top 20 Book Manufacturers ranking returned, listing the top printers in the book industry by revenue. Why Oyster Failed - In this guest post, Bookmate CEO Simon Dunlop explains…

Rodale Inc. and Rodale Books to Launch Rodale Wellness
October 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Rodale Inc. and Rodale Books will launch Rodale Wellness. This project will serve as an online hub of wellness-related content and a commerce website. Some of the items being posted include a daily newsletter, a workout playlist, and exercise demonstration videos.

New Platforms, New Challenges in Academic Publishing
October 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

In an increasingly competitive space, publishers not only need to meet the challenge of other publishing companies and open access, but also changing user expectations. Too often users’ expectations have been poorly met, but this is changing with an increasingly wide range of information products available on increasingly sophisticated platforms. SAGE Publications and Alexander Street…

Margaret Atwood, Digital Deep-Diver, Writes ‘The Heart Goes Last’
September 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Like a mad scientist from one of her futuristic novels, Margaret Atwood is an avid tinkerer who seems willing to experiment with almost any digital technology. She has posted her writing on the free fiction site Wattpad, including some poetry and a zombie novel that she co-wrote. She has published fiction on Twitter, where she…

Press Release: Harvard Business Review Press Enters Agreement with Safari
September 17, 2015 at 2:48 pm

BOSTON—September 16, 2015—Safari, the global platform for business and technology learning, and Harvard Business Review Press, one of the world’s leading business book publishers, have entered into an agreement to make books, videos, and webinars from Harvard Business Review Press available on the Safari platform. The agreement brings together two organizations well known for delivering…

Summer Issue of Book Business is All About Meeting Readers Where They Are
August 28, 2015 at 1:40 pm

The Summer Issue of Book Business showcases leaders who are pushing the limits of how books can be created and shared in order to better serve readers and meet them where they are. The idea of “meeting readers where they are” takes a number of forms in this issue but it seems to coalesce around…

PRH Consumer Marketing Director Focuses on Discoverability and UX
August 28, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Back in April Penguin Random House announced the relaunch of its website. The move was made in part to further consolidate Penguin and Random House operations, but it was also a significant strategic shift toward marketing titles directly to readers. “We believe that we can serve our authors even better by building strong relationships with…

Gale Provides Greater Access to Research with New Google Partnership
June 30, 2015

When Book Business interviewed Paul Gazzolo, the newly-appointed SVP and global general manager of Gale, in February, he stated that it was time for Gale's reference information to enter the digital mainstream and meet students where they are. "Gale has tremendous opportunity to distinguish itself from others in the space by making sure that reference information isn't just locked in a vault or buried inside of a catalog," he said, "but rather is really pushed out to the user leveraging technology to enrich the whole learning experience." Gale's latest announcement, a partnership with Google and integration with its Apps for Education, is a significant step toward achieving this vision.

What the Hell Happens at a Publishing Hackathon?
June 29, 2015

Last week I described a "hackathon" as the book world's equivalent of a sporting event...well, having attended the CODEX Hackathon organized by Plympton to coincide with the American Library Association annual conference in San Francisco this past weekend - I can tell you that was far from the truth. For starters, it is very quiet. If I were to try and belabor the analogy, I would say that is is probably like the LeMans 24-hour road race, albeit without the roar of engines