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Really Strategies is closing out a stellar performance in its 11-year history and is pleased to announce that CEO, Barry Bealer, was recently inducted into the CEO Hall of Fame Society at the 2011 Philadelphia 100® awards ceremony. In recognition of steady leadership, continued growth, and constant innovation Mr. Bealer was recognized by the Entrepreneurs´ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal, and Wharton Small Business Development Center.
André Schiffrin, 76, a leading figure in the New York book publishing world, quit Pantheon in 1990 to establish a not-for-profit independent publishing house, The New Press, explaining that economic trends prevented him from publishing serious books.
Schiffrin describes the crisis in Western publishing in his 2011 book, The Business of Books: How the International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read. In 2010, in Words and Money, he commented on the role of conglomerates in the newspaper and film business.
In a time of significant flux in the industry, publishing executives are faced with more pressure than ever to examine their businesses and make decisions that will lead them to a profitable future. Book Business checked in with the leaders of publishing companies of various sizes and scopes—from Scholastic to Springer to Merriam-Webster to Triple Crown—to find out what their best business decisions of the year have been.
"In North America, depending on whose numbers you want to believe, e-books are already 15-25 per cent of book business," said Bill McCoy, executive director of the International Digital Publishing Forum, speaking earlier this month from Frankfurt, where he was attending one of the world's largest book fairs.
Ingram Content Group Inc. today announced that Vital Source has grown its e-textbook offering with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media.
A new report by the The Gilbane Group, and sponsored by Aptara, entitled "A Blueprint for Book Publishing Transformation: Seven Essential Processes to Re-Invent Publishing," explores the book publishing industry to reveal how leading publishers are modifying their business to adjust to the realities of today's digital and mobile-centric society.
(Press Release) Audubon, PA—Really Strategies, Inc. released RSuite version 3.5, the industry’s first award-wining content management system created exclusively for publishers. The latest software release includes new features, major enhancements, and improved usability based on customer feedback and requests from its growing user community.
(Press Release) New York City — Oxford University Press (OUP) celebrated the launch of Oxford Bibliographies Online Wednesday with a reception in New York City.
A friend of mine was diagnosed last year with a brain tumor. She underwent something like 30 days straight of chemo- therapy. She was temporarily blind, obviously extremely sick and, one would think, terrified. But her outlook during the entire process was amazing. She was optimistic, celebrated each small hurdle and kept going, seemingly undaunted by the road ahead of her. She told me that when she was diagnosed with the tumor, she had read a number of books on Kabbalah, and apparently it gave her a new perspective with which to deal with the challenges she was facing.
Perspectives on the shifting publishing marketplace, and threats and opportunities surfacing as a result, seem almost to have divided the industry. Some see print as holding fast as the primary bread-and-butter for publishers, with e-books and other digital products growing, but remaining as incremental revenue. Others see the current growth in e-book and new digital reading devices, and a younger generation of digital-bred readers pointing toward a future where "e" will be the primary revenue driver in most publishing businesses.