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.
Springer Science+Business Media's digitization project to include nearly all books published since the 1840s; to be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Springer has released a new web tool that allows catalogers and librarians to easily download tailor-made batches of MARC records or eBook title lists.
Springer has signed a book partnership agreement with the American Physiological Society (APS) to publish titles in three APS book series.
Springer has launched a network of job sites designed to attract and showcase the highly qualified audience that uses Springer tools.
Bowker, released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print® database.
Digital publishing was, of course, top of mind for many of the attendees at last week's Publishing Business Conference & Expo, as the event kicked off with a panel of book industry leaders in print-digital integration. Moderated by THA Consulting President Ted Hill, the session, entitled "The Cross-Platform Book Publisher: Reinvent Your Company," featured panelists Timothy Griswold, vice president, sales, trade and special licensing, Springer; Adam Lerner, president/publisher, Lerner Publishing Group; Deborah Forte, president, Scholastic Media; and Mike Rosiak, lead content architect, Wolters Kluwer Health—all of whom shared their experiences and insights into successfully bringing products to market in multiple formats.
Chronicle Books owner The McEvoy Group LLC has acquired New York-based Princeton Architectural Press, a publisher of books on architecture, design and visual culture. The Press was previously owned by founder Kevin C. Lippert.
(Press Release) Springer now offers more than 10,000 books for review on Springer.com. The online book review copies encompass all fields of the English-language eBooks that have been published since 2006.