Frank Romano is Professor Emeritus at RIT School of Media Sciences.

By 2014, e-books accounted for 27.2 percent of adult trade book sales, according to the Association of American Publishers. And now, like other publishers, HUP is seeking new opportunities in this increasingly digital world.

"We see digital formats as an important means of reaching readers and furthering scholarship," Sisler wrote.

In September 2014, HUP launched the digital version of the Loeb Classical Library, a collection of over 500 volumes of Greek and Latin texts with facing-page translations that the press has published since 1934.

R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ: RRD) and Courier Corporation (NASDAQ: CRRC) jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement by which RR Donnelley will acquire Courier Corporation, a leader in digital printing, publishing and content management in the United States specializing in educational, religious and trade books. The agreement has been approved by each company's Board of Directors.

Courier Corporation (Nasdaq: CRRC), one of America's leading innovators in book manufacturing, publishing and content management, announced today that it has received a non-binding, unsolicited proposal from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (Nasdaq: RRD) to acquire the Company for $23.00 per share in cash or RR Donnelley common stock, subject to proration in the event that shareholders elect to receive more than approximately 49% cash or more than approximately 51% stock. The RR Donnelley proposal is subject to, among other things, various closing conditions, Courier shareholder approval and regulatory approvals.

Brian Adams teaches science at a small community college in western Massachusetts, but his debut novel  takes a big swing at the way global warming is discussed in the media. He calls his book a “cli fi” rom-com and introduces it that way when he gives stand-up readings around New England now. And he’s got […]

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Reading After Grad School (Book Riot) Grad school changed reading for me in ways I both appreciate and regret. My reading life has a depth to it that maybe wasn’t there before, but not the ease it once possessed. *** Radical Librarianship: How Ninja Librarians are Ensuring Patron’s Privacy (Boing Boing) Librarians in Massachusetts are […]

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MediaShift has an interesting write-up about a school district in Massachusetts that’s grappling with how to best roll out laptops in its schools. The article talks about the program in Natick, Mass., which involved issuing Macbooks to all students in grades eight through 12. The results have been great for students—they’ve spent their time “doing [...]

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