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Why Paper Prices Are Likely to Remain High for Publishers
May 23, 2019 at 10:26 am

Decades of historical precedent suggest that, now that the shortages and price increases of 2018 have ended, publishers should soon benefit from lower paper costs. But don’t hold your breath waiting for history to repeat itself. Prices for publication papers have stabilized since late last year, and the usual post-peak glut and price slashing don’t…

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: Cengage and McGraw-Hill to Merge, Provide Enhanced Learning Experiences
May 2, 2019 at 10:49 am

McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will bring together two premier learning companies that will deliver significant benefits for students, educators, professionals and institutions worldwide.

Press Release: Open Road Integrated Media Announces Expansion of Open Road Ignition
January 31, 2019 at 11:38 am

New York, NY (January 23, 2018) – Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M) vastly expanded Open Road Ignition (Ignition), its marketing services program for publishers. Grounded in revenue-share partnerships, Ignition delivered a 156% increase in revenue across all partner titles in the program. In 2018 over 30 publishers signed on to the program delivering over 6,100 titles. The program…

Press Release: DCL and The New York Public Library Partner to Expand Access to Copyright Records
January 31, 2019 at 11:33 am

Fresh Meadows, NY, January 29, 2019 – DCL, an industry leader in structured data and content transformations, and The New York Public Library (NYPL) have completed the initial phase of a project to digitize and organize historical records of the United States Copyright Office, making those records searchable and increasingly accessible. The first phase of the project—which supports the…

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…

Press Release: Book Industry Study Group Announces “Book Publishing: From Concept to Consumer”
November 1, 2018 at 10:13 am

New York, NY (October 17, 2018) — On Thursday November 15, 2018, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) will host “Book Publishing: From Concept to Consumer,” a workshop for entry-level and single-function employees looking to round out their understanding of the publishing process and make more informed decisions in their day-to-day work. The curriculum, developed…