Ingram Publisher Services has just announced a joint agreement with NYU Press to provide full-service distribution. From the press release:
“Ingram welcomes NYU Press,” said Mark Ouimet, vice president and general manager of Ingram Publisher Services, PGW, and Consortium. “We are committed to developing services tailored to university presses. The addition of NYU Press helps advance our mission of building a comprehensive, versatile program to advance the global dissemination of knowledge through content.”
Continue reading NYU Press selects Ingram Publisher Services as its new distribution partner
So we learned yesterday, directly from the Association of American Publishers, that publishers’ overall revenue from ebook sales are declining. Some takeaways, as reported by Digital Book World: Ebook sales declined in 2015; digital audio continued to grow in popularity; trade publishers did better than educational and scholarly publishers; adult books performed better than other trade categories. Always more interested in the “how” rather than the “how much,” I’ll let others report on the numbers and figures, while I reflect on the possible/likely reasons why these trends are prevalent, what they teach us about our relationship with ebooks, and why it actually all makes sense (and cents). Continue reading In response to Ebook Sales Declining Report from AAP: It’s all good
BiblioBoardÂ® partners with ePub Direct, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand
BiblioBoard announces new partnerships with four major content delivery services: ePubDirect, Independent Publishers Group, CoreSource and Firebrand Technologies. These partnerships will better serve current and future publisher partners by creating a seamless file delivery process from the publishers to BiblioBoard. Continue reading BiblioBoard announces new partnerships for seamless file delivery
A few weeks ago at the ALA Annual Conference, Mirela Roncevic, an NSR contributing writer, organized a panel discussion about leading with ebooks.Â Panelists included:
- Jamie LaRue – founder of the Douglas County Libraries Model, a library platform for the management of ebooks.
- Elizabeth Joseph – recently appointed Coordinator of Information and adult services at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut
- Stuart Smith -Â Open Road; featured speaker on Huffington Post Live and is a contributor to multiple literacy blogs.
- Terry Kirchner – Westchester Library System, Terry has taken the digital leap and fully embraces the potential offered by ebooks.
- Michael Rockliff set out to become a librarian, and is now Director, School and Library Sales & Marketing at Workman Publishing Company, where he remains happily ensconsed.
- Yoav Lorch is a writer turned entrepreneur and founder of Total BooX, his third startup.
I enjoyed the initial presentations from both Roncevic and Lorch,Â They both agreed to share their slides, which are available here:
Mirela led with a discussion on the difference between a manager and a leader. She provided several examples with regard to ebooks.Â For instance, managing ebooks might include words like build, limit, copy, accept, control, or take.Â But, leading with ebooks would look more like these words:Â create, expand, originate, challenge, inspire, and give. This, of course, relates to both publishers and libraries. Continue reading ALA panel summary: Leading with Ebooks
Over 50,000 Titles Now Available through the E-dition Program
Berlin/Cologne/Vienna, 2 June 2014 â€“ The academic press BÃ¶hlau Verlag, which has been a publisher partner of De Gruyter since 2013, is making its entire backlist available through De Gruyter’s e-dition program. Over 7,000 works that originally appeared between 1945 and 2009 are now available as eBook-on-demand (EOD) or print-on-demand (POD). The digitalization of BÃ¶hlau’s frontlist (titles from 2010 to present) was completed last year. Continue reading De Gruyter’s publisher partner BÃ¶hlau Verlag completes the digitalization of its catalog
Navigating Rosen Publishingâ€™s 2014 catalogÂ of digital content may at first seem a bit overwhelming: it impresses both as a vibrant presentation of the companyâ€™s wide array of digital offerings but it also reminds us of just how â€œdigitalâ€ Kâ€“12 publishing has become. Or at the very least, it makes those of us still tempted to think of Rosen as merely a â€œpublisherâ€ realize it has now transformed into a multifaceted media company.
Perhaps more than any other independent publisher of Kâ€“12 resources on the market today, Rosen has become synonymous with high-quality, always in-demand, constantly evolving interactive content. It has also become synonymous with digital learning solutions, produced to be fully aligned with state, national, STEM, and Common Core standards. Indeed, taking a closer look at Rosenâ€™s offerings today, itâ€™s clear that despite the versatility of its content, Rosen has become a passionate advocate of STEM learning. And theyâ€™ve been releasing products to prove it, too.
Spring 2014 issue of eContent Quarterly, now available to subscribers on ALA Techsourceâ€™sÂ web siteÂ for download,Â features a review of Rosen Publishingâ€™s Core Concepts: Period Table, a resource in Rosenâ€™s Core Concepts suite, which launched in 2013 and was followed with the early 2014 release of Core Concepts: Biology. While eContent Quarterly features an exclusive review of the product, taken for a test drive by two school librarians in two different institutions, the interview belowÂ with Roger Rosen, president of Rosen Publishing, is available exclusively on No Shelf Required. We caught up with Roger and asked him to shed some light on the companyâ€™s journey from a print publisher to a leading digital media company for the K-12 library market. Continue reading Interview with Roger Rosen: On embracing technology selectively and holistically
Great news for Cengage Learning.Â Â The press release is below, or watch this video message from CEO, Michael Hansen.
New York, NY â€“ April 1, 2014 â€“ Cengage Learning, Inc., a leading global educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets, announced today that it has emerged from Chapter 11, having completed its financial restructuring. Continue reading Cengage Learning emerges from Chapter 11, completes financial restructuring
10 March 2014 â€“
KU is pleased to announce that its Pilot Collection of 28 new books from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The Knowledge Unlatched (KU) Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books. Support from a minimum of 200 libraries willing to participate in the KU Pilot was required in order to achieve this goal. This target was exceeded by almost half, with close to 300 libraries from 24 countries joining KU in support of its shared cost approach to Open Access for specialist scholarly books. Continue reading Nearly 300 libraries in 24 countries pledge support for Knowledge Unlatched
The December 2013/January 2014 issue of Against The Grain features six feature articles and one opinion piece on ebooks in academic libraries.Â The issue, eBook Platforms for Academic Librarians, was guest edited by Audrey Powers.
Here is the Table of Contents (note you must be a subscriber to read the full-text):
- eBook Platforms for Academic Libraries by Audrey Powers
- eBook Lending PlatformsÂ byÂ John Novak
- eBook Aggregators: A Primer byÂ Deborah Lenares
- Commercial Publisher eBook PlatformsÂ byÂ Cris Ferguson
- University Press eBook Platforms:Â A Brief OverviewÂ byÂ Mark Johnson
- Op Ed: Inadvertent Innovation byÂ Joe Esposito
This was announced several weeks ago, but I missed it.Â It looks intriguing with the audio recordings, maps showing the regional distribution of words, and social media aspects. 100 terms available for free preview.Â If you are snowed in today, take a look at hooky bob.
Cambridge, Mass. The Dictionary of American Regional English, the authoritative record of American speech, is now available online, Harvard University Press has announced. Combining tens of thousands of entries and maps drawn from DAREâ€™s six print volumes with such previously inaccessible data as survey results and audio recordings, daredictionary.com offers users a variety of powerful tools to explore the wealth and complexity of American English. Continue reading Dictionary of American Regional English Debuts Online