Hummingbird Digital Media announced that more than 3000 publishers are now using its service to distribute ebooks and audiobooks. Hummingbird, which set out 18 months ago to “disrupt the ironclad control an oligarchy of large corporations had on the retailing of e-books and audiobooks,” is a free service for booksellers and others to directly offer their customers ebooks and audiobooks.
Author Earning Posts New Report on Big Five Ebook Pricing [Digital Book World]
Author Earnings posted a new report on ebook pricing from the Big Five publishing houses. The average price of a Big Five ebook, according to the report, dropped from $10.31 in January 2016 to $8.67 in May 2016.
Dear librarians, please don’t move away from enabling & encouraging reading [No Shelf Required]
It has come to my attention lately that librarians of all walks of life are participating in all kinds of wonderful outreach initiatives in their communities….making me ultimately conclude that, as admirable as they are, they are moving librarians away from what the society needs them to do now more than ever: encourage people to read and have as much access to quality information as humanly possible.
8 Ebook Discovery Services Compared [Alliance of Independent Authors]
Data on eight popular services comparing pricing, audience, and features to find the right platform for promoting free and discounted books. Services compared include: Freebooksy, Bargain Booksy, BookBub, BookSends, Fussy Librarian, Robin Reads, EReaderIQ, and BookGorilla. Continue reading News Roundup [June 10, 2016]
November 3, 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and Safari today announced a strategic partnership that will deliver the next generation in digital reference platforms for students, faculty and librarians.
Wiley Reference Library will combine Safariâ€™s award-winning PubFactory platform with Wileyâ€™s prestigious online reference portfolio. Wiley Reference Library will enhance the visibility and usability of Wileyâ€™s acclaimed reference materials and will include entry portals for key subjects allowing users to search within a subject, within an individual reference work, or across Wileyâ€™s entire reference portfolio. www.wileyreferencelibrary.com will be available in the first half of 2015. Continue reading Wiley and Safari’s PubFactory announce partnership
Interesting news from Safari Books and RDW Group regarding the acquisition of the PubFactory technology interface.Â I have featured the PubFactory interface and it’s development team in previous posts and interviews (Tom Beyer and Marc Segers).Â I’m happy to see it is growing.Â Here is the official press release on the acquisition by Safari.Â Below is a blog post from Andrew Savikas, CEO of Safari Books Online.
Welcoming the PubFactory Team to Safari Books Online
For some time now, weâ€™ve admired the work ofÂ PubFactory, a team within RDW Groupâ€™sÂ iFactoryÂ division that builds powerful systems for delivering mixed content like books, videos, journals, and reference databases through the web for publishers like Oxford University Press, Sage Publications, DeGruyter, Cengage Learning, Harvard University PressÂ and Bloomsbury. Continue reading Safari Books Acquires PubFactory Interface from RDW Group
During the TOC Conference I got a demo of iFactory’s new platform, PubFactory from Tom Beyer, Director of Publishing at iFactory.
PubFactory is an online publishing platform for publishers or libraries that is xml based, and supports ePub, DocBook, TEI, and NLM Journal formats.Â They also support ONIX and RDF for metadata and PDF (metadata and full text searching/viewing).Â Continue reading PubFactory
Excited to see that OUP is working with iFactory, and their new platform, PubFactory.Â I haven’t seen PubFactory since beta, so I’m anxious to try it out.Â Am hoping to get a grand tour via webinar this month, so look for an informal PubFactory review on NSR soon.Â Â Here’s the press release:
iFactory chosen for superior fusion of design and technology,
continues long-standing relationship with OUP
BOSTON â€“ January 14, 2010 â€” iFactory, an award-winning web design and development firm, today announced that Oxford University Press (OUP) has chosen iFactoryâ€™s new online publishing development platform, PubFactory, to develop Oxford Dictionaries Online, a new global modern English dictionary and language reference service. OUP, a major provider of online reference and scholarly content to libraries, turned to iFactory for this project because of its unique focus on design and custom development capabilities.
Continue reading Oxford University Press chooses PubFactory for Oxford Dictionaries Online
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