The Winning Move for Open Access

Publishing and chess would not seem obvious soulmates, but they share much in common. Like chess masters, publishers almost never make a quick strike that leads to victory. It’s possible to win chess in as few as two moves, though most tournaments last much longer. At the London Book Fair earlier this month, the reputations […]

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In US, Book Sales Fall Sharply

With Brexit looming over the London Book Fair a week ago, the watchword among publishers was “uncertainty.” A terror attack this week under the shadow of Big Ben has shaken the world and added a new level of concern about the future. On Wednesday in the British capital, a lone terrorist killed four and injured […]

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The Rise of the Researchers

For so many reasons – including the establishment of Open Access business models, ready access to digital publishing tools, and the nearly limitless power of cloud computing – scholarly publishing in 2017 is innovative and dynamic. Much of the energy comes from the researcher community, who have broken out of their roles as content contributors […]

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London Welcomes Crowds and Chaos

The political world – or at least the part of it that includes the United States and Europe – may be roiling with chaos. But at the London Book Fair this week, publishers welcomed the pandemonium. Attendance was up for LBF 2017, organizers announced cheerily. Local press coverage of Brexit – the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from […]

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Coming to London – Open Access Forum

At London Book Fair throughout the week of March 13, Copyright Clearance Center is presenting a variety of programs on publishing, rights and technology. On Wednesday, March 15, CCC returns with an annual London Book Fair community forum on Open Access trends in scholarly publishing. Guests include representatives of Springer Nature, Royal Society of Chemistry, […]

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Friedman Steps Away From Open Road

One of the industry’s pioneering e-book publishers has announced that she is stepping down as chairman and executive publisher of the company she co-founded in 2009. While Jane Friedman – previously, CEO at Harper Collins – steps away from Open Road Integrated Media, says Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer, it’s a good time to […]

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Using Music at Work: A Licensing Guide

In this Digital Age, every company is a creative powerhouse. Setting aside formal titles and departments, employees today are creators, producers and publishers of content. And these creators don’t just reside in marketing and corporate communications departments – they are spread out across the org chart developing presentations, videos, web content to help motivate and […]

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London Book Fair 2017 Preview

At London Book Fair throughout the week of March 13, Copyright Clearance Center is presenting a variety of programs on publishing, rights and technology. On Monday, March 13, Carl Robinson of UK-based Ixxus, a CCC subsidiary, will urge publishers to promote a positive content management culture at the lead-off Quantum Conference sponsored by Nielsen. Carl calls […]

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Obama Memoirs Coming

US presidents appear on coins and currency, from pennies to fifties. And when they leave office, presidents often become coin collectors too. This week, Penguin Random House announced that Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama have signed deals for memoirs, with the former President’s volume due in fall 2018. While the Obamas represent the […]

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From ACS, How To Be An OA Hero

Several recent posts on the well-respected Scholarly Kitchen blog ruminated on the definition of “Open Access” in journal publishing – as in, “What do we mean by Open? And, “What do we mean by Access? After 15 years of OA publishing, the author noted, consensus around the basics of OA remains lacking. What we can […]

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