Get Smart About Content

For publishers, content is at the heart of every conversation with business partners – and with their authors and readers, too. Since its acquisition by Copyright Clearance Center earlier this year, Ixxus now goes far beyond traditional Enterprise Content Management (ECM), a market expected to grow to more than $9.4 billion by 2018. “Publishers today […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Frankfurt Becomes A Refuge For Books

The annual Frankfurt Book Fair is a global jamboree of self-expression. The world’s authors and publishers arrive with poetry, fiction, science and business texts that map to the remarkable range of human talent. In 2016, Book Fair organizers recognize that the book world rests on a foundation of free speech. In a world where the […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

At Frankfurt, Vitek Tracz Predicts Next Moves for Open Access

A “Picasso” says Richard Smith, and a “seer of science publishing,” declares Science. “One of the most important publishers of the last decade,” according to Michael Eisen, Public Library of Science (PLOS) co-founder. A serial entrepreneur, an art collector, a mathematician and a filmmaker. Vitez Tracz is all these things, and much, much more. Earlier […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

RightFind Music Launches

The opening bars of “Heavy Action,” the longtime theme music for Monday Night Football in the U.S. have preceded many a memorable game. This week, Beyond the Book has “swapped” the MNF theme for our own to help make the point that music makes emotional connections that are compelling and indelible. The playful musical “bait-and-switch” […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Nobel For Dylan

Well, Shakespeare, he’s in the alley with his pointed shoes and his bells, and Bob Dylan’s heading to Stockholm to claim the Nobel Prize. From Hemingway to Hesse, Camus to Kawabata, Singer to Soyinka, Nobel winners in literature have authored books of poetry, fiction, and journalism. But the latest laureate is best-known for a body […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Frankfurt Book Fair Arrives With More Than Books

We may live in a global village, but authentically global events that unite us across borders are as rare as diamonds. For athletes and their fans, there is the quadrennial spectacle of the Olympics. For authors, publishers and lovers of literature, the book world has the annual Frankfurt Book Fair. Amble around the sprawling fair […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Experiment in Permeable Publishing

In the digital era, reading travels a two-way street.  Indeed, in the view of cutting-edge media theorists, a blurry, disintegrating dividing line is all that keeps the traffic apart Urban dwellers recognize the challenge.  Bicyclists and drivers must learn to share the road, and that’s not always easy.  The same applies for authors and readers, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

From Studies to Standards, BISG Evolves

Consider the evolutionary track taken by the Book Industry Study Group. Founded in 1975 by the Book Manufacturers Institute, BISG has endured a tsunami of change in publishing over three decades. In 2016, a much different place from the days before e-commerce and smartphones, BISG has emerged into a digital world. To continue to survive, […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Reading “Passion” Drives UAE Publisher

The future of reading lies in many hands: In the small hands of children who read today on printed books and digital tablets alike. And it lies in the professional hands of publishers who must anticipate changes in business models and technology even as they adapt to them. Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi is a strong […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Librarians Take Note of Banned Books

The American Library Association is calling attention to book banning again this week. The titles pulled off library shelves last year ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. “Topping the list for 2015 was Looking for Alaska by John Green, which was cited for offensive language, and for being a little too sexually explicit for […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }