Getting Rights Right

As basic a question as “Who owns the rights to a work?” doesn’t always yield a ready answer.

Netflix Model for E-Book Library Lending

“For library patrons, the HarperCollins deal means 24/7 access to titles in the selected collection—no more waiting on a hold list for these titles,” says Andrew Albanese.

Celebrating Iconic Audiobooks

As it celebrates 25 years of publishing authoritative audiobook reviews, Audiofile magazine is also celebrating the audiobook too.

Librarians on the Move

“As the pace of digital change quickened, librarians have found themselves at once evangelizing for digital technology and wrestling with its implications.”

Checklist for a Professionally Published Book

The Independent Book Publishers Association sees a bias against indie voices in book award contests, media reviews and inclusion on bookstore shelves. To ensure that books are judged on merit and quality rather than on the size of the publisher or the author’s business model, IBPA has made available an industry standards checklist for a professionally published book.

Report Finds Publishing Rights “Untapped”

In time for last week’s BookExpo in New York City, BISG unwrapped Untapped Opportunity, documenting that more than half of those surveyed were “currently missing out on meaningful rights revenue” as well as frustrations that paper-based workflows and reporting remain costly and ineffective.

BookExpo With (and Without) America

A re-imagined BookExpo has opened in New York City’s Javits Convention Center, welcoming book industry professionals — and later this weekend, the book-reading public.

Best of BTB: The Varied Voices of Science

“Who has a voice in science?” and “What does it matter who is speaking?” Last week for Beyond the Book, Prof. Cassidy Sugimoto made a case for acknowledging a persistent gender gap in the global research community despite considerable progress. In October last year, she further looked at disparity and disruption in scholarly communication for the annual Lucile Kelling Henderson lecture at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science.

Gender Gap Persists In Science

How do women fare when it comes to publishing their scientific research? In principle, science should be indifferent to gender, but in practice, are women working on a level playing field? Interview with Prof. Cassidy Sugimoto...