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...

Frankfurt Not Just For Books Anymore

As fall begins, the Frankfurt Book Fair looms, coming to the German financial capital October 19 through 23. Traditional expectations for industry trade shows face unprecedented challenges in 2016, reports Andrew Albanese, Publishers Weekly senior writer. The...

Authors, Front & Center

For the opening of CCC’s annual “Town Meeting” on Open Access at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the shift underway in scholarly publishing to an author-centric world took center stage. In a one-on-one “keynote” interview last Thursday morning, CCC’s Chris Kenneally spoke...

In Frankfurt, Rushdie Battles War on Free Speech

In an address to the press conference opening the Frankfurt Book Fair, author Salman Rushdie extolled freedom of speech and expression as a basic human right, common to all and not limited to a few. He also cast the book world as under siege and worried that the enemy...

Open Access, The Next Wave

The Next Wave of Open Access is coming on fast. Scholarly publishing must move beyond a single-issue focus on Article Processing Charges to address end-to-end solutions that engage authors throughout the workflow. At a Frankfurt Book Fair panel discussion organized...

Best of BTB: Open Access: Who Holds the Power?

Copyright Clearance Center welcomes you to join us for another Frankfurt Book Fair Town Meeting on Open Access, on Thursday, October 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Hall 4.C – Alliance Function Room. For 2015, CCC is asking what the “Next Wave” of Open Access will bring to...

Best of BTB: The Force Remaking Scholarly Publishing

Copyright Clearance Center welcomes you to join us for another Frankfurt Book Fair Town Meeting on Open Access, on Thursday, October 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Hall 4.C – Alliance Function Room. For 2015, CCC is asking what the “Next Wave” of Open Access will bring to...

Best of BTB: Global E-Book Report Update

National e-book markets are like snowflakes.  No two are alike.  Emerging markets particularly engage in approaches of their own.  In India, domestic platforms lead the way; while in Brazil, Apple shows a surprising lead in eBook distribution over the usual suspect....

Frankfurt Book Fair Same But Different

Reliably as ever, the Frankfurt Book Fair for 2014 is overstuffed with new titles from promising and established authors alike. Yet the hopeful, even sometimes buoyant mood belies a fear of the figure lurking around every corner of the business, no matter where you...