Author Archives: DBW

OverDrive

Overdrive Helping Librarians Reach New Readers

Overdrive announced today that at the American Library Association’s annual conference, the ebook and audiobook provider will be updating the industry on its latest news, including a new app, new merchandising tools and new suppliers. Full press release below: OverDrive’s Innovative Digital Resources Help Librarians Reach New Readers Powerful curation options give the librarian...

Amazon

Amazon Launches All-New Kindle and Updated Paperwhite

Amazon announced today that it is releasing a new version of its Kindle e-reader. The device is thinner and lighter than the previous Kindle, and and has twice the memory. It also has a more rounded design and is available in black or white. The new Kindle remains $79.99 and will be available July...

Boopsie

Boopsie Publishes Report on Mobile App Best Practices

Boopsie announced today that it has published a report on mobile app best practices for libraries. Last month, the service provider surveyed more than 350 librarians to learn how mobile apps benefited their communities and what obstacles were in the way. Full press release below: Boopsie Publishes Report on Mobile App Best Practices Mobile...

Internet Brands

PRH to Sell Fodor’s Travel to Internet Brands

Internet Brands, an online media and tech company, announced today that it has acquired travel division Fodor’s from Penguin Random House. The deal is expected to completed soon. Full press release below: Fodor’s Travel to be acquired by Internet Brands from Penguin Random House LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (June 21, 2016)—Penguin Random House,...

ComicBlitz, comics, comic books, app

ComicBlitz Launches Universally Compatible Web Reader

ComicBlitz announced today that it is launching a universally compatible web app that operates on all devices: PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones on any OS. Previously, the app had only been available on iOS. ComicBlitz offers unlimited access to thousands of comic books and graphic novels, allowing readers to binge-read ongoing and completed series....

bibliotecha

Bibliotecha Brings New Product Portfolio to ALA

Bibliotecha announced today the launch of a new, long-term product set that “brings together the best of both the original bibliotheca and 3M Library Systems.” Full press release below: bibliotheca brings the best of new product portfolio to ALA Streamlined range and new cloudLibrary features bring increased benefits to libraries Oakdale, Minn. – Jun....

Exact Editions

Geographical Launches Complete Digital Archive with Exact Editions

Geographical, the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, announced today the launch of its complete 81-year archive in partnership with Exact Editions. Previously, only 10 years of back issues had been available. Full press release below: London, 21st June 2016 Geographical launches complete digital archive. Geographical, the official magazine of the Royal Geographical...

Reader's Legacy

Reader’s Legacy Is World’s First Hybrid E-Commerce Book Club

ReadersLegacy.com announced today that since its launch in February 2016, it has attracted more than 40,000 users to its hybrid e-commerce book club. Full press release below: WORLD’S FIRST HYBRID E-COMMERCE BOOK CLUB, READERSLEGACY.COM, INTRODUCES DISRUPTIVE MODEL FOR ONLINE SHOPPING CEO KEN DUNN’S CREATION PUTS SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE FIRST TO DRIVE PURCHASE DECISIONS LAS...

Hachette UK

Hachette UK Acquires Mobile Game Studio Neon Play

Hachette UK announced today that it has acquired the British mobile game development studio Neon Play, which will operate as a standalone business under the Hachette umbrella. The move allows Hachette to publish authors on new platforms and the publisher to “pursue more generally our aim to generate rapid growth” on other platforms. Neon...

boclips, knowledgemotion

Knowledgemotion Gets Funding from Ingram; Makes Deal with Pearson

Knowledgemotion announced today that it has received a “strategic investment” from ICG Ventures Inc., which is part of Ingram. In a separate announcement, Knowledgemotion said it has entered a multi-year “supply and services agreement” with Pearson. Full press release below: UK-based Knowledgemotion Receives Funding from Ingram Content Group Knowledgemotion also enters multi-year supply and...

gamescom, frankfurt book fair

gamescom Invites Publishers to Present at Annual Fair

The Frankfurt Book Fair announced today that gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for computer and video games, will be held August 17-21 this year, and that five publishing companies will be invited to present their projects. For a chance to be one of the five, companies should send a brief presentation of their projects...

Bookbaby

BookBaby Launches Editing Services for Self-Published Authors

BookBaby announced today that it is launching a new premium editing service for self-published authors. The new offering allows authors to access a network of editors from some of today’s bestselling books at affordable prices. Full press release below: BookBaby Launches Premium Editing Services for Self-Publishing Authors The nation’s leading self-publisher introduces world class...

Association of American University Presses

AAUP 2016 Convenes in Philadelphia

[Press Release] University Press Association Gathers in Philadelphia Publishing Industry Leader Chris Jackson to Speak Philadelphia, PA (June 15, 2016)–-The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) convenes tomorrow in Philadelphia, hosting more than 700 publishing and scholarly communications professionals from June 16–18. The program has been designed to “Energize...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH Kicks Off ‘Curious World’ Summer Tour

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced today the launch of the Curious World Tour, which kicks off Sunday, June 26, at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The tour will stop in eight cities over the summer. In each area, HMH will work with local nonprofit organizations to donate books and resources. Full press release below: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT...

Pew Research Center

Pew’s 2016 State of the News Media Report

The Pew Research Center today made public its 2016 State of the News Media report, which analyzes “the status of the organizations that produce the news and make it available to the public.” Full press release below: State of the News Media 2016 Newspapers face recession-like year, while cable and network TV both saw...

Sync Audiobooks for Teens

SYNC Program for Teens Offers Free Weekly Audiobooks

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens is an annual summer program that gives away free audiobook downloads. Now in its seventh year, SYNC offers two free audiobooks aimed at teens every week of the summer. The titles are curated weekly thematic pairings of award-winning teen-focused titles and classics. The program is sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and...

Jane Friedman, author, writer, self-publishing, editing, publishing

Everything You Need to Know to Begin Self-Publishing Successfully

More and more authors are self-publishing their books today, and many are finding the model to be more lucrative and sustainable than working with traditional publishers. But for authors trying to get started, the arena can be hard to break into—in part because of the sheer volume of editing, production, distribution and design services available....

Penguin Random House Audio

PRH Audio Gives Away Free AudioBook for Audiobook Month

Penguin Random House Audio announced that June is Audiobook Month, and to celebrate the publisher is giving away free audiobook versions of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Starting June 24 at 10am ET, and lasting 24 hours, users can download their free copy through PRH Audio’s Facebook page or its Volumes app. PRH Audio...

Copyright Clearance Center

Copyright Clearance Center Announces Enhancements to RightFind

Copyright Clearance Center announced today a new round of enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind content workflow platform, including an updated interface, a new data feed and two new APIs. Full press release below: Copyright Clearance Center Announces Latest Enhancements to RightFind™ Content Workflow Solution Updated User Interface, New Data Source and APIs Headline June...

TED-Ed

The Evolution of the Book – TED-Ed Lesson

TED-Ed created a new video titled “The Evolution of the Book” that sets out to answer the following questions: • What makes a book a book? • Is it just anything that stores and communicates information? • Or does it have to do with paper, binding, font, ink, its weight in your hands, the...

Writer's Digest

Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, Aug. 12-14 in New York

[Press Release] Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, Aug. 12 – 14 in N.Y.C., Gathers Best-Selling, Award-Winning Authors to Share Strategies for Success Authors Kwame Alexander, David Baldacci, Emily St. John Mandel and Many Others to Present Insights on the Craft and Business of Writing NEW YORK (June 13, 2016) – The Writer’s Digest Annual Conference...

Dreamspinner Press

Publishr Powers New Dreamspinner Press Website

Dreamspinner Press, one of the world’s largest LGBTQ publishers, announced today the launch of its new website, powered by Biztegra’s Publishr platform. Full press release below: BIZTEGRA’S PUBLISHR™ PLATFORM POWERS NEW DREAMSPINNER PRESS WEB SITE WORLD’S LARGEST LGBTQ PUBLISHER CHOOSES BIZTEGRA’S PUBLISHR™ TO DRIVE NEXT GENERATION DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER PROGRAM West Palm Beach, FL. — June...

De Gruyter

De Gruyter Signs Open Access Agreement with Dutch Universities

De Gruyter announced today that it has signed an open access license agreement for its hybrid journals with The Association of Universities in the Netherlands. Full press release below: De Gruyter Signs Open Access License Agreement with Dutch Universities Berlin, 13 June 2016 ‒ The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and the...

Exact Editions

Exact Editions Launches New Web Reader

Exact Editions announced today the launch of a new web reader for magazines and ebooks on its platform. Full press release below: London, 8th June 2016 Exact Editions unveil new web reader. Digital publishing experts, Exact Editions, have today announced the launch of a cutting edge new web reader for all content on the...

Association of American University Presses

University Press Association Publishes ‘Best Practices in Peer Review’

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) announced today the release of Best Practices in Peer Review, an AAUP handbook. The handbook sets forth a set of practices the AAUP deems necessary for “a rigorous process” of peer review for scholarly monographs. Full press release below: University Press Association Publishes Best Practices in Peer...

BookWalker

BookWalker to Be First to Offer ‘Monster Musume’ Backlist

BookWalker announced today that it will be the first e-bookstore to offer Seven Seas Entertainment’s digital Monster Musume backlist volumes 1-8. The first digital volume was released on June 1st, while volumes 2-8 were released on June 7th. Full press release below: BOOK☆WALKER FIRST TO OFFER SEVEN SEAS ENTERTAINMENT’S DIGITAL VOLUMES OF MONSTER MUSUME...

HarperCollins

HarperCollins Launches Facebook Live Daily Programming

HarperCollins announced today that it will schedule weekday programming exclusively through Facebook Live. Starting today, the publisher’s authors and employees will participate in daily sessions on the social media platform built around specific topics. Each session will last between 15-45 minutes. Authors will discuss their books and their writing processes, as well as take...

Safari, pubfactory, o'reilly, o'reilly media

Peter Lang to Transition All Books and Journals to PubFactory

Safari, provider of the scholarly publishing platform PubFactory, announced today that the Peter Lang Academic Publishing Group will transition all its journals and books onto the platform this summer. Full press release below: Executing a digital business technology transformation under the leadership of CEO Kelly Shergill, Peter Lang will transition all of their journals...

Amazon

Amazon Announces Fire HD 10 in Silver Aluminum and with More Storage

Amazon announced today that its Fire HD 10 now has new enclosure and internal storage options. Customers can order the Fire with a silver aluminum all-metal enclosure for the same price as the existing black color option. The Fire is now also offered with 64GB of internal storage for $289.99, in addition to the...

Hummingbird, ebooks, retail, amazon, apple, barnes & noble

Hummingbird Digital Media Amasses Over 3,000 Publishers

Hummingbird Digital Media announced today that more than 3,000 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...

CNET

Joshua Mohr Is Next Author for CNET’s Technically Literate

CBS Interactive announced today that award-winning author Joshua Mohr has written the next short story for Technically Literate, CNET’s series of original illustrated works of short fiction. Full press release below: Technically Literate, a Series of Original Works of Short Fiction Exclusively on CNET.com, Publishes New Work From Award Winning Author Joshua Mohr Novelists...

Emerald Group Publishing

Emerald to Publish National University’s JRIT&L

Emerald Group Publishing announced today that it has been appointed by National University to publish its Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning. Full press release below: National University appoints Emerald to publish its Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning Emerald will provide essential publishing services for JRIT&L, including the provision...

IPR License

IPR License Signs Up Academic Publisher De Gruyter

IPR License announced today that it has signed up academic publisher De Gruyter, which becomes the first major publisher in Germany to join the platform. Full press release below: IPR License signs up German academic publisher De Gruyter IPR License, the global rights and license specialist, has signed up leading academic publisher De Gruyter....