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DBW, digital book world conference

5 Questions with Cliff Guren, Founder, Syntopical

Cliff Guren is the founder of Syntopical, a consulting company that provides strategic planning and business development support to publishers and technology companies developing content-driven products and services. He’s also held senior management positions at industry-leading companies such as Apple, Asymetrix, Quebecor, Microsoft, Skiff (a Hearst-funded start-up) and Bluefire Productions. Cliff is a recognized...

Semantico, Scolaris, digital publishing, scholarly publishing

Semantico Partners with TrendMD for Content Discoverability Engine

Semantico announced today a partnership with TrendMD to use the latter’s content discoverability tool within Semantico’s Scolaris digital publishing platform. Full press release below: Semantico announce partnership with TrendMD content discoverability engine Press release – Brighton, UK 01-12-16 Semantico have announced a partnership to provide the native integration of TrendMD within their Scolaris digital...

DBW, digital book world conference

5 Questions with DBW 2017’s Dana Kaye

Dana Kaye is the owner of Kaye Publicity, Inc. and author of the book, Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-By-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales. Dana is a frequent speaker on social media, branding, and publishing trends, and her commentary has been featured on websites like The Huffington Post, Little...

Copyright Clearance Center

CCC Announces Enhancements to RightFind XML for Mining

Copyright Clearance Center announced today that it has made enhancements to its cloud-based RightFind XML for Mining software, which allows organizations using text mining to glean important insights from vast amounts of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content. Full press release below: Copyright Clearance Center Announces Enhancements to RightFind® XML for Mining Danvers, Mass....

DBW, digital book world conference

5 Questions with Ken Brooks, COO, Macmillan Learning

Ken Brooks is the chief operating officer of Macmillan Learning, and before that he was senior vice president of global supply chain management at Cengage Learning. Ken is also a recognized and proven expert in aligning operational execution for competitive advantage, and has been instrumental in driving industry standards. Ken is a speaker at...

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Offering 15% off BN.com on Cyber Monday

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Announces Amazing Cyber Monday Deal: 15% off Your Entire Order Online at BN.com on November 28 Special Offers on Books, New NOOK®, Toys & Games, and More New York, New York – November 28, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a...

DBW, digital book world conference

5 Questions with DBW 2017’s Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She’s the co-founder and editor of The Hot Sheet, an essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, and is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. She has been interviewed and featured by NPR, PBS,...

Wattpad

Wattpad and Universal Cable Productions Partner on TV Content

Wattpad announced today a partnership with Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, to develop original TV content. Full press release below: UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS AND WATTPAD TEAM UP TO DEVELOP ORIGINAL CONTENT FOR TV Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company, and Universal Cable Productions (UCP), a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment,...

DBW, digital book world conference

DBW’s Indie Author Conference: Strategies, Lessons and Insights

Speakers at DBW’s Indie Author Conference to Present Strategies, Lessons and Insights for the ‘New Professional Author’ One-Day Indie Author Conference Takes Place on Jan. 19, 2017 in New York City – Part of the Overall Digital Book World Conference Program, Which Runs Jan. 17 – 18, 2017 NEW YORK (Nov. 18, 2016) — At DBW...

DBW, digital book world conference

6 Questions with DBW 2017’s Peter Costanzo

Peter Costanzo is the digital and archival publishing manager for The Associated Press. He is also an award-winning book producer and he teaches the “New Media Technology: Formats and Devices” course at New York University. Peter is also a speaker at DBW 2017, where he will discuss new approaches to some old ideas in...

big data

Big Data, Big Trouble

Equal parts mathematician and political activist, Cathy O’Neil has calculated the impact of algorithms on society. For the most part, she says, big data adds up to big trouble. When it comes to human activities, algorithms are expected to be models of objectivity, owing to their basis in mathematical formulae and reliance on enormous...

DBW, digital book world conference

Meet the 5 DBW 2017 Keynote Speakers

The DBW Conference attracts some of the biggest names in the industry each year to take the stage as keynote speakers. And for 2017, we’ve lined up five professionals whose experience and expertise cover a wide range of issues and subjects. John Sargent is the CEO of Macmillan Learning and Executive Vice President of the Holtzbrinck...

American Booksellers Association, Librio.fm, audiobooks, bookstores

ABA and Libro.fm Partner to Sell Audiobooks Through Indie Bookstores

The American Booksellers Association, a national trade group for independent bookstores, and digital audiobook provider Librio.fm announced today they have formed a new marketing partnership to enable independent bookstores to sell digital audiobooks. Full press release below: American Booksellers Association and Libro.fm Partner for Sale of Digital Audiobooks Through Independent Bookstores Popular Format Now...

Sharjah International Book Fair

Over 1.3 Million Visitors Attended Sharjah International Book Fair

The Sharjah International Book Fair announced today that more than 1.35 million visitors attended the event’s first week. Full press release below: Over 1.3 Million Visitors Attend First Week of Sharjah International Book Fair 2016 Footfall figures for opening seven days of 35th edition of fair break previous records Sharjah, November 9, 2016 Over...

DBW, digital book world conference

6 Questions with DBW 2017’s Rick Joyce

DBW returns to New York City January 17-19 with a reimagined program packed with new content, more real-world solutions, and fresh faces—among them Rick Joyce. Joyvce was the chief marketing officer for the Perseus Books Group until its sale to Hachette and Ingram in 2016, and was involved since 2004 in the growth and digital...

DBW, digital book world conference

DBW 2017’s Roster Features New Voices and Familiar Faces

Digital Book World 2017’s Roster of Presenters Features New Voices, Familiar Faces from the Publishing Community and Its Partners Event Takes Place Jan. 17 – 19, 2017 in N.Y.C and Presents Leading Industry Experts NEW YORK (Nov. 8, 2016) — The 8th Annual Digital Book World (DBW 2017) announces a line-up of distinguished speakers,...

facebook, authors

Some Facebook Basics for Authors

Love it or hate it, Facebook is a strong platform for authors, regardless of genre. With more than one billion users, you’re bound to find a community interested in your book(s). But before you get started, though, let’s talk about common Facebook terminology and best practices. Facebook Profile Versus Page When you sign up...

Sweek, mobile, reading, writing, app, platform

Sweek Launches on All Platforms

Mobile reading and writing platform Sweek announced today that, as of the Frankfurt Book Fair, it has launched on iOS, Android and the web. Full press release below: Free mobile reading and writing platform Sweek present in over 75 countries During its successful pilot phase, Sweek, a global platform for free reading, writing and...

IPR License

IPR License and Wolters Kluwer Announce Platform Partnership

[Press Release] IPR License and Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Announce Platform Partnership October 18, 2016 – IPR License and Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. today announced a platform partnership just before the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair. IPR License is the first fully transactional rights and licensing marketplace within the...

libraries, authors, self-publishing, ebooks, publishers

Borrowing Trouble? Selling Digitally-Published Books to Libraries

An author wants as many people to read her books as possible. But if you’re only published digitally, it can be difficult for people to find you—much less spend the money to read you—if they don’t already know what they’re looking for. Libraries are one place that people can find authors who are new...

Semantico, Scolaris, digital publishing, scholarly publishing

Semantico’s Scolaris Now Has Native Integration with PaperHive

Semantico announced today that its Scolaris digital publishing platform is now fully integrated with scholarly publishing tool PaperHive. The integration will help publishers using Scolaris develop new revenue streams through increased usage, while giving end-users enhanced usability and an enriched experience. Full press release below: Semantico announce native integration of Scolaris digital publishing platform...

DBW, digital book world conference

DBW Conference Focuses on Solutions and Opportunities for Publishers

Digital Book World’s Conference Program, Jan. 17 – 19 in N.Y.C., Focuses on Key Solutions and Opportunities for Publishers and Their Partners NEW YORK (Oct. 24, 2016) — The 8th Annual Digital Book World (DBW 2017), Jan. 17 – 19, 2017 in N.Y.C., will present fresh content on key topics, real-world solutions and opportunities...

Ingram

Ingram Academic Services Signs 2 University Presses at FBF

At the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, Ingram Academic Services signed the University of Ottawa Press and Stanford University Press to multi-year agreements for print and digital sales and distribution. Full press release below: Ingram Academic Services signs Leading University Presses around Frankfurt Book Fair FRANKFURT, GERMANY — The annual Frankfurt Book Fair is traditionally...

VitalSource

New E-Textbook Study Finds Mostly Positive Results

Ingram’s VitalSource released the findings from a new study that shows positive, albeit uneven, results for students using digital offerings. Full press release below: Promise of eTextbooks Being Realized, Albeit Unevenly at UK Universities Recent Study Finds Students Are Happier with Digital Offerings Coupled with Formal Training Programmes on Use London, October 20, 2016...

Vistaar

Vistaar and Open Road Partner on Global Ebook Pricing Initiative

Price management solution provider Vistaar and Open Road Integrated Media announced a partnership on a global pricing initiative, allowing the digital publisher to “react faster to the latest market trends and effectively scale the price management process across its entire catalog.” Full press release below: Vistaar and Open Road Integrated Media Announce Partnership on...

Ingenta

Ingenta Adds ‘Audience’ Feature to ‘Ingenta Advertising’

Ingenta announced today that it has added a new feature to its Ingenta Advertising package called Ingenta Audience, which allows digital publishers to sell online newspaper and magazine advertising space by leveraging programmatic buying capability. Full press release below: New Ingenta Audience enables advertisers to find and reach their audience at their most receptive...

Inkitt, data, publisher, authors

Inkitt Posts Author Contract Online in Act of Transparency

Data-driven publisher Inkitt announced today that it has posted the platform’s publishing contract online “to create a greater level of transparency in the publishing process for aspiring authors.” Full press release below: DATA-DRIVEN PUBLISHER INKITT SHARES AUTHOR CONTRACTS ONLINE Contracts to promote transparency and fairness in the publishing industry BERLIN, OCT 13, 2016: Today...

DBW, digital book world conference

5 Questions for Ted Hill, Chair, DBW Conference

Your recent article “The Best Way to Keep Your Job in Book Publishing” drew a lot of interest and highlighted the importance of the publishing industry conference, saying it’s the one opportunity for busy professionals to put aside the day-to-day grind and open up their minds to new ideas. With all the websites and...

Writer's Digest

‘Author in Progress’ Features Lessons from 50+ Best-Selling Authors, Experts

[Press Release] ‘Author in Progress’ Features Lessons from 50+ Best-Selling Authors, Experts A New Book from Therese Walsh, Writer Unboxed and Writer’s Digest Offers Wisdom and Advice on the Various Stages to Becoming a Published Author NEW YORK (Sept. 22, 2016) — Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What It Really Takes to...

W3C, world wide web consortium

W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) hosted a gathering of 500 web technology experts to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Web’s technical roadmap and standardization work. Full press release below: W3C Global Web Experts Plan Technical Roadmap for Future of Web Annual Technical Plenary Meeting in Lisbon Draws Record...

DBW, digital book world conference

Asset Management – Semantics, Lifecycle and Strategy

If you want to manage your content assets for evolving digital products and services, you may need to think differently. And you may require transformative tools and new models that assume modularity, portability and the ability to repurpose content with a global reach—a strategy based on the conjunction of technology and rights. Join us...

DBW, digital book world conference

Get Ahead in 2017 with New Skills, Data and Insights

Think of the reimagined DBW 2017 as your go-to resource for all the information you’ll need to inform and drive your publishing plan. This year’s programming goes beyond the hypothetical and deep into the skills and information you’ll need to have a successful, forward-thinking strategy for the coming year. The final schedule is still...

authors, self-publishing, publishers, books, sales

How Much Should My Book Cost?

When you embark on the journey of getting a book published, there’s a lot to consider, and one of the things that should be on your priority list is how much you’re going to charge for your book. The editors of traditional publishing houses must fill out a profit and loss spreadsheet (P&L) before...