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Scribd Adds More Macmillan Titles

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 9, 2015 // 5 Comments

Earlier year, Macmillan gave Scribd about a thousand titles as a trial run. Looks like they were happy with the results because now they’ve given them another thousand. In case you don’t keep tabs on such things, Tor is one of Macmillan’s imprints, so fantasy and science fiction [...]

The Holtzbrinck/Springer merger: What does it mean for scientific publishing?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

As per a Reuters report yesterday, the publisher of Nature and Scientific American, Germany’s Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, is merging with Springer Science+Business Media, “creating a group with 1.5 billion euros ($1.75 billion) in annual sales.” As well as showcasing the value [...]

Scribd signs new Big 5 publisher: Macmillan

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Everyone has said that for subscription services to succeed, they have to have more books everyone has heard of. The subtext of that statement is that they need to have more books by traditional publishing. Scribd has done a pretty good job until now, signing deals with HarperCollins, Wiley, [...]

Macmillan CEO pens interesting letter on publishing state of play

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

John Sargent is CEO of Macmillan, itself one of the Big Five publishers, although perhaps lower key and less controversial than the other four. And he penned an end-of-year message to the company’s “Authors, Illustrators, and Agents” which has appeared in full on the blog of [...]

Kristine Kathryn Rusch, John Sargent: Major publishers learning, trying new things with e-books

By Chris Meadows
December 18, 2014 // 2 Comments

Here are an interesting juxtaposition of posts that just came to light today. In the first, Kristine Kathryn Rusch at last returns to blogging about the publishing industry with an end-of-year post that is both interesting and scary. Last year, I wrote an open letter asking the Big Five publishers [...]

Macmillan makes Nature access free in content-sharing push

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The scholarly open access model of scientific publishing received a boost this week when Macmillan Science and Education, “one of the leading publishing and technology companies in the world,” announced a new content-sharing and free access initiative for top journal Nature and other [...]

American Library Association welcomes Macmillan frontlist availability

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

Following the news Macmillan Publishers is making its entire digital frontlist available through the company’s library e-lending pilot program, the American Library Association (ALA) has put out a statement welcoming the news. ALA President Courtney Young had this to say: The Macmillan [...]

Morning Roundup: Preston speaks again. Macmillan makes front-list available to libraries

By Joanna Cabot
July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Anything with an RFID Chip in it Will Have to Carry this Logo in Europe (GigaOM) The logo is designed to make it clear to consumers when the goods they’re carrying contain an RFID smart chip, and to bring retailers and healthcare and banking companies out of a legal “gray zone” when it comes [...]

Macmillan exec asks what publishers can do for readers, but does she mean it?

By Chris Meadows
June 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Porter Anderson at FutureBook reports on a presentation given by Sara Lloyd, Pan Macmillan’s digital and communications director, at the “FutureBook Hack” conference. (TeleRead previously carried an open letter to Ms. Lloyd from Brian Ford of Lendle.) Lloyd was gung-ho about wanting [...]

Department of Justice files brief in Apple antitrust appeal, argues for upholding Judge Cote’s verdict

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

Publishers Weekly’s Andrew Albanese has a rundown of the latest developments in the Apple anti-trust affair. The Department of Justice has filed its brief in favor of the appeals court upholding Judge Cote’s guilty verdict. (GigaOm has some additional commentary and a Scribd link to the filing [...]

Morning Roundup: Macmillan partners with Swagbucks. Recommending books is hard and more

By Joanna Cabot
May 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

Macmillan Partners With Swagbucks to Offer Readers Rewards for Sharing Book Marketing, Buying Books (Digital Book World) St. Martin’s Press has partnered with Swagbucks, the web’s most rewarding content discovery community, for a new digital literature channel called READ. *** Recommending [...]

Humble Bundle plans to expand e-book, audiobook offerings

By Chris Meadows
March 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

Remember the Humble E-Book Bundles? Humble’s done a couple of them (not counting the ones by other bundle sites) plus an audiobook bundle, and wants to do more. Calvin Reid has a great article at Publishers Weekly looking at the Humble Bundle e-book program in depth. It has some interesting [...]

The SFWA might just stay relevant after all

By Chris Meadows
February 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

Here’s an epilogue to the SFWA kerfuffle I posted about a couple of days ago: the central figure in the article, Sean Fodera, has posted a public apology to Mary Robinette Kowal for his unprofessional remarks (which she has accepted), and also a clarification on his attitude about women in SF. [...]

Is the SFWA losing its relevance?

By Chris Meadows
February 18, 2014 // 5 Comments

“This is the song that doesn’t end…it just goes on and on my friend…” To mix musical metaphors, I’m getting that whole “second verse, same as the first” feeling as I look at the latest vitriol to come out of the whole Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) sexism [...]

Palgrave Macmillan contributes to science publishing peer review debate

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

The question of peer review is one of the central topics of the current controversy over scientific publishing, with Wiley already trialing a “transferable peer review” procedure to speed and refine the process. Now, Palgrave Macmillan is rolling out its own “open peer review [...]

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