Scribd Adds More Macmillan Titles

By Juli Monroe
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 [ on]

Scribd signs new Big 5 publisher: Macmillan

By Juli Monroe
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, [ on]

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 [ on]

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 [ on]

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 [ on]

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 [ on]

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. [ on]

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 [ on]

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