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HC Profits Rise in Fiscal 2017

Although sales in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 fell slightly from fiscal 2016, earnings increased 7.5% to $199 million at …

Morrow Publicity Adds Events Role

William Morrow has named Shelby Meizlik to the newly-created role of v-p of special events and creative strategies. Kelly Rudolph has also …

Accenture Buys Search Technologies

Accenture acquired Search Technologies, which specializes in the design, implementation, and management of Big Data and search analytics. Accenture will apply its …

Web Developer at Syracuse University

Syracuse University is recruiting a Web Developer. Here’s an excerpt from the ad: The Web Developer will participate in the design, implementation, …

Personas vs. Jobs-to-Be-Done

Great for your empathy. “Jobs-to-be-done focus on user problems and needs, while well-executed personas include the same information and also add behavioral …

Regnery Has Soft Second Quarter

The release in last year’s second quarter of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestseller ‘Hillary’s America’ made for a difficult comparison for Regnery in this …

Just Business

In the wake of Elsesvier scooping up boxes of library work on open access with their acquisition of Bepress, I’m pondering why …

Code4Lib: Code4Lib 2018

Topic: conferencesCode4Lib 2018 will be held from February 13-16, 2018, in Washington, D.C. More information is available on the conference website at: …

New numbers for martial arts topics

Since last year, the editorial team has published two rounds of updates to the schedules for martial arts. These changes were approved …

Obituary: Rebecca Bond

Author-illustrator and designer Rebecca Bond died on August 2 after a brief illness. She was 45 years old. …read more Source: Publishers

Obituary: Jill McElmurry

Acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Jill McElmurry, best known for her work on the Little Blue Truck picture book series, died …

Bookstore News: August 8, 2017

Nashville gets a new bookstore; promoting bookstores as “places of ideas”; a Nevada store under threat of closing; and more. …read more …

S&S Has 10% Sales Gain in Q2

Second quarter revenue rose 10% at Simon & Schuster in the second quarter of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016, while …

SSRN Branches Out Into Chemistry With ChemRN

SSRN, owned by Elsevier, launched the Chemistry Research Network (ChemRN). It complements the recently released Biology Research Network (BioRN), the organization’s first …

LITA: Lost Art of Creativity

The Lost Art series examines tech tools that encourage communication between libraries and its users. The Lost Art of Conversation looked at …

Laughing to Learn

Humor is a powerful force that can be put to work in advancing understanding. Whether it’s the witty raconteur of a math …

DigitalKoans Publication Changes

Although DigitalKoans has no formal publishing schedule, you may have noticed that I have been typically posting Monday through Friday for quite …

Principles for Mobile Design

By Steven Hoober I am a principled designer. I also like to think I am a principled man, but today, I’m going …

Jump Start Responsive Web Design

By Chris Ward This is a sample chapter from the Second Edition of Chris Ward’s book Jump Start Responsive Web Design. 2017 …

PW Star Watch Honorees Announced

The top 45 honorees in running for the ‘Publishers Weekly’ PW Star Watch 2017 award have been announced. …read more Source: Publishers

This week in Literature and Arts

July 29, 1954: “…that mad Baggins is off again” with Allen and Unwin’s publication of The Fellowship of the Ring. Hello Sam …

Hugh Rundle: Welcome to Ghost

Hey! Welcome to Ghost, it’s great to have you 🙂 We know that first impressions are important, so we’ve populated your new …

Monthly StatShot, March 2017

Sales of adult trade books rose 3.4% in the first quarter of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016, according to the …

Juvenile Nonfiction Stays Hot

At outlets that report to NPD BookScan, unit sales of print books were 2% higher in the week ended July 30, 2017, …

Book Deals: Week of August 7, 2017

Avery invests in “The Longevity Diet,” Putnam splashes six figures on Lauren Kate’s adult debut, and more in this week’s notable book …

Pearson to Cut 3,000 More Jobs

The worldwide educational publisher hopes to save 300 million pounds over the next three year by reducing headcount. Pearson also reported that …

Bookstore News: August 4, 2017

Washington D.C. to get a new bookstore; New Jersey store opens; Seattle’s arty new literary destination; Jason Reynolds tapped for Indies First; …

Top 6 tips for SEO for SaaS

Do you handle SEO for a software as a service (SaaS) company? Columnist Janet Driscoll Miller discusses how to address some of …

"Elsevier Acquires bepress"

Roger C. Schonfeld has published “Elsevier Acquires bepress” in The Scholarly Kitchen. Here’s an excerpt: Today, Elsevier announces its acquisition of bepress. …

HMH Trade Sales Rose 9.8% in Q2

HMH attributed the improved financial performance to strong frontlist, e-book and backlist sales. The publisher touted, in particular, sales of ‘The Handmaid’s …

Elsevier Acquires bepress

Elsevier acquired bepress, giving the service access to its technology and analytics so it can enhance its offerings and expand to more …

Updates to Table 2

Recent changes in two parts of Table 2 are now available in WebDewey. The first set of changes concerns the provinces of …

Elsevier Acquires bepress

In a move entirely consistent with its strategy to pivot beyond content licensing, Elsevier has acquired bepress, the institutional repository provider. The …

This Day in History: James Baldwin

This post draws on an essay about Baldwin’s life and achievements by Alan Gevinson of the Library’s National Audio-Visual Conservation Center. Photograph …

Comey Sells Book to Flatiron

James Comey, the embattled former FBI director fired earlier this year by President Trump, has found a home for the book he …