Open Access eBooks, Part 3

May 9th, 2011 · Comments Off

From Eric Hellman’s Go To Hellman blog.  Please offer your comments to Eric at the Go To Hellman blog. Here’s the third section of my draft of a book chapter for a book edited by No Shelf Required‘s Sue Polanka. I previously posted the introduction; and What does Open Access mean for eBooks subsequent posts […]

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Tags: Academic Libraries · Articles of Interest · Business Models/Pricing · EPUB · Formats · Open Access · Print on demand · Publishing · Textbooks

Charleston Conference – Funding of Open Access Books

November 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Dr. Frances Pinter, Publisher, Bloomsbury Academic presented a new business model for the efficient and effective funding of open access “books.” (Frances presented this at the TOC conference and had an interview with me about the topic earlier in 2010 if you’d like more details.) Dr. Pinter described her background in publishing and the focus […]

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Print on Demand and Open Access, A Booby Trap?

June 17th, 2010 · Comments Off

Interesting article in SSP”s Scholarly Kitchen by Joseph Espisito, “The POD Booby Trap and the Lure of Open Access Books.”  Espisito discusses “the booby trap” of open access, stating, “The unfortunate, unstated premise of those who fall into the POD booby trap is that they really don’t and can’t believe in the emerging primacy of […]

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Interview with Frances Pinter, Publisher at Bloomsbury Academic

March 5th, 2010 · Comments Off

I had a great discussion with Dr. Frances Pinter, Publisher at Bloomsbury Academic yesterday.  Frances was one of the keynote speakers at the TOC Conference.  She spoke about the future of academic monograph publishing in her keynote and again in our interview yesterday.  Frances has some really out-of-the-box ideas, it’s definitely worth a listen. To […]

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10 Takeaways from the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference for Librarians

February 26th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Earlier this week I attended the O’Reilly Tools of Change (TOC) Conference for the first time.  Over 1250 attendees gathered in New York City to discuss and network   about issues and trends in publishing, in particular, digital publishing.  While much of the information presented was for the publishing industry, I did manage to find several […]

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Tags: Conferences/Events · DRM · Ebook Readers · EPUB · Formats · Library News · Marketing · Print on demand · Self Publishing · Textbooks

TOC – Rethinking the Role and Funding of Academic Book Publishing

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off

TOC - Rethinking The Role and Funding of Academic Book Publishing – Frances Pinter (Bloomsbury Academic), Feb. 24 Creating quality content is not without cost.  Frances discussed publishing monographs in academia, which is an endangered species.  print runs for academic books have been on a major decline. She focused on the SS and H (Social Science […]

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