book publishing

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Author vs. Author: The Authors Guild and the Authors Alliance Set to Duke It Out?

The emergence of the Authors Alliance is causing consternation among some members of the traditional publishing community, most notably the Authors Guild, which has already issued a sharply-worded critique. But what is the Alliance actually going to do? They’re not really saying. Continue reading

University Presses: “Under Fire” or Just Under the Gun (Like the Rest of Us)?

Are university presses really “under fire,” or are they simply experiencing the natural consequences of doing the wrong things at the wrong time in a marketplace that has evolved away from them? Continue reading

What Can Publishers Learn from Indie Rock?

While the recording industry generally gets a bad rap for managing the transition to online distribution, there is one niche that has flipped the model and uses old distribution techniques to sell music across multiple formats. That niche is indie rock and there are some lessons for publishers. Continue reading

Bury Your Writing — Why Do Academic Book Chapters Fail to Generate Citations?

Books and book chapters have a competitive disadvantage in citations, but it’s not accessibility that makes the difference — there are more reasons, and more changes needed. Continue reading

Does “The Price of Typos” Justify the Price of Remaining Focused on Print?

The price of typos exists, but the price of not seeing solutions that are right in front of you could be higher. Continue reading

Stage Five Book Publishing — How to Go Beyond “Sustainability” and Into “Viability”

Book publishing is evolving in stages, and when we get to Stage Five, where books are sold on a subscription basis, the fortunes of scholarly publishers will improve dramatically. Continue reading

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