Velocity of Content

Velocity of Content


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New, Bigger HarperCollins Faces Uncertain Time
May 14, 2021

HarperCollins, the second largest US trade publisher, has concluded its $349 million acquisition of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade division.

Iranian Authors Uncensored
May 09, 2021

Estimates vary, but at least 3 million Iranians have emigrated since 1979. The United States has the largest such community, centered in Los Angeles, and fancifully called Tehrangeles. Many other Iranians and their families live in Turkey, Germany,

Where Did You Get That Book?
May 07, 2021

In the U.S., public library usage stats reveal a 31% drop in building use over eight years, up to 2018.

Making a Back-Up for the World’s Knowledge
May 02, 2021

“For research libraries, there is a strong need to champion the importance of digital preservation,” says Alicia Wise, recently appointed Executive Director of CLOCKSS.

Publisher Staff Press for Change
April 30, 2021

“Publishing staff are insisting on change and pursuing change at a pace that may be more aggressive than leadership would like,” says PW’s Andrew Albanese.

It’s All About the Licensing
April 25, 2021

Today, in a world of smartphones and tablets, publishing – as practiced by authors, publishers and booksellers – is all about licensing. The observation is a timely one on World Intellectual Property (IP) Day.

Facing S&S Staff Criticism, Pence Book Moves Forward
April 23, 2021

Decisions to cancel one book and to advance plans for publishing another highlight pressure on publishers to reconcile business plans with social concerns.

Principles for Trustworthy AI
April 18, 2021

As part of the upcoming STM Spring Conference, the STM Association will release a white paper, “Best Practice Principles for Ethical, Trustworthy and Human-centric AI.”

Amazon Unveils Mobile Storytelling Platform
April 16, 2021

Kindle Vella promises an innovative way for readers to enjoy storytelling – short fiction available in serialized installments of 600 to 5,000 words.

Ahead of Her Time
April 11, 2021

Over her career as publisher and entrepreneur, Judy Piatkus found herself at Buckingham Palace and Number 10 Downing Street. She got there by giving a generation of readers, most of them women, what they wanted most to find in books – a way to see them...