Fri, 06/12/2013 - 12:20
The bringing together of Macmillan Science & Education’s UK businesses in a single unified location—the King’s Cross “campus” off York Way—is a prime indicator of the division’s future strategic direction, Dominic Knight has said.
Knight, who is executive director of change...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:09
Every retail premise with a rateable value of up to £50,000 will receive a discount of £1,000 off their bill for the next two years, chancellor George Osborne has announced.
The chancellor announced the measure in today's Autumn Statement, alongside a new "reoccupation relief" set to halve rates for new...
Thu, 05/12/2013 - 08:00
Frances Pinter's open access pilot project Knowledge Unlatched has attracted high-profile support from the Wellcome Library.
The Knowledge Unlatched model allows participating libraries to share the cost of a single fixed fee to a publisher, to make a book available open access via a Creative Commons license as a downloadable PDF...
Tue, 03/12/2013 - 08:10
A move by Arts Council England to put artists into libraries to work with communities has proved controversial with library campaigners.
ACE has given a grant of £100,000 to North Yorkshire County Council's library service to fund 24 artists to be based in eight libraries to work with library users and other community...
Mon, 25/11/2013 - 15:29
Amazon-owned audiobook seller Audible has bought rights to 5,000 of AudioGO's titles.
Licensing rights for the titles will transfer to Audible in February, pending approval from affected authors and publishers.
Mark Shaw, partner of accountancy firm BDO and a joint administrator for AudioGO, said: "This will ensure...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 17:54
George Walkley, head of digital at Hachette UK, has defined the three essential, bedrock skills he considers to be needed for a modern publisher.
Speaking at the FutureBook conference today (21st November), at a session on Shaping the Future Workforce, Walkley identified three "applied, basic" skills, saying everyone working...
Thu, 21/11/2013 - 13:00
Crowdfunding platform Unbound is opening up to offer channels to traditional publishing houses.
Canongate and the Do Book Company are the first to sign up to the service, with further announcements from larger publishers said to be expected in coming months...
Tue, 19/11/2013 - 14:31
The panel behind last year's Finch Report has recommended the establishment of a formal co-ordinating structure to underpin the development of Open Access.
In a progress review issued more than a year after the...
Tue, 19/11/2013 - 09:15
Brad Stone's The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (Bantam Press) has won the £30,000 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year 2013.
The award, which recognises the book that provides "the most...
Fri, 15/11/2013 - 14:02
Upping experimentation and being prepared for some projects to fail if it helps the learning process is critical for academic publishers facing unclear future business models, Cambridge University Press chief executive Peter Phillips right has said. "All of us are looking at experimenting, no one knows the end point," he told ...