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Specialist science indie launches
20.01.09 | Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
Independent publisher Key Technologies for Innovation International was launched yesterday specialising in technology, engineering and applied science books.
KTI International pitches itself as "an essential resource for professionals" through its website www.kti-international.com and the launch will be kicked off with a series on micro and nanotechnologies.
Publishing director Dr Nigel Hollingworth said he and co-founder Professor Waqar Ahmed, the editor-in-chief, wanted to provide "old-fashioned values in a modern arena", giving a "responsive, flexible and approachable" service to academics and professionals.
Hollingworth added: "We are prepared to take risks because we are small and flexible".
Hollingworth has an engineering PhD and works as a consultant for publishing companies, while Professor Ahmed holds a chair in Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing at the University of Central Lancashire.
KTI International will replicate methods currently used for journal publishing with functions such as forward linking available on electronic books.