Content Distribution

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) have partnered to make content from SPIE extensive library available through AIP's Scitation C3 platform.

Posted Sep 29, 2009

Bloomberg L.P. has become the first company to provide a live content feed from the New York Times via its Bloomberg Professional service.

Posted Sep 22, 2009

Google Labs has announced the introduction of Google Fast Flip, a service that combines elements of print and online articles.

Posted Sep 18, 2009

arvato digital services has announced the acquisition of Protexis, the creator of the RED platform for connecting publishers directly with retailers to deliver digital content to consumers.

Posted Sep 11, 2009

OverDrive and Sony will cross-market OverDrive's library network and the Sony Reader, an ebook reader compatible with industry standards for library ebooks.

Posted Aug 14, 2009

PagueSuite-powered mydigitalnewspaper has started operations this week.

Posted Aug 14, 2009

Microsoft has entered a strategic development partnership with smartphone manufacturer Nokia.

Posted Aug 14, 2009

Venture capital firm Kohlberg Ventures has invested $2.5 million in online bookstore operator Akademos.

Posted Aug 14, 2009

A new online database created by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the George Washington Institute of Public Policy provides information on local property taxation in all 50 states.

Posted Jun 09, 2009

GlobeNewswire introduced its Retail Investor Targeting service, an online distribution network focusing on retail investors.

Posted Jun 09, 2009

TVN Entertainment Corp., a video on demand (VOD) company, and Avail Media, an independent aggregator and provider of linear content, announced that they are merging.

Posted May 22, 2009

RIPM Online Archive of Music Periodicals (FullTEXT) is now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO).

Posted May 19, 2009

Scribd, Inc. will begin beta tests of an ecommerce platform in an effort to tap into publishers' increasing interest in charging consumers directly for digital content.

Posted May 19, 2009

Newstex, a provider of full-text Blogs On Demand and real-time news, announced a strategic alliance with LexisNexis to deliver its new Video On Demand product through LexisNexis research platforms.

Posted May 08, 2009

OverDrive, a global distributor of ebooks, audiobooks, and more, recently signed an agreement with BBC Audiobooks to make digital audiobook titles available to libraries in the United Kingdom and other territories.

Posted Apr 17, 2009

EMpact Sales (EMpact), the publisher representation group of EBSCO Information Services, and e-libro, an international partner of e-content services and technology provider ebrary, have entered into a three-year partnership agreement.

Posted Apr 14, 2009

Safari Books Online announced that it has expanded into German-speaking markets by launching the Safari Books Online German Basic Tech Library.

Posted Apr 14, 2009

When I was a bartender back in my college days, I often marveled at what people were willing to do to get a free t-shirt. OK, it went beyond marveling: Sometimes the bouncers and I would really push it, trying to find a point at which the crowd would cry out, "No, we will not do a chicken dance while singing ‘The Tide Is High' just to get that Jägermeister t-shirt." The thing is, there was almost always someone willing.

Posted Apr 02, 2009

There is no getting around it. This column's moniker begs for a snarky retort in these dark times, so I may as well beat you to the punch line. By the time you read this, I expect that more than a few startups that made a big splash last year will be running out of cash, fading away, and/or selling out cheap.

Posted Mar 30, 2009

Scott Abel of The Content Wrangler Interviews Quark's Michael Boses about the Need for User-Friendly XML Authoring Tools and the Role of Structured Content in Dynamic Publishing

Posted Mar 22, 2009

Guardian News & Media announced the official launch of its Open Platform, a suite of services that makes it possible to build applications with the Guardian.

Posted Mar 13, 2009

Baker & Taylor, Inc., a distributor of books and entertainment products, launched the first phase of its integrated digital media distribution platform through a strategic licensing partnership with ebrary, a provider of econtent services and technologies.

Posted Mar 10, 2009

As the eyes of old print, radio, and TV media turn to the internet for a bridge to take them across the current media business abyss, one troubling fact is becoming abundantly clear: The "real money" isn't there yet. Top executives at TV networks, magazine companies, and even newspapers have known for a while that on-air minutes and print pages sell at much higher rates and produce more revenue in most cases than even the most ambitious digital models.

Posted Mar 05, 2009

BBC Audiobooks announced a distribution agreement with OverDrive, a global distributor of digital audiobooks, eBooks, and more to libraries, to enable BBC Audiobooks content to be made available as downloads to library borrowers.

Posted Feb 20, 2009

Google and Amazon announced they are making more e-books available on mobile phones.

Posted Feb 09, 2009