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Visitors to the Bowker website myidentifiers.com will now be able to access StreetLib, a publishing platform offering book publishing tools in one place. StreetLib supports authors and publishers by providing the services necessary to publish and sell books online in multiple formats. It also provides technical and commercial assistance to help its users get the most out of its services. Bowker's Myidentifiers.com is the official ISBN registration site for American publishers. Bowker is a ProQuest affiliate.

Posted Oct 16, 2017

Since 2011, International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) for self-published titles have climbed 218.33%, according to the latest report from ProQuest affiliate Bowker. A total of 786,935 ISBNs were assigned to self-published titles in 2016; in 2011, that number was 247,210.

Posted Oct 12, 2017

ProQuest says it has teamed with students and other researchers to make the experience of using the Ebook Central platform more efficient, effective, and valuable. The ebook platform has enhanced its book detail pages to boost usability with simplified workflows, more chapter-level capabilities, and improved file naming conventions that make it easy to organize downloaded resources.

Posted Oct 11, 2017

This week, UI Technology Solutions announced the launch of its new publishing solution, PageMajik. Designed to help publishers improve their workflow and efficiency, the PageMajik product suite uses machine learning to automate redundant submission, editorial, and production tasks to free up publishers to work on high-level acquisitions, design, and marketing.

Posted Oct 10, 2017

Content is always changing shapes, morphing into something new. Long before there was the written word, people gathered to tell stories around campfires. Before there was a printing press, there were handwritten books. Then, of course, came ebooks. Now, our content comes to us through a dizzying array of devices and platforms. Smart creators are using the growing number of delivery options to continue to reshape content into new—and sometimes improved—forms.

Posted Oct 09, 2017

Consumers aren't the only ones concerned about fake news these days. The folks who actually report the news are admitting this issue is increasingly troublesome, too. And the industry is fighting back in a number of ways.

Posted Oct 04, 2017

Offering rich, interactive images has emerged as a critical component to any website or web app visitor engagement strategy -- and with good reason. While engagement is critical to securing customer loyalty and driving higher conversions, it's important that businesses understand the negative effects that poorly managed image content can have on web performance and their customers' online experiences.

Posted Oct 04, 2017

Great Jones Street (GJS) short fiction app and Medium, the online publishing platform founded by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, have agreed to make premium short fiction from GJS available on Medium. Each day, a new GJS story, or chapter from the historical fiction serial, "Reversing the River" by Leslie Pietrzyk, will be featured on Medium's homepage.

Posted Aug 31, 2017

UnsubCentral, a PostUp company and performance-marketing veteran, announced the launch of Opt-in Central, a tool that captures email contact, behavioral, and demographic information of unique website visitors, enabling marketers to grow their email lists and enhance customer data through intelligent on-site capture widgets.

Posted Aug 24, 2017

Aquafadas Rakuten, part of French Tech, announced a closer collaboration with the global internet services company and operator of Japan's leading online shopping mall, Rakuten. Starting on July 1, the French company adopted the global company brand and was renamed as Rakuten Aquafadas.

Posted Jul 06, 2017

Virtual reality is becoming … well … reality, thanks to a host of new tools and people willing to test the limits of what the technology is capable of—and what the audience expects. Nowhere is that more true than at USA TODAY's VRtually There, a weekly news show done entirely in virtual reality (VR). David Hamlin is part of the team that makes the show possible.

Posted May 17, 2017

Atypon's Literatum, an online publishing platform for professionals and academics, supports CHORUS and enables access while improving the discoverability of funded research. CHORUS is a global non-profit organization committed to enabling sustainable, cost-effective, and transparent public access to content reporting on funded research.

Posted May 04, 2017

Awhile back, I quipped that the best thing that can happen to a print news publication these days is for President Donald Trump to call it out by name in a Twitter tirade. It wasn't an original thought. The "Trump Bump" was a phenomenon many media watchers already noticed.

Posted May 02, 2017

Posted May 01, 2017

Over the past couple of years, the state of print and digital distribution has felt very similar to a busy cloverleaf highway intersection, with eight lanes speeding in every direction. There were print magazines and newspapers that moved to digital distribution only. Others maintained a print presence, but reduced their frequency in favor of an amped-up digital presence. Roaring into action from the opposite direction were digital publications introducing, or reintroducing, print. The options are endless.

Posted Apr 10, 2017

Digital publishers eager to reach more eyeballs often turn to external distribution platforms to disseminate content to the masses. But new research reveals that this strategy may not be paying off as effectively as digital content providers have banked on.

Posted Mar 22, 2017

Publishers now have a tool to create and distribute interactive content, thanks to a new collaboration between Gutenberg Technology Inc., a cloud-based tools creator for educational content, and VitalSource Technologies LLC, an Ingram Content Group company and educational technology provider.

Posted Mar 16, 2017

Arkadium announced the release of InHabit, its new "dynamic editorial" technology. InHabit's patent-pending technology reads any article and automatically inserts an interactive editorial unit designed to both engage the reader and factually and functionally extend the article it appears on.

Posted Mar 07, 2017

PaperHive has announced its latest development on its cross-publisher collaborative reading platform that enables private group conversations within research papers and books.

Posted Feb 02, 2017

At its latest meeting the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) board of directors supported a number of initiatives focused on increasing trust and transparency between publishers and advertisers who want to reach quality audiences with high-quality content. The board discussed how to uphold this mission and supported the following actions for AAM's publisher and buyer clients.

Posted Jan 31, 2017

The once high-flying ebook industry endured its second consecutive year of flat sales growth in 2016, renewing doubts about the platform's ability to attract print readers and ward off competition from other forms of digital entertainment. Experts are mixed about the industry's future, with predictions of continued stagnant growth contrasting with predictions of a resumption of sales momentum.

Posted Jan 18, 2017

Jivox, a data-driven platform for personalized digital advertising, unveiled a strategic partnership and technology integration with AppNexus, a programmatic platform for buying and selling digital advertising. They have joined forces to deliver the industry's most comprehensive personalized digital advertising solution through the seamless integration of Jivox's dynamic creative platform with the AppNexus Programmable Bidder.

Posted Dec 13, 2016

Advantage Media Group (Advantage) and Forbes announced the launch of ForbesBooks, the first book-publishing imprint for the global media company.

Posted Nov 29, 2016

Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL) and Bowker have delivered the results of their 2016 Digital Publishing Survey, and the answers point to worries over quality and consistency when content goes from print to digital. The survey was jointly conducted by DCL and Bowker, connecting publishers, authors, and booksellers with readers. This is the third joint survey for DCL and Bowker, and this year's attracted 698 participants, up from 579 in 2015 and 215 in 2014. The survey probes digital publishers and self-publishing authors to find trend lines across a wide swath of important topics. Question topics range from the various digital formats publishers use to the quality of ebooks.

Posted Nov 29, 2016

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