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Cloudwords, a cloud-based marketing globalization platform, announced the availability of machine translation as part of its newest product release. With machine translation, Cloudwords now enables customers to globalize marketing campaigns and content using whichever localization method and model is suited for their content and budget needs. The options include translation by preferred external vendors; in-house translation; translation by vendors in the Cloudwords marketplace; or machine translation. The Machine Translation feature enables customers to translate marketing content that requires short turnaround times or extremely low costs.

Posted Apr 24, 2014

Big Data is all about a relatively simple idea--an idea with profound impacts for publishers: "Big Data is the ability to customize and personalize a user experience based on what you know about that user," says Gordon McLeod, president of Krux, producers of a data management platform that can help businesses collect, analyze, and make Big Data actionable. "So there are many other ways to use it beyond the core advertising technology. It's all the same data. It's what you know about your users and about people like them and taking action against it in real time."

Posted Mar 31, 2014

The e-reading space is a hot one, and when your company is competing with the likes of giants such as Apple and Amazon, it's imperative that you stay on the cutting edge. Kobo's chief content officer Michael Tamblyn says his company needed a "best-in-class" digital magazine retail and conversion experience. "We needed something that could compete with, and even be better than, the offerings that were out from Apple and from Amazon," he adds.

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Amazon Publishing announced the launch of a new German-language publishing program under the Amazon Publishing umbrella. The European Amazon Publishing team will acquire German-language fiction for publication in Kindle and print editions available on Amazon websites.

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Remember print books, those antiquated relics of a bygone age that pundits and prognosticators had forsaken and buried a long time ago? Apparently, they're back in vogue and not going away anytime soon, which should make digital publishers and authors sit up and take notice.

Posted Mar 10, 2014

In the old days, you published an article and maybe you got a handful of letters to the editor-of which only a couple were likely to be printed. Your editor would sort through the mail and hold letter writers accountable for their words. In today's connected world, after a journalist publishes an article, the comments section allows anyone to air his opinions without the filter of the old editorial desk. This has resulted in more two-way communication between writers and readers, but it can also lead to some rude, and even crude, responses.

Posted Mar 04, 2014

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced a new partnership with Kudos, a start-up service designed to help academics and learned societies measure, monitor, and maximize the visibility and impact of their published articles. From April 2014, the Kudos platform will be freely available across a representative trial of articles from the Global Research portfolio.

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Adobe announced the integration of its digital publishing platform, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), and Web experience management solution, Adobe Experience Manager. This new integration, in combination with Adobe Analytics, enables publishers and brands to create, deliver, and measure experiences across content-rich apps, and the web using one set of assets.

Posted Feb 27, 2014

It's hard to imagine a more eventful year for the ebook industry than 2013. From a guilty verdict in the Apple antitrust suit to a reported slowdown in the growth of the ebook market, there's been no shortage of news. Amazon and Apple both floated the idea of selling used digital books, and the self-publishing movement continued to gain steam thanks to ebooks. And this was all before the holiday sales rush that inevitably puts more e-readers into the hands of more consumers. "The great power of the ebook in today's world is that it really does open up the printing press to anybody," says John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. But as hot as the market is, traditional publishers continue to have a troubled relationship with the format. There may be signs, though, that change is on the horizon as some publishers continue to experiment with new distribution methods, marketing strategies, and more.

Posted Feb 21, 2014

European courts ruled on a question many of us already thought was answered. According to Gigaom, the EU's highest court decided that linking from one website to another does not constitute copyright infringement.

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Aquafadas, a developer of digital publishing solutions, has just released version 3.2 of its Digital Publishing System. The upgraded version of the award-winning technology offers publishers a smoother and more interactive user experience with over 30 new features and improvements throughout the system.

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Amazon Publishing announced that Kindle Worlds has reached licensing agreements to open up seven new Worlds, including ones based on Hasbro's G.I. JOE brand, and Warner Bros. TV shows Veronica Mars and Ravenswood. Writers can now choose from more than 20 Worlds to write and sell their own original fiction inspired by popular characters and storylines.

Posted Feb 06, 2014

AIP Publishing LLC and Publishing Technology have launched the next generation of IP's Scitation site, serving scientists around the world. Launched on a custom platform developed using Publishing Technology's pub2web hosting solution, AIP Publishing and seven AIP Member Societies are now housing nearly a million articles from 47 journals, as well as conference proceedings, standards, and blogs. It also hosts Physics Today, AIP's flagship magazine.

Posted Feb 06, 2014

MobSoc Media announced a digital publishing network of 35 properties across four verticals (Entertainment, Lifestyle, Technology, and Sports) to attract and engage consumers with precision targeting. MobSoc Media aims to enable advertisers to reach their target audience in the mobile and social sphere at a more effective cost of audience acquisition.

Posted Jan 28, 2014

Amazon Publishing announced the launch of Waterfall Press, a new Christian imprint that will specialize in faith-based non-fiction and fiction. Waterfall Press non-fiction will aim to provide "spiritual refreshment and inspiration", while fiction will include stories in the romance, mystery, and suspense genres. Waterfall Press titles will be published by Brilliance Publishing, part of the Amazon.com group of companies, which currently offers readers self-help and personal growth books under the Grand Harbor Press imprint.

Posted Jan 23, 2014

Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) announced it has entered into a co-operative agreement with the Library of Congress (LOC) to act as an agent for deposit of eSerials on behalf of publishers to fulfill mandatory deposit demands and deposits in support of copyright registration at the U.S. Copyright Office and Library of Congress. This agreement follows a Request for Information about Normalized Electronic Serial Content issued by LOC in April 2012, and subsequent public notice of invitation for third parties to act as agents for deposit.

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Amazon Publishing announced the launch of StoryFront, a new imprint offering short fiction across genres and home of the digital literary journal Day One, a weekly publication dedicated to short fiction and poetry from emerging writers.

Posted Dec 05, 2013

If you doubted Andrew Sullivan's decision to leave the Daily Beast and make The Dish a reader-supported venture, you may be eating your words. Having raised over $800,000, Sullivan launched a subscription only magazine called Deep Dish. As of Monday, November 18, 2013, readers can subscribe to the monthly magazinewhich features long-form journalism.

Posted Nov 19, 2013

Tim Ferriss, author of best-selling books such as The Four Hour Work Week, is venturing into the world of publishing-sort of. In a blog post, Ferriss announced he was start a book club and buying up the audio and ebook rights to books he loves. Starting with Vagabonding, Ferriss will create audio books and then market those to his audience.

Posted Nov 12, 2013

One of my side interests is archeology. I live close to the site of a Roman villa that boasts some incredibly well-preserved, and beautifully detailed, mosaics. I haven't been lucky enough to discover any artifacts myself, but I'm fascinated by the thought of similar riches hiding just inches beneath the soil in my garden.

Posted Nov 12, 2013

In targeting ads that would engage readers and drive revenues for its thousands of advertisers, BlogHer already uses traditional keywords and key values such as age, geography, and time of day. But in an industry in which there is constant pressure on ad prices, and growing expectations by readers that they will be served contextually relevant content, BlogHer wanted to achieve higher precision for keyword and key value targeting in a way that was scalable.

Posted Nov 06, 2013

Amazon announced a new program for Kindle in the US and UK: Kindle Countdown Deals. Kindle Countdown Deals provide readers with limited-time promotional discounts on Kindle-exclusive books. Customers will be able to see the regular price and the promotional price on the book's detail page, as well as a countdown clock telling them how much time is left at the promotional price.

Posted Oct 31, 2013

The New York Times is using the newsstand to reach digital subscribers, according to gigaom. If you buy the Sunday, Nov. 3 issue of the times at a newsstand or a Starbuck you'll get a four week trial digital subscription. Readers will find a sticker on the inside with a code to gain access via the web and smartphones-though the tablet editions are off limit.

Posted Oct 24, 2013

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced the transition of four journals to the Wiley Open Access publishing program, bringing the total number of Wiley's open access titles to 28. Starting in 2014, all newly published articles in Aging Cell,Cancer Science, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, and the Journal of Diabetes Investigation, will be open access and free to view, download, and share.

Posted Oct 22, 2013

On Monday, October 28, Kimpton's 70 park avenue hotel will launch its new "Reads on the Road" program in partnership with The Atria Publishing Group, part of Simon & Schuster, Inc., offering on-site guests exclusive access to books from an array of New York Times bestselling authors. The first installment of the new program will feature three Halloween-themed tales. Guests will be able to download these spooky books onto their personal devices such as tablets and laptops via the hotel's website, with an option to purchase upon check-out.

Posted Oct 22, 2013

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