STM Report on Scholarly Journal Publishing

The International Association of Scientific, Technical, andMedical Publishers (STM) — has published, “The STM Report: An overview of scientific and scholarly journal publishing”, a ...

Univ.of Michigan Press and HathiTrust

A New Way to View Press Titles The University of Michigan Press (UMP) is joining with HathiTrust Digital Library to open electronic content for free online access.  UMP plans to have 1000 or more tit...

OCLC Research and RLG

OCLC Research has just released a 13-page report summarizes the activities, projects, publications, meetings and events produced over the last year in support of the RLG Partnership. OCLC Research an...

Martin Marlow update

Maverick Marketing was recently launched as  a marketing and market development company serving as an outsource resource for publishers.  Maverick Marketing will help augment limited in-house marketi...

John Wiley & Sons — Retirements on the Horizon

William J. Pesce, President & CEO, and Stephen M. Smith, EVP & Chief Operating Officer, of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb)  have announced the Company’s succession plan for th...

More on the Google Book Settlement

An article in the a New York Times reports that:  “The federal judge who is responsible for reviewing the Google book settlement … has set November 9 as the date by which Google and its p...

John Riley!

John Riley has left EBC and has taken up a new interest in book scanning and digitizing. He said he looks forward to seeing all of his library friends soon at Charleston and on the road. He can be re...

Mike Markwith has a new job!

Don’t know if you have seen all the hype and discussion about  Innovative Interfaces‘ Founder Jerry Kline‘s new venture, SkyRiver. a cataloging service that will compete with OCLC. ...

Conde Nast to close Gourmet magazine

I am so sad. Gourmet is one of my favorite magazines and I just read that Conde Nast has decided to no longer publish it! Also being closed are Cookie, Elegant Bride, and Modern Bride. Reportedly, Go...

Charleston Conference Early Bird deadline extended

Hello everyone! We have had all sorts of problems with fax machines, computers, whatever! So — we have extended the Early Bird Deadline several more weeks! I am sorry for the inconvenience. Smi...

Rumors — The Charleston Advisor

The Charleston Advisor just had the Conference call to review its annual Best and Worst Awards for 2009. They will be posted shortly and we will let you know. In the meantime you can visit TCA at htt...

Publishing Health Check

John Cox and Nawin Gupta are offering publishers a health check opportunity so that they can cope with the recession and grow through these times by concentrating on critical activities and seeking p...

Rumor of the Day

Just learned that the awesomely energetic Bev Acreman will join BioMed Central as Commercial Director! As we all remember, Bev comes to BioMed Central from Taylor & Francis, where for 14 years! s...

Rumor of the Day

Just back from Scotland and will be writing about it in my blog shortly! But, in the meantime, this was just posted on liblicense by Bernie Sloan — “Reed Business Information (RBI) is put...