The ISNI International Agency is having a group of advisers from sectors including book publishing and rights review its treatment of gender.
YouTube Boosts the ISNI Identifier: Creators Standing Out From the Crowd
YouTube’s newly announced partnership with the ISNI can greatly strengthen the identifier’s role in metadata, naming intellectual property’s creators.
French Publishers’ Sustainable Paper Consumption; Bowker Partners With Book+Main
French publishers say 93 percent of their paper is now recycled or green-certified and Bowker partners with book discovery startup Book+Main.
Digital Notes: Bowker Partners With Siteabook; VitalSource Partners With eCampus
A new reading community site is partnering with Bowker on metadata, while Ingram’s VitalSource announces its new deal with eCampus in digital coursework.
Industry Notes: Bookwire Partners With HarperCollins Ibérica; US Libraries Seek Non-English Content
Bookwire expands its ebook distribution business in Spain. And a new survey finds that American libraries see rising demand for non-English language content.
Bowker Now Cites at Least 625,327 US Indie Books Published in 2015
How many self-published books were released in the USA in 2015? Bowker provides what is likely the most authoritative count of indie titles yet.
Bowker: 727,000 US Self-Published ISBNs Registered in 2015
The US ISBN agency, Bowker, reports a 21-percent jump in self-published ISBNs—not titles—from 2014 to 2015, another indication of quickly rising interest in indie publishing.
International Identifiers: A Few Words About ISNI With Laura Dawson
No disambiguation needed, Laura Dawson is one of the best-known identifier and metadata specialists in US publishing. And she has opened a new international ISNI agency.
BISG Implements New Subject Headings for Young Adult Books
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) implemented new BISAC subject headings for young adult titles, providing new opportunities for sales, awards tracking, and understanding the audience for these titles.
Context in Publishing: Perspectives on the ‘Wall of Content’
Has book production outpaced readership and what can publishers do about it? Porter Anderson’s opening editorial for Publishing Perspectives explores this.