Digital acceleration: Growth outlined in Edinburgh University Press’ annual report includes a 49-percent gain in ebook sales, year over year.
Frankfurter Buchmesse: Programming highlights and registration details, as trade visitors prepare to travel–physically and digitally.
Four publishing houses were merged by Walter De Gruyter in 1923. The new digitization brought 10,000 out-of-print titles back into availability.
Emily Poznanski, director of strategy at De Gruyter, describes the publisher’s new funding models for humanities and social science content.
The new three-year pilot agreement with Berlin’s De Gruyter aligns with Iowa State’s endorsement of the OA2020 open access initiative, based in Munich.
Germany’s De Gruyter Book Archive already is thought to house some 50,000 titles, though it was launched only last year.l The Berlin State Library’s Prussian collection becomes a new anchor in the publisher’s own historical reach back to 1749.
Western Michigan University’s Medieval Institute Publications announces a marketing partnership with De Gruyter, as Cambridge University Press sees digital reaching ‘close to 40 percent of total sales.’
The 10-year-old Düsseldorf University Press is acquired by Berlin’s De Gruyter, while a US independent publisher of Mo Yan and Octavio Paz is to be distributed by Simon & Schuster.
One of the world’s leading journal programs has begun offering free training in peer review: ‘We truly appreciate the service that peer reviewers provide.’
The US’ Authors Guild widens its services with self-publishing instruction; university students in Turkey gain access to De Gruyter journal resources.
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