A new reading community site is partnering with Bowker on metadata, while Ingram’s VitalSource announces its new deal with eCampus in digital coursework.
Learning Platforms for Kids and Adults: Animal Jam Titles and VitalSource
Two new titles have entered National Geographic Kids’ Animal Jam series, and Ingram’s VitalSource Content Experience Platform surpasses 1 million users.
Two UK Acquisitions: Curtis Brown and Victor Ltd., Ingram and NBNi
The US-based Ingram Publishing Services adds a UK distribution operation, while the late Ed Victor’s agency list in London moves to Curtis Brown.
Industry Notes: Sisters in Crime’s International Competition; Fodor’s Ingram Distribution
Open to women and men of color, the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award is open to worldwide submissions. Fodor’s international distribution goes to Ingram.
Three Publishers, Two Distributors: Combatting Counterfeit Print Textbooks
In an effort to combat counterfeit print textbooks, distributors partner with publishers on a protocol of inspection and alerts.
Industry Notes: Showcase Offers £7,500 in International Commissions; Nigeria’s Cassava Signs With Consortium
In the UK: There’s a new call for creative proposals on online literature; and a Nigerian and UK publisher are among new Consortium clients.
Romancing the Data: Nielsen’s First Romance Book Summit at RWA
‘There is no area in publishing today more transformed by digital than romance.’ Nielsen offers a new event for both authors and publishers in July.
Kelly’s Efficiency Index, or Using Data to Make Smarter Publishing Decisions
At Digital Book World, Kelly Gallagher showed just how effective data analysis can be and how it can help you make decisions that will lead to more book sales.
Obeikan: Saudi Arabia’s Education Publisher, Bookseller, Printer
Saudi Arabia’s Obeikan is a leader in education publishing, with nearly 3,000 titles, a print operation, as well as 20 bookstores across the country.
Surprise, Doubt as US Publishers Learn of Perseus Sale to Hachette
A publishing dinner party in Berlin went glum as six independent publishers learned they would suddenly have a new distributor, a result of Hachette’s acquisition of Perseus.