Dryas Donates Proceeds From Travel Book to Japan Relief

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary In an almost prescient move, German publisher Dryas Verlag has spent the last year donating 50 cents from every sale of the book Schattenläufer und Perlenmädchen – Abenteuer Alltag in Japan to the Japanese chapter of Doctors Without Borders to be used in the event of an earthquake. In light of the tragic events of the past week, publisher …

Germany’s De Gruyter Tests PDA…Patron Driven Acquisition, That Is

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary German academic publisher De Gruyter is teaming up with the Forschungszentrum Jülich to test out an acquisition model that aims to better align library spending with customer demand. With “Patron Driven Acquisition” (i.e. acquisition that is determined by customers), a library borrows or purchases a book only when there is a specific demand for it. According to …

Not a New Reality Show: Six American University Press Editors Tour Germany

In German Buch News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka This week Marguerite Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, The MIT Press; Jean Black, Executive Editor, Yale University Press; Jennifer Crewe, Associate Director and Editorial Director, Columbia University Press; Christie Henry, Editorial Director, Sciences and Social Sciences, The University of Chicago Press; Alison Kalett, Editor, Biology & Earth Science, Princeton University Press; and John Kulka, Executive Editor-at-Large, Harvard University Press — are all touring Germany …