Publishing News [Global]

Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has announced gold medalists in 54 categories in the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards. Honoring excellence in independent publishing for 28 years, IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Book awards represent one of the highest national honors in independent publishing.

“Winning a Benjamin Franklin Book Award expands your marketability and solidifies your credibility,” said Angela Bole, IBPA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Considering how crowded the book market is today, these are two very powerful things.” Nearly 1,400 entries from across the publishing industry were submitted to the 2016 awards program for consideration, each featuring its own unique voice and perspective.



Glasstree Academic Publishing has partnered with TrendMD, the content recommendation engine for scholarly publishers. TrendMD generates personalised on-site content recommendations, based on the articles that users, and likeminded peers, are reading.

By including Glasstree content in the TrendMD network, authors and institutions publishing with Glasstree will be more likely to find their target audience through these personalized recommendations.

Glasstree Academic Publishing is a platform which puts authors and academic institutions in control, giving them full and transparent autonomy over the entire publishing process from start to finish. Its accelerated speed-to-market allows academics to publish their research in print or ebook format in a matter of days or weeks, sharing their insights in record time.



Building on its early success in helping thousands of authors get best-seller-worthy custom book cover design and illustrations, online graphic design platform 99designs has launched a comprehensive, end-to-end book design solution for the self-publisher. The 99designs book solution is poised to support over 625,000 new independent titles published annually in an industry that saw explosive growth of 375 percent between 2010 and 2015.



Ingenta, the world’s leading provider of content solutions for publishers, and Rosen Publishing – a prominent US educational publisher – have announced the successfulimplementation of Ingenta’s new Order-to-Cash (OTC) module.

The Ingenta Commercial Suite is made up of three major fully integrated modules: Order to Cash (OTC), Contracts, Rights and Royalties and Product Manager, which allow publishers to minimise the inefficiencies and inaccuracies of managing data across multiple systems through a single solution.

The suite supports publishers & distributors across digital and print content types and formats, throughout the value chain, enabling increasingly complex packages and bundles of content. Designed from the ground up for today’s publishing challenges, the solution is format agnostic and includes book & subscription processing and is fully integrated with physical warehouse despatch, content site access and print-on-demand supply.



Bookaroo Trust has been shortlisted at The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2017 in The Literary Festival Award category, supported by The International Literary Showcase. Bookaroo Trust’s mission is to bring children and books together to celebrate the joy of reading through storytelling, dramatised readings, theatre, poetry, art and craft. “We are elated and honoured to be shortlisted for The Literary Festival Award 2017. Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival owes its success to each and every person who has helped on our journey over the last nine years through eight cities, 21 editions and two countries, and to all the children who have joined us to celebrate the joy of reading. This recognition will spur us on to continue making books and stories come alive for children of all ages - locally, nationally and internationally,” say Jo Williams, Swati Roy and M. Venkatesh, festival directors.



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