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2014-10-08 12:25:00

17 percent more ISBNs in 2013 than 2012 show that growth is hearty, but settling NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2013 increased to more than 458,564, up 17 percent over 2012 and 437 percent over 2008. Print titles were up a very strong 29 percent over 2012, indicating the format's continuing relevance to self-publishers. While self-publishing continues to grow,...

2014-08-05 12:26:04

New report also shows Print-on-Demand experienced a steep decline after years of stunning growth NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a projected 304,912 titles in 2013, according to Bowker®, the global leader in bibliographic information. The two percent decrease reverses the sector's growth in 2012 over 2011, but points to a relatively...

2014-07-31 08:32:02

Conversion quality, formatting, and complexity are among top concerns. FRESH MEADOWS, N.Y., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Publishers are increasingly concerned with quality as they move towards digital productions, according to a new survey on trends in the digital publishing industry. Of the respondents, 84 percent are planning to publish digitally in 2014 (an increase of 21 percent over the prior year), and 52 percent of respondents said quality of digital conversion was the aspect...

2014-05-07 12:26:39

More than a third of contributors in Books In Print have an ISNI NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new analysis of Bowker® Books In Print shows that a full 33 percent of its contributors have the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) connected with their names and in use in the database. ISNI was created just over two years ago and has topped 8 million assignments, 2.33 million of which are represented in Books In Print, showing rapid uptake...

2013-11-24 23:00:43

eReflect shares information recently released by Bowker Market Research showing that self-published e-books now account for nearly 12% of all digital publishing, although this number rises to 20% in some genres. New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 eReflect company, developer of 7 Speed Reading™ software, has published a post on the company's product website discussing information recently released by Bowker Market Research on the benefits e-books offer today. According to...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.