Audio publishers are moving way beyond their core audience to capture sales to both libraries and consumers. In June, Random House Audio Group launched an online/radio/print ad campaign that reinforces what librarians already know: you don’t have to be a commuter or road-tripper to listen. Working out? Knitting? Ironing? The campaign website, TryAudiobooks.com, even features a “personal audiobook assistant” that can match how long your project will take to titles of similar length. The ad campaign caught the attention of the New York Times.
Reviews of Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez, the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees, and Library Journal Reviews starred reviewJustices of the United States Supreme Court, plus a full list of Reference reviews from the August 2013 issue.
From the NY3Rs Association: The Library Publishing Toolkit [edited by Allison P. Brown] looks at the broad and varied landscape of library publishing through discussions, case studies, and shared resources. From supporting writers, authors, and filmmakers in the public library setting to academic libraries hosting open access journals and books, this collection examines opportunities for libraries [...]
From the CBC: Quebec is looking at ways to help small independent bookstores compete against big box retailers by imposing fixed prices on newly released books. Public consultation hearings began Monday on a proposal to allow retailers to knock off no more than 10 per cent from the cover price on new books for the [...]
From a TorrentFreak Blog Post: Boasting a collection of tens of thousands of eBooks, Springer is one of the larger publishers dealing with this emerging threat. To show what they’re doing to prevent the unauthorized distribution of eBooks, the company has recently updated its anti-piracy strategy. Like most other copyright holders, Springer is mainly focused on sending [...]
Smile! You’re at the library. (-: From Gothamist: The New York Public Library is getting into the selfie game. They’ve brought photobooths to their halls, available for free for anyone to use. We’re told one is currently at the 42nd Street building, and another at the Mid-Manhattan Library across the street (which will soon start [...]