Publishing News [Global]

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.



As part of the Academic Book Week, John Maynard Keynes’s The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was voted the most significant for modern Britain. The book, generally considered to be his magnum opus, is largely credited with creating the terminology and shape of modern macroeconomics. Published in February 1936, it sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the "Keynesian Revolution", in the way some economists believe. Especially in relation to the proposition that a market economy tends naturally to restore itself to full employment after temporary shocks.



The winners of 2017 IPG Independent Publishing Awards are: Fox Williams Independent Publisher of the Year - Edward Elgar Publishing; Frankfurt Book Fair Trade Publisher of the Year - Faber & Faber; Blackwell’s Children’s Publisher of the Year - Nosy Crow; ProQuest Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year - Edward Elgar Publishing; Publishers Licensing Society Education Publisher of the Year - Maths – No Problem!; IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year – SPCK; Nick Robinson Newcomer Award - Hoxton Mini Press; The Bookseller International Achievement Award - Pavilion Books; Ingram Content Group Digital Publishing Award - Bloomsbury Publishing; Nielsen Digital Marketing Award - How2Become; Alison Morrison Diversity Award – Oneworld; Ruth Killick Publicity Young Independent Publisher of the Year - Joshua Brown, How2Become; and GBS Services to Independent Publishers Award – Bibliocloud.

The winners were chosen from shortlists featuring 41 nominations from 29 different companies and three individuals.



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