Publishing News [Global]

The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to stop publishing textbooks as it is not part of its mandate. The board publishes about 300 school textbooks that most affiliated schools subscribe to.



Shivangi Ramachandran’s thesis entitled “Book Discoverability in the Age of eRetail” for her Master in Arts (MA) in publishing and communication submitted to the Emerson College, Boston has been awarded first prize with a cash prize of US$ 600.00.

This thesis was dedicated to KPR Nair of Konark Publishers.



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.



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