Citing the NPD Group, infoDOCKET reports that “Last year in 2020 marked the first time since 2013 that annual e-book unit sales from leading U.S. publishers grew, increasing by 22%, year over year… With many brick-and-mortar bookstores closed, due to pandemic restrictions last year, sales in the e-book format benefited. However, so far in 2021 e-book growth has slowed and monthly levels were more consistent with 2019 pre-pandemic sales…”
The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, has announced the launch of its Careers Hub this week, is kindly sponsored by Publishers’ Licensing Services.
The new resource will provide information on a wide selection of topics across scholarly publishing via videos and podcasts. For a limited period, the content will be free to access for all, and then restricted to members only following the initial launch. The hub can be viewed at: https://www.alpsp.org/careers-hub…
MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES
- OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services is first in library service industry to achieve StateRAMP Ready authorization
- Walled Culture Behind the © Bricks podcast: Cory Doctorow shares thoughts on DRM, Big Tech, new publishing models for creators, the Internet Archive court case, and more
CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, & WEBINARS
NISO Plus 2022: Early bird registration opens – October 4, 2021 – Registrations for the NISO Plus 2022 conference is officially open. The event, scheduled to be held from February 15-17, 2022, will yet again be held virtually. As well as the early bird discount (good through January 7, 2022), discounted rates are also being offered for members, for groups of five plus, and for students, unemployed, retirees, and those from lower-income countries.
NISO Plus 2021 was a great success in so many ways, with around 850 attendees from all over the world providing overwhelmingly positive feedback. But there are always lessons to be learned so, as well as keeping the elements that were appreciated (the quality of the speakers! the interactivity! the discussions! the accessibility! the focus on outcomes!), the organizers are taking steps to address the concerns, most of which were systems-related. Therefore, for NISO Plus 2022 the number of platforms used will be reduced to simplify user experience…