February 7, 2013 | Volume 4, Number 4

Springer Launches Book Archives

Springer (Heidelberg, Germany) has a launched an e-book archive that it says will mark the end of “out of print” titles for the publisher. At its launch, Springer Book Archives ...

Judge Rules Against Guild's Right to File Suit

Trade associations like The Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers have no standing to bring copyright infringement lawsuits on behalf of their members — such is ...

Brokerage Information Market Grew 3.1% in H1 2012

Coming off a big rebound year in 2011, brokerage information players took a step back in the first half of 2012, as growth fell from the 7.8% the top players posted in 2011 to 3.1% at ...

Nature Publishing to Close Bookmark Site Connotea

The proliferation of innovative social media tools for scientists and researchers has prompted Boston-based Nature Publishing Group (NPG) to close Connotea, one of the pioneering ...

Thomson Reuters Sells Law School Publishing

Thomson Reuters confirmed this week that it has sold its law school publishing division—a group that offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller ...

Darren McKewen Named President of Bloomberg BNA

Bloomberg BNA (Arlington, Va.) last month named Darren McKewen president, succeeding Greg McCaffery, who was named the CEO of Bloomberg Law in September. "Darren brings to the BNA ...

Professional Book Sales Plunge in September; UPress Up 4.4%

Net sales of professional books fell sharply in September, decreasing 24.7% from September 2011, according to figures from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which tracks ...

Symphony Technology Acquires LexisNexis Screening

LexisNexis Risk Solutions (Atlanta) last month agreed to sell its screening business to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based private equity firm Symphony Technology Group (STG). STG plans to ...

HealthCanal to Distribute News Via UBM Medica

HealthCanal.com, a site that provides free medical breakthrough news to the health care professional community, last month formed a marketing and distribution partnership with UBM ...

EBSCO Acquires PEMSoft

EBSCO Publishing last month expanded its evidence-based health care content with the acquisition of PEMSoft, a premiere pediatric point of care clinical information resource. PEMSoft ...

RBI Australia Sold to Private Equity Catalyst

Reed Business Information last month sold its Australian unit to Catalyst Investment Managers Pty Ltd. The business media specialist, which publishes print and online titles including ...

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