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People on the Move — Pat Waldo

After 37 years in publishing, Pat Waldo has announced her retirement from Cengage Learning. It’s been an exciting three decades full of creativity and rapid change, and now Pat is ready to spend more time with her husband and children and to focus on some non-publishing projects, such as completing home improvements and planning her […]

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Cengage Learning Launches Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution

Cengage Learning Launches Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to Bring Smithsonian Treasures into the Library and Academic Space Farmington Hills, MI and Washington, D.C., Feb. 28, 2013 — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the Smithsonian Institution today announced a licensing agreement […]

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Full-Time Book Designer

March 20, 2013   Wilsted & Taylor is known for our expertise in producing complex illustrated books and exhibition catalogues for museums, trade and scholarly publishers, libraries, and other institutions. We provide copy editing, design, composition, indexing, print management, and overall project management—or any combination thereof. Our staff of ten includes editors, designers, an art […]

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McGraw-Hill Education Makes LearnSmart

February 11, 2013 • Brian Belardi   NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill Education today announced that it will make McGraw-Hill LearnSmart, its adaptive study tool, available for students in high school, providing teachers and schools with a digital solution that has been proven to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. LearnSmart, […]

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In Memoriam: James H. Clark

University of California Press Blog • January 18, 2013 We are deeply saddened to share the news of the death of James H. Clark, Director of the University of California Press for twenty-five years (1977-2002), on January 14, 2013 at the age of eighty-one. Jim Clark had a lengthy and distinguished career in publishing – […]

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People on the Move: Michele Bisson Savoy

We are pleased to announce that Michele Bisson Savoy is joining Qualibre. Michele will be managing the West Coast sales region. She comes to Qualibre with more than a decade of sales experience in the book industry. Michele has served on the board of Book Builders West (now Publishing Professionals Network) for many years and […]

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Pearson and Bertelsmann Agree Consumer Publishing Partnership

Penguin and Random House to combine, creating the world’s leading trade publisher

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SPi Global pursues K-12 opportunities with acquisition

November 9, 2012, Tinley Park, Illinois. SPi Global, through its subsidiary Laserwords, has acquired Tighe Publishing Services, a full-service educational development house in the K-12 educational marketplace. This acquisition positions Laserwords to take advantage of the burgeoning opportunities in the educational publishing business in the United States. “Tighe’s editorial, design, and content development capabilities will […]

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PPN Legacy – The Very Early Years Part 2

by Bill Ralph The following is a continuation of an article tracing the history of the Bookbuilders West newsletter, written by its first editor, Charles Goehring, that appeared in the spring 2005 issue: News for the newsletter was hard to come by in those early days. The easiest news to supply was that for the […]

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PPN Legacy – The Very Early Years

by Bill Ralph This Publishing Professionals Network newsletter that instantly reaches hundreds of members and friends with information on upcoming activities, industry news, and photos is a far cry from the organization’s original one-color, four-page printed bimonthly publication. But the intent was always the same, as noted in the following article written by the first […]

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People on the Move

Elise Gochberg joined Spectrum PrintGroup on October 8, 2012. She has been involved in the print manufacturing industry for more than 16 years and joins Spectrum PrintGroup as their new West Coast Senior Account Executive. At Spectrum PrintGroup we bring together the best of East and West in book printing, commercial print services, and creative […]

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Google and Publishers Settle Lawsuit

The Association of American Publishers and Google today announced they have settled their long-running litigation over Google’s library book scanning.

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