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  • Academic Newsletter – October 2016

    Alastair Horne, 12 Oct 2016

    Academic publishers lose copyright court case in India The past month has seen a major setback for publishers in a long-running court case against a photocopying shop based at Delhi University. The three...

    Page 12 Oct 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 30 September

    Roger Tagholm, 29 Sep 2016

    So what have we learned this week? That you can kill Margaret Thatcher, but you can’t kill Stephen King. Despite a few protests from some quarters, Hilary Mantel’s short story ‘The Assassination of...

    Page 29 Sep 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 15 September 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 15 Sep 2016

    We may be leaving Europe, but our bookshops are going to be represented at one high level international gathering – the unique bookselling ‘G20’ that will take place in China next year. Waterstones MD...

    Page 15 Sep 2016

  • STM Newsletter September 2016

    Alastair Horne, 07 Sep 2016

    A new report on the Chinese journals market leads off a busy month of STM publishing news. The Chinese journals market is now worth approximately 24 billion yuan (£2.7bn), with China producing “more...

    Page 07 Sep 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 18 August 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 18 Aug 2016

    Before the Olympics provided a burst of more optimistic news (drug scandals aside), it was the ongoing refugee crisis and heated debate over immigration and national identity that dominated the agenda on...

    Page 18 Aug 2016

  • Academic Newsletter – August 2016

    Alastair Horne, 17 Aug 2016

    The summer transfer season in academic publishing might perhaps lack the glamour of its footballing counterpart – and, in all probability, the enormous salaries and transfer fees – but the last month has...

    Page 17 Aug 2016

  • Academic Newsletter – July 2016

    Alastair Horne, 29 Jul 2016

    Perhaps the most positive news came this month from the United States, where the Mellon Foundation has extended its already considerable support for the academic monograph by awarding a two year grant...

    Page 29 Jul 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 22 July 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 21 Jul 2016

    So browsers on both sides of the Atlantic aren’t necessarily checking the prices on Amazon when they use their mobiles in bookshops: some of them are looking to see if Pidgey, Magikarp or Rattata are...

    Page 21 Jul 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 8 July 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 08 Jul 2016

    How odd that Swedish chain Pocket Shop should announce its plans to open three ‘Brexit and mortar’ stores in the UK just a few days after the Referendum. The stores are to open in Birmingham Airport and...

    Page 08 Jul 2016

  • STM Newsletter July 2016

    Alastair Horne, 05 Jul 2016

    Undoubtedly, the most significant news story of the past month has been the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. The decision to leave is expected to have major implications for...

    Page 05 Jul 2016

  • Academic Newsletter - June 2016

    Alastair Horne, 22 Jun 2016

    It’s certainly been a busy month for the university press sector. In the UK, new open access university press UCL Press celebrated its first birthday this month with a party at their local Gower Street...

    Page 22 Jun 2016

  • Snapshot of the Week - 24 June 2016

    Roger Tagholm, 22 Jun 2016

    The importance of libraries as free, open, accessible, democratic spaces has been underlined on both sides of the Atlantic in recent days. It was a small, community library in Birstall, West Yorkshire in...

    Page 22 Jun 2016

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