American Society of Indexing (ASI) - ASI is the only professional organization in the U.S. solely devoted to the advancement of indexing, abstracting, and database building.
Anagram Books - A distribution company based in London, specializing in contemporary art books, photography, theory, architecture and design.
artessimo - Are you looking for a new way to sell your work on the international book market? artessimo.com provides publishers with a professional contact forum and provides a comprehensive database of international literary rights.
Bokship - A bookshop and project space for independent publishers in London, UK. It specialises in small press publications by artists and designers. It promotes contemporary publishing activity through book launches, events and production resources that bring together individual practitioners to create a local publishing community. Projects include Publisher of the Month, Publisher's Lunch, eShelf, the XARCHIVE and the XALPHABET; a print edition of 26 Xs by 26 artists.
BookExpo America - The largest book industry event in the U.S. with more than 2,000 exhibits, 500 authors signing their latest manuscripts, over 80 conference sessions as well as a special area for rights business. See the latest titles across genres, uncover hidden gems, network, meet industry contacts.
Books A-Z - Provides the tools and services necessary to publish a book through an alliance of industry vendors. Specializes in helping self and small publishers with layout, printing, marketing and fulfillment.
Bookseller - A meeting place for booksellers, publishers and librarians for over 140 years. Provides daily news and comment combined with a unique mix of special features, author interviews, career advice, recruitment opportunities, interactive forums, bestseller charts and searchable archives. In addition, registered members receive the daily news e-mail Bulletin.
Bookwire - Book industry news, features, reviews, guides to literary events, author interviews, thousands of annotated links to book-related sites.
BookZone - Books, audiobooks, book sites and Internet hosting, development and marketing services from the net's largest publisher community.
Bowker's BooksinPrint ($) - Access millions of bibliographic titles with thousands of full text reviews and out-of-print selections.
Boxes and Arrows - Source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape.
BPA Worldwide - Provider of audited data for the marketing and media/information industries.
BPubs - Collection made up of business publications from government agencies, online business zines, and consulting companies.
Center for the Book - An alphabetical listing of national and international organizations including address, phone and fax numbers, and when available, e-mail and web site information with appropriate links.
CrossMark - The CrossMark update system is an optional service of CrossRef, a not-for-profit trade association of scholarly publishers that facilitates reference linking and other sustainable cross-publisher services for the scholarly community. CrossMark allows scholars to easily identify instances of documents that are being actively maintained by their publishers. The appearance of a CrossMark logo on a HTML, PDF or ePub document indicates that the publisher is taking care of or stewarding it through any updates, corrections, enhancements, retractions, or other changes.
Crossref.org - An independent membership association, founded and directed by publishers. CrossRef's mandate is to connect users to primary research content, by enabling publishers to work collectively. CrossRef is also the official DOI link registration agency for scholarly and professional publications. Our citation-linking network today covers tens of millions of articles and other content items from thousands of scholarly and professional publishers.
DocumentCloud - DocumentCloud is a tool for organizing and working with large documents and document collections, a document viewer that makes it easier for reporters to share source material with readers and a publicly accessible repository of primary source documents that were used in reporters' investigations. If you regularly report on primary source documents, DocumentCloud can help you get the most out of them.
ECRM - A global leader in cost-effective imaging technology, producing high quality imagesetters and platesetters for commercial printers, trade shops, newspapers, and in-plant publishing groups.
FSB Associates - There are numerous ways to use the Internet for marketing and selling books. A quality Web site can function as an on-line catalog, a direct mail vehicle, or for pure word-of-mouth publicity. Mailing lists allow your company to distribute newsletters, improve public relations campaigns, or conduct market research through surveys. These tools, along with newsgroups, and online bookstores, can be used to wage highly successful book promotional campaigns - that are cheaper and less labor-intensive - over the Internet. FSB Associates provides services in all these areas.
Gebbie Press: All-In-One-Media Directory - Comprehensive directory for working media professionals includes all radio and TV stations, all daily and weekly newspapers, trade and consumer magazines, Black and Hispanic media, news syndicates, networks, AP/UPI bureaus, URL and e-mail where available - in print, on disks or CD software.
Hachette Book Group - A leading US trade publisher headquartered in New York, and owned by Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world. In addition to selling and distributing its own imprints, HBG distributes publishing lines for Chronicle Books, Microsoft Learning, Arcade, Time Inc. Home Entertainment, Harry N. Abrams, InnovativeKids, Phaidon Press, Filipacchi Publishing, Kensington, MQ Publications, Strictly By The Book, Weinstein Books and Gildan Media.
Holt Uncensored - Pat Holt's candid look at books, authors and the publishing industry. Pat Holt is a San Francisco author and former book editor and critic for San Francisco Chronicle.
Idea Logical Company, The - Consults to publishers and their trading partners, primarily around issues that relate to publishing's digital transformation. Maintains a blog covering same issues.
Imprint - Online community for graphic designers Dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary in design on printed page and screen.
Independent Publishing Group (IPG) - Founded in 1971, the first organization specifically created for the purpose of representing titles from independent presses to the book trade.
iUniverse - iUniverse.com and Adobe have teamed to offer end-users and companies a faster, more cost effective way to publish, manage and distribute their intellectual content. From first-time authors and small publishers to large companies seeking a resource to manage their corporate publishing needs, the collaboration will result in a service that streamlines the processes required to produce and distribute digital content.
JacketFlap - A comprehensive resource for information on the children's book industry that connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults.
Literary Market Place (LMP) - Worldwide resource for the book publishing industry. Locate publishers by type of publications they publish. Choose an agent. Find a PR firm. Look up book trade associations and organizations. See what industry services and suppliers have to offer.
MagCloud - Enables you to publish your own magazines. Upload a PDF and MacCloud takes care of the rest: printing, mailing, subscription management, and more.
MediaFinder - Searchable catalogue of newsletters, catalogues and magazines. 35,000 magazines, journals, tabloids; 24,000 newsletters; 11,000 newspapers.
National Book Network (NBN) - Book distributor providing sales, marketing, order fulfillment, credit and collections services to small independent publishers of commercial fiction and non-fiction books and audio tapes.
New Pages Online - The New Pages Weblog and Guides, though not ignoring the best of the mainstream sources, focus on the alternatives - the work of smaller, independent publishers.
OverDrive - Full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video worldwide. Delivers secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers.
paidContent - Based in New York City, the company covers the business of digital media, serving decision makers within the media, entertainment, publishing, advertising, marketing, and technology sectors. Founded by journalist Rafat Ali in 2002, the company's news sites chronicle the economic evolution of digital content that is shaping the future of the media, information and entertainment industries.
Planet eBook - Dedicated to eBook and ePublishing news, information, articles, and discussion forums.
Print - Focuses on visual culture today, covering everything from publication design to interactive work, motion graphics, corporate branding, exhibitions, illustration and socially conscious design. Print is a design and visual culture brand encompassing a magazine, a website, book and e-book lines, and its Regional Design Annual design competition.
Publishers Lunch - Gathers stories, from the web and print, of interest to the professional trade book community, along with original reporting.
Publishers Marketplace - Run by Michael Cader, a former book packager, this pay site contains a selection of print and Web-based book-publishing stories, as well as first-person editorializing. Calder gets information from sources including agents, editors, publicists, authors, and licensees. The site lists the latest book proposals to be sold, including in some cases a sense of what price they fetched. It's also widely used to get in touch with people in the industry - the agent who represents a particular author, for example.
Publishers' Catalogues - World-wide catalog of publishers and publisher information. A directory of 14,000+ publishers listed by topic, location, & type of material.
Publishing Law Center - Quality information for the publishing community - publishers, authors, editors, web masters, and freelancers. Copyright, trademarks, intellectual property, contracts, licensing, rights, PubLaw Update Newsletter, and more.
Small Press Distribution (SPD) - A literary arts organization located in Berkeley, California, providing wholesaling services to independent presses. SPD gives the public access to a broad spectrum of literature by distributing books to bookstores, libraries, and readers.
Small Press Magazine - A monthly online magazine dedicated to the exposure and progression of indie comics and creators.
Small Press Traffic (SPT) - Since 1974 SPT has been at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area innovative writing scenes, bringing together independent readers, writers, and presses through publications, conferences, and an influential reading series.
SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) - An international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system. Developed by the Association of Research Libraries, SPARC has become a catalyst for change. Its pragmatic focus is to stimulate the emergence of new scholarly communication models that expand the dissemination of scholarly research and reduce financial pressures on libraries. Also see Open Access page.
TeleRead - News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics.
U.S. Government Printing Office - Producing, procuring, and disseminating printed and electronic publications of the Congress as well as the executive departments and establishments of the Federal Government.
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