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Dec 02, 2014, 12:02 ET
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Bowker to Include ISNI in ONIX 2.1

ProQuest affiliate Bowker will now include the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) in its ONIX 2.1 data feeds to retailers...

Oct 08, 2014, 10:10 ET
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Self-Publishing Continues to Grow in U.S., Says Bowker

A new analysis of U.S. ISBN data by ProQuest affiliate Bowker reveals that the number of self-published titles in 2013 increased to more than...

Aug 05, 2014, 09:32 ET
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Traditional Print Book Production Dipped Slightly in 2013, Says Bowker

 Production of print books by traditional publishers slowed in the United States in 2013, declining from 309,957 titles in 2012 to a...

May 07, 2014, 10:48 ET
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Use of ISNI Is Growing Fast Among Authors, Says New Bowker Analysis

A new analysis of Bowker® Books In Print shows that a full 33 percent of its contributors have the ISO-certified International Standard Name...

Dec 19, 2013, 10:57 ET
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ISNI Assignments Top 7 Million

 Exponential growth in assignments has led to more than 7 million names receiving the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier...

Oct 10, 2013, 11:00 ET
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Bowker® Focuses on Discovery for 2014 and Beyond

ProQuest affiliate Bowker, the world's leader in bibliographic data management, is turning the heat up on its role as an essential partner in book...

Aug 27, 2013, 11:11 ET
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ISNI Assignments Top 6.5 Million

More than 6.5 million assignments of the ISO-certified naming standard International Standard Name...

Aug 06, 2013, 12:24 ET
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Online Retailers Gained, While Brick-and-Mortar Lost In Wake of Borders Exit

In the year following the exit of Borders from the book retail scene, online retailers -- led by Amazon -- earned 44 percent of Americans' book...

May 28, 2013, 11:57 ET
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Bowker Teams with Digi-Rights® to Connect Publishers with Rights and Permissions Support

 ProQuest affiliate Bowker® is expanding the range of services available to users of MyIdentifiers.com by including a link to...

May 20, 2013, 13:26 ET
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Bowker Launches SelfPublishedAuthor.com

ProQuest affiliate Bowker® has launched a new web resource to guide independent authors to success....

May 02, 2013, 13:43 ET
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Bowker and Smith Publicity Make it Easy for Small Presses and Self Publishers to Tap Public Relations Help

 ProQuest affiliate Bowker® is expanding resources available to authors and small publishers on its MyIdentifiers.com website by teaming...

Apr 10, 2013, 12:53 ET
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Bowker, ebrary and Choice Team to Enhance RCL

 ProQuest affiliate Bowker, ProQuest e-book business ebrary and Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries...

Apr 10, 2013, 12:34 ET
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Bowker® BookWire App Allows On-the-Go Access to Book Data

 ProQuest affiliate Bowker® is introducing a free mobile app that streamlines the search for books by consumers, librarians and...

Mar 18, 2013, 10:00 ET
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e-Reading Habits Drive Market Share Growth of e-Retailers, says New Study from Bowker

The rise in e-book reading in the U.S. and U.K. over the last three years has been a key driver in the market share gains of e-retailers,...

Feb 13, 2013, 10:55 ET
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Bowker® Teams with Vook to Offer Ebook Creation and Distribution Services

 Bowker®, a ProQuest affiliate, is teaming with Vook to enrich the offerings available on Bowker's acclaimed MyIdentifiers.com site. Now,...

Feb 12, 2013, 11:14 ET
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Virtual Book Displays are Easy to Create with New LibraryThing for Libraries Widget

 LibraryThing for Libraries™ has launched a new Book Display Widget that enables libraries to easily create customizable displays for...

Jan 16, 2013, 11:21 ET
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Syndetic Solutions™ Will Add Facebook Access and New Content Elements in Early 2013

 A series of new features will be added to Bowker Syndetic Solutions™, the popular OPAC and discovery layer enrichment tool,...

Nov 29, 2012, 09:24 ET
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Who's Really Reading 50 Shades?

As it turns out, the notion that readers of the 50 Shades Trilogy are moms filling wait time while their kids finish sports or music practice...

Oct 24, 2012, 13:32 ET
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Self-Publishing Sees Triple-Digit Growth in Just Five Years, Says Bowker®

 The number of self-published books produced annually in the U.S. has nearly tripled, growing 287 percent since 2006, and now tallies more...

Sep 13, 2012, 13:22 ET
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Young Adult Books Attract Growing Numbers of Adult Fans

 More than half the consumers of books classified for young adults aren't all that young. Fully 55% of buyers of works that publishers...