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Category: Blog

How to Develop Mission-Based Membership Benefits for Your Association

Watch the Video to Learn How to Grow Your Association. This webinar dives deep into how associations and societies can use membership benefits to grow memberships. The full transcript is also available to read below. What is a Mission Statement? What is your organization’s mission, and how can it impact the growth of your organization…
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More Than Just a New Coat of Paint: Why Allen Press Completely Relaunched its Website

Redesigning and launching a website is no easy feat. There are many factors to consider, including content management systems (CMS), overall design and template theme, mobile optimization features, inbound and content marketing strategies and the effect a new website will have on your audience. Allen Press moved to a WordPress.com hosted website in 2016 during…
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Diversity & Gender Equality: Hope is Not a Strategy

On August 9, 2018 Allen Press published an Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors questioning why the PIA Board was so blatantly imbalanced when it came to gender diversity. The open letter resulted in avid social media discussion, countless emails and regularly published articles on the subject of gender diversity and…
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2019 Postage and Mailing Rates: USPS, FedEx and UPS Increase Prices

On October 10, 2018, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced a rate increase for 2019. This is the second time in 12 months the USPS has raised its rates. Back in January 2018, Allen Press blogged about the 2018 rate increases and how it would affect publishers and marketers in our industry. The increased…
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Allen Press and Silverchair Announce Partnership to Expand Online Publishing Technology for Society Publishers

LAWRENCE, Kan. and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – December 13, 2018 – Allen Press, Inc. and Silverchair are pleased to announce a new online publishing partnership. Beginning in 2019, Silverchair will be Allen Press’ exclusive online publishing technology partner, facilitating access to the Silverchair Platform for Allen Press’ audience of independent society and association publishers. After a…
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Allen Press Installs World’s Fastest Stitcher

Maria Preston-Cargill Promoted to Executive Vice President

Lawrence, Kan. – November 8, 2018 – Allen Press, Inc. is excited to announce that Maria Preston-Cargill has been promoted to Executive Vice President. In addition to her current responsibilities leading corporate sales and marketing, Preston-Cargill will oversee Allen Press’ scholarly publishing services division and is tasked with innovating our service offerings and growing market…
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scholarly journals

Plan S: Challenges and Opportunities

Following the September 4 announcement of Europe’s still-evolving Plan S, society publishers have been trying to gauge the new funding mandate’s potential effects on its journals. And while some are concerned about the economic implications for journals, many are looking for new opportunities that may result from the changes. The plan is a mandate by…
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gold ink award winners

Allen Press Wins 16 Awards at Printing Impressions 2018 Gold Ink Award

Lawrence, Kan. – November 5, 2018 – Allen Press, Inc. was honored with 16 awards at the 2018 Gold Ink Awards presented by Printing Impressions. The Gold Ink Awards are known as one of the print industry’s most prestigious competitions with over a 100 companies competing in nearly 50 categories, including commercial printing, magazines, books,…
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USPS updates to new enterprise payment system

USPS Migrates to New Enterprise Payment System

What Publishers & Organizations Need to Know About the New USPS Enterprise Payment System On October 1, the United States Postal Service retired the current Centralized Account Processing System (CAPS) and are instead using the newly launched Enterprise Payment System (EPS) for its electronic payment process for customers. CAPS was an electronic payment system for…
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Fearless Girl Allen Press Leads Print Industry to Close Gender Pay Gap

Allen Press Leads Printing Industry to Close Gender Pay Gap

Lawrence, Kan. – October 24, 2018 – Allen Press, Inc. announced today that it will only do business with vendors and suppliers who affirm they pay women and men equally for the same work. Those who do not meet this requirement will be phased out beginning in January 2019. Everyone agrees it is wholly unacceptable…
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