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Sneaker for a Cause: Allen Press Proudly Donates to LeBron James’ I Promise School

Thanks to LeBron James, the path to high school graduation for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio has been paved, and on that road lies a brick from Allen Press. We are proud to announce a donation to The LeBron James Family Foundation (The LJFF) and I Promise School that will support education within the Akron community…
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On Display: Google Scholar Adds Quick Abstracts and Journal Branding to Mobile Search Results

Full access to Quick Abstracts on mobile devices gives researchers an easier way to find journal articles On March 21, Google Scholar announced a significant update to its mobile search platform. In an effort to enhance the mobile user experience, search results now include a Quick Abstract. This update is only applicable to mobile devices and…
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5 Tactics for Improving Your Association Website

Top 5 Tips for Improving Your Association Website

We’ve been told since the dawn of time that first impressions are important, and it isn’t any different for websites. When someone visits your society or association website, they should be getting a snapshot of who you are as an organization. What’s the mission of the association? Why do people purchase memberships? What are the…
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Parasite Paintings and More at the Annual ASP Event in Cancun

BY PETER BURNS Artwork, T-shirts, and jewelry raise thousands for students at annual ASP auction At a glance, the painting looks like an iconic beach scene: a palm tree, a boat drifting offshore. But something is not right. Is that a giant worm wriggling around in the boat? Wait—the boat itself is a worm! And…
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Dreaming Big: Young Entrepreneur Sets out to Conquer the Publishing World

BY LACI WRIGHT Ava Middleton learns more about digital printing after tour at Allen Press School’s out for the summer which normally means vacations, swimming, and hanging out with friends… well, not for these super kids. Ava Middleton, Rider Middleton, and Katherine Cheung have dipped their young toes into the publishing world by writing, designing…
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6 Sustainable Printing Facts for World Environment Day

Each year on June 5, World Environment Day is observed and celebrated in over 100 countries. Since 1974, the United Nations has used this day to promote awareness about the protection of our environment worldwide.

Journal Open Access and Reuse: An Interview with Kevin Smith

While the open access model seems simple in principle, there are countless implications for journal publishers to consider. One of the most hotly debated issues in scholarly publishing today is article reuse and permissions – what can readers do with an open access article? Allen Press Publisher Peter Burns interviews University of Kansas Dean of…
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USPS 2018 Rate Increase

How Will the 2018 USPS Rate Increases Affect Publishers and Marketers?

BY DOMINIQUE SCANLAN Effective January 21, 2018 the United States Postal Service (USPS) will increase mail and shipping rates across the board. Publishers and marketers who utilize mailing services will be affected by these changes. The USPS is not alone in its price increase for 2018. According to the Pitney Bowes blog, FedEx and UPS…
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Aries EMUG 2017: What’s On the Horizon?

BY WHITNEY LOHRENZ Aries’ annual Editorial Manager User Group Meeting (EMUG) is a two-day event that includes presentations about upcoming features, workshops to identify requests for future releases and general discussion about publishing industry trends. Here are some of the most exciting takeaways from EMUG 2017.

USPS Suspends Mail Service to Guatemala

The United States Postal Service has temporarily suspended most mail services to Guatemala. This suspension affects Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI®), Priority Mail International® (PMI®), and First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®) International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items. The Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®) service is still available.…
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