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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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Journal Call for Papers: Improving Your Approach

BY TAYLOR FULTON The competition for quality journal manuscripts is at an all-time high, with more journals, fewer international barriers and sleeker author services than ever before. In times like these, what’s a publisher to do? The answer: a timeless classic—marketing. Okay, maybe this is a little biased. As a Publisher with a keen interest (a.k.a. obsession) with great marketing, I tend to…
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How Does Your Association Marketing Stack Up?

It’s no secret that member organizations such as societies and associations have been experiencing member attrition for a number of years. In an industry where a decline in members is common, it can be difficult to qualify the success or failure of your own marketing efforts. While the goal of these efforts is ultimately an increase in membership, another helpful tool for…
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International Symposium on Open Access Publishing Reveals Both Challenges and Opportunities

BY JOANNA GILLETTE On November 17 and 18, the University of Kansas was host to an international symposium, “Envisioning a World Beyond APCs/BPCs.” The event, which was co-sponsored by the University of Kansas Libraries, Open Access Network, Allen Press and SPARC, brought together open access advocates from North America, South America, Africa and Europe. The…
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