July 27, 2017
Sheridan PubFactory Partners with ReadCube to Support ReadCube Sharing
Hunt Valley, MD—Today, Sheridan PubFactory announced a collaboration with technology company, ReadCube. Host to scholarly content since 1999 and provider of the only truly content agnostic platform, PubFactory will support the use of ReadCube Sharing services for publications hosted on their online platform.
ReadCube Sharing will provide Sheridan PubFactory publishers, and subsequently their authors and subscribers, a simple channel for promoting and amplifying published work in a secure read-only format to non-subscribers. Participating publishers can design their own unique rights-managed content sharing policies that best align with their organization’s goals. Past partners have documented countless benefits from participating in this program, including seamless ways for their authors to amplify their work, improved reader engagement, increased readership, and new ways to drive marketing and PR campaigns.
Participating publishers will also benefit from enhanced discoverability and article viewing enhancements through ReadCube’s popular web, desktop, and mobile reference management tools. Features include annotation tools, hyperlinked in-line citations, instant access to valuable supplemental materials, clickable author names, a high-resolution figure browser, and article metrics.
José Fossi, Sheridan VP of Client Services affirms, “In partnering with ReadCube, we are continuing to grow our user engagement services for publishers, bringing them closer to their researcher base. This is an exciting time to add ReadCube as a partner, as we launch hundreds of new journals and thousands of new books on Sheridan PubFactory this fall.”
Robert McGrath, CEO of ReadCube said, “We are thrilled to be working with Sheridan PubFactory to support new channels for their publishers to connect with readers and authors. Together, we will continue to improve and simplify the way researchers discover, engage, and collaborate with scholarly literature.”
May 30, 2017
Sheridan Acquires PubFactory Hosting Platform from O’Reilly Media
Hunt Valley, MD—Announced today, Sheridan has acquired PubFactory, the industry-lauded online publishing platform for journals, books, and reference works, from O’Reilly Media. PubFactory will continue to be based out of Boston, MA, and will blend seamlessly into the Sheridan stable of publisher technology products and services.
The PubFactory team has been developing and delivering scholarly publishing technologies since 1999. In 2010, the PubFactory platform officially launched with the deployment of several major Oxford University Press products. This was quickly followed by the International Monetary Fund’s eLibrary and De Gruyter’s journals, books, and database products launching in 2011. Notable publishers including Bloomsbury Publishing, Brill, Edward Elgar Publishing, Harvard University Press, Peter Lang, and others have since joined the growing list of PubFactory customers. PubFactory’s configurable suite of front-end and back-end capabilities allows for optimal support across content types, making it a truly content agnostic platform that is host to 1400+ journals, 400,000+ books, and numerous database and reference work products.
“We are delighted to offer our journal and book publishers this proven and comprehensive hosting and publishing platform,” said Gary Kittredge, Managing Director of Sheridan Journal Services. “PubFactory will propel Sheridan into a new level of engagement with our customers as we extend our range of services from high-touch editorial production and print solutions to hosting our customers’ content – a complete package.”
José Fossi, VP of Client Services, PubFactory, added, “I’m ecstatic for PubFactory to become a primary part of Sheridan’s business and to embrace the many opportunities our integration will offer both teams. The richness of the synergies between our two groups is quite astonishing. It's hard to think of a better partner - we complete each other's offering and share customer centric cultural values.”
May 17, 2017
Sheridan’s eCommerce Platform Brings Efficiency and New Ordering
Chelsea, MI—Ellicott City, Maryland based International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) selected Sheridan to establish a direct‐to‐consumer eCommerce site that would simplify the sales of printed materials and make training materials available in eBook form. With the semi‐annual World Congress meeting fast approaching, ICISF determined it was the perfect time to introduce this new solution to its membership.
Absent an existing eCommerce site, ICISF had been manually accepting and fulfilling print orders for
their training manuals. They needed a solution that would make print and eBooks available for purchase
online. An eCommerce solution such as Sheridan’s would grant their instructors and members more
purchasing options while also alleviating the time and resources spent by ICISF internal staff on fulfilling
Under the simple label of “eBook,” ICISF grants all eBook purchasers access to eBook bundles containing
ePub, MobiPocket, and eBook PDF file versions, which simplifies the consumer’s selection process and
allows them to read content on any device. They are the first Sheridan customer to offer eBooks in this
manner. ICISF is also taking advantage of Sheridan Connect’s unique bulk sales of eBooks capability. In
the education and training field, the ability to easily purchase bulk eBook titles has been a barrier for
educators. Sheridan Connect solves that problem by allowing an instructor or administrator to download
access codes for the eBook after the bulk purchase is concluded. Students simply visit the ICISF
“The eCommerce site is simple to navigate and user friendly for our customers and for our staff,” comments Thordis Boron, Approved Instructor Support Department at ICISF.
Orders placed through the site for printed materials will be fulfilled from the ICIFS warehouse using realtime order information. As inventory levels are depleted, titles will be transitioned to Sheridan’s warehouse or will be fulfilled by Sheridan’s print‐on‐demand service—both of which offer fully automated order processing and fulfillment.
“Sheridan has gone above and beyond to help ICISF transfer to a long overdue automated online order fulfillment system,” states Boron. “Sheridan has been ICISF’s trusted partner for over a decade and once again exceeded our expectations.”
“As the long‐time sole source printer for ICISF for their manuals, we are familiar with the importance of the availability of the content that ICISF produces,” remarked Brian Nordyke, Sheridan eCommerce Manager. “We are proud to help them expand their product offerings to include eBooks and print‐ondemand materials, as well as providing their members an easy‐to‐use eCommerce site for their purchases.”
April 3, 1027
CJK Group, Inc. acquires The Sheridan Group
BRAINERD, Minn. (BUSINESS WIRE)- April 3, 2017—CJK Group announced today that it has acquired The Sheridan Group headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD, including its operating divisions in Chelsea, MI, Hanover, PA, Waterbury, VT, and Hanover, NH. www.sheridan.com
The Sheridan Group is a leading provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. Sheridan’s continuum of publishing services helps customers meet their content preparation, enhancement, and delivery needs.
Sheridan is immersed in making the world of
publishing easier for clients to navigate; from unrivaled editorial, copyediting services,
CJK Group, Inc.’s CEO, Chris Kurtzman, states “We are very excited about the transaction
and its transformational effect on our organizations. Strategically, the combined
platform is well positioned to provide our clients with an array of unique products,
services and solutions. We’re equally excited to add Pat Stricker, Gary Kittredge, Paul
Bozuwa, Dale Tepp, and Andrew Fawcett to our industry leading management team.
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