Internet sites for Publishing

  • There are a large number of publishing resources available on the internet, and a few selected sites are listed below. There are many other useful and relevant sites available.

    Journal sites
    Organisations and associations
    Other libraries
    Magazine and journal publishing
    Other sites you might find interesting

    Journal Sites

    • The Bookseller.com : access to latest news, features, blogs, rights news, bestseller charts, profiles and blogs. First-time users will need to register in order to receive a password. Online full-text access to the Bookseller magazine is available via Business source complete from 2002 - 2011
    • InPublishing : a bi-monthly magazine (formerly known as InCirculation) for UK magazine, newspaper and online publishers covering marketing, circulation and distribution. The Knowledge Bank is searchable and freely available, it contains articles on all aspects of the business. The home site also has podcasts, an events diary and job vacancies
    • Publishers Weekly : access to breaking news
    • The Journal of Publishing Culture : an open access journal written and produced by postgraduate students at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University

    Organisations and societies

    Other libraries and archives

    • John Murray Archive : held at the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh. Online gallery of items from the Archive including letters from Lord Byron and Sir Walter Scott 
    • Records of British Publishing and Printing at Reading University : details of the special collection of publishers' records at Reading University. The records comprise correspondence, file copies of books and other publications, drawings and designs, stock catalogues, agreements with authors, leases, deeds and other papers from many of the leading publishing firm

    Magazine and journal publishing

    • Content Marketing Association (CMA) : professional body representing publishing and content marketing agencies in the UK. Some free content including case studies and research news.
    • European Publishers Council (EPC) : made up of senior representatives from European media corporations. Their remit is to monitor and react to proposals for EU legislation or regulation that affect the media industry. Position papers and fact sheets are freely available
    • FIPP : worldwide magazine media association. Lots of freely available content
    • MagazineArt.org : a database of magazine covers from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries 
    • Magforum : all kinds of information about UK magazine publishing. Includes listings of publishers and publications and sector analysis and profiles 
    • JISC Collections: Journal negotiations : UK licensing agreements for electronic journals negotiated on behalf of the UK higher and further education and research communities.
    • Professional Publishers Association : represents the interests of the consumer, business and professional magazine publishing industry 
    • Science in the 19th Century Periodical : useful for the profiles of 16 periodicals, including The Boy's Own Paper and the Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine. The profiles include circulation figures where these exist 
    • UK Serials Group (UKSG) : international body for those involved in the publication, provision and management of print and electronic scholarly journals 
    • Who Owns the News Media? : a database of news media companies in the United States hosted by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. Includes rankings, company profiles and tracks ownership changes 

    Other sites you might find interesting...