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The Flash | Inaugural Edition


From the editor’s desk at NA Publishing, welcome to our inaugural edition. In this newsletter you’ll be introduced to important and timely research sources, and cool stuff!

Highlights from NA Publishing and Reveal Digital will be presented, as well as features from customers, editors, and staff.

This month we are highlighting our Publishers Weekly Digital Archive, a 141-year chronicle of the publishing industry.

We also spotlight Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter and now winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Publishers Weekly Digital Archive (1872-2013)

PWLogoContinuously published since 1872, Publishers Weekly has consistently been the authoritative voice for US publishing industry news and book reviews, with ongoing coverage of the British book trade. Documenting the first book review for many works over time, Publishers Weekly both reflected and drove cultural change.

In high resolution and full color, Publishers Weekly Digital Archive contains every page of PW ever published, including industry-leading articles, book reviews, advertisements, illustrations, covers, and more.

Learn more about Publishers Weekly Digital Archive.



Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. The first career singer-songwriter to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Dylan is also the first American to win the prize in more than two decades. He was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

After some delayed response, Bob Dylan has accepted the Nobel Prize in Literature saying that, “[T]he news about the Nobel Prize left me speechless.”

The award is to be given in Stockholm on Dec 10, 2016.

Find out more about Dylan, his influence and the social, historical, and political context of his work in Music Magazine Archive: Folk.


Jimi Hendrix | Happy Birthday, Jimi!

jazzpop-hendrixLegendary axeman Jimi Hendrix (RIP) would be 74 this month. Known for his experimental techniques that made him part musician, part contortionist, and all artist, his passion for his instrument of choice is unparalleled. As many Rock legends celebrate significant birthdays, we pause for a moment to salute Hendrix and his creative genius.

Find out more about Hendrix, his contemporaries, and his influence in Music Magazine Archive: Rock.


Reveal Digital | Closing The Gap

Reveal Digital is dedicated to supporting open reveal-digital-logoaccess special collections in order to advance scholarly research worldwide. Offering a proven open access model for digitizing primary source material from special collections and archives. Reveal Digital provides a mechanism for pooling library acquisition dollars to fund the costs associated with the development of digital collections, along with the expertise to direct digitization, hosting, and marketing activities.

It’s been a great year for Reveal Digital and — thanks to the support of our nearly 100 forward-thinking funders — we are closing the gap on our cost recovery goal for Independent Voices. This means we are that much closer to providing Open Access to this material for researchers worldwide.


Motown Museum Expansion | Let’s Get It On

In mid-October, Detroit’s Motown Museum announced a $50 million expansion, and we here at NA Publishing are “Dancing in the Streets.” The expansion will transform the complex into a “world-class tourist destination,” as well as making the museum a “go-to spot for education, music and history.”


Famous Rock Birthdays

Rick Allen
(Def Leppard)
Nov 1, 1963

Nick Simper
(Deep Purple)
Nov 3, 1946

Jimi Hendrix
Nov 27, 1942-1970

On This Date in History…

Nov 4, 1899
Sigmund Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams is published

Nov 17, 1919
American expat Sylvia Beach opens the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris

Nov 28, 1582
William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

Employee Spotlight

Tina Gammon
Customer Service Executive

How long have you worked at NA Publishing? 37 years

What is your favorite part about your job? Helping customers

What is something about you that would surprise people? I love to ride motorcycles

What is the last good book you read? The Sign of Seven Trilogy by Nora Roberts