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The persuasive art of the dust jacket
October 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Book covers have long been a source of artistic quality and, in the age of Kindle, are reintroducing more and more of us to the pleasures of traditional reading• Click here to view of gallery of of images from The Illustrated Dust Jacket 1920-1970When the essayist and caricaturist Sir Max Beerbohm learned in 1949 that…

Ask The Chefs: Where Does Open Access Go From Here?
October 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

Publishers, librarians, researchers, and funders all have a stake in Open Access. What happens next? See what the Chefs have to say. The post Ask The Chefs: Where Does Open Access Go From Here? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Self-Published ISBNs Hit 786,935 in 2016
October 20, 2017

An 11% increase in the number of print ISBNs issued to self-publishers last year, offset a decline in the number of digital ISBNs issued. In total, 2016 saw an 8% jump in the number of ISBNs issued to self-publishers, over 2015.

Miami Book Fair 2017: All Our Coverage
October 20, 2017

Once again, the Miami Book Fair offers a week of rare opportunities to see and hear some of today’s biggest writers and influencers. We interview festival authors including Al Franken, Edwidge Danticat, Mariko Tamaki, and many more.

A Look at Random House's Newhouse Years
October 20, 2017

Nicholas Latimer, who joined Random House in 1983 and is now v-p and director of publicity at Knopf, recalsl what working for the publisher was like when it was owned by the late media and publishing magnate Si Newhouse.

Sexual Harassment Is a Problem in Publishing
October 20, 2017

After reaching out to female professionals in book publishing inquiring about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault, 'PW' found that in spite of the book industry’s high percentage of female workers, publishing still has a significant sexual harassment problem.

Male writers still dominate book reviews and critic jobs, Vida study finds
October 19, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The annual Vida count of authors across the world suggests about two-thirds of those published, and the critics who review them, are men – but their intersectionality survey is less conclusiveThe 2016 Vida count has been released and it demonstrates yet again that the media can’t seem to locate enough female writers. Every year Vida…

Retirement Wave To Hit Academic Librarianship
October 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

Like other greying professions, demographic data for ARL libraries warn us of a breaking wave of retirements, but may paint an unrealistic picture of what the beach will look like after the surf has settled. The post Retirement Wave To Hit Academic Librarianship appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Philip Pullman launches La Belle Sauvage and says sequel is finished
October 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm

Author reveals that first book in new trilogy, The Book of Dust, is bleaker than previous books and could be known as ‘His Darker Materials’Review of La Belle Sauvage – worth the waitAfter waiting 17 years for his follow-up to the His Dark Materials trilogy, fans of Philip Pullman won’t have to wait as long…

Transforming Research, in the Face of Uncertainty, Scarcity, and Bias
October 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Last week's Transforming Research conference in Baltimore, MD, gathered a range of speakers across the academic and professional spectrum. Charlie Rapple highlights some of the new research that was shared, and draws out some of the prevalent themes. The post Transforming Research, in the Face of Uncertainty, Scarcity, and Bias appeared first on The Scholarly…

Hearst Buys Rodale
October 18, 2017

Hearst's purchase of Rodale comes about four months after the publisher put itself up for sale. While little has been shared how Rodale will be integrated into Hearst, it was stated that deal is set to close by early 2018.

Proud to have published Audre Lorde in the UK | Letters
October 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm

At Sheba Feminist Press we published Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, The Cancer Journals, Our Dead Behind Us, and A Burst of Light: and Other Essays, writes Sue O’SullivanRO Kwon’s review of a welcome new collection of Audre Lorde’s work (4 October) rightly highlights the late American writer’s relevance for today. But…

Guest Post — JATS4R: Optimizing the Reusability of Scholarly Content
October 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

Canadian Science Publishing's Mary Seligy provides a primer on standards, XML and JATS4R, which is driving improved reusability of scholarly content. The post Guest Post — JATS4R: Optimizing the Reusability of Scholarly Content appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.