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Benefits of Mobile Reading on the iPhone 7

I upgraded to the Apple iPhone 7 for Christmas and have already doubled my reading time. And most of that doubling is because my reading is now truly mobile. Let me offer some personal examples. My wife likes to shop. A lot. I do not. While she was shopping at Goodwill last week, I read…

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Milo Yiannopoulos book deal cancelled after outrage over child abuse comments
February 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm

Simon & Schuster pulls forthcoming autobiography, titled Dangerous, for which it had reportedly paid a $250,000 advanceSimon & Schuster has cancelled the publication of Milo Yiannopoulos’ book, and his fellow Breitbart employees have reportedly threatened to quit if he is not fired.A statement from the publisher late on Monday said: “After careful consideration, Simon &…

Simon & Schuster Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos's Book
February 20, 2017

After enduring withering criticism since it was revealed in late December that it planned to publish a book by controversial Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, Simon & Schuster said late Monday that it has canceled the release of 'Dangerous.'

We need to talk about sense and sensitivity | Lionel Shriver
February 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Some publishers now employ ‘sensitivity readers’ to check books for potential offence – a step that can only have a chilling effect on creativityAfiction editor doesn’t control a manuscript’s content, but tries to ensure that the author’s intentions are fully realised. Authors are free to ignore their editors’ advice. I often avail myself of this…

Hit Makers: How Things Become Popular review – the secret of selling squillions
February 19, 2017 at 1:59 am

Derek Thompson unravels the mystery of Fifty Shades’ mega-salesThere are no doubt plenty of people - but probably not as many as read the book - who simply can’t fathom how EL James can have sold more than 125m copies of Fifty Shades of Grey. Derek Thompson is here to help. The reason, it transpires,…

Ancient (1992) Piece of Science Humor Discovered
February 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

One from the vaults -- a well worn Xerox copy of the sort of humor scientists used to share back in the ancient days of the early 1990's. The post Ancient (1992) Piece of Science Humor Discovered appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Study: At Peking University, Japan’s Keigo Higashino Is a Hit
February 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

Textbooks, George Orwell, and Karl Marx share spots on the Beijing campus' 2016 report on favorite reads among students. And digital reading is up. The post Study: At Peking University, Japan’s Keigo Higashino Is a Hit appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Little Free Library Design Competition Announces International Winners
February 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

Some whimsical, some outlandish, more than 300 concepts arrived when Chronicle Books and Little Free Library opened a competition for designs. The post Little Free Library Design Competition Announces International Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

On MFA Boston’s Reintroduction of ‘Hokusai’s Lost Manga’
February 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

The discovery and authentication of drawings close to 200 years old is behind MFA Boston's publication of 'new' work by old Japan's master Hokusai. The post On MFA Boston’s Reintroduction of ‘Hokusai’s Lost Manga’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

‘Hogwarts to Hygge’: London Book & Screen Week Program Announced
February 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

Surrounding and extending the reach of London Book Fair, London Book & Screen Week has events scheduled all over the British capital, March 13-19. The post ‘Hogwarts to Hygge’: London Book & Screen Week Program Announced appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Ingenta Strikes Deal with China’s CEPIEC; Springer Healthcare Launches ‘Medicine Matters’
February 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

In international industry notes, a two-year deal with CEPIEC offers Ingenta publishers new access to China’s market and Springer’s Medicine Matters site launches for medical pros. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Accessing the Chinese Scholarly Market ontent management specialist Ingenta, based in the UK and USA, has announced an agreement with Beijing’s China Educational Publications Import…

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