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Marilyn Edwards obituary
July 20, 2017 at 9:38 am

When Marilyn Edwards, who has died aged 71, took up a job at the Publishers Association in 1965, she found herself at the focal point of a book trade still retaining something of its character as a cottage industry – dozens of independent publishers, each with its own characteristics, serving bookshops up and down the…

Michael Hofmann on Translation: ‘An Immense Effort of Affection’
July 20, 2017 at 2:35 am

From Asymptote: 'You are the consequence or the aggregate of your agreements,' says Michael Hofmann in an exchange about life as a translator. The post Michael Hofmann on Translation: ‘An Immense Effort of Affection’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Interest Rising: Indonesian Publishers on International Trade
July 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Several institutions are working in Jakarta to cultivate interest in foreign rights sales: the Lontar Foundation, National Book Committee, and Indonesia Rights Fair. The post Rights Interest Rising: Indonesian Publishers on International Trade appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Foreign Rights: Do YouTube Celebrity Books Travel?
July 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Publishers are becoming 'increasingly selective' as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning. The post Foreign Rights: Do YouTube Celebrity Books Travel? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Scholastic Results Rose in Fiscal 2017
July 20, 2017

Revenue at the publisher rose 4% in fiscal 2017 over the previous year, and operating income increased 17%. In announcing its latest financial results, the company also unveiled a program called Scholastic 2020, which aims to drive long term improvement in operating income.

The Gritty Side – Editors and How to Find Them by Sharon Anderson
July 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

I’ve put words on the page since I can remember. Not great words at first, mind you, but words, nevertheless. You could say I’ve been in the relentless pursuit of telling story in a meaningful, engaging, awesome way before I knew how to spell. I am, as it turns out, a writer. Is that different…

Revisiting Two Perspectives on Library-based University Presses
July 19, 2017 at 6:30 am

Point: Counterpoint -- today we revisit a pair of posts from Joe Esposito and Rick Anderson looking at partnerships and collaborations between university libraries and university presses. The post Revisiting Two Perspectives on Library-based University Presses appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Have We Been Hacked By Sci-Hub?
July 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

Recent announcements from the creator of Sci-Hub raise the distinct possibility that Scholarly Publishers have been systematically compromised The post Have We Been Hacked By Sci-Hub? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Translation: Is More Arabic Literature Being Published in Hebrew?
July 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Haaretz: There may be signals that more Arabic-language material is being translated into Hebrew, although the situation is complex. The post Translation: Is More Arabic Literature Being Published in Hebrew? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In Poland, Empik Banks on Smaller, Targeted ‘Mole Mole’ Bookstores
July 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

A major Polish retailer is betting on 'small format bookstores' and proliferating locations to make a success of its new Mole Mole bookshops. The post In Poland, Empik Banks on Smaller, Targeted ‘Mole Mole’ Bookstores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Yiannopoulos’s Sales Sink in Second Week
July 19, 2017

Sales of Milo Yiannopoulos’s book, 'Dangerous,' fell 42% last week, compared to its first week on sale, according to just-released numbers from NPD BookScan.

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