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Iranian artist to attend Edinburgh book festival after visa volte-face
July 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

Children’s book illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi was denied entry to UK but decision has been overturned by UK embassy in TehranA respected Iranian illustrator who came under the spotlight after he was denied entry to the UK to attend the Edinburgh international book festival has been granted a visa. Ehsan Abdollahi’s original visa application was declined…

Self-published archaeological thriller takes £20,000 Amazon award
July 28, 2017 at 10:07 am

The Relic Hunters by David Leadbeater is inaugural winner of online retailer’s DIY publishing prizeThe writer David Leadbeater has struck gold with his self-published archaeological thriller, The Relic Hunters, scooping up the first Amazon Kindle Storyteller award.Leadbeater pronounced it “a dream come true” to win the £20,000 award, which is open to writers who produce…

8-Stage Ebook Project Workflow Checklist For Self Published Authors
July 28, 2017 at 8:00 am

How much work really goes into publishing your own book? Many authors plunge into self-publishing without really knowing what they're getting into. This 8-stage workflow covers the main steps in creating a digital book. The post 8-Stage Ebook Project Workflow Checklist For Self Published Authors appeared first on Digital Book World.

The Commuter Pig Keeper triumphs at oddest book title award
July 28, 2017 at 6:17 am

Fresh from a win at the Weald and Downland rare breed show, author Michaela Giles ‘beyond excited’ to have taken the annual Diagram prize as wellIn good news for readers who struggle to find space in their busy schedules to look after their pigs, The Commuter Pig Keeper has won the Bookseller magazine’s Diagram prize…

Richard Feynman on the Scientific Method
July 28, 2017 at 5:30 am

Richard Feynman, in 1964, explains how science works. The post Richard Feynman on the Scientific Method appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Rotenberg Sells His Stake in Russian Educational Publisher Prosveshchenie
July 28, 2017 at 2:30 am

Amid reports that Detskaya Literatura will be privatized comes word that Arkady Rotenberg has sold out of Russian educational publisher Prosveshchenie. The post Rotenberg Sells His Stake in Russian Educational Publisher Prosveshchenie appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

‘Touchstone Texts’: On Translating a Nordic Prize-Winner from Iceland
July 28, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Conversational Reading: 'To be nationally international' is a lesson, says Lytton Smith, of translating 'Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller.' The post ‘Touchstone Texts’: On Translating a Nordic Prize-Winner from Iceland appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Spotlight on Thomson-Shore
July 28, 2017

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Thomson-Shore is more than a high-quality book printer; today, it's a one-stop publishing problem solver for authors and publishers

Hillary Clinton to 'let her guard down' in candid 2016 election memoir
July 27, 2017 at 8:33 am

What Happened, due out in September, will tell her story of the electoral battle with Donald Trump in ‘a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation’Hillary Clinton has promised that she will be “letting [her] guard down” in the most personal book she has yet written: a memoir due out in September…

S&S Announces Title for Forthcoming Clinton Memoir
July 27, 2017

Hillary Clinton's anticipated new memoir, due out September 12, has been given a title. Simon & Schuster said the book, which will focus on Clinton's defeat in the recent presidential election, will be called 'What Happened.'

Hachette Sales Up 5% in First Half of 2017
July 27, 2017

A strong performance by its Nashville-based imprints FaithWords and Center Street helped lift sales 5% at Hachette Book Group in the first half of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016.

Amazon Suffers Major Earnings Drop in Q2
July 27, 2017

Increased investment led to a 51% decline in operating income in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016, Amazon reported Thursday afternoon.

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