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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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Entire art gallery of Ladybird book covers is world first
February 23, 2017 at 11:48 am

Archive of artworks from a century of the imprint’s simple, wholesome worldview go on display at Museum of English Rural LifeIf all you knew of the world came from a Ladybird book, you would be forgiven for believing factories are always shining temples of industry and optimism rather than zero-hours sweatshops, policemen are invariably handsome…

Who Has All the Content?
February 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

Several services attempt to gather up “all” of the content across publishers. This post provides an overview and taxonomy. The post Who Has All the Content? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Rights Watch: An Israeli Agency’s International Picks for Young Readers
February 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

Literary agent Stephanie Barrouillet is preparing her rights list of French, Spanish and international children's books to showcase at the Bologna Book Fair The post Rights Watch: An Israeli Agency’s International Picks for Young Readers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Toy Fair Trends
February 23, 2017

A walk through New York International Toy Fair 2017 highlighted some of the consolidation that has occurred in the novelty and book-plus sector in the past year.

Armando Correa’s Debut Novel Seized In Cuba
February 23, 2017

Despite high praise from American and Cuban participants in this year's U.S. Publishing Mission to the Havana Book Fair, the event was marred by the confiscation of Armando Correa's debut novel, 'The German Girl,' by Cuban authorities.

Milo Yiannopoulos's 'Dangerous': a Timeline
February 23, 2017

All our coverage of the controversy surrounding former Breitbart pundit Milo Yiannopoulos's book 'Dangerous,' which was slated for publication by Simon & Schuster, until it was cancelled after video surfaced in which the author appeared to condone pedophilia.

Trade Division Bright Spot in Bad Year for HMH
February 23, 2017

Sales in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade division rose 0.7% in 2016 over 2015, but revenue for the entire company fell 3% and its net loss jumped. Company executives promised to cut costs in 2017.

Kobo and Bol.com Launch ‘Kobo Plus’ Ebook Subscription
February 22, 2017 at 11:15 am

Entering a sector with a checkered track record, Canada's Kobo and The Netherlands' bol.com start an ebook subscription model for 9.99 euros a month. The post Kobo and Bol.com Launch ‘Kobo Plus’ Ebook Subscription appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Supply, Demand, and the Subscription Model in Scholarly Publishing — An Analysis
February 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

An overview of usage trends across libraries and journals indicates that usage is generally stable or up, archives remain of interest, and consumption doesn't align with authorship or funding. The post Supply, Demand, and the Subscription Model in Scholarly Publishing — An Analysis appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Amazon Publishing’s Newest Imprint Makes Its Debut in Germany
February 22, 2017 at 2:35 am

Tinte & Feder is Amazon Publishing's second German-language imprint, and is to focus on contemporary and historical fiction. First titles out March 7. The post Amazon Publishing’s Newest Imprint Makes Its Debut in Germany appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Publishing in Tumultuous Times: Wiley’s Statement of Values
February 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

'We thrive when our authors and partners are free to work and travel across borders,' writes Wiley's Mark Allin on his company's core values. The post Publishing in Tumultuous Times: Wiley’s Statement of Values appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Malaysia Is Guest of Honor at Riyadh International Book Fair
February 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

Stressing 'intellectual momentum' for Saudi Arabia's younger citizens, the ministry of culture plans a complex 10-day program for the 2017 fair in Riyadh. The post Malaysia Is Guest of Honor at Riyadh International Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

US Politics Sparks Republication of Japanese Sci-Fi Story, ‘America’s Wall’
February 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

Sometimes forgotten literature finds new life in current events. The acclaimed Japanese sci-fi author Sakyo Komatsu's short story 'America's Wall' is a new case in point. The post US Politics Sparks Republication of Japanese Sci-Fi Story, ‘America’s Wall’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Ruth Levitt obituary
February 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

My friend Ruth Levitt, who has died aged 66 from cancer, put into practice her strong beliefs in the public good and the importance of culture in a varied career that included posts in the NHS, academia, publishing and management consultancy.Born in London, she grew up in a secular Jewish family, the daughter of Harry…

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