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Open Road Newsletters Reach 1M Subscribers

New York, NY (June 22, 2017) – Open Road Integrated Media (OR/M), a digital media company, announced that its newsletter business has reached the 1,000,000-subscriber mark. Lead by Early Bird Books, for fans of discount deals, The Lineup for fans of true-crime and horror fans and The Portalist for fans of science fiction and fantasy,…

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Solzhenitsyn's Russian Revolution epic to be published in English
August 22, 2017 at 1:30 am

First complete translation announced of dissident’s multi-volume historical novel The Red Wheel – his ‘life’s mission’ – after anonymous donor funds projectA grant from an anonymous donor is enabling the late Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s epic cycle of novels about the Russian Revolution – a work which was the Soviet dissident writer’s “life’s mission”, according to his…

China’s bid to block my journal’s articles is a new attack on academic freedom | Tim Pringle
August 21, 2017 at 2:57 pm

Cambridge University Press was asked to suppress articles in China Quarterly. It has now resisted, but it is a worrying developmentThe international furore that followed Cambridge University Press’s compliance with “an instruction from a Chinese import agency to block individual articles from China Quarterly” made one thing very clear. Academic freedom remains the absolute core…

“Themes” in Fiction: an Author’s Worst Nightmare, or Their Guiding Star?
August 21, 2017 at 8:22 am

Do you shy away from such intellectual stuff as your book's central theme? We made understanding "themes" easy in a fun infographic that shows how a book’s themes are understood using Hemingway's iceberg analogy. The post “Themes” in Fiction: an Author’s Worst Nightmare, or Their Guiding Star? appeared first on Digital Book World.

Translator Margaret Jull Costa: ‘Certainty Is a Very Dangerous Thing’
August 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Conversational Reading: A translator's precision meets a Portuguese modernist's ambiguity in Margaret Jull Costa's work on 'The Book of Disquiet.' The post Translator Margaret Jull Costa: ‘Certainty Is a Very Dangerous Thing’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

On the Eve of Beijing International Book Fair: ‘Exponential Growth’
August 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

The Beijing Book Fair is growing thanks to to expanding international interest in the Chinese book market and demand for a place to conduct rights business in Asia. The post On the Eve of Beijing International Book Fair: ‘Exponential Growth’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

W3C Holds First Post-Merger Publishing Summit
August 21, 2017

In its first publishing conference since absorbing the International Digital Publishing Forum, developer of the ePUB e-book format, earlier this year, the W3C will examine how web technologies are shaping the future of publishing.

What Are Book Cover Designers and Editors Earning? The Freelance Reality
August 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Ninety-five percent of freelance pros at the Reedsy Marketplace have worked for the Big Five. Now we know more about what they're making. The post What Are Book Cover Designers and Editors Earning? The Freelance Reality appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

This fill-in-the-blank formula could be the start of a great book blurb
August 18, 2017 at 7:00 am

Are you stumped by the challenge of summarizing your several-hundred-page novel into a few paragraphs? Writing the description on the back of your book is no easy task. Try this fill-in-the-blank format to get you in the book-blurb-writing frame of mind. The post This fill-in-the-blank formula could be the start of a great book blurb…

'BAME writers must tell their own stories – and we have to be disruptive'
August 18, 2017 at 5:58 am

In a series to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, author Tanya Byrne says true diversity in books for young people is shamefully overdueAs a BAME author who writes BAME characters, I’m frequently asked to explain why my books are so unusual. They’re not unusual, at least I don’t think they are. My books…

Hypnotically Animated Textbook Covers
August 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Finally something important an ebook can do! The post Hypnotically Animated Textbook Covers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

International Irish Literatures Association Holds First Singapore Conference
August 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

From the Irish Times: Singapore hosted 150 writers, academics and students of Irish literature at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures conference. The post International Irish Literatures Association Holds First Singapore Conference appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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