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'A constant indefensible attack on freedom and rights in Turkey': Nermin Mollaoğlu on the detention of Princeton University Press author Koray Çalışkan. The post Freedom To Publish: Kalem Agency Author Koray Çalışkan Under House Arrest in Turkey appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
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…
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.
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.
Five jurors based in the UK and North America will select the £50,000 Man Booker International Prize in the spring of 2018. The post Man Booker International 2018 Judges: Prize Honors Translator, Author appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
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.
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.
Scholarly publishers have long thought in categories such as journals, monographs, textbooks, and reference. Reference as a category is splitting in two. The post Defining a New Content Type: The Exploratory Resource appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Running September 6 to 16, LiteraturFestival Berlin this year includes a children's literature component with authors, illustrators, and scientists. The post International Literature Festival Berlin Announces Its Program: 200 Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
From Nigeria's 'This Day': With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival. The post At Nigeria’s New Kaduna Festival: Rolling Out a ‘Right to Write’ Project appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Wattpad scores its largest deal with a European publisher, and in France, where Wattpad grew its audience by 61 percent last year. The post Wattpad Opens Partnership With France’s Hachette Romans: First Titles in September appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
The public library might not be top of mind when broadening your digital publishing reach, but it should be, according to literary agent Gordon Warnock. His report from the ALA Annual Conference shatters stereotypes about libraries and shows you how this public resource can help your writing career. The post Libraries Gone Digital: 4 Ways…
A new study from Oxford University Press further documents the decline of reference resources, a category of scholarly material more than ready for an innovative era in its evolution. The post Tracking the Evolution of Reference Resources appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.