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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IPA urges China to 'respect the decision' of Cambridge University Press to restore articles
August 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

International Publishers Association praises CUP’s decision, counter to China’s censorship request, but will ‘wait to see what the consequences’ areThe president of the International Publishers Association has urged the Chinese government not to take punitive action against Cambridge University Press following the publisher’s decision to restore online access to hundreds of academic articles it had…

Antifa: the Anti-fascist Handbook – 'What Trump said made the book seem even more urgent'
August 22, 2017 at 10:27 am

Rushed into print after the US president said there were ‘fine people on both sides’ of the Charlottesville clashes, Mark Bray’s guide provides tactics for those hoping to ‘defeat the resurgent far right’When US president Donald Trump drew a parallel between the far-right protestors in Charlottesville and counter demonstrators last week, saying that, “You had…

On Bestseller Lists in India: ‘Which One Should You Trust?’
August 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Scroll.in: Consumers in India are presented, as in other countries with sometimes conflicting bestselling book lists. The post On Bestseller Lists in India: ‘Which One Should You Trust?’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

‘Concepts of the World’: Publishing in Mexico’s Indigenous Languages
August 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

Sixty-eight indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico by almost 7 million people. Several publishers focus on this linguistic diversity and oral traditions. The post ‘Concepts of the World’: Publishing in Mexico’s Indigenous Languages appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Cambridge University censorship U-turn is censored by China
August 22, 2017 at 2:28 am

Chinese academics commend decision to unblock access to sensitive articles, but Beijing expunges mention of the climbdown from internetChinese intellectuals and bloggers have celebrated Cambridge University’s decision to push back against Beijing’s draconian information controls – but Communist party censors reacted almost immediately to prevent word of the snub spreading in mainland China.Cambridge University Press,…

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.