How do you judge an author’s ability to sell books? Social media stats are a flimsy measure. Use these four metrics as a better guide.
When Marilyn Edwards, who has died aged 71, took up a job at the Publishers Association in 1965, she found herself at the focal point of a book trade still retaining something of its character as a cottage industry – dozens of independent publishers, each with its own characteristics, serving bookshops up and down the…
'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.
Once awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor for 'the communist education of children and youth,' the Soviet-born Detskaya Literatura is being sold. The post Publishing History: Russia Is To Privatize the Soviet-Born ‘Detskaya Literatura’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
From Asymptote: 'You are the consequence or the aggregate of your agreements,' says Michael Hofmann in an exchange about life as a translator. The post Michael Hofmann on Translation: ‘An Immense Effort of Affection’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Several institutions are working in Jakarta to cultivate interest in foreign rights sales: the Lontar Foundation, National Book Committee, and Indonesia Rights Fair. The post Rights Interest Rising: Indonesian Publishers on International Trade appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Viet Thanh Nguyen's 'The Sympathizer' is an international success and Pulitzer winner, with rights sold around the world. And a sequel is in the works. The post Rights Update: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s ‘The Sympathizer’ Sells to 24 Territories appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Publishers are becoming 'increasingly selective' as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning. The post Foreign Rights: Do YouTube Celebrity Books Travel? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Revenue at the publisher rose 4% in fiscal 2017 over the previous year, and operating income increased 17%. In announcing its latest financial results, the company also unveiled a program called Scholastic 2020, which aims to drive long term improvement in operating income.
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.