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.
Rupi Kaur’s first book, Milk and Honey, sold 1.4 million copieSOrdinarily, the illustration adorning the cover of a new book is not a big story, but such is the hype around the young Canadian poet Rupi Kaur that her plan to release the picture to her 1.3 million Instagram followers on 1 June is generating…
Other writers have reacted with scepticism to the Alex Rider author’s claim that he was discouraged from ‘artificial and possibly patronising’ writingA furore has broken out in the children’s books world around claims by Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz that he was “warned off” creating a black character in one of his novels.Authors including Ben…
Take a look around at any given point throughout the day, and chances are you’ll see a fair amount of people in your vicinity with their eyes glued to mobile screens. What is it they are consuming? Perhaps the latest text or breaking news headline has captured their attention. However, research by Towards Maturity suggests…
A quick tour of the Library of Congress' collection of over 160 million items. The post The World’s Largest Library appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Struck by 'the gatekeeping that keeps women’s writing out of sight,' Colleen Higgs started Modjaji Books a decade ago in Cape Town. The post South Africa’s Feminist Press Modjaji Books Turns 10: ‘Needs and Issues’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
As BookExpo's trade-show floor opens at Javits Center in New York City on Thursday, London Book Fair's Virtual Conference will be in full sway on the ether. The post London Book Fair’s Virtual Conference: Nine Markets in Nine Hours appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
In the Netherlands, a reading and writing platform, Sweek, gains traction. In the States, BookExpo and Bookcon plan Facebook Live streams of interviews. The post Industry Notes: A Milestone at the Netherlands’ Sweek; Facebook Live at BookExpo appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, publishers of books on local and regional history and interests, have acquired Palmetto Publishing Group and launched a new "hybrid" imprint, Vertel.
As educational publishers continue to deal with dramatic changes in the college and school markets, two high-placed executives at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Cengage will leave their roles later this year.
In recent years, observers have noticed that articles for which an APC has been paid are not always made freely available. How pervasive is this problem? A Scholarly Kitchen reader investigates. The post Guest Post: Charles Oppenheim Asks How Big a Problem Are Articles that Should Be OA but End Up Behind Paywalls appeared first…
At the author advocacy organization's 25th gala, trade publishing stars and a self-publishing engine are acclaimed for distinguished service to writers. The post The Authors Guild Honors Toni Morrison, James Patterson, and…IngramSpark appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'My favorite page is the one with the butterflies,' says Lilli in her video review of 'Greta Go-Lucky', a German book ready for grown-up rights buyers. The post Out of the Mouths of Babes: Young Readers on ‘Children’s Choice’ German Titles appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
The Polis Books publisherhas opted to self-publish his new novel, a prescient tale about a businessman-turned-President with a secret past, keeping the title entirely separate from his house's list.