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The Good Immigrant's editor plans new journal and agency for writers of colour
September 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

Nikesh Shukla and literary agent Julia Kingsford have launched Kickstarter appeal to fund The Good Journal, with further plans for an affiliated agencyAfter selling more than 50,000 copies and being named the British public’s favourite book of 2016, the success of anthology The Good Immigrant has prompted the launch of a new literary journal to…

Do celebrity book blurbs 'blackmail' readers?
September 15, 2017 at 8:31 am

Man Booker prize judge Colin Thubron has complained this week that star endorsements bully readers into admiring books, but it’s long been standard practiceSetting cats among pigeons has long been an unofficial part of the contract for judges of the Booker prize. Remember Chris Mullin’s insistence on “zip–along” novels, or, way back in 1992, AN…

Amazon redacts one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's What Happened
September 14, 2017 at 6:59 am

Hundreds of damning verdicts on memoir of 2016 presidential race, posted within hours of publication, have been removed by the online booksellerHundreds of one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s memoir What Happened, which appeared online within hours of the 512-page book’s publication, have been removed from Amazon.What Happened, in which Clinton gives her account of the…

The Art of Books: An Exhibition of Shobunsha’s Star Cover Designer Kouga Hirano
September 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

From the Japan Times: The Kyoto DDD Gallery's exhibition of Kouga Hirano's 30-year body of work includes his book cover designs for travel publisher, Shobunsha. The post The Art of Books: An Exhibition of Shobunsha’s Star Cover Designer Kouga Hirano appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Ready for Frankfurt Book Fair: Next Page’s Balkan Catalogue in Arabic
September 13, 2017 at 2:30 am

Ahead of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Arabic translators choose six 'new literary voices from the Balkans' for a joint catalogue from Next Page and Translation Collider The post Ready for Frankfurt Book Fair: Next Page’s Balkan Catalogue in Arabic appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

US Copyright Ruling Opinion: The Moppet Books’ KinderGuides Case
September 13, 2017 at 2:25 am

Writing that 'Fair use…is not a jacket to be worn over an otherwise infringing outfit,' the judge in the US KinderGuides copyright case issues his opinion. The post US Copyright Ruling Opinion: The Moppet Books’ KinderGuides Case appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

€25,000 German Book Prize Shortlist Is Out: Award Coincides With Frankfurt
September 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

Beginning September 27, you can read English translations of excerpts from the six shortlisted German Book Prize titles at the 'New Books in German' site. The post €25,000 German Book Prize Shortlist Is Out: Award Coincides With Frankfurt appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.