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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.

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…

Translator Margaret Jull Costa: ‘Certainty Is a Very Dangerous Thing’
August 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Conversational Reading: A translator's precision meets a Portuguese modernist's ambiguity in Margaret Jull Costa's work on 'The Book of Disquiet.' The post Translator Margaret Jull Costa: ‘Certainty Is a Very Dangerous Thing’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

What Are Book Cover Designers and Editors Earning? The Freelance Reality
August 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Ninety-five percent of freelance pros at the Reedsy Marketplace have worked for the Big Five. Now we know more about what they're making. The post What Are Book Cover Designers and Editors Earning? The Freelance Reality appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

'BAME writers must tell their own stories – and we have to be disruptive'
August 18, 2017 at 5:58 am

In a series to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, author Tanya Byrne says true diversity in books for young people is shamefully overdueAs a BAME author who writes BAME characters, I’m frequently asked to explain why my books are so unusual. They’re not unusual, at least I don’t think they are. My books…

International Irish Literatures Association Holds First Singapore Conference
August 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

From the Irish Times: Singapore hosted 150 writers, academics and students of Irish literature at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures conference. The post International Irish Literatures Association Holds First Singapore Conference appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.