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Peru’s Hay Festival Arequipa Adds a Day of Programming at Cusco
September 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Another busy program of more than 100 authors is announced for this year's Peruvian Hay Festival, including Cees Nooteboom, Kim Thuy, and many others. The post Peru’s Hay Festival Arequipa Adds a Day of Programming at Cusco appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The real Winnie-the-Pooh revealed to have been 'Growler'
September 4, 2017 at 2:00 am

Previously unseen pictures show that EH Shepard’s iconic images were modelled on his own son’s toy bear – not AA Milne’s His tummy as portly as it always would be, Winnie-the-Pooh’s very first appearance has been revealed in a previously unpublished sketch from the 1920s by illustrator EH Shepard.The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh brings together more…

Final chapter for Pears' Cyclopaedia after 125 years in print
September 1, 2017 at 12:14 pm

The once hugely popular almanac has seen much-diminished sales in the digital era, and editor’s retirement persuades publisher to close itOne hundred-and-twenty years after Pears’ Cyclopaedia made its first appearance, offering “A Mass of Curious and Useful Information about Things that everyone Ought to know in Commerce, History, Science, Religion, Literature and other Topics of…

Publisher pulps boys' guide to puberty over explanation of breasts
September 1, 2017 at 6:44 am

Alex Frith’s Growing Up for Boys prompted outcry over passage saying breasts develop ‘to make the girl look grown up and attractive’A book aimed at explaining human biology to boys that said one of the purposes of breasts was “to make the girl look grown up and attractive” is now being pulped.Publisher Usborne was criticised…

Lost to translation: how English readers miss out on foreign female writers
August 31, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Only a third of books translated into English last year were by female writers. As Women in Translation month wraps up, we investigate why – and if things are changing• In their own words: 10 female translators on the work that inspires themWhen Argentinian author Samanta Schweblin’s first book, El núcleo del disturbio came out…

Despacito drives Bertelsmann to record €500m profits
August 31, 2017 at 9:31 am

Song of the summer and TV shows American Gods and 13 Reasons Why boost German media groupThe global success of 2017’s song of the summer, Despacito, together with sales of the TV series American Gods and the popularity of controversial book-turned-Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has helped drive record first-half profits at German media group…

At This Year’s Frankfurt Rights Meeting: ‘Change Is the New Constant’
August 31, 2017 at 5:30 am

In its 31st year, Buchmesse's annual Rights Meeting on 'Book Fair Tuesday' focuses on Asian licensing, social media, and a burgening audio market. The post At This Year’s Frankfurt Rights Meeting: ‘Change Is the New Constant’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

UK Author-Illustrator Judith Kerr Named a Specsavers Platinum Bestseller
August 30, 2017 at 8:31 pm

The German-born British children's writer Judith Kerr is now a member of the Platinum Bestseller club, awarded the honor by Specsavers and Nielsen Book. The post UK Author-Illustrator Judith Kerr Named a Specsavers Platinum Bestseller appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Freedom To Publish: IPA Opens 2018 Prix Voltaire Award Nominations
August 30, 2017 at 1:21 pm

Planning a February revelation of the 2018 recipient at IPA's Congress in India, the organization asks for nominations by September 25. The post Freedom To Publish: IPA Opens 2018 Prix Voltaire Award Nominations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.