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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.

PowerHouse’s Susanne König Wins First Frankfurt US Booksellers Prize
August 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm

PowerHouse Arena founder Susanne König is the first winner of the Frankfurt Book Fair's US Booksellers Prize for her work highlighting books in translation. The post PowerHouse’s Susanne König Wins First Frankfurt US Booksellers Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: EC Chooses Spain’s Odilo; Quarto Breaks Off Talks
August 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

Talking of 'innovative and affordable solutions to assist schools and universities,' Odilo announces a deal with the European Commission.  The post Industry Notes: EC Chooses Spain’s Odilo; Quarto Breaks Off Talks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

‘Bigger, Broader’: The German Book Prize Releases Its 2017 Longlist
August 16, 2017 at 5:45 pm

'Traditional as well as language-focused and risk-taking narratives' are on the longlist for this year's German Book Prize, says jury chair Katja Gasser. The post ‘Bigger, Broader’: The German Book Prize Releases Its 2017 Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Authors voice fury at Russian publisher cutting gay scene from novel
August 16, 2017 at 10:15 am

Author VE Schwab ‘devastated’ after discovering a storyline was cut without her permission in Russia, where LGBT books are regularly shrinkwrappedVE Schwab’s Shades of Magic series follows the story of the magician Kell, a “traveller” with the ability to move between four parallel versions of London. Acclaimed and bestselling – in the Guardian it was…

‘The Absence of Concepts’: Interview with Author Dubravka Ugrešić
August 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

From PoliticalCritique.org: 'We are surrounded by unstoppable, powerful and chaotic production,' says author Dubravka Ugrešić in an interview. The post ‘The Absence of Concepts’: Interview with Author Dubravka Ugrešić appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.