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How do you win the Man Booker prize? Move to New York or London | Lucy Diver
October 16, 2017 at 11:10 am

The prize used to champion unknowns and outsiders. But a 2014 rule change has cemented the neo-colonial cultural dominance of the US and the UKThe upstairs room of an indie bookstore. A book launch for a local author. Crisps and wine are being handed out, a buzz is in the air, congratulations are showered upon…

Difficulty In Finding Reviewers Taints Editorial Decisions
October 16, 2017 at 5:30 am

Journal editors are more likely to reject papers when they experience trouble recruiting reviewers, reports a new study. The post Difficulty In Finding Reviewers Taints Editorial Decisions appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

A Public Space Launches Book Imprint
October 16, 2017

Literary magazine 'A Public Space' has launched APS Books with Bette Howland's 'Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage,' and will publish three more books in its inaugural year.

Good Gaul: Asterix illustration sells for record €1.4m in Paris
October 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

The drawing for Asterix and the Banquet, signed by its creators, was only expected to sell for between €180,000 and €200,000An original illustration for the cover of one of the early Asterix comic books has sold for a record €1.4m (£1.25m) at auction , more than seven times its expected price, an auction house announced.The…

Bertie Wooster returns as a spy in Jeeves sequel by Schott's Miscellany author
October 13, 2017 at 10:48 am

Ben Schott says ‘it’s like being lent the Crown Jewels’ after PG Wodehouse estate approves trivia bestseller to write Jeeves and the King of ClubsBertie Wooster, PG Wodehouse’s “mentally somewhat negligible” English gentleman with a heart of gold, is set to be reimagined as a British spy by Ben Schott, the author of the bestselling…

Weinstein Books 'terminated' in wake of assault allegations
October 13, 2017 at 6:47 am

Film mogul’s associated publishing imprint is to close in the wake of scandal over multiple abuse allegationsThe Weinstein Books imprint is being shut down, following a week of sexual assault allegations against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein.In a statement to staff issued on Thursday, Hachette Book Group said it had “terminated” the imprint. A joint…

New York’s Only Volcano
October 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

A visit to a volcano simulator. The post New York’s Only Volcano appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Meet the Editor: Rebecca Saletan
October 13, 2017

The editorial director of Riverhead is on a roll this awards season with one book on the Man Booker Prize shortlist, another on the National Book Awards shortlist, and a third whose author was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.”

Texas Book Festival 2017: Our Coverage
October 13, 2017

Check out all the goings-on at the Texas Book Festival, which will be held November 4-5 in Austin, TX. We interview festival authors, including headliner Dan Rather, Pulitzer-winner Jennifer Egan, Gretchen Carlson, the Bush twins, and many others.

Dog's tales and meowmoirs: the irresistible rise of endearing animal books
October 12, 2017 at 9:35 am

A cuddly antidote to worrying times, ‘pet lit’ has become a publishing phenomenon. But isn’t it all a bit twee?Picture the scene: it’s the end of a long day. You’re tired, you’re cold, you need to curl up with a cup of tea and something comforting to read. But wait! You also love animals. What…

The Facebooking of Scholarly Research
October 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

The search tools and social networks we increasingly rely on are all dependent on advertising-based business models. What does this mean for scholarly communication? The post The Facebooking of Scholarly Research appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.