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BISG's New Best Practices for Keywords in Metadata

New York (February 8, 2018) - In support of its mission to maintain and implement standardized best practices for its members in the book publishing business, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has released an updated Best Practices for Keywords in Metadata, produced by the Metadata Committee and BISAC Subject Codes Committee Keywords Working Group. With…

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This week in 1963 | From the Observer archive
February 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm

Publishers prepare to release The Kama Sutra and Tropic of Cancer to the British publicRoy Jenkins’s Obscene Publications Act, passed nearly four years ago, is about to face the two biggest tests of its usefulness since the Lady Chatterley trial in November, 1960. Allen and Unwin are to publish on Thursday a translation of the…

Where the Wild Things are
February 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Independent publisher Wild Things promotes accessible, affordable adventure.

Mackay joins Edinburgh festival
February 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Simon Mackay has been appointed the new head of book sales and retail for the Edinburgh International Book Festival (EIBF). 

Right place, right time for nascent Marco Polo
February 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Launching a list in the midst of the book sector’s digital transition, in one of its hardest-hit markets, hasn’t seemed to harm travel publisher Marco Polo.

Pictures of the week
February 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

This week features some familiar faces, a charity auction, a touring Harry Potter exhibition and a sold-out performance of The Vagina Monologues.

Maze Runner author James Dashner dropped by US publisher amid harassment claims
February 16, 2018 at 6:22 am

Author of the popular young adult series has issued an apology for being ‘part of the problem’ in the wake of anonymous claims posted onlineJames Dashner, author of the bestselling young adult Maze Runner books, has issued an apology in which he says that he “will seek counselling and guidance” after he was accused of…

A Written Language Without an Alphabet
February 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

A video explaining the written system for the Inuktitut language, which uses an abugida instead of an alphabet. The post A Written Language Without an Alphabet appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The 2018 German-Language Festival Neue Literatur Focus: ‘Insider | Outsider’
February 16, 2018 at 2:30 am

'Borders physical, ideological and aesthetic, and who is permitted to cross them' are at issue in this year's three-day festival of events, March 23 through 25, in German-language literature in New York. The post The 2018 German-Language Festival Neue Literatur Focus: ‘Insider | Outsider’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The 2018 German-Language Festival Neue Literatur Focus: ‘Insider | Outsider’
February 16, 2018 at 2:30 am

'Borders physical, ideological and aesthetic, and who is permitted to cross them' are at issue in this year's three-day festival of events, March 23 through 25, in German-language literature in New York. The post The 2018 German-Language Festival Neue Literatur Focus: ‘Insider | Outsider’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

From Canada, Wattpad Studios Aims at Hollywood With ‘Cupid’s Match’
February 16, 2018 at 2:30 am

'You've been matched with a very reckless god. It's Cupid, himself. And he's coming for you.' Wattpad releases its first screen project of 2018. The post From Canada, Wattpad Studios Aims at Hollywood With ‘Cupid’s Match’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

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