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From social media star to bestselling writer, the young ‘Instapoet’
May 27, 2017 at 7:04 pm

Rupi Kaur’s first book, Milk and Honey, sold 1.4 million copieSOrdinarily, the illustration adorning the cover of a new book is not a big story, but such is the hype around the young Canadian poet Rupi Kaur that her plan to release the picture to her 1.3 million Instagram followers on 1 June is generating…

Anthony Horowitz's claim he was told not to write black characters sparks row
May 26, 2017 at 7:53 am

Other writers have reacted with scepticism to the Alex Rider author’s claim that he was discouraged from ‘artificial and possibly patronising’ writingA furore has broken out in the children’s books world around claims by Alex Rider creator Anthony Horowitz that he was “warned off” creating a black character in one of his novels.Authors including Ben…

5 Ways Mobile Is Transforming Digital Learning
May 26, 2017 at 6:00 am

Take a look around at any given point throughout the day, and chances are you’ll see a fair amount of people in your vicinity with their eyes glued to mobile screens. What is it they are consuming? Perhaps the latest text or breaking news headline has captured their attention. However, research by Towards Maturity suggests…

The World’s Largest Library
May 26, 2017 at 5:30 am

A quick tour of the Library of Congress' collection of over 160 million items. The post The World’s Largest Library appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

London Book Fair’s Virtual Conference: Nine Markets in Nine Hours
May 26, 2017 at 2:30 am

As BookExpo's trade-show floor opens at Javits Center in New York City on Thursday, London Book Fair's Virtual Conference will be in full sway on the ether. The post London Book Fair’s Virtual Conference: Nine Markets in Nine Hours appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Educational Publishing Execs at HMH, Cengage Leaving
May 26, 2017

As educational publishers continue to deal with dramatic changes in the college and school markets, two high-placed executives at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Cengage will leave their roles later this year.

Indie House Rides the Pulitzer Wave
May 26, 2017

Seattle-based poetry publisher Wave Books is seeing a surge of interest after one of its titles, 'Olio' by Tyehimba Jess, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry this year.

Sales Are Up In Q1
May 26, 2017

Sales at HMH, S&S, Lagardère, and HarperCollins are up in the first quarter compared to a year ago.

The Authors Guild Honors Toni Morrison, James Patterson, and…IngramSpark
May 25, 2017 at 4:30 am

At the author advocacy organization's 25th gala, trade publishing stars and a self-publishing engine are acclaimed for distinguished service to writers. The post The Authors Guild Honors Toni Morrison, James Patterson, and…IngramSpark appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

More Than Half of China’s Research Includes International Co-Authors
May 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Germany's Max Planck Society participated in five of the Top 10 international Chinese bilateral research collaborations, Nature Index's supplement. The post More Than Half of China’s Research Includes International Co-Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

3 Strategies for Marketing A Book Series
May 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

I’m a cliffhanger reader by heart. I love to be left wondering what’s coming next, and yearning for the next part of the story. It’s an illness of sorts, I suppose. So when I wrote my first book, I wanted to write a series—a set of books that drops my readers off a cliff and…

Reproducible Research, Just Not Reproducible By You
May 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

What happens when an experiment is correct, but it's really hard to replicate? Are there research results that are accurate but not reproducible? The post Reproducible Research, Just Not Reproducible By You appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Seoul International Forum for Literature Underway in Korea This Week
May 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

From The Korea Times: Held every five years, Seoul’s forum brings together Korean and international authors with readers for discussions of current events. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 On ‘Radical Changes’ t The Korea Times, Yun Suh-young reports on the 2017 Seoul International Forum for Literature, running through Thursday (May 25) with the theme “Literature…