BY Martin Cavannagh “All you need to be a writer is a pen and paper,” is something you might say if you’re one of those smug savants who can just sit down and write an entire novel longhand. But for the rest of us? Well, we can take all the help we can get. Naturally,…
An inspirational talk by the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas. The post Why Books Will Always Matter appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Nikesh Shukla and literary agent Julia Kingsford have launched Kickstarter appeal to fund The Good Journal, with further plans for an affiliated agencyAfter selling more than 50,000 copies and being named the British public’s favourite book of 2016, the success of anthology The Good Immigrant has prompted the launch of a new literary journal to…
New detailed assessments of journals in the Global South will provide reassurance to authors and readers and guide editors on how to improve their journals. The post New Assessment Process Boosts Credibility of Developing-world Journals appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
I’m delighted to announce the addition of a new voice in The Scholarly Kitchen, Siân Harris. Siân is the Publications and Engagement Manager at INASP, an international development organization that supports the production, sharing and use of research and knowledge […] The post Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen: Siân Harris appeared first on…
The 12th annual Brooklyn Book Festival took place in downtown Brooklyn on September 16 and 17, drawing a record 45,000 attendees.
As audiobook trend grows, so do advances for writers of popular series. Here's how agent Laurie McLean's helped one author get top dollar. The post What’s Hot In Audiobooks? Big Advances for Multi-Book Deals appeared first on Digital Book World.
Scholarly publishers are already doing much to make government funded research as free as possible as soon as it is published. Why do we need a law to enact what is already taking shape? Robert Harington suggests it comes down to politics. The post Science, Publishing and Government Bills: Fair Access to Science and Technology…
Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' sold more than 300,000 copies across all formats its first week on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster reported. Over half of those sales were hardcovers, with S&S selling 167,000 print copies.
The genetics testing copany 23andme presents an interesting example of a new kind of data publishing. The post Publishing the 23andMe Way, Part One: Building the Database appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Is the rise of podcasts a threat to authors? Ian Small, head of Audiobooks.com, offers honest answers to this ominous question and more. The post Podcasts Vs. Audiobooks: Threats or Opportunities for Authors? appeared first on Digital Book World.
Sara Rouhi from Altmetric reflects on the biases of the "research industrial complex”. The post Guest Post — When Metrics and Politics Collide: Reflections on Peer Review, the JIF and Our Current Political Moment appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Man Booker prize judge Colin Thubron has complained this week that star endorsements bully readers into admiring books, but it’s long been standard practiceSetting cats among pigeons has long been an unofficial part of the contract for judges of the Booker prize. Remember Chris Mullin’s insistence on “zip–along” novels, or, way back in 1992, AN…
Setting up a sales page in an online bookstore is as simple as filling in forms. However, many of the questions require research. Use this handy checklist to gather the information in advance. The post Don’t Upload Your Ebook To An Online Bookstore Without Reviewing This Checklist appeared first on Digital Book World.
To round out Peer Review Week 2017, here's a brief summary of some key takeaways from this year's Peer Review Congress, held every four years. The post Seven Things I Learned at the Eighth International Peer Review Congress appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Keeping pace with the National Hurricane Center, Simon & Schuster extends its aid to storm-swept libraries and bookstores in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The post Industry Notes: Simon & Schuster Holds Out Relief Assistance to Irma-Damaged Regions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
James Patterson collaborator Mark Sullivan's labor of love may turn out to be his most successful book yet in the run-up to Frankfurt. The post Mark Sullivan’s ‘Beneath a Scarlet Sky’ Racks Up Rights Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.