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How to Write A Creative Brief So Your Graphic Designer Creates An Amazing Book Cover
July 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

Great book covers sell books. Professional cover designers are trained in the craft of typography, photo editing, and design—but they’re not expected to know anything about your book or your visual preferences. Luckily, a document called a Creative Brief exists to help you convey your intentions to your graphic designer. Here’s all you need to…

Cell Theory and the Feuds Behind It
July 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

A look at the many personality conflicts behind the establishment of Cell Theory. The post Cell Theory and the Feuds Behind It appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

British Library: Digitizing 200 Years of Early Bengali Books
July 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

From The Times of India: 'Not available elsewhere in the world,' two centuries of the British Library's Bengali collection is being made available free. The post British Library: Digitizing 200 Years of Early Bengali Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Acclaimed Iranian artist refused visa to attend Edinburgh book festival
July 21, 2017 at 2:00 am

Children’s book illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi says Kafkaesque reasons given for refusal An acclaimed Iranian illustrator has been denied a visa to attend the Edinburgh international book festival amid growing criticism of the UK’s handling of Iranian visas.Ehsan Abdollahi, described by the festival’s director as a “highly respected, award-winning Iranian illustrator of kids’ books”, was due…

Profits Double at EDC
July 21, 2017

Net earnings at Educational Development Corp. rose to $1.2 million in the quarter ended May 31, 2107 over the comparable period a year ago. Sales were up 20%.

Hot Topic: World War II Books
July 21, 2017

In the spirit of Christopher Nolan's new film, 'Dunkirk,' here are three new titles in which everyday people fight to survive and commit unsung acts of heroism.

Scholastic Aims to Improve Profits
July 21, 2017

Scholastic has started Scholastic 2020, a companywide initiative to reduce operating costs and expand revenue opportunities.

Marilyn Edwards obituary
July 20, 2017 at 9:38 am

When Marilyn Edwards, who has died aged 71, took up a job at the Publishers Association in 1965, she found herself at the focal point of a book trade still retaining something of its character as a cottage industry – dozens of independent publishers, each with its own characteristics, serving bookshops up and down the…

Michael Hofmann on Translation: ‘An Immense Effort of Affection’
July 20, 2017 at 2:35 am

From Asymptote: 'You are the consequence or the aggregate of your agreements,' says Michael Hofmann in an exchange about life as a translator. The post Michael Hofmann on Translation: ‘An Immense Effort of Affection’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Interest Rising: Indonesian Publishers on International Trade
July 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Several institutions are working in Jakarta to cultivate interest in foreign rights sales: the Lontar Foundation, National Book Committee, and Indonesia Rights Fair. The post Rights Interest Rising: Indonesian Publishers on International Trade appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Foreign Rights: Do YouTube Celebrity Books Travel?
July 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Publishers are becoming 'increasingly selective' as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning. The post Foreign Rights: Do YouTube Celebrity Books Travel? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Scholastic Results Rose in Fiscal 2017
July 20, 2017

Revenue at the publisher rose 4% in fiscal 2017 over the previous year, and operating income increased 17%. In announcing its latest financial results, the company also unveiled a program called Scholastic 2020, which aims to drive long term improvement in operating income.

The Gritty Side – Editors and How to Find Them by Sharon Anderson
July 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

I’ve put words on the page since I can remember. Not great words at first, mind you, but words, nevertheless. You could say I’ve been in the relentless pursuit of telling story in a meaningful, engaging, awesome way before I knew how to spell. I am, as it turns out, a writer. Is that different…