As Frank Lampard, George Galloway and Cara Delevingne land big-money book deals, established writers look on from the fringes – or turn away altogether Another day, another celebrity announces they are to “pen” a children’s book. Already this week, Jamie Lee Curtis has announced a “selfie-themed” tome, Chelsea Clinton a picture book about inspirational women…
Artificial intelligence is now a commodity appliance. What are the implications for Scholarly Publishing? The post Living with an AI: A Glimpse Into The Future appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
From Hungarian Literature Online: after a half-century in translation, when asked if he's ever struggled with a text, Peter Sherwood concedes, 'Every single one of them.' The post Peter Sherwood on 50 Years of Translating from Hungarian appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'Comics are one of the few things that kids get to choose themselves,' says one panelist at London Book Fair, as British comics publishers talk transition. The post British Comics Publishers in a Changing Marketplace: ‘We Want To Do More Comics’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Mobile storytelling platform oolipo has released its iOS mobile app along with 12 original, multimedia series. 'Creative storytellers' and Android to follow. The post Germany’s Bastei Lübbe Launches the ‘oolipo’ Mobile Platform appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
In the kind of digital community envisioned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, information literacy skills ought not to be treated as an afterthought. The post Platforms, Networks, and Information Literacy appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
'It's markedly more difficult for women to make it into English translation,' says English PEN's Maureen Freely, who leads the Warwick Prize development. First award to come in the autumn. The post The UK Has a New Prize for Women in Translation: The Warwick appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
'We wanted to offer something different," says Andrea Chambers of NYU's Center for Publishing about a new conference with Publishers Weekly. The post April’s PubTechConnect Conference: A Conversation With Andrea Chambers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Ten contemporary titles in French translated to English are in the first of two rounds of voting for the new Albertine Prize. A winner is named June 6. The post Vote for Your Favorite French Books Translated to English: The Albertine Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Does the closing of Axios Review portend the end of independent peer review? The post Wither Portable Peer Review appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Called an an effort to 'optimize the work of all major libraries,' Russia's plan to merge digital collections of several libraries is seeing resistance. The post Russian Librarians Warn of Crisis in Library Consolidation Plans appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
In a look at translators' careers, Sarah Death tells the Swedish Book Review that as freelancers, they're dependent on what work is offered to them. The post Swedish Translator Sarah Death on the Translation Business Today appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
From 126 books, the Man Booker International Prize longlist honors 13 'compulsively readable and ferociously intelligent' titles translated into English. The post Titles Translated from 11 Languages: The 2017 Man Booker International Longlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Suffering from a downturn in the educational market, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has confirmed that it began a series of organizational changes last week that have resulted in, among other things, layoffs in its educational division as well as its trade division.
The effect of ebooks on sales of paper books has not been as drastic as expected – it seems that other, more unpredictable factors have a greater influence on how and what we readNielsen, which tracks book sales in several countries, released 2016 figures to coincide with this week’s London Book Fair. They show a…
London book fair has shown how upbeat the literary world can be – and how worried our cultural businesses have become at the thought of losing old certaintiesThe mood at this week’s London book fair appeared upbeat, with hotly contested auctions leading to the return of the six-figure publishing deal. Musicians did particularly well, with…
It can be cheaper to buy the physical copy of a book than a digital download thanks to changes in Amazon’s deal with publishersAt the start of this decade publishers feared the death of the paperback. Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital books.Even Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder,…
Decline of reality TV and soap star memoirs greeted with glee, but publishers say it is time to turn the page on Gone Girl-style ‘grip-lit’On the eve of the London book fair, publishers were excited by news that sales of physical books were up for the second year in a row – 7% more than…