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Freight Books' creditors owed nearly £160k
January 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Freight Books’ authors have been told to buy back their stock or face it being pulped after creditors have revealed the company’s debt is estimated to be £160,000.

Algorithms Are Opinions Embedded in Code
January 19, 2018 at 5:30 am

Would an AI-driven peer review system improve objectivity? Cathy O'Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction explains the biases and subjectivity inherent in algorithms. The post Algorithms Are Opinions Embedded in Code appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction Announces Its 2018 Longlist: ‘Arab Reality’
January 19, 2018 at 2:35 am

With a prize of US$50,000 and funding for translation into English, the International Prize for Arabic Fiction enters its second decade with a longlist of 16 novels that 'bring to life the tragic distortions and dreams of these societies.' The post The International Prize for Arabic Fiction Announces Its 2018 Longlist: ‘Arab Reality’ appeared first…

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction Announces Its 2018 Longlist: ‘Arab Reality’
January 19, 2018 at 2:35 am

With a prize of US$50,000 and funding for translation into English, the International Prize for Arabic Fiction enters its second decade with a longlist of 16 novels that 'bring to life the tragic distortions and dreams of these societies.' The post The International Prize for Arabic Fiction Announces Its 2018 Longlist: ‘Arab Reality’ appeared first…

Children’s Books Salon Participants’ Insights Into Markets in Canada, Finland, Germany, Spain
January 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

Several international participants in next week's Children's Books Salon–produced by Frankfurter Buchmesse New York and Publishing Perspectives–speak to us about the children's book sector in their respective markets today. The post Children’s Books Salon Participants’ Insights Into Markets in Canada, Finland, Germany, Spain appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: Unicorn Acquires Kershisnik Retrospective; Open Road Reports Record Revenue
January 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

UK-based Unicorn announces a new retrospective on American artist Brian Kershisnik; and US-based Open Road Media announces banner revenues in 2017 driven by its new ‘Ignition’ marketing offer. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Intimidating and Illuminating’ he latest announced art-book acquisition for the UK-based Unicorn Publishing is Looking for Something, the first solo retrospective…

Industry Notes: Unicorn Acquires Kershisnik Retrospective; Open Road Reports Record Revenue
January 19, 2018 at 2:30 am

UK-based Unicorn announces a new retrospective on American artist Brian Kershisnik; and US-based Open Road Media announces banner revenues in 2017 driven by its new ‘Ignition’ marketing offer. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Intimidating and Illuminating’ he latest announced art-book acquisition for the UK-based Unicorn Publishing is Looking for Something, the first solo retrospective…

HelloFresh recipe book to Mitchell Beazley
January 19, 2018 at 1:45 am

Octopus imprint Mitchell Beazley has acquired the first cookbook from HelloFresh, one of the world’s largest recipe delivery services. 

Kremer urges book trade to 'rout out sexual harassment'
January 19, 2018 at 1:45 am

The vice president of the Association of Authors Agents, Lizzy Kremer, has said it is important for the trade to draw up industry guidelines on behaviour following the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.

First edition Harry Potter stolen in Norfolk
January 19, 2018 at 1:45 am

Valuable books, including a £40,000 first edition of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, have been stolen from a bookshop in Norfolk, according to news reports.