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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…

Revisiting Two Perspectives on Library-based University Presses
July 19, 2017 at 6:30 am

Point: Counterpoint -- today we revisit a pair of posts from Joe Esposito and Rick Anderson looking at partnerships and collaborations between university libraries and university presses. The post Revisiting Two Perspectives on Library-based University Presses appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Have We Been Hacked By Sci-Hub?
July 19, 2017 at 5:30 am

Recent announcements from the creator of Sci-Hub raise the distinct possibility that Scholarly Publishers have been systematically compromised The post Have We Been Hacked By Sci-Hub? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Translation: Is More Arabic Literature Being Published in Hebrew?
July 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Haaretz: There may be signals that more Arabic-language material is being translated into Hebrew, although the situation is complex. The post Translation: Is More Arabic Literature Being Published in Hebrew? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In Poland, Empik Banks on Smaller, Targeted ‘Mole Mole’ Bookstores
July 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

A major Polish retailer is betting on 'small format bookstores' and proliferating locations to make a success of its new Mole Mole bookshops. The post In Poland, Empik Banks on Smaller, Targeted ‘Mole Mole’ Bookstores appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Yiannopoulos’s Sales Sink in Second Week
July 19, 2017

Sales of Milo Yiannopoulos’s book, 'Dangerous,' fell 42% last week, compared to its first week on sale, according to just-released numbers from NPD BookScan.

Defining a New Content Type: The Exploratory Resource
July 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Scholarly publishers have long thought in categories such as journals, monographs, textbooks, and reference. Reference as a category is splitting in two. The post Defining a New Content Type: The Exploratory Resource appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

International Literature Festival Berlin Announces Its Program: 200 Authors
July 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

Running September 6 to 16, LiteraturFestival Berlin this year includes a children's literature component with authors, illustrators, and scientists. The post International Literature Festival Berlin Announces Its Program: 200 Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

At Nigeria’s New Kaduna Festival: Rolling Out a ‘Right to Write’ Project
July 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Nigeria's 'This Day': With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival. The post At Nigeria’s New Kaduna Festival: Rolling Out a ‘Right to Write’ Project appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Libraries Gone Digital: 4 Ways Libraries Expand Your Reach As An Author
July 17, 2017 at 2:37 pm

The public library might not be top of mind when broadening your digital publishing reach, but it should be, according to literary agent Gordon Warnock. His report from the ALA Annual Conference shatters stereotypes about libraries and shows you how this public resource can help your writing career. The post Libraries Gone Digital: 4 Ways…

Tracking the Evolution of Reference Resources
July 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

A new study from Oxford University Press further documents the decline of reference resources, a category of scholarly material more than ready for an innovative era in its evolution. The post Tracking the Evolution of Reference Resources appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Internationalist Viewpoint: A Report on ‘The Business of Books’
July 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

'A brutal pattern has become firmly established,' reads the new Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club white paper on the international industry. The post The Internationalist Viewpoint: A Report on ‘The Business of Books’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Hurun Report Charts Top Ten Online Writers in China
July 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

From The Global Times: Authors of a new ranking of 'online writing' in China say that the most successful of these authors can make millions. The post Hurun Report Charts Top Ten Online Writers in China appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Reviewing Peer Review: London’s Birkbeck Gets Second Mellon Foundation Grant
July 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Surprisingly little is known about what peer review looks like at scale,' says Birkbeck's Martin Eve, who'll lead a team in collaboration with PLOS ONE. The post Reviewing Peer Review: London’s Birkbeck Gets Second Mellon Foundation Grant appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Hawley, Petrie Among Winners at 12th Annual Thrillerfest
July 17, 2017

At the Saturday night event in New York City, Noah Hawley became the first author to win an ITW Best Novel Award and an Edgar for the same book, 'Before the Fall.' Nick Petrie took home the Best First Novel award for his book, 'The Drifter.'

Rejected by BookBub? Two Ways To Turn That Negative into a Positive
July 14, 2017 at 8:00 am

If you’re one of the many authors whose books are rejected by BookBub, don’t wallow in despair. You can turn that negative into a positive, by bucking up and trying again to get accepted by the book marketing giant by beefing up your reviews and generating more activity on your online book sales pages. Only…