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Industry Changes: Nielsen Book’s US Services Sold to NPD Group
January 20, 2017 at 7:06 am

Offering employment to existing US Nielsen Book employees, the Nielsen Book practice becomes NPD Book in the new acquisition. The post Industry Changes: Nielsen Book’s US Services Sold to NPD Group appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Machine Learning Explained
January 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

A short video from the University of Oxford explains the concept of machine learning. The post Machine Learning Explained appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Grandes Libros, a Spanish-Language Social Network for Book Fans
January 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

A social network for book lovers has launched in Argentina, and it's said to be gaining users across the Spanish-speaking world. The post Grandes Libros, a Spanish-Language Social Network for Book Fans appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Books on the Go: What Keeps Addis Ababa Reading
January 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Sidewalk retail: Bookselling is curbside in Ethiopia's largest city, where roaming vendors on foot offer titles to passersby. The post Books on the Go: What Keeps Addis Ababa Reading appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Neuland 2.0: Startup Village at the Leipzig Book Fair
January 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Neuland 2.0, a ‘Startup Village for Digital Natives,’ will return to the Leipzig Book Fair to showcase innovative new ideas for the book and media industry. The post Neuland 2.0: Startup Village at the Leipzig Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

NPD Buys Nielsen's Book Services
January 20, 2017

The market research firm NPD Group's acquisition includes Nielsen's U.S.-based BookScan, PubTrack Digital, and Books & Consumers services.

Microsoft pilots ebook sales in Windows 10
January 19, 2017 at 10:24 am

Publishers offer cautious welcome after leak shows software giant has included a bookselling section in a new build of its operating systemTwo years after Microsoft walked away from digital bookselling, a leak of its latest software has hinted that it may ready to try again.In what may be a fishing exercise to gauge interest, a…

International Publishers Association Calls for Prix Voltaire Nominations
January 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Nominees will have recently published controversial works amid pressure, threats, intimidation or harassment' in this now-annual prize in the freedom to publish. The post International Publishers Association Calls for Prix Voltaire Nominations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A Cold Start to the Year for Poland’s Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help
January 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

In Poland, publishing stakeholders stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales. The post A Cold Start to the Year for Poland’s Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Topic Overview: ‘Does Your Content Know Its Rights?’
January 19, 2017 at 2:30 am

In a quick overview of rights management issues publishers should think about, consultant Bill Rosenblatt looks at a publishers' handling of content. The post Topic Overview: ‘Does Your Content Know Its Rights?’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

IDPF Close to Finalizing W3C Merger
January 19, 2017

Despite challenges from OverDrive CEO Steve Potash, IDPF officials said at a meeting yesterday that they are finalizing plans to join the W3C after an overwhelming vote in favor of the merger last November.

Publishing Community Mounts Trump Protests
January 19, 2017

On Saturday, thousands of members of the publishing community plan to participate in the many marches planned around the country to protest the policies of President Donald Trump.

Reported Trump Spending Cuts Would Kill NEH, NEA
January 19, 2017

In an effort to shrink federal bureaucracy by cutting spending, President-elect Donald Trump and his administration reportedly intend to eliminate the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts.

He's had three strikes. Surely Pearson's chief executive is out?
January 18, 2017 at 2:19 pm

Two mistakes from the US educational publisher would be understandable. Their confidence three months ago? Less soForecasting is difficult, especially about the future, as the old line goes – but is it quite as hard as John Fallon, chief executive of Pearson, makes it seem?Two errors in 2016 were understandable, or at least not unique.…

Joe Wicks's Lean in 15 books earn fattest sales of any British diet plan
January 18, 2017 at 12:27 pm

In 18 months, the Instagram star’s three titles have sold more books than any other UK weight-loss title since records beganInstagrammer turned publishing sensation Joe Wicks is now the author of the UK’s biggest-selling diet books since records began.The Body Coach’s three Lean in 15 books have all taken the top spot from previous all-time…

Books world alarmed by Pearson's sale of stake in Penguin Random House
January 18, 2017 at 11:29 am

Management have moved to reassure staff and writers that selling the 47% holding will not affect business, but authors and agents express uneaseAuthors and staff have reacted cautiously to news that Pearson is to sell its stake in Penguin Random House (PRH), the world’s biggest publisher and home to some of the most successful brands…

Will the Pearson chief be brought to book over profits warnings? | Nils Pratley
January 18, 2017 at 9:43 am

John Fallon has presided over a string of mishaps at the educational giant and a plunge in the share priceForecasting is difficult, especially about the future, as the old line goes – but is it quite as hard as John Fallon, chief executive of Pearson, makes it seem?Two errors in 2016 were understandable, or at…