Scholarly publishers are already doing much to make government funded research as free as possible as soon as it is published. Why do we need a law to enact what is already taking shape? Robert Harington suggests it comes down to politics. The post Science, Publishing and Government Bills: Fair Access to Science and Technology…
Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' sold more than 300,000 copies across all formats its first week on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster reported. Over half of those sales were hardcovers, with S&S selling 167,000 print copies.
The genetics testing copany 23andme presents an interesting example of a new kind of data publishing. The post Publishing the 23andMe Way, Part One: Building the Database appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Is the rise of podcasts a threat to authors? Ian Small, head of Audiobooks.com, offers honest answers to this ominous question and more. The post Podcasts Vs. Audiobooks: Threats or Opportunities for Authors? appeared first on Digital Book World.
Sara Rouhi from Altmetric reflects on the biases of the "research industrial complex”. The post Guest Post — When Metrics and Politics Collide: Reflections on Peer Review, the JIF and Our Current Political Moment appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Man Booker prize judge Colin Thubron has complained this week that star endorsements bully readers into admiring books, but it’s long been standard practiceSetting cats among pigeons has long been an unofficial part of the contract for judges of the Booker prize. Remember Chris Mullin’s insistence on “zip–along” novels, or, way back in 1992, AN…
Setting up a sales page in an online bookstore is as simple as filling in forms. However, many of the questions require research. Use this handy checklist to gather the information in advance. The post Don’t Upload Your Ebook To An Online Bookstore Without Reviewing This Checklist appeared first on Digital Book World.
To round out Peer Review Week 2017, here's a brief summary of some key takeaways from this year's Peer Review Congress, held every four years. The post Seven Things I Learned at the Eighth International Peer Review Congress appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Keeping pace with the National Hurricane Center, Simon & Schuster extends its aid to storm-swept libraries and bookstores in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The post Industry Notes: Simon & Schuster Holds Out Relief Assistance to Irma-Damaged Regions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
James Patterson collaborator Mark Sullivan's labor of love may turn out to be his most successful book yet in the run-up to Frankfurt. The post Mark Sullivan’s ‘Beneath a Scarlet Sky’ Racks Up Rights Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
From Book Riot: The joy of stories 'very unlikely to resemble anything that could be written in English.' Two ace translators trade thoughts. The post Two of the Season’s Top Translators: On Russian Gangsters and a ‘Convincing Voice’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
NYPL and New York Comic Con are partnering to offer a day of professional programming on graphic novels for librarians and teachers on October 5, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Here is a preview of the schedule, which will be finalized closer to NYCC. Admittance requires a NYCC badge (professional badges…
Orbit Books has won three Hugos since its U.S. branch launched in 2007—and its publisher thinks it's poised to dominate the sci-fi and fantasy publishing world by 2027.