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The Authors Guild Honors Toni Morrison, James Patterson, and…IngramSpark
May 25, 2017 at 4:30 am

At the author advocacy organization's 25th gala, trade publishing stars and a self-publishing engine are acclaimed for distinguished service to writers. The post The Authors Guild Honors Toni Morrison, James Patterson, and…IngramSpark appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

More Than Half of China’s Research Includes International Co-Authors
May 24, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Germany's Max Planck Society participated in five of the Top 10 international Chinese bilateral research collaborations, Nature Index's supplement. The post More Than Half of China’s Research Includes International Co-Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

3 Strategies for Marketing A Book Series
May 24, 2017 at 6:00 am

I’m a cliffhanger reader by heart. I love to be left wondering what’s coming next, and yearning for the next part of the story. It’s an illness of sorts, I suppose. So when I wrote my first book, I wanted to write a series—a set of books that drops my readers off a cliff and…

Reproducible Research, Just Not Reproducible By You
May 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

What happens when an experiment is correct, but it's really hard to replicate? Are there research results that are accurate but not reproducible? The post Reproducible Research, Just Not Reproducible By You appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Seoul International Forum for Literature Underway in Korea This Week
May 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

From The Korea Times: Held every five years, Seoul’s forum brings together Korean and international authors with readers for discussions of current events. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 On ‘Radical Changes’ t The Korea Times, Yun Suh-young reports on the 2017 Seoul International Forum for Literature, running through Thursday (May 25) with the theme “Literature…

Germany in Poland: ‘Protection from Political Interference’
May 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

With a 'shared goal' of 'a Europe in which free individuals can reach political consensus,' Germany and Poland came together at Warsaw Book Fair last week. The post Germany in Poland: ‘Protection from Political Interference’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Open Access & Scholarly Communication: Defining Success
May 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

Is our objective for open access and scholarly communication to maximize public access to research outputs or to bend the cost curve for licensed e-resources? Definitions of success matter. The post Open Access & Scholarly Communication: Defining Success appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Berghahn Books on Translation Rights and the Value of English
May 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

Even as China is a major part of Berghahn Books' translation rights trade, the prevalence of English in the world, Marion Berghahn says, is a boon. The post Berghahn Books on Translation Rights and the Value of English appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A Rights Agent’s View: Szilvia Molnar on Making True Crime Travel
May 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

With impressive rights sales for Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's 'The Fact of a Body,' Szilvia Molnar at Sterling Lord talks about selling internationally. The post A Rights Agent’s View: Szilvia Molnar on Making True Crime Travel appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

An Indie Publisher at 50: Kogan Page’s International Language of Business
May 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

Thanks to digital initiatives and a strong list of titles, 50-year-old UK book publisher Kogan Page is growing its business, despite more competition. The post An Indie Publisher at 50: Kogan Page’s International Language of Business appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Fanning the Flames of Celebrity Attraction: BookCon Revs Up
May 23, 2017 at 2:25 am

With more adult-content authors on the lineup and three years of experience in New York and Chicago, ReedPOP's BookCon is gearing up for book fandom. The post Fanning the Flames of Celebrity Attraction: BookCon Revs Up appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

How Do Keywords Impact Sales?
May 22, 2017 at 8:00 am

The question I receive most often from publishers is: “How do keywords impact sales?” While adding keywords to book metadata is considered best-practice, publishing businesses are naturally more interested in whether the practice will increase revenue. Keywords in this context are ‘off-page’ keywords, which are sent to retailers in an ONIX feed or added to…

Project Cupcake: Designing a New Type of Journal Metric.
May 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

At the Researcher to Reader conference, a volunteer project was launched to define a new suite of indicators to help researchers judge publishers, rather than the other way around. The post Project Cupcake: Designing a New Type of Journal Metric. appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.