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How celebrity deals are shutting children's authors out of their own trade
March 22, 2017 at 12:36 pm

As Frank Lampard, George Galloway and Cara Delevingne land big-money book deals, established writers look on from the fringes – or turn away altogether Another day, another celebrity announces they are to “pen” a children’s book. Already this week, Jamie Lee Curtis has announced a “selfie-themed” tome, Chelsea Clinton a picture book about inspirational women…

Living with an AI: A Glimpse Into The Future
March 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

Artificial intelligence is now a commodity appliance. What are the implications for Scholarly Publishing? The post Living with an AI: A Glimpse Into The Future appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Peter Sherwood on 50 Years of Translating from Hungarian
March 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Hungarian Literature Online: after a half-century in translation, when asked if he's ever struggled with a text, Peter Sherwood concedes, 'Every single one of them.' The post Peter Sherwood on 50 Years of Translating from Hungarian appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

'March' Led Sales Rise at IDW Publishing
March 22, 2017

Continued strong sales of 'March' helped to drive a 19% increase in revenue in the first quarter ended January 31, 2017, in IDW Media's publishing division.

Germany’s Bastei Lübbe Launches the ‘oolipo’ Mobile Platform
March 21, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Mobile storytelling platform oolipo has released its iOS mobile app along with 12 original, multimedia series. 'Creative storytellers' and Android to follow. The post Germany’s Bastei Lübbe Launches the ‘oolipo’ Mobile Platform appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Platforms, Networks, and Information Literacy
March 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

In the kind of digital community envisioned by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, information literacy skills ought not to be treated as an afterthought. The post Platforms, Networks, and Information Literacy appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The UK Has a New Prize for Women in Translation: The Warwick
March 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

'It's markedly more difficult for women to make it into English translation,' says English PEN's Maureen Freely, who leads the Warwick Prize development. First award to come in the autumn. The post The UK Has a New Prize for Women in Translation: The Warwick appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

April’s PubTechConnect Conference: A Conversation With Andrea Chambers
March 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

'We wanted to offer something different," says Andrea Chambers of NYU's Center for Publishing about a new conference with Publishers Weekly. The post April’s PubTechConnect Conference: A Conversation With Andrea Chambers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Wither Portable Peer Review
March 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

Does the closing of Axios Review portend the end of independent peer review? The post Wither Portable Peer Review appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Russian Librarians Warn of Crisis in Library Consolidation Plans
March 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

Called an an effort to 'optimize the work of all major libraries,' Russia's plan to merge digital collections of several libraries is seeing resistance. The post Russian Librarians Warn of Crisis in Library Consolidation Plans appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Swedish Translator Sarah Death on the Translation Business Today
March 20, 2017 at 2:30 am

In a look at translators' careers, Sarah Death tells the Swedish Book Review that as freelancers, they're dependent on what work is offered to them. The post Swedish Translator Sarah Death on the Translation Business Today appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

HMH Restructuring Begins
March 20, 2017

Suffering from a downturn in the educational market, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has confirmed that it began a series of organizational changes last week that have resulted in, among other things, layoffs in its educational division as well as its trade division.

The fall and rise of physical book sales worldwide – in data
March 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

The effect of ebooks on sales of paper books has not been as drastic as expected – it seems that other, more unpredictable factors have a greater influence on how and what we readNielsen, which tracks book sales in several countries, released 2016 figures to coincide with this week’s London Book Fair. They show a…

The Guardian view on Brexit and publishing: a hardcore problem | Editorial
March 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm

London book fair has shown how upbeat the literary world can be – and how worried our cultural businesses have become at the thought of losing old certaintiesThe mood at this week’s London book fair appeared upbeat, with hotly contested auctions leading to the return of the six-figure publishing deal. Musicians did particularly well, with…

Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles
March 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm

It can be cheaper to buy the physical copy of a book than a digital download thanks to changes in Amazon’s deal with publishersAt the start of this decade publishers feared the death of the paperback. Britons abandoned bookshops at an alarming rate, seduced by e-readers and cheap digital books.Even Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder,…

London book fair: UK publishers cheerfully splash cash as sales rise
March 17, 2017 at 10:19 am

Decline of reality TV and soap star memoirs greeted with glee, but publishers say it is time to turn the page on Gone Girl-style ‘grip-lit’On the eve of the London book fair, publishers were excited by news that sales of physical books were up for the second year in a row – 7% more than…