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Authors Use Multi-tiered Strategies To Gain Max Exposure In Book Price Promotions
September 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

To grow their audience, authors can temporarily lower their book's price. Martin Cavannagh offers a step-by-step plan on creating a multi-tierd strategy that can maximize your return. The post Authors Use Multi-tiered Strategies To Gain Max Exposure In Book Price Promotions appeared first on Digital Book World.

'Sexists need not apply': publisher refuses to look at manuscripts addressed to 'Dear sirs'
September 28, 2017 at 11:30 am

Women behind Irish independent Tramp Press say they will no longer consider submissions from authors who assume they are men, or list only male influences“Sexists need not apply” to the “dreaded women” who run Tramp Press, say the trail-blazing Irish independent publisher, which has announced it is closing its doors to “overtly sexist” submissions from…

OUP responds to Biff, Chip and Kipper book 'cottaging' controversy
September 28, 2017 at 6:55 am

Publisher says its books ‘are created with utmost thought and consideration’, after Twitter user highlights apparently dubious sceneOxford University Press has moved to reassure parents that its books “are created with the utmost thought and consideration” following a social media storm over an apparent cottaging scene in a Biff, Chip and Kipper title.Earlier this week,…

Sales of Bill O'Reilly's Latest 'Killing' Book Down Significantly
September 28, 2017

'Killing England,' the first book released by Bill O'Reilly since his ouster from Fox News this spring, sold about 65,000 copies in its first week on sale, a 55% decline from week one sales of 'Killing the Rising Sun,' which was published last year.

Naiveté Scene — Open Source vs. Scale in Scholarly Publishing
September 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

Once again, the term "open" requires further thought to probe the pros and cons. With open source, we may be once again doing things that make the big bigger and the small less relevant. The post Naiveté Scene — Open Source vs. Scale in Scholarly Publishing appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Cover versions: why are UK and US book jackets often so different?
September 26, 2017 at 9:30 am

The American edition of Hillary Clinton’s What Happened looks stylish and elegant; the UK one is dreadful. But the reasons that books differ so much across different markets isn’t solely down to simple salesCovers sell books. But in the case of Hillary Clinton’s memoir What Happened, you can’t help thinking that the book’s sales in…

Amazon Buy Buttons Among Big Topics at BISG Meeting
September 26, 2017 at 1:00 am

The Book Industry Study Group devoted a large portion of its annual meeting held Monday to supply chain issues, with the relatively new phenomenon of third party resellers on Amazon being able to win buy buttons an issue panelists expressed particular concern about.

7 Ways To Create Buzz For Your Book
September 25, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Who is the best ambassador for your book? The author! Author Diana Forbes shares 7 ways she creates buzz for her title—will her techniques work for you? The post 7 Ways To Create Buzz For Your Book appeared first on Digital Book World.

Portable Peer Review RIP
September 25, 2017 at 5:30 am

After several pivots and failures, it may be time to finally say goodbye to portable peer review. The post Portable Peer Review RIP appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

7 Free Online Tools for Writers and Authors
September 22, 2017 at 7:00 am

“All you need to be a writer is a pen and paper,” is something you might say if you’re one of those smug savants who can just sit down and write an entire novel longhand. But for the rest of us? Well, we can take all the help we can get. Naturally, there are the…

Why Books Will Always Matter
September 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

An inspirational talk by the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas. The post Why Books Will Always Matter appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Good Immigrant's editor plans new journal and agency for writers of colour
September 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

Nikesh Shukla and literary agent Julia Kingsford have launched Kickstarter appeal to fund The Good Journal, with further plans for an affiliated agencyAfter selling more than 50,000 copies and being named the British public’s favourite book of 2016, the success of anthology The Good Immigrant has prompted the launch of a new literary journal to…

Abrams Parent Company in Merger Talks
September 22, 2017 at 1:00 am

La Martinière Groupe, the French parent company of Abrams, is in discussions to merge with fellow French publisher Média‐Participations. The two companies said that they expect to come to an agreement "in the coming months."

New Assessment Process Boosts Credibility of Developing-world Journals
September 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

New detailed assessments of journals in the Global South will provide reassurance to authors and readers and guide editors on how to improve their journals. The post New Assessment Process Boosts Credibility of Developing-world Journals appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen: Siân Harris
September 21, 2017 at 5:29 am

I’m delighted to announce the addition of a new voice in The Scholarly Kitchen, Siân Harris. Siân is the Publications and Engagement Manager at INASP, an international development organization that supports the production, sharing and use of research and knowledge […] The post Welcoming a New Chef in the Kitchen: Siân Harris appeared first on…