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University Press Week 2017
November 10, 2017 at 5:30 am

Testimonials to the importance of university presses. The post University Press Week 2017 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

What on Earth Brings Wallbooks To the U.S.
November 10, 2017

Founded in the U.K. in 2010 by a former educational publisher, the nonfiction children’s publishing house specializes in a hybrid format: an accordion-fold, heavily illustrated reference work that can be converted into a poster.

John Conley on How Amazon Same-Day Delivery SLAs Will Disrupt Book Printing
November 9, 2017 at 9:16 am

Borderland Advisors CEO John Conley, a 42-year book printing industry veteran with RR Donnelley and then Xerox, describes how Amazon's same-day delivery requirements will totally disrupt today's book publishing, manufacturing, and distribution markets. The supply chain requirement will create new profit models and opportunities for innovative publishers and printers, while displacing those companies that are…

Innovative Research and Creative Output: From Ideas to Impact
November 9, 2017 at 5:30 am

Evolving forms of digital scholarship such a 3-D images, multimedia, and geographic data are relatively new elements in the scholar’s workflow. These formats appear in stark contrast to the legacy books and journal articles required for career advancement within the […] The post Innovative Research and Creative Output: From Ideas to Impact appeared first on…

Paddington at St Paul's, last in classic children's series, due in 2018
November 9, 2017 at 2:01 am

Michael Bond’s final book about the accident-prone bear will be published next year on the anniversary of the author’s deathA final adventure for Paddington Bear, in which the marmalade-loving magnet for trouble visits St Paul’s Cathedral, will be published in June 2018, a year after the death of his creator, Michael Bond, at the age…

Biological Science Societies Hope to Convince Authors to Stay in the Society Family
November 8, 2017 at 5:30 am

Hoping to woo authors away from commercial publishers, a group of biomedical science societies have launched a new alliance to promote the value of publishing in society journals. The post Biological Science Societies Hope to Convince Authors to Stay in the Society Family appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan's memoir Brave 'will pull no punches'
November 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

The actor has alleged that the film producer raped her in 1997, and her book promises to ‘shine a light on a business built on systemic misogyny’Rose McGowan’s memoir Brave, a book that the New Yorker claimed on Monday was the subject of an investigation by a private security agency hired by the film producer…

South African security services move to ban exposé of Jacob Zuma government
November 7, 2017 at 9:13 am

Jacques Pauw’s book The President’s Keepers has been served with a cease and desist letter, but publisher and author insist it will not be withdrawnThe South African author of an explosive book that promises to expose “the darkest secret at the heart of Jacob Zuma’s compromised government” has vowed that he is not intimidated by…

Strategy & Integration Among Workflow Providers
November 7, 2017 at 5:30 am

Scientific workflow providers Elsevier, Digital Science, and COS differ in their strategy. To what extent will they provide end-to-end integrated workflows? The post Strategy & Integration Among Workflow Providers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Fall Regionals 2017: All Our Children's Coverage
November 7, 2017

This year’s regional bookseller shows, which took place from mid-September through the end of October, were marked by passionate discussions on diversity, robust children's programming, and appearances by prominent authors and illustrators.

Roxane Gay to edit anthology of ‘dispatches from rape culture’
November 6, 2017 at 7:26 am

Not That Bad, which will include contributions from actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union, aims to address the routine levels of abuse faced by womenFeminist commentator and writer Roxane Gay is editing a new anthology of essays about sexual assault and harassment, which will include contributions from the actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union.Entitled Not…

Access vs. Accessibility in Scholarship and Science
November 6, 2017 at 5:30 am

Ideally, we want science and scholarship to be not only available to the general public, but also comprehensible to them. But the challenges to doing so are real, and may vary both by discipline and by study type. The post Access vs. Accessibility in Scholarship and Science appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Hachette Acquires Meadowbrook Press' Backlist
November 6, 2017

Hachette announced on Monday that it is acquiring the backlist of Meadowbrook Press, best known for titles for both parents and expectant parents; the list will be refreshed and reissued as Da Capo or Running Press releases.

Welsh-language novels 'enjoying golden age' despite reported sales decline
November 3, 2017 at 8:09 am

Despite news this week that sales had fallen dramatically, the Welsh Books Council’s chief says that the sector is showing real growthThe head of the Welsh Books Council (WBC) has hailed a “golden age for the Welsh-language novel” despite reports of a dramatic decline in sales.BBC Cymru Fyw reported earlier this week that sales of…

Diagramming Time Travel
November 3, 2017 at 5:30 am

Traveling through time can get confusing. Here, an analysis of the way different movies and books approach causality. The post Diagramming Time Travel appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

PRHGE Has a New Religious Imprint
November 3, 2017 at 1:00 am

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s distribution and editorial office in Miami is launching Origen (Origin), a new religious imprint for Spanish-language books.

What Does the Future Hold for Small-Batch Publishing?
November 2, 2017 at 8:55 am

One of the great backlashes in our era of conglomerates is the steady growth of small-batch businesses. These are very small businesses that cater mostly to customers willing to spend more for a seemingly better and more controlled product offering. There are many happy consumers who will buy a four-pack of local brew for $16,…