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The Art of Books: An Exhibition of Shobunsha’s Star Cover Designer Kouga Hirano
September 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

From the Japan Times: The Kyoto DDD Gallery's exhibition of Kouga Hirano's 30-year body of work includes his book cover designs for travel publisher, Shobunsha. The post The Art of Books: An Exhibition of Shobunsha’s Star Cover Designer Kouga Hirano appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

What’s a BISAC Code? Breathe, It’s All About Book Discoverability
September 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Anyone producing a digital book or setting up an ISBN may come across the acronym BISAC. If you’re wondering what a BISAC code actually is, author Sharon Anderson offers some answers. The post What’s a BISAC Code? Breathe, It’s All About Book Discoverability appeared first on Digital Book World.

Do We Need A Self-Citation Index?
September 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

Designed to identify individuals who might be gaming their h-index score, the s-index may do more harm than good. The post Do We Need A Self-Citation Index? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Ready for Frankfurt Book Fair: Next Page’s Balkan Catalogue in Arabic
September 13, 2017 at 2:30 am

Ahead of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, Arabic translators choose six 'new literary voices from the Balkans' for a joint catalogue from Next Page and Translation Collider The post Ready for Frankfurt Book Fair: Next Page’s Balkan Catalogue in Arabic appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

US Copyright Ruling Opinion: The Moppet Books’ KinderGuides Case
September 13, 2017 at 2:25 am

Writing that 'Fair use…is not a jacket to be worn over an otherwise infringing outfit,' the judge in the US KinderGuides copyright case issues his opinion. The post US Copyright Ruling Opinion: The Moppet Books’ KinderGuides Case appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Canongate Acquires Severn House
September 13, 2017

Canongate has bought Severn House Publishers, for an undisclosed sum, from owner Edwin Buckhalter. With the acquisition, Buckhalter will retain a consultancy role, while Severn publisher Kate Gibb has been promoted to COO of Canongate.

Does Born-Digital Mean Rethinking Peer Review?
September 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

What kind of peer review is developing to evaluate long-form digital scholarship? A view from AAUP press editors. The post Does Born-Digital Mean Rethinking Peer Review? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

€25,000 German Book Prize Shortlist Is Out: Award Coincides With Frankfurt
September 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

Beginning September 27, you can read English translations of excerpts from the six shortlisted German Book Prize titles at the 'New Books in German' site. The post €25,000 German Book Prize Shortlist Is Out: Award Coincides With Frankfurt appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Russian Book Market Consolidation: Is It Closing Out Smaller Players?
September 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

Larger book publishing companies in Russia attract more government support, say critics, while smaller houses struggle to keep up. The post Russian Book Market Consolidation: Is It Closing Out Smaller Players? appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Zimbabwe’s AmaBooks: Specializing in Fiction Against the Tide
September 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

Selling rights not only to other African publishers but also 'in Europe, in North America and recently to the Arab world,' AmaBooks presses on in Zimbabwe. The post Zimbabwe’s AmaBooks: Specializing in Fiction Against the Tide appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

15 Top Tips For Self-Publishing An Audiobook
September 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

Audiobook expert Michele Cobb offers a guide to making your audiobook dream a reality. Follow these 15 tips to make the experience smooth and produce quality results. The post 15 Top Tips For Self-Publishing An Audiobook appeared first on Digital Book World.

Peer Review in a World of “Alternative Facts”
September 11, 2017 at 5:30 am

The topic of this year's Peer Review Week is transparency in review - we are joining in the celebrations with a series of posts on this topic and on peer review more generally, beginning with a look at the critical importance of peer review as a mechanism of discernment and scrutiny in a world of…

Polish Research: Removing Pirated Books Online Has No Impact on Legal Sales
September 11, 2017 at 2:30 am

In what seems to be inconclusive research work in Warsaw, taking pirated book copies out of the market doesn't appear to mean more legitimate book sales. The post Polish Research: Removing Pirated Books Online Has No Impact on Legal Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Frankfurt’s French Guest of Honor Program: Boos on ‘Beyond the Book’
September 11, 2017 at 2:30 am

Ahead of Frankfurt Book Fair's Guest of Honor focus this year on the French industry, a talk with Buchmesse's Juergen Boos and Holger Volland. The post Frankfurt’s French Guest of Honor Program: Boos on ‘Beyond the Book’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Australia’s Miles Franklin Award Goes to Josephine Wilson
September 11, 2017 at 2:30 am

Having named a shortlist in June, the Miles Franklin prize goes to Perth's Josephine Wilson, who publishes with University of Western Australia Publishing. The post Australia’s Miles Franklin Award Goes to Josephine Wilson appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.