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Micro to Macro: Sometimes Scaling Up Helps Provide Clarity
March 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

How does a microprocessor work? To understand it, the Centre for Computing History decided to think big. The post Micro to Macro: Sometimes Scaling Up Helps Provide Clarity appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Nonpartisan Nonprofits Fight For Free Expression
March 24, 2017

The literary nonprofit world is ramping up for a protracted campaign in favor of free speech and support for the arts in the wake of President Donald J. Trump's call for the elimination of the NEA and NEH.

Outrage as Belarus arrests authors, publishers and journalists in crackdown
March 23, 2017 at 2:05 pm

Human rights groups call for release of men arrested by security forces at Minsk literature festival, and others held as protests rock authoritarian stateHuman rights organisations have called on Belarusian authorities to drop all charges immediately against writers, publishers and journalists who have been arrested following a wave of nationwide protests.The Committee to Protect Journalists…

Gallimard and Kalimat Sign Publishing Collaboration Agreement in Paris
March 23, 2017 at 1:25 pm

In a publishing exchange agreement, the UAE's Kalimat Group begins a French-and-Arabic partnership with France's éditions Gallimard. The post Gallimard and Kalimat Sign Publishing Collaboration Agreement in Paris appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Posters to reveal entire text of book about fighting tyranny
March 23, 2017 at 7:00 am

Timothy Snyder’s manual for resisting populism, On Tyranny, to be pasted in full on a street in east LondonIn what is believed to be an industry first, the entire text of a book billed as “a practical guide to resisting the rise of totalitarianism” is to be fly-posted along an east London street next week.…

Ebooks, Innovation, and the Rebel Within
March 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

In every publishing organization you need a rebel. Robert Harington talks with Peter Krautzberger, project lead for MathJax and rebel, about his views on Web publishing, ebooks and mathematics. The post Ebooks, Innovation, and the Rebel Within appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Michael Healy’s 2017 Copyright Outlook: ‘Precarious for Rightsholders’
March 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Nothing has allayed the concerns' of copyright-watchers in publishing, says Copyright Clearance Center's Michael Healy. 2017 is fraught with hot spots. The post Michael Healy’s 2017 Copyright Outlook: ‘Precarious for Rightsholders’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

New Translation Grants for 21 Nonfiction German Titles Announced
March 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

In its semi-annual award, Germany's program for funding translation into English of German scholarly works names titles from 14 publishers. The post New Translation Grants for 21 Nonfiction German Titles Announced appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

India’s Kannada Dictionary: ‘It May Not Be Printed Again’
March 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

Now in need of updates and revision, the definitive reference work on Kannada is the 54-year effort of an aging scholar, G. Venkatasubbiah. The post India’s Kannada Dictionary: ‘It May Not Be Printed Again’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

'1984' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' Get Hardcover Reissues
March 23, 2017

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish new hardcover editions of the classic dystopian novels next month. The move is an attempt to capitalize on the cultural zeitgeist, as well as a recent surge in sales.

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.