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Welcome to the New Scholarly Kitchen
January 18, 2017 at 7:30 am

Welcome to our new website. Let us know what you think. The post Welcome to the New Scholarly Kitchen appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Pearson profit warnings wipe almost £2bn off its value
January 18, 2017 at 7:27 am

Education giant plans sale of stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann as it cuts payout to shareholdersAlmost £2bn was wiped from the stock market value of Pearson after the beleaguered FTSE 100 company issued profit warnings for the next two years and said it would cut its payout to shareholders.The group is also putting…

Why the IDPF-W3C Merger Will Be Great for EPUB and the Book Industry
January 18, 2017 at 7:00 am

NOTE: The following represents personal opinion, not that of IDPF or W3C. A self-appointed “Save the IDPF, Save EPUB” committee has recently formed to publicly attack the IDPF/W3C combination plan and announce a campaign of its own with the goal “to keep the IDPF going as a standalone trade organization.” This group sees the combination…

Alt-writing: how the far right is changing US publishing
January 18, 2017 at 5:59 am

Rightwing writers, ranging from conservative to lunatic fringe across all genres, have long been a lucrative books market. Will the new era see it grow?He compares feminism to cancer, called transgender people “retarded” and once labelled a BuzzFeed reporter a “thick-as-pig-shit media Jew”. So when “alt-right” figurehead Milo Yiannopoulos, who relentlessly delights in wild provocation,…

Examining Korean Literature in Translation and International Reach
January 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

Both the number and nature of commercially successful translations of Korean titles are questioned in a crowded international marketplace for books. The post Examining Korean Literature in Translation and International Reach appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Cambridge University Press: A Marked Improvement in MARC Records
January 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

In a major focus on its metadata, Cambridge University Press is working this year to improve the discoverability of its material for library users. The post Cambridge University Press: A Marked Improvement in MARC Records appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

DBW 2017 Opening Themes: The Trade, Its Resilience, and Its Data
January 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

The 2017 Digital Book World conference opened with calls for more data-driven decision-making, despite the inherently subjective nature of book publishing. The post DBW 2017 Opening Themes: The Trade, Its Resilience, and Its Data appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Pearson to Sell Stake in Penguin Random House
January 18, 2017

Faced with worse-than-expected results in its North American higher education publishing business, Pearson said this morning that it is putting its 47% stake in Penguin Random House up for sale.

DBW Speakers See Stable Trade Market
January 18, 2017

With gains in unit sales of print books offsetting declines of e-book the trade market has been relatively stable over the last four years, Nielsen's Jonathan Stolper said at the start of the Digital Book World conference.

A Post-Election Crop of Instant Trump Books
January 18, 2017

The surprising victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election has resulted in a boom in books about his rise—a number of which have been crashed and rushed out the door.

Cover Story: ‘Like One of the Family’
January 18, 2017

Six decades after its initial publication, a novel Roxane Gay says "remains painfully relevant" gets a re-release and a refreshed cover for a new generation.

The Da Vinci Code code: what's the formula for a bestselling book?
January 17, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Sales figures for the most popular modern authors round up familiar suspects from Dan Brown to JK Rowling. Taken together, they hint at surprising sales secretsSteve Berry could be forgiven for asking himself every day what it takes to make a book a global bestseller. Back in 2003, the former lawyer published a novel that…

James Swallow: 'The fuel for my book was a slow-burning anger'
January 17, 2017 at 7:49 am

The author of Nomad, an espionage thriller for the 21st century, remembers the frustrations that drove him to move on from his career in science fictionWhen my thriller Nomad was first published, the questions I was asked most often revolved around inspiration. What drove me to tell this story? What made writing this book the…

4 Steps to Create a Blog or Podcast That You and Your Readers Will Love
January 17, 2017 at 7:00 am

If you’re a self-published author, in addition to writing and producing your books, you must take on the responsibility of marketing them. The most successful author-marketers foster strong relationships with their audiences. Blogging, whether through written weblogs or verbal audio blogs (podcasts) is one of the best ways to build and maintain a fan base…

A Few Words With Digital Book World’s International Fellows
January 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Greece, Norway, Iceland, and the UK, the DBW 2017 Fellows speak about their successes, their challenges, and why they're traveling to the conference. The post A Few Words With Digital Book World’s International Fellows appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Banipal’s Honor for Arabic Literary Translation Goes to Jonathan Wright
January 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

Jonathan Wright's translation of Saud Alsanousi’s novel involving guest workers in the Gulf takes the 12-year-old Banipal Trust's award. The post Banipal’s Honor for Arabic Literary Translation Goes to Jonathan Wright appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Nielsen Book Releases New UK and US Metadata Reports
January 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

Charting the importance of proper and timely metadata, Nielsen Book's twin studies from the US and UK markets may be motivational updates for publishers. The post Nielsen Book Releases New UK and US Metadata Reports appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Germany’s Bestselling Books of 2016: Fiction and Nonfiction
January 16, 2017 at 3:00 am

From crime fiction to medical advice with a sense of humor, both well-known authors and new voices were among the bestselling books in Germany last year. The post Germany’s Bestselling Books of 2016: Fiction and Nonfiction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.