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Germany in Poland: ‘Protection from Political Interference’
May 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

With a 'shared goal' of 'a Europe in which free individuals can reach political consensus,' Germany and Poland came together at Warsaw Book Fair last week. The post Germany in Poland: ‘Protection from Political Interference’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Open Access & Scholarly Communication: Defining Success
May 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

Is our objective for open access and scholarly communication to maximize public access to research outputs or to bend the cost curve for licensed e-resources? Definitions of success matter. The post Open Access & Scholarly Communication: Defining Success appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Berghahn Books on Translation Rights and the Value of English
May 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

Even as China is a major part of Berghahn Books' translation rights trade, the prevalence of English in the world, Marion Berghahn says, is a boon. The post Berghahn Books on Translation Rights and the Value of English appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A Rights Agent’s View: Szilvia Molnar on Making True Crime Travel
May 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

With impressive rights sales for Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich's 'The Fact of a Body,' Szilvia Molnar at Sterling Lord talks about selling internationally. The post A Rights Agent’s View: Szilvia Molnar on Making True Crime Travel appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

An Indie Publisher at 50: Kogan Page’s International Language of Business
May 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

Thanks to digital initiatives and a strong list of titles, 50-year-old UK book publisher Kogan Page is growing its business, despite more competition. The post An Indie Publisher at 50: Kogan Page’s International Language of Business appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Fanning the Flames of Celebrity Attraction: BookCon Revs Up
May 23, 2017 at 2:25 am

With more adult-content authors on the lineup and three years of experience in New York and Chicago, ReedPOP's BookCon is gearing up for book fandom. The post Fanning the Flames of Celebrity Attraction: BookCon Revs Up appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

How Do Keywords Impact Sales?
May 22, 2017 at 8:00 am

The question I receive most often from publishers is: “How do keywords impact sales?” While adding keywords to book metadata is considered best-practice, publishing businesses are naturally more interested in whether the practice will increase revenue. Keywords in this context are ‘off-page’ keywords, which are sent to retailers in an ONIX feed or added to…

Project Cupcake: Designing a New Type of Journal Metric.
May 22, 2017 at 5:30 am

At the Researcher to Reader conference, a volunteer project was launched to define a new suite of indicators to help researchers judge publishers, rather than the other way around. The post Project Cupcake: Designing a New Type of Journal Metric. appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

American Literary Translators’ Mentorship Program Applications Are Open
May 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

Specific mentorships in Korean, Russian and Catalan as well as non-language-specific mentorships will begin in October at the association's conference. The post American Literary Translators’ Mentorship Program Applications Are Open appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Russia’s Readers Raise the Digital Stakes Amid Falling Print Sales
May 22, 2017 at 2:30 am

Reports in Russia describe a 60-percent growth in ebook sales last year, and analysts say digital formats may grow at 30 to 50 percent for years to come. The post Russia’s Readers Raise the Digital Stakes Amid Falling Print Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Jeremy Mulford obituary
May 21, 2017 at 1:18 pm

My friend Jeremy Mulford, who has died aged 79, was a poet, publisher and editor who founded Falling Wall Press in the early 1970s as a way of disseminating radical pamphlets on education and the women’s movement by authors such as Harold Rosen and Sheila Rowbotham.As the venture thrived he also published books such as…

Updating Your Email Alerts from The Scholarly Kitchen
May 20, 2017 at 5:30 am

Make sure you're getting the latest email alerts about posts from The Scholarly Kitchen. The post Updating Your Email Alerts from The Scholarly Kitchen appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Making content accessible for all
May 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

Cenveo Publisher Services provides publishers with services that transform content to improve access for people with visual or hearing impairments, limited mobility, perceptual and cognitive differences, or who face barriers to printed reading materials. (learn more)

Why Continuity Is Key for Authors
May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

Writing a book is a herculean task, but writing a series is even more difficult. You have to keep track of so many elements: plot, characterization, setting, narrative arcs, subplots, relationships amongst your characters, and which character to kill next—assuming you’re a mystery author, and maybe even if you aren’t. Then there are all those…