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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.

How to Create a Short, Neat URL of Your Book’s Amazon Sales Page
September 8, 2017 at 8:00 am

Do you frequently send links of your book’s Amazon sales page to people? You may be directing  a book blogger to check out your title. You may be updating your bio for an event or an application. You may be responding to a request from a conference organizer or a writing group. Perhaps you’re just…

Ask The Chefs: Should Peer Review Change?
September 8, 2017 at 5:30 am

In anticipation of Peer Review Week, we've asked the Chefs their opinions on if and how peer review might change. Come tell us yours! The post Ask The Chefs: Should Peer Review Change? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Vietnamese Titles Reaching New Audiences from New Zealand to Russia
September 8, 2017 at 2:30 am

From VietnamNet: Vietnamese titles are seeing modest gains in rights sales abroad, from Russia and New Zealand to other countries in Southeast Asia. The post Vietnamese Titles Reaching New Audiences from New Zealand to Russia appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Ahead of the Booker Shortlist: Canongate’s Jamie Byng
September 8, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Lazy publishing,' says Canongate's Jamie Byng, 'is just a disservice to what books can be.' The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and 'Letters Live.' The post Ahead of the Booker Shortlist: Canongate’s Jamie Byng appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

BISG Looks at Rights In a Global, Digital Book Market
September 8, 2017

A half-day seminar organized by the Book Industry Study Group focused on the increasing importance of publishing rights—and examined the industry’s longtime problem of poor rights management.

Bram Stoker's relative Dacre writes first authorised prequel to Dracula
September 7, 2017 at 9:05 am

Dracul, due out in 2018 and co-authored by JD Barker, draws on family stories to portray the young vampire author battling blood-chilling horrorsThe great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker is writing the first authorised prequel to Dracula, based on scholarly research into the original, unedited version of Stoker’s 1897 tale of the undead count, as well as…

A Confusion of Journals — What Is PubMed Now?
September 7, 2017 at 5:30 am

PubMed is found to contain predatory journals and publishers, likely reflecting a long-term and broader problem, which only adds to the confusion about what exactly PubMed represents at this point. The post A Confusion of Journals — What Is PubMed Now? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

European Bank Opens a New Prize Program for Literature in Translation
September 7, 2017 at 2:30 am

EBRD's new award will draw from a wide pool of original languages for work translated into English. Submission is made by UK publishers. The post European Bank Opens a New Prize Program for Literature in Translation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

UK publishing industry remains 90% white, survey finds
September 6, 2017 at 11:17 am

Research indicates diversity has improved in recent years, but a generational change is needed to balance the book trade, according to researchersA survey of more than 1,000 people working in UK publishing has found that more than 90% currently in the industry classify themselves as white British.Carried out between June and July, the bookcareers.com salary…

How Do I Register My Book’s Copyright?
September 6, 2017 at 8:00 am

Are you an author who wants to copyright your work? How do you go about registering the copyright? It needn’t be complicated! This infographic from Reedsy clarifies the process for securing your copyright. The post How Do I Register My Book’s Copyright? appeared first on Digital Book World.

Book doulas: the new way to push your writing into the world
September 6, 2017 at 7:44 am

A cuddly new publishing service has arrived to help struggling authors with ‘bookbirthing’ – and for all its new-age trappings, it seems to be catching on“Are book doulas a thing?” asks a writer I know. “I’d love to get one.”Book doulas are a thing, because where there is a need, there is a service. Traditionally,…

Much Ado About Metadata 2020!
September 6, 2017 at 5:30 am

Today sees the launch of Metadata 2020, a new initiative to improve research metadata by increasing our understanding of its value, and engaging with the community to ensure it's fit for purpose. Led by Crossref and supported by individuals and organizations across all of scholarly communications, participation is open to all. Find out more, including…