Themed on the concept of words' power to have impact, the German Guest of Honor program has opened at Warsaw Book Fair, and continues this weekend. The post ‘Words Move’: Germany’s Guest of Honor Program Opens at Warsaw Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
In 'formulating questions and providing warnings,' Canadian author Margaret MacMillan's work embodies the importance of history in today's political moment. The post ‘Nixon in China’ Historian Margaret MacMillan Named To Chair Canada’s $75,000 Cundill Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
The retailer feeds its Amazon Charts with consumer data on what's being read and listened to (in digital) and what's being sold on a weekly basis. The post Amazon Charts’ Debut: Bestseller and Best-Read Listings Based on Consumer Data appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Charlie Rapple highlights the case of Diego Gómez, a Columbian researcher facing prison for sharing someone else's thesis via Scribd. The case was brought by the thesis' author, but publishers' policies may partly be responsible. The post Does Sharing of an Unpublished Thesis Create Enough Harm to Imprison Someone? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
At the Tehran Times: Media access leads Iran's young readers to want more complexity in fiction, say publishers, and 'slightly altered' translation. The post In Iran, an Appetite for International Fiction Among Younger Readers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Led by strong gains in its children’s publishing division, revenue at Bloomsbury rose 15% in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2017 over fiscal 2016. Profits slipped, however, dropping to £9.4 million from £10.3 million in fiscal 2016.
Actes Sud publisher Françoise Nyssen is named to head up Emmanuel Macron's cultural ministry in Paris. She has never held an elected office. The post A Publisher Becomes France’s Minister of Culture: Actes Sud’s Françoise Nyssen appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
With BookExpo's trade-show floor open on June 1 and 2, the May 31 'BEA Wednesday' programming is aimed at industry professionals in several key contexts. The post On ‘BookExpo Wednesday’: Pre-Show Programming Highlights appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Scholastic recently released its new report on the state of school reading in the United States. Two of the many findings include the need for more time devoted to independent reading and a desire for more ebooks in school libraries. Independent Reading Independent reading time is the segment of a school day in which students…
Although just a few years old, FORCE11 has already established itself as a major force in scholarly communications To coincide with its recently launched Scholarly Communications Institute - a summer school for researchers, librarians, publishers, university and research administration, funders, students, and post docs - Scholarly Kitchen interviewed its President, Cameron Neylon. The post Feel…
A writing conference in Boston explores issues of diversity and racism, and how the publishing business can better reflect and engage with America's increasingly diverse population. The post The Muse and the Marketplace: Writers Conference Engages Its Diverse Community appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
From Radio Prague: A winner of the EU Prize for Literature, Bianca Bellová says that when she hears her text translated, 'I feel a bit embarrassed.' The post Prague Translator and Author Bianca Bellová: ‘Literature Matters’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
With its content "primarily in English" now—more languages to come—the venture is meant to take China's digital literature and self-published content to a world audience. The post China Reading Launches Qidian Platform for an International Audience appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Authors are increasingly applying Creative Commons licenses to their content, when publishing it via Open Access. But after deciding to use a CC license, does it matter whether copyright is transferred to the publisher or if it is retained by the author. For some reasons, transfer to the publisher might be the right choice. The…
The challenge is to respond to the customer 'as a partner or collaborator,' says one expert in a discussion of where publishing is in the digital dynamic. The post Publishing’s Digital Transformation: ‘What the Readers and Users Want’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
A memoir from the Nazi era, ‘A German Life’ has been bolstered by the documentary film on its subject, the late Brunhilde Pomsel. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Publishers’ Journalistic Obligation’ t’s a very fast takeoff in international sales for the April publication of Brunhilde Pomsel’s book, written with Thore D. Hansen, A German Life:…
'A language is glorified through its literature,' says K. Jayakumar, and a university program in Kerala is focused on that goal for Malayalam. The post In India’s State of Kerala, Working To Translate Malayalam Literature appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.