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Does Sharing of an Unpublished Thesis Create Enough Harm to Imprison Someone?
May 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

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 The post Does Sharing of an Unpublished Thesis Create Enough Harm to Imprison Someone?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.

In Iran, an Appetite for International Fiction Among Younger Readers
May 18, 2017 at 2:30 am

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.

Sales Rose 15% at Bloomsbury in 2017
May 18, 2017

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.

On ‘BookExpo Wednesday’: Pre-Show Programming Highlights
May 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm

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.

Feel the FORCE(11): An Interview with Cameron Neylon
May 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

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…

The Muse and the Marketplace: Writers Conference Engages Its Diverse Community
May 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

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.

Prague Translator and Author Bianca Bellová: ‘Literature Matters’
May 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

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.

China Reading Launches Qidian Platform for an International Audience
May 16, 2017 at 6:50 pm

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.

Does It Matter Whose Name Appears After the © When Using Creative Commons?
May 16, 2017 at 5:30 am

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…

Publishing’s Digital Transformation: ‘What the Readers and Users Want’
May 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

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 German Life’ Memoir Finds Strong International Rights Interest
May 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

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:…

In India’s State of Kerala, Working To Translate Malayalam Literature
May 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

'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.

Dover Publications Launches Ixia Press
May 16, 2017

The Long Island–based publisher will launch its first new imprint in ten years, Ixia Press, this fall. The imprint is Dover's first move into original frontlist books outside of the graphic novels space.