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Industry Notes: Canada’s Wattpad Announces $51 Million in Funding
January 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm

The platform's community, according to media information, grew in 2017 by more than 40 percent and now draws more than 65 million users monthly to its system, which supports more than 50 languages. The post Industry Notes: Canada’s Wattpad Announces $51 Million in Funding appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: Canada’s Wattpad Announces $51 Million in Funding
January 17, 2018 at 12:19 pm

The platform's community, according to media information, grew in 2017 by more than 40 percent and now draws more than 65 million users monthly to its system, which supports more than 50 languages. The post Industry Notes: Canada’s Wattpad Announces $51 Million in Funding appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

BookNet Canada Sees Print Sales Decline in 2017, Backlist Accounts for 60 Percent
January 17, 2018 at 9:33 am

BookNet Canada reports that backlist book sales were strong in the English Canadian market in 2017, showing two percent growth in sales and accounting for two of the top five bestsellers. The post BookNet Canada Sees Print Sales Decline in 2017, Backlist Accounts for 60 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Female writers dominated 2017's literary bestsellers, figures show
January 17, 2018 at 5:36 am

Topped by Margaret Atwood, the UK’s Top 10 bestselling authors of literary fiction last year features only one male writer, Haruki MurakamiFlying in the face of Norman Mailer’s infamous comment that “a good novelist can do without everything but the remnant of his balls”, Haruki Murakami was the sole male writer to make the Top…

Ask The Chefs: What Are Your Predictions For Scholarly Communications in 2018?
January 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

Prediction is a strong word. Does anyone really know the future? Of course not, but it's fun (and can be helpful) to speculate. Come add to the Chefs' predictions for 2018. The post Ask The Chefs: What Are Your Predictions For Scholarly Communications in 2018? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Austrian-American Writer Frederic Morton Honored in New York City
January 17, 2018 at 2:30 am

In tribute to the memory of Vienna-born author and columnist Frederic Morton, New York's Austrian Cultural Forum will name its library for him in an evening of music, reminiscence, and film. The post Austrian-American Writer Frederic Morton Honored in New York City appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Austrian-American Writer Frederic Morton Honored in New York City
January 17, 2018 at 2:30 am

In tribute to the memory of Vienna-born author and columnist Frederic Morton, New York's Austrian Cultural Forum will name its library for him in an evening of music, reminiscence, and film. The post Austrian-American Writer Frederic Morton Honored in New York City appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister
January 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Michael Ellis has been confirmed as the new libraries minister at the department of digital, culture, media and sport, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle last week.

Fire and Fury just misses out on number one as Kerridge soars
January 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

In a stunning move, Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight for Good (Absolute) has held on to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, despite a robust challenge from the book that rocked the White House, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury (Little, Brown).

PBS Reveals Authors, Stars On ‘The Great American Read’
January 17, 2018

The Great American Read, a PBS-produced documentary series on reading in American culture that will debut in the spring, announced the authors, media celebrities and literary experts that are taking part in the program.