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Two children's authors dropped by agents amid claims of sexual harassment
February 15, 2018 at 11:36 am

In the wake of online accusations, The Maze Runner author James Dashner has lost representation, as has Thirteen Reasons Why author Jay AsherThe Maze Runner author James Dashner has been dropped by his literary agent after a series of anonymous accusations of sexual harassment were made against him online.The bestselling novelist is one of several…

Wales’ International Hay Festival Fellow Named for 2018-2019
February 15, 2018 at 2:30 am

The Hay Festival events in Colombia, Peru, Spain, Mexico and Wales are part of the package won each year by a single practitioner in writing. Its the Hay Festival International Fellowship. The post Wales’ International Hay Festival Fellow Named for 2018-2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Wales’ International Hay Festival Fellow Named for 2018-2019
February 15, 2018 at 2:30 am

The Hay Festival events in Colombia, Peru, Spain, Mexico and Wales are part of the package won each year by a single practitioner in writing. Its the Hay Festival International Fellowship. The post Wales’ International Hay Festival Fellow Named for 2018-2019 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Netherlands’ Sweek Adds a Spanish-Language Contest With PRH Grupo Editorial
February 15, 2018 at 2:30 am

Now with more than 100 contests as part of its writing-and-reading mix, the Dutch platform Sweek is working a Spanish-language competition, #Soytalento, into the program. The post The Netherlands’ Sweek Adds a Spanish-Language Contest With PRH Grupo Editorial appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Netherlands’ Sweek Adds a Spanish-Language Contest With PRH Grupo Editorial
February 15, 2018 at 2:30 am

Now with more than 100 contests as part of its writing-and-reading mix, the Dutch platform Sweek is working a Spanish-language competition, #Soytalento, into the program. The post The Netherlands’ Sweek Adds a Spanish-Language Contest With PRH Grupo Editorial appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Publishers challenge HEFCE over OA monograph plans
February 15, 2018 at 1:45 am

University press publishers have challenged the head of research policy at funder HEFCE over plans to require all monographs to be published Open Access to be eligible for the 2027 Research Excellence Framework (REF). 

Amazon to axe 'hundreds of roles'
February 15, 2018 at 1:45 am

Amazon has reportedly revealed it will axe a "small" number of roles and has not ruled out cutting jobs in the UK.

Feminist dystopia debut to HQ in six-figure deal
February 15, 2018 at 1:45 am

HQ has bought a "powerful feminist dystopia" by linguistics academic Christina Dalcher, billed as "The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Power", in a six-figure deal.

PEN Brings the Resistance to Its 2018 World Voices Festival
February 15, 2018

The theme of this year's PEN World Voices Festival, "Resist and Reimagine," brings writers including Colson Whitehead, Roxane Gay, Eileen Myles, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dave Eggers, and Masha Gessen together in New York for six days in April.

As IPA’s Congress Closes in New Delhi, Norway’s Lillehammer Is Named 2020 Venue
February 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

Amid strong programming on the freedom to publish and copyright concerns, the 32nd IPA congress in India mirrored world industry shortcomings in diversity challenges—and will go to Norway in 2020. The post As IPA’s Congress Closes in New Delhi, Norway’s Lillehammer Is Named 2020 Venue appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

An Annual Title Fight: Canadian Celebrities Square Off for ‘Canada Reads’
February 14, 2018 at 2:30 am

By the end of the annual 'Canada Reads' tv show on March 29, only one of the competition's titles and its celebrity advocate will still be standing. The post An Annual Title Fight: Canadian Celebrities Square Off for ‘Canada Reads’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.