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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…

France’s Emmanuel Carrère Wins Guadalajara Romance Languages Prize
September 6, 2017 at 2:30 am

French novelist, biographer, director, and screenwriter Emmanuel Carrère has won Guadalajara International Book Fair’s annual Romance Languages Award. The post France’s Emmanuel Carrère Wins Guadalajara Romance Languages Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Long-term Murdoch lieutenant Les Hinton to publish memoirs
September 6, 2017 at 1:00 am

Hinton worked for media mogul for more than 50 years before he resigned from News Corp at height of hacking scandalRupert Murdoch’s righthand man for more than 50 years is to have his memoirs published, providing one of the most informed portraits of the media mogul to date.Les Hinton, who resigned from Murdoch’s company News…

PW to Do Texas Book Festival Supplement
September 6, 2017

PW will publish a special supplement about the Texas Book Festival, set for November 4-5 in Austin, featuring all the information needed to navigate the show. The Texas Book Festival Spotlight will be published in PW and distributed, for free, at the show.

Sci-Hub Moves to the Center of the Ecosystem
September 5, 2017 at 5:30 am

As Sci-Hub has grown, it has come to play a larger and larger role in scholarly communications overall. At this time its presence can be felt in the background of every major strategic situation publishers face. The post Sci-Hub Moves to the Center of the Ecosystem appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Claiming Liberal Bias, Pub Drops Association with 'NYT' Bestseller Lists
September 5, 2017

Marji Ross, president of the conservative press Regnery Publishing, sent a letter to her authors saying the paper "prioritizes liberal-themed books over conservative books." For this reason, the bonus structure in her house's contracts will now rely on a different list.

Peru’s Hay Festival Arequipa Adds a Day of Programming at Cusco
September 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Another busy program of more than 100 authors is announced for this year's Peruvian Hay Festival, including Cees Nooteboom, Kim Thuy, and many others. The post Peru’s Hay Festival Arequipa Adds a Day of Programming at Cusco appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Most Influential Books of Donald Trump—and 16 Other Prominent People (Infographic)
September 4, 2017 at 8:00 am

Most successful people credit reading, in some capacity, as a factor in their success. Certainly, the 18 extraordinary people we profile in the infographic below have publicly expressed how beneficial reading has been for them. The post The Most Influential Books of Donald Trump—and 16 Other Prominent People (Infographic) appeared first on Digital Book World.

The real Winnie-the-Pooh revealed to have been 'Growler'
September 4, 2017 at 2:00 am

Previously unseen pictures show that EH Shepard’s iconic images were modelled on his own son’s toy bear – not AA Milne’s His tummy as portly as it always would be, Winnie-the-Pooh’s very first appearance has been revealed in a previously unpublished sketch from the 1920s by illustrator EH Shepard.The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh brings together more…

Final chapter for Pears' Cyclopaedia after 125 years in print
September 1, 2017 at 12:14 pm

The once hugely popular almanac has seen much-diminished sales in the digital era, and editor’s retirement persuades publisher to close itOne hundred-and-twenty years after Pears’ Cyclopaedia made its first appearance, offering “A Mass of Curious and Useful Information about Things that everyone Ought to know in Commerce, History, Science, Religion, Literature and other Topics of…