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Rights Watch: Brazilian Publishers Head to Bologna Book Fair
March 17, 2017 at 2:30 am

'I think we're starting to recover,' says one of 15 Brazilian publishers who are preparing to travel to next month’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair. The post Rights Watch: Brazilian Publishers Head to Bologna Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Lessons for Publishers from the Loss of Family Christian Stores
March 16, 2017 at 12:49 pm

Last month brought sad news that another national bookstore chain went out of business. This time, Family Christian Stores, the largest U.S. retailer of Christian books and merchandise, closed all of its locations. Executives throughout the industry, both mainstream and religious, hated to see another big brick-and-mortar chain go under. The sting of Borders closing…

Doing the Time Warp: The Lag Between Publication and Discovery
March 16, 2017 at 5:30 am

Content usage is a commercial priority for publishers -- so too should be overcoming temporal stumbling blocks and refining metadata syndication to optimize the researcher experience of engaging with our online content. The post Doing the Time Warp: The Lag Between Publication and Discovery appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

IPA’s Michiel Kolman on China: ‘A $10 Billion Concern’
March 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Last year there were five Chinese publishing companies in the world’s top 20,' IPA's new chief says at London Book Fair. The post IPA’s Michiel Kolman on China: ‘A $10 Billion Concern’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Trump Budget Calls for Eliminating the NEA, NEH
March 16, 2017

President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal 2018 calls for completely eliminating funding for the NEA and NEH as well as a number of other domestic programs. The LitNet arts coalition called the NEA proposal "an assault on free expression."

In Face of NEA Cuts, Small Presses Worry About Their Futures
March 16, 2017

The elimination of the NEA, which is proposed in President Trump's just-released budget plan, could have a severe ripple effect on independent publishing, as hundreds of small presses depend on funding from the NEA to stay afloat.

Letter: Ruth Levitt obituary
March 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm

I worked with Ruth Levitt as publisher of the Macmillan Dictionary of Art, a 32-volume scholarly reference work. Over a decade, Ruth and her colleague Gillian Northcott indexed 31 volumes, some 16m words of text and many thousands of images. Their index formed the 32nd volume of the dictionary. Their work was recognised with the…

LBF Watch: UK’s International Literature Showcase Names 2017 Participants
March 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

With activities scheduled to begin in June, this program for promotion of British authors and literary organization is in its second annual round. The post LBF Watch: UK’s International Literature Showcase Names 2017 Participants appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Amos Oz and Ismail Kadare named on Man Booker international prize longlist
March 15, 2017 at 6:00 am

Oz’s first novel in a decade joins Kadare’s gruesome Ottoman tale in ‘ferociously intelligent’ selection – but one with very few womenA Chinese satire of communism, a retelling of the Robin Hood myth set in the Republic of Congo and a coming-of-age tale in a still-divided Jerusalem are among 13 books from 11 different languages…

The Danger of Face Validity
March 15, 2017 at 5:30 am

Hypotheses that flatter our own preconceptions and biases are incredibly seductive, and the temptation to accept them at face value can be nearly irresistible. But in a world that seems to be drifting away from analytical rigor and fact-based decision-making, the ability to resist that temptation is more essential than ever. The post The Danger…

London Book Fair Opens on an Upbeat, Busy Note
March 15, 2017 at 3:25 am

With publicity agents churning out releases and publishers' stands hectic with meetings, London Book Fair has opened its crowded three-day schedule. The post London Book Fair Opens on an Upbeat, Busy Note appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist Announced at London Book Fair
March 15, 2017 at 3:15 am

In its unusual criteria of stories that "engage with some aspect of medicine, health, or illness," the Wellcome Prize is for fiction and nonfiction The post Wellcome Book Prize Shortlist Announced at London Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.