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Harlequin Closing Five Lines
May 16, 2017

The publisher said it is ending five of its mass market original series due to a shift in the “retail landscape and readership preferences” in the series market.

'Show me the money!': the self-published authors being snapped up by Hollywood
May 15, 2017 at 11:32 am

After the success of self-published authors like Andy Weir and EL James, Hollywood is scooping up the rights to books as fast as it can. But why – and is it always good for the author?After watching Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, self-published author Mark Dawson was inspired to create his own answer to the film’s…

The Contest Fix: How Writing Contests Can Help Your Career
May 15, 2017 at 10:12 am

Coffee. Cigarettes. Liquor. Let’s be honest: All writers have their addictions. Mine is submitting to writing contests. (Please don’t tell my mother!) Some writers turn up their noses at writing competitions and insist they are scams, but I don’t subscribe to this cynical theory. Other writers assert that one should never enter a contest with…

2017 Global Ebook Report: As Many Stories as Markets
May 15, 2017 at 2:30 am

In his Global Ebook Report this year, Rüdiger Wischenbart looks at how the disparate realities in world markets add up to no cohesive single interpretation. The post 2017 Global Ebook Report: As Many Stories as Markets appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Kenneth Mason obituary
May 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm

My father, Kenneth Mason, who has died aged 95, was of a generation we can only marvel at, going straight from school to fight in the second world war. Aged 18, he joined the aircraft carrier HMS Vindex as an air direction officer, helping to protect merchant convoys supplying the Russians on the infamous Murmansk…

How real books have trumped ebooks
May 14, 2017 at 3:00 am

The digital revolution was expected to kill traditional publishing. But print books are ever more beautifully designed and lovingly cherishedBooks have always had a fetishistic quality to them, with their dusty secretiveness. Now, though, it feels like we’re living through a special moment in the history of book design and beautiful books are everywhere.Take George…

Palestine Festival of Literature Marks Its First Decade in Ramallah, Jerusalem, Haifa, and Nablus
May 13, 2017 at 10:05 am

In its 10th year, ‘PalFest’ travels through various military checkpoints and prepares for the publication of an anniversary book from Bloomsbury. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘This Is Not a Border’ Releases in July n its 10th year, the Palestine Festival of Literature—called PalFest—opens today (May 13) to run through Thursday (May 18), and will…

9 Reasons Audiobook Growth Is Soaring
May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am

Audiobooks are today’s fastest growing digital book format … but have you ever wondered why? As an indie author or digital publisher, if you haven’t already created and distributed an audiobook version of your titles, now’s the time. As an author and a reader, I’ve never outgrown the desire to have stories read to me…

May Flowers
May 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

A stunning time lapse movie of flowers in bloom. The post May Flowers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

A Chinese and Russian Translation Project: Aiming for 200 Books
May 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

Despite uneven progress–the Russian team reportedly lagging its Chinese counterparts–a Moscow-Beijing partnership pursues a tall order in translation. The post A Chinese and Russian Translation Project: Aiming for 200 Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Books to Podcasts, and Back to Books: Story Plant’s ‘Rewrites’
May 12, 2017 at 2:30 am

Taking a leap into audio production—without starting with a book—independent publisher Story Plant teams up with an author and a new work...about authors. The post Books to Podcasts, and Back to Books: Story Plant’s ‘Rewrites’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Spotlight on Minotaur Signature Editions
May 12, 2017

In September, Minotaur will launch Minotaur Signature Editions, a line of classic Minotaur mysteries and thrillers by bestselling authors, as well as U.S. debuts from overseas sensations, all priced at $9.99 (Sponsored)

'True Jesus' Lifts Regnery Sales in Q1
May 12, 2017

Sales at Regnery jumped 48.9% in the first quarter ended March 31, largely thanks to the strong sales of David Limbaugh's 'The True Jesus.'

The UK’s Publishers Association Takes Its Stand: ‘No Tax on Books’
May 11, 2017 at 7:05 pm

The UK's Publishers Association lays out demands to the government that it says are necessary for UK publishers to be successful post-Brexit. The post The UK’s Publishers Association Takes Its Stand: ‘No Tax on Books’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Press Release: Ricoh’s Highly Acclaimed 3rd Annual Publishing Executive Symposium Returns to Top Reviews
May 11, 2017 at 11:16 am

MALVERN, PA, May 3, 2017 – Ricoh today announced the resounding success of its 3rd annual Publishing Executive Symposium, a three-day, invitation-only event in Boulder, Colorado. Dozens of attendees including publishers, industry analyst experts, paper mills and technology services providers convened to discuss how changing inkjet technologies are reshaping the book publishing industry, and how…

Justice served: comic creators announce Judge Dredd TV show
May 11, 2017 at 9:58 am

After two Hollywood failures, 2000AD’s British publisher Rebellion is planning ‘one of the most expensive TV shows the UK has ever seen’ with Mega-City OneAfter two attempts to bring classic British comic character Judge Dredd to the big screen, the publishers of 2000AD have decided that the only way to properly adapt the leather-clad lawman…