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For the Love of Writers: A Heartthrob Romances the Radish
February 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

Valentine's Day marks the anniversary of Radish, a platform that serenades its users with micropayments: 'We're devoted to our writers,' says Paul Baek. The post For the Love of Writers: A Heartthrob Romances the Radish appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Jalada Africa’s Traveling Book Festival Is Ready to Roll
February 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

Twelve cities in East Africa will be visited in March by the Jalada Africa writers' collective's first multinational festival, a celebration of creativity. The post Jalada Africa’s Traveling Book Festival Is Ready to Roll appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Why Hindawi Left the STM Association and What It All Means for the Industry
February 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

Hindawi recently announced they would no longer be members of the STM association, citing the trade association's 'overwhelming focus on protecting business models of the past'. What does this mean for Hindawi and for the industry? The post Why Hindawi Left the STM Association and What It All Means for the Industry appeared first on…

Canada’s New CARL ‘Roadmap’: Toward Better Scholarly Communication
February 13, 2017 at 2:30 am

The Canadian Association of Research Libraries has released a plan to improve open and effective scholarly communication between publishers, libraries, researchers and others. The post Canada’s New CARL ‘Roadmap’: Toward Better Scholarly Communication appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Big Turnout for PubWest Conference
February 13, 2017

Approximately 250 people attended this year's PubWest's annual conference, the largest turnout since Kent Watson has been executive director.

AWP 2017: All Our Coverage
February 13, 2017

Here are all our daily stories of the AWP 2017 Conference, which took place in Washington D.C. between February 8-11.

AWP 2017: A Political Book Fair
February 11, 2017

The AWP book fair, always a centerpiece of the conference experience, was as politically charged as this year's panels and protests.

Faber CEO speaks out after winning indie trade publisher of the year
February 10, 2017 at 10:06 am

Head of venerable press says his sector has important role in the defence of free speech and champions the revival of literary fiction and traditional booksFaber & Faber’s chief executive has called for publishers to oppose crackdowns on free speech and the rise of so-called fake news. Stephen Page made his comments after the publisher…

Meet the Elements
February 10, 2017 at 5:30 am

TED Ed presents a video Periodic Table of the Elements. The post Meet the Elements appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Dialogue Through Translation: Litprom’s Latest Translation Grants
February 10, 2017 at 2:30 am

Litprom, the Society for Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature, has chosen 10 titles from German and Swiss publishers. The post Dialogue Through Translation: Litprom’s Latest Translation Grants appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Ukraine Enacts a Winter Ban on Book Imports From Russia
February 10, 2017 at 2:30 am

With Russian books accounting for up to 60 percent of its market, Ukraine's ban on those titles is alarming the country's publishers and booksellers. The post Ukraine Enacts a Winter Ban on Book Imports From Russia appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

On Korean Readers’ Fondness for Murakami in Translation
February 10, 2017 at 2:30 am

Haruki Murakami has more books translated into Korean than English, writes Colin Marshall for the Los Angeles Review of Books. The post On Korean Readers’ Fondness for Murakami in Translation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

AWP 2017: Writers Get Political as Conference Opens
February 10, 2017

The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, kicked off its annual conference on Thursday with politics on people's minds, as exhibitors, panelists and attendees expressed their opposition to the Trump presidency.