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Founded by Daniel Hahn, the TA First Translation Prize Announces Inaugural Shortlist
January 16, 2018 at 7:05 pm

Not only debut translators but the editors who take a chance on them are recognized in Daniel Hahn's TA First Translation Prize meant to highlight 'new voices, skill, and risk-taking.' The post Founded by Daniel Hahn, the TA First Translation Prize Announces Inaugural Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In Germany, IPA Chief Slams SciHub, Argues for Unity Against Copyright Threats and Piracy
January 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

'Not a viable or trustworthy Open Access solution," Michiel Kolman says, 'piracy is simply not the answer to our challenges as an industry' and SciHub, he says, is 'not the answer' to goals of Open Access. The post In Germany, IPA Chief Slams SciHub, Argues for Unity Against Copyright Threats and Piracy appeared first on…

In Germany, IPA Chief Slams SciHub, Argues for Unity Against Copyright Threats and Piracy
January 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm

'Not a viable or trustworthy Open Access solution," Michiel Kolman says, 'piracy is simply not the answer to our challenges as an industry' and SciHub, he says, is 'not the answer' to goals of Open Access. The post In Germany, IPA Chief Slams SciHub, Argues for Unity Against Copyright Threats and Piracy appeared first on…

Fire and Fury pipped to No 1 in UK book charts by Lose Weight for Good
January 16, 2018 at 11:34 am

Booksellers hail strong sales for Donald Trump exposé, but Tom Kerridge’s diet book sets the most British tills ringingAlmost 60,000 print copies of Michael Wolff’s Donald Trump exposé Fire and Fury were sold in the UK last week, but the British public’s New Year’s resolutions meant the explosive political title was pipped to the No…

What Will You Do When They Come for Your Proxy Server?
January 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

RA21 aims to replace IP address authentication (and proxy servers) with federated identity authentication - but have we thought through the implications? The post What Will You Do When They Come for Your Proxy Server? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Conference Notes: Scottish Book Trade Day and London Book Fair’s Quantum Event
January 16, 2018 at 2:30 am

First on the calendar is Edinburgh's Scottish Book Trade Conference in February. And in April, London Book Fair's Quantum conference's programming is featuring audiobooks and seldom-heard voices.  The post Conference Notes: Scottish Book Trade Day and London Book Fair’s Quantum Event appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Conference Notes: Scottish Book Trade Day and London Book Fair’s Quantum Event
January 16, 2018 at 2:30 am

First on the calendar is Edinburgh's Scottish Book Trade Conference in February. And in April, London Book Fair's Quantum conference's programming is featuring audiobooks and seldom-heard voices.  The post Conference Notes: Scottish Book Trade Day and London Book Fair’s Quantum Event appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

UK-based Self-Help School of Life Press Launches US and Canadian Operations
January 16, 2018 at 2:30 am

With the School of Life organization headed for its 10th anniversary, the program is beginning distribution in the American and Canadian markets with Consortium, the first volume of compiled readings due out in February. The post UK-based Self-Help School of Life Press Launches US and Canadian Operations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

UK-based Self-Help School of Life Press Launches US and Canadian Operations
January 16, 2018 at 2:30 am

With the School of Life organization headed for its 10th anniversary, the program is beginning distribution in the American and Canadian markets with Consortium, the first volume of compiled readings due out in February. The post UK-based Self-Help School of Life Press Launches US and Canadian Operations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Library closures are a 'disgrace', says Daunt
January 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

Waterstones boss James Daunt has slammed the widespread closure of public libraries as a "disgrace", arguing that the decline will have a damning effect on the future of British society.

Daunt wants to stay on as Waterstones chief after sale
January 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

James Daunt has said the process of selling Waterstones has resumed after Christmas, while expressing a desire to stay on as managing director of the chain retailer after the new owners come in.

'Explosive' exposé about Prince Charles coming in March
January 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

William Collins will publish an “explosive” book about Prince Charles’ “desperate bid to rehabilitate himself” after Princess Diana’s death, written by investigative historian Tom Bower.

Vuong scoops £25k T S Eliot Prize
January 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

Former refugee Ocean Vuong has won the £25,000 T S Eliot Prize for his “remarkable” debut poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Jonathan Cape).

Kalayil scoops Writers’ Guild Award
January 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

Women have dominated the winners' list at the Writers’ Guild Awards, with debut novelist Sheena Kalayil honoured along with British playwright Caryl Churchill.

Hay Festival Opens Early Bird Access to Public for 2018 Events in Wales
January 16, 2018 at 12:05 am

Margaret Atwood, Philip Pullman, Bridget Christie and those surprise 'Letters Live' performers are among personalities set for the Hay Festival 31st season special events in Wales, with early bird tickets going on sale to the public today (January 16). The post Hay Festival Opens Early Bird Access to Public for 2018 Events in Wales appeared…