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Nicola Barker wins Goldsmiths prize for her novel H(a)ppy
November 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Barker beats novels by Will Self and Jon McGregor to take home the £10,000 literary prize for her narrative-bending vision of a dystopian futureNicola Barker’s H(a)ppy has won this year’s Goldsmiths prize for “fiction at its most novel”, praised by judges as a work of “vaulting ambition”. Related: H(a)ppy by Nicola Barker review – visionary…

Is There a Business Case for Open Data?
November 15, 2017 at 5:31 am

Open data is gaining ground, but is there a revenue stream that would help journals recover the costs of gathering, reviewing and publishing data? The post Is There a Business Case for Open Data? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Welcoming Back Tim Vines
November 15, 2017 at 5:30 am

Welcoming Tim Vines back to The Scholarly Kitchen. The post Welcoming Back Tim Vines appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Book Review: “The New Analog” by Damon Krukowski
November 14, 2017 at 5:30 am

Is "signal" meaningful in the absence of "noise"? Damon Krukowski asks what important things have been lost in our transition from analog to digital media in his book, "The New Analog". The post Book Review: “The New Analog” by Damon Krukowski appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

With Selleck Set to Retire, S&S Revamps Sales
November 14, 2017

Simon & Schuster announced that its executive v-p for sales and marketing, Michael Selleck, will retire at the end of the year. With his departure, a number of changes are being made to the publisher's sales and distribution structure.

Quality Books Files for Bankruptcy
November 13, 2017 at 11:00 pm

The Illinois book distributor to schools and libraries has sent a letter to creditors saying it can no longer meet its financial obligations and is in the process of liquidating its assets.

Puppetmasters — Who Is Pulling the Strings in the New Information Economy?
November 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

Information manipulation is not new, yet everything is different. How do governments, preprints, algorithms, and our own responsibilities intersect? Where does peer review come in now? The post Puppetmasters — Who Is Pulling the Strings in the New Information Economy? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Author vows book exposing Chinese influence will go ahead after publisher pulls out
November 12, 2017 at 8:13 pm

Allen & Unwin had cancelled plans to print Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion over fear of legal action by the Chinese governmentProminent Charles Sturt University author and ethicist Professor Clive Hamilton says his book exposing the Chinese Communist party’s activities in Australia will still be published, despite Allen & Unwin cancelling plans to print it at…

Survey finds more than half of people in book trade have experienced sexual harassment
November 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

Poll by the Bookseller finds 54% of female respondents reporting sexual ‘harassment, assault or predatory behaviour’A survey suggests that more than half of people working in the books industry have experienced sexual harassment, with 54% of women and 34% of men reporting “harassment, assault or predatory behaviour”.The anonymous online poll was conducted by the industry…

University Press Week 2017
November 10, 2017 at 5:30 am

Testimonials to the importance of university presses. The post University Press Week 2017 appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

What on Earth Brings Wallbooks To the U.S.
November 10, 2017

Founded in the U.K. in 2010 by a former educational publisher, the nonfiction children’s publishing house specializes in a hybrid format: an accordion-fold, heavily illustrated reference work that can be converted into a poster.

John Conley on How Amazon Same-Day Delivery SLAs Will Disrupt Book Printing
November 9, 2017 at 9:16 am

Borderland Advisors CEO John Conley, a 42-year book printing industry veteran with RR Donnelley and then Xerox, describes how Amazon's same-day delivery requirements will totally disrupt today's book publishing, manufacturing, and distribution markets. The supply chain requirement will create new profit models and opportunities for innovative publishers and printers, while displacing those companies that are…

Innovative Research and Creative Output: From Ideas to Impact
November 9, 2017 at 5:30 am

Evolving forms of digital scholarship such a 3-D images, multimedia, and geographic data are relatively new elements in the scholar’s workflow. These formats appear in stark contrast to the legacy books and journal articles required for career advancement within the […] The post Innovative Research and Creative Output: From Ideas to Impact appeared first on…

Paddington at St Paul's, last in classic children's series, due in 2018
November 9, 2017 at 2:01 am

Michael Bond’s final book about the accident-prone bear will be published next year on the anniversary of the author’s deathA final adventure for Paddington Bear, in which the marmalade-loving magnet for trouble visits St Paul’s Cathedral, will be published in June 2018, a year after the death of his creator, Michael Bond, at the age…

Q3 Sales Dip at HBG
November 9, 2017

Sales at Hachette Book Group fell 2.8% in the third quarter ended September 30, but were still up 2.2% for the first nine months of 2017.

Publishing Sales Down at Salem Media
November 9, 2017

Third quarter sales in Salem Media Group's publishing division, which includes Regnery Press and two self-publishing businesses, fell 20.7%, compared to the third quarter of 2016.

Biological Science Societies Hope to Convince Authors to Stay in the Society Family
November 8, 2017 at 5:30 am

Hoping to woo authors away from commercial publishers, a group of biomedical science societies have launched a new alliance to promote the value of publishing in society journals. The post Biological Science Societies Hope to Convince Authors to Stay in the Society Family appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan's memoir Brave 'will pull no punches'
November 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

The actor has alleged that the film producer raped her in 1997, and her book promises to ‘shine a light on a business built on systemic misogyny’Rose McGowan’s memoir Brave, a book that the New Yorker claimed on Monday was the subject of an investigation by a private security agency hired by the film producer…