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Katie Espiner to Frankfurt’s Markets: Brexit Is Publishing’s Opportunity
August 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

'What we are producing is to be relied upon in this world of fake news.' This, says Orion's Katie Espiner, is global book publishing's message today. The post Katie Espiner to Frankfurt’s Markets: Brexit Is Publishing’s Opportunity appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Quarto Acquisition Talks Off
August 16, 2017 at 1:00 am

A week after it revealed that it had received an unsolicited takeover offer, the Quarto Group announced this morning that its discussions with the potential buyer have ended.

Trust Falls — Are We In a New Phase of Corporate Research?
August 15, 2017 at 5:30 am

Conflicts of interest and corporate-funded research have expanded, with journals increasingly used by mega-corporations to advance their initiatives. What will this mean for scholarly publishing? The post Trust Falls — Are We In a New Phase of Corporate Research? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Vicky Williams on Women in Publishing: Women and Men Need to Champion Women
August 15, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Women need to almost un-condition themselves,' says Emerald's Vicky Williams, who joins The Markets' panel at Frankfurt Book Fair on women in publishing. The post Vicky Williams on Women in Publishing: Women and Men Need to Champion Women appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Multimedia Giant China South Publishing Invests in IPR License
August 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm

To 'explore new uncharted waters,' China South Publishing takes a stake in Frankfurt Book Fair's global rights and license trading platform, IPR License. The post Multimedia Giant China South Publishing Invests in IPR License appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Un-box the Magic of Book Box Subscription Services
August 14, 2017 at 9:25 am

Book box subscription services satisfy boutique-minded audiences. Author Jesikah Sundin explains how to reach readers in search of independently created, physical items. It may be the Digital Age, but brown paper packages tied up in string are still many people’s favorite thing. The post Un-box the Magic of Book Box Subscription Services appeared first on…

'Lazy and sloppy': historical novelist Philippa Gregory's bizarre take on genre writing
August 14, 2017 at 9:01 am

In an interview that raised many hackles, Gregory dismissed erotica as ‘pornography’ and crime novel villains as ‘blindingly obvious’ – despite her own novels occupying a distinct genre themselvesIn a bizarre miscalculation, the historical novelist Philippa Gregory took a sideswipe at the authors of genre novels in an interview with the New York Times yesterday.…

Book Review: Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories From Book History
August 14, 2017 at 5:30 am

Robert Harington reviews a delightful new book that reminds you of how delightful our publishing world can be. Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories From Publishing History by Rebecca Romney and J. P. Romney. The post Book Review: Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories From Book History appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Translator Lucy North on Women in Japanese Literature: ‘Extremely Good’
August 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

From Bookwitty: 'It’s generally agreed that writing by women in Japan dominates the literary scene,' translator Lucy North tells Olivia Snaije. The post Translator Lucy North on Women in Japanese Literature: ‘Extremely Good’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Germany’s Klett Partners with Romania’s Editorial ART in Educational Publishing
August 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

Watching Romanian youth leave for education elsewhere in Europe, Bucharest's Grupal Editorial Art is teaming up with Stuttgart's Klett Gruppe to raise educational standards at home. The post Germany’s Klett Partners with Romania’s Editorial ART in Educational Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

8 Myths about Book Sales That Authors Need To Ditch Now
August 11, 2017 at 7:00 am

Publishing is an industry in transition. Are you making assumptions based on old truths? Many tenets about book marketing that seemed solid a few years ago no longer hold. Beth Bacon busts eight myths about selling your book. The post 8 Myths about Book Sales That Authors Need To Ditch Now appeared first on Digital…

Game of Thrones, Copyeditor’s Edition
August 11, 2017 at 5:30 am

When battling dragons, proper grammar is a must. The post Game of Thrones, Copyeditor’s Edition appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.