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Temperature check from two US CEOs at Frankfurt 2017
October 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm

It is no surprise that the public remarks at Frankfurt by Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle and Simon & Schuster CEO Carolyn Reidy contain gems worth pondering. Book publishing has been fortunate to have really smart people leading the biggest companies during our period of digital transition. The apparent collusion over the implementation of…

Transforming Research, in the Face of Uncertainty, Scarcity, and Bias
October 18, 2017 at 5:30 am

Last week's Transforming Research conference in Baltimore, MD, gathered a range of speakers across the academic and professional spectrum. Charlie Rapple highlights some of the new research that was shared, and draws out some of the prevalent themes. The post Transforming Research, in the Face of Uncertainty, Scarcity, and Bias appeared first on The Scholarly…

Hearst Buys Rodale
October 18, 2017

Hearst's purchase of Rodale comes about four months after the publisher put itself up for sale. While little has been shared how Rodale will be integrated into Hearst, it was stated that deal is set to close by early 2018.

Proud to have published Audre Lorde in the UK | Letters
October 17, 2017 at 12:17 pm

At Sheba Feminist Press we published Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, The Cancer Journals, Our Dead Behind Us, and A Burst of Light: and Other Essays, writes Sue O’SullivanRO Kwon’s review of a welcome new collection of Audre Lorde’s work (4 October) rightly highlights the late American writer’s relevance for today. But…

Guest Post — JATS4R: Optimizing the Reusability of Scholarly Content
October 17, 2017 at 5:30 am

Canadian Science Publishing's Mary Seligy provides a primer on standards, XML and JATS4R, which is driving improved reusability of scholarly content. The post Guest Post — JATS4R: Optimizing the Reusability of Scholarly Content appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

J.P. Leventhal to Retire, BD&L Folded Into Running Press
October 17, 2017 at 1:00 am

Black Dog & Leventhal founder and publisher J.P. Leventhal will step down on December 31 after 25 years with the company. BD&L has been folded into HBG's Running Press imprint, effective immediately.

How do you win the Man Booker prize? Move to New York or London | Lucy Diver
October 16, 2017 at 11:10 am

The prize used to champion unknowns and outsiders. But a 2014 rule change has cemented the neo-colonial cultural dominance of the US and the UKThe upstairs room of an indie bookstore. A book launch for a local author. Crisps and wine are being handed out, a buzz is in the air, congratulations are showered upon…

Difficulty In Finding Reviewers Taints Editorial Decisions
October 16, 2017 at 5:30 am

Journal editors are more likely to reject papers when they experience trouble recruiting reviewers, reports a new study. The post Difficulty In Finding Reviewers Taints Editorial Decisions appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

A Public Space Launches Book Imprint
October 16, 2017 at 1:00 am

Literary magazine 'A Public Space' has launched APS Books with Bette Howland's 'Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage,' and will publish three more books in its inaugural year.

Good Gaul: Asterix illustration sells for record €1.4m in Paris
October 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm

The drawing for Asterix and the Banquet, signed by its creators, was only expected to sell for between €180,000 and €200,000An original illustration for the cover of one of the early Asterix comic books has sold for a record €1.4m (£1.25m) at auction , more than seven times its expected price, an auction house announced.The…

Bertie Wooster returns as a spy in Jeeves sequel by Schott's Miscellany author
October 13, 2017 at 10:48 am

Ben Schott says ‘it’s like being lent the Crown Jewels’ after PG Wodehouse estate approves trivia bestseller to write Jeeves and the King of ClubsBertie Wooster, PG Wodehouse’s “mentally somewhat negligible” English gentleman with a heart of gold, is set to be reimagined as a British spy by Ben Schott, the author of the bestselling…

Weinstein Books 'terminated' in wake of assault allegations
October 13, 2017 at 6:47 am

Film mogul’s associated publishing imprint is to close in the wake of scandal over multiple abuse allegationsThe Weinstein Books imprint is being shut down, following a week of sexual assault allegations against the film mogul Harvey Weinstein.In a statement to staff issued on Thursday, Hachette Book Group said it had “terminated” the imprint. A joint…

New York’s Only Volcano
October 13, 2017 at 5:30 am

A visit to a volcano simulator. The post New York’s Only Volcano appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Meet the Editor: Rebecca Saletan
October 13, 2017

The editorial director of Riverhead is on a roll this awards season with one book on the Man Booker Prize shortlist, another on the National Book Awards shortlist, and a third whose author was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.”

Dog's tales and meowmoirs: the irresistible rise of endearing animal books
October 12, 2017 at 9:35 am

A cuddly antidote to worrying times, ‘pet lit’ has become a publishing phenomenon. But isn’t it all a bit twee?Picture the scene: it’s the end of a long day. You’re tired, you’re cold, you need to curl up with a cup of tea and something comforting to read. But wait! You also love animals. What…

The Facebooking of Scholarly Research
October 12, 2017 at 5:30 am

The search tools and social networks we increasingly rely on are all dependent on advertising-based business models. What does this mean for scholarly communication? The post The Facebooking of Scholarly Research appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.