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In London, Vintage Books’ Sam Coates Wins First Deborah Rogers Foundation Bursary
March 9, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Selling and managing rights is at the heart of our business,' says Gill Coleridge on conferring the first Deborah Rogers Foundation Bursary Award to Sam Coates in London. The post In London, Vintage Books’ Sam Coates Wins First Deborah Rogers Foundation Bursary appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Of Hype and Hygge: Those Books Aren’t Danish
March 9, 2017 at 2:30 am

As we near London Book Fair, the adult coloring book tide has receded, but these Danish hygge titles are plentiful. Who's missing out? Danish publishers. The post Of Hype and Hygge: Those Books Aren’t Danish appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Author Elizabeth Kostova on Her Mission to Promote Bulgaria’s Writers
March 9, 2017 at 2:30 am

In an interview with Words Without Borders, Elizabeth Kostova talks about her work ‘to get all this wonderful contemporary literature from Bulgaria into English.’ The post Author Elizabeth Kostova on Her Mission to Promote Bulgaria’s Writers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Women's history month promotion sees bookshop 'silence men's voices'
March 8, 2017 at 9:16 am

Loganberry Books in Ohio has reorganised its fiction section so all titles by male writers now have their spines facing the wallA bookshop in Ohio has made a graphic illustration of the position of female writers by leaving only books by women visible to its customers. The change, made to mark women’s history month, has…

Nasty Women – the book: 'Trump and Piers Morgan are top of the list to get a copy'
March 8, 2017 at 8:00 am

A collection of essays on women’s lives published by 404Ink steals from the president for its title, and has been endorsed by Margaret AtwoodThe day Trump’s Muslim ban began in January, publisher Laura Jones was editing an essay by Zeba Talkhani about being a good Muslim. She reached the part where Talkhani, who lives in…

The Global Gender Gap: Research and Researchers
March 8, 2017 at 6:00 am

Is there a gender gap in scholarly research? Is it widening or closing? Which countries are closest to equality and which are lagging behind? Elsevier's new report on the gender gap in global research, published to coincide with International Women's Day, provides some answers. The post The Global Gender Gap: Research and Researchers appeared first…

International Women’s Day: Free Readings From Cambridge University Press
March 8, 2017 at 2:30 am

Citing 'education and research for everyone and by everyone,' Cambridge University Press' leadership offers pertinent readings for International Women's Day. The post International Women’s Day: Free Readings From Cambridge University Press appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Frankfurt Book Fair’s LitAg Sells Out; Publishers Rights Corner Is Open
March 8, 2017 at 2:30 am

With Frankfurt's agents and scouts center an early sell-out, the fair recommends quick bookings in the Publishers Rights Corner, scheduled for October 10. The post Frankfurt Book Fair’s LitAg Sells Out; Publishers Rights Corner Is Open appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Harlequin Launches Hanover Square Press
March 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Harlequin has announced the upcoming launch of Hanover Square Press, a new imprint publishing general fiction, narrative history, journalism, and memoir starting in January 2018.

Riggio Reiterates B&N's Commitment to Restoring Growth
March 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

At the AAP's annual meeting held yesterday in New York City, Barnes & Noble CEO Len Riggio repeated statements he made last week about the retailer, saying the company must focus on restoring sales growth.

Profits Rose at Lagardere, HBG in 2016
March 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Profits rose 5.0% at Lagardere Publishing in 2106 over 2015, helped by strict cost controls at Hachette Book Group USA which integrated the publishing arm of Perseus Books Group during the year.

Hachette U.K. Acquires Bookouture
March 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Bookouture, the U.K.-based digital publishing company that had a number of titles hit high on Amazon's Kindle e-books bestselller list in 2016, has been acquired by Hachette U.K.

Obamas' Books to Be Published By Crown
March 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Less than a week after it was announced that Penguin Random House had acquired books by former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama for a rumored $65 million, Crown Publishing Group has been named as the PRH unit that will release the titles in the U.S. and Canada.

Print Sales Down at Wiley in Q3
March 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Sales of higher education textbooks fell 27% at John Wiley in the third quarter ended January 31, compared to the third period of fiscal 2016. Sales of STM and professional books fell 12%.

Feminist Press: Malaysia’s YZ Chin Named Louise Meriwether Prize Recipient
March 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

‘Myriad characters fighting fate in their own way,” says YZ Chin, are featured in her story collection honored by Feminist Press and TAYO Literary Magazine. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Changing and Challenging Circumstances’ eminist Press at City University of New York (CUNY) has announced its 2016 Louise Meriwether First Book Prize winner. Submissions for…