Graça Machel had threatened legal action over book by Mandela’s doctor revealing family disputes over his careA new book detailing Nelson Mandela’s last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his widow, the publisher Penguin Random House has announced.The book by Mandela’s physician, Vejay Ramlakan, was released last week to coincide with the…
This article is sponsored by Apex CoVantage and offers a new guide, 'Gain a Competitive Advantage With These Emerging Technologies,' for publishers. The post Apex CoVantage: Publishing Technology Continues to Evolve the Industry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Have you been disappointed by a bookstore event? You're not alone. Still, don't dismiss bookstore visits. Publicist Dana Kaye offers three big reasons to get out there and meet your fans in person. The post Do Bookstore Events Even Matter? How To Benefit From In-Person Author Visits appeared first on Digital Book World.
The rise of mobile is cementing business model expectations and driving new monopolies, but the ethics, incentives, and consequences of these models need to be considered. The post Trouble at Hand — How Mobile Devices Perpetuate Weak Business Models appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Coming in September, the Spanish iteration of the Hay Festival at Segovia events features a focus on cities and current events. Tickets now are on sale. The post Spain’s Hay Festival Segovia Announces Its September Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
From Japan Today': at the ministry of education's urging, Japanese publishers Otsuki Shoten and Popular Publishing have created children's books on the LGBT experience. The post Publishers in Japan Produce LGBT-Themed Books for Students appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Skybound Books, a co-publishing agreement between Atria and The Walking Dead creator's multi-platform entertainment company Skybound Entertainment, will focus on science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It will be overseen by Michael Braff, who is based in L.A.
‘All at once appeared some elves, who were not feeling quite themselves’After the publication of The Silmarillion, which I found gathering dust in my father’s attic long after his death, I went rootling through his house in search of other discarded manuscripts. Eventually, I managed to assemble a manuscript of 17,835 pages that, for some…
Author Beverley Naidoo condemns the UK’s decision to deny an Iranian artist a visa to attend the Edinburgh festivalThe UK government’s denial of a visa to Ehsan Abdollahi (Iranian artist barred from Edinburgh festival after ‘Kafkaesque’ visa refusal, 21 July) suggests a game of snakes without ladders in a hall of mirrors. Being divorced, he was told…
'Galaktika has agreed to pay each author whose work it infringed for compensation,' according to the Authors Guild's statement. The post US Author’s Guild Announces Copyright Infringement Agreement With Hungarian Magazine appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Great book covers sell books. Professional cover designers are trained in the craft of typography, photo editing, and design—but they’re not expected to know anything about your book or your visual preferences. Luckily, a document called a Creative Brief exists to help you convey your intentions to your graphic designer. Here’s all you need to…
A look at the many personality conflicts behind the establishment of Cell Theory. The post Cell Theory and the Feuds Behind It appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
Focusing on debut Latin American talent, Victor Hurtado's agency's rights sales are promoting new voices from the Spanish-language markets. The post Agency Rights Update: Barcelona’s VicLit Agency and Its Latin American Novels appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Germany-based Bookwire announces a major new client in ebook distribution, and Frankfurt Book Fair partners with a distribution association on a new networking event. The post Distribution Notes: Bookwire Signs Bonnier’s German Publishers; Frankfurt and IPDA Debut Forum appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
From The Times of India: 'Not available elsewhere in the world,' two centuries of the British Library's Bengali collection is being made available free. The post British Library: Digitizing 200 Years of Early Bengali Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
Children’s book illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi says Kafkaesque reasons given for refusal An acclaimed Iranian illustrator has been denied a visa to attend the Edinburgh international book festival amid growing criticism of the UK’s handling of Iranian visas.Ehsan Abdollahi, described by the festival’s director as a “highly respected, award-winning Iranian illustrator of kids’ books”, was due…
A discussion on how watermarking e-books plays into publishers' overall DRM strategies, and its effectiveness.