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Nelson Mandela book withdrawn after outrage from widow
July 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm

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by Mandela’s doctor revealing family disputes over his careA new book detailing Nelson Mandela’s last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his widow, the publisher Penguin Random House has announced.The book by Mandela’s physician, Vejay Ramlakan, was released last week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…

Apex CoVantage: Publishing Technology Continues to Evolve the Industry
July 24, 2017 at 8:40 am

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.

Do Bookstore Events Even Matter? How To Benefit From In-Person Author Visits
July 24, 2017 at 8:00 am

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.

Trouble at Hand — How Mobile Devices Perpetuate Weak Business Models
July 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

Spain’s Hay Festival Segovia Announces Its September Program
July 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

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.

Publishers in Japan Produce LGBT-Themed Books for Students
July 24, 2017 at 2:25 am

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.

S&S Launches New Imprint with Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment
July 24, 2017

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.

Beren and Lúthien by JRR Tolkien (ed: Christopher Tolkien) – digested read
July 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm

‘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…

UK’s visa ban raises spectre of apartheid | Letters
July 23, 2017 at 11:54 am

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…

How to Write A Creative Brief So Your Graphic Designer Creates An Amazing Book Cover
July 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

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…

Cell Theory and the Feuds Behind It
July 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

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.

British Library: Digitizing 200 Years of Early Bengali Books
July 21, 2017 at 2:30 am

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.

Acclaimed Iranian artist refused visa to attend Edinburgh book festival
July 21, 2017 at 2:00 am

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…

Hot Topic: World War II Books
July 21, 2017

In the spirit of Christopher Nolan's new film, 'Dunkirk,' here are three new titles in which everyday people fight to survive and commit unsung acts of heroism.

Scholastic Aims to Improve Profits
July 21, 2017

Scholastic has started Scholastic 2020, a companywide initiative to reduce operating costs and expand revenue opportunities.

Profits Double at EDC
July 21, 2017

Net earnings at Educational Development Corp. rose to $1.2 million in the quarter ended May 31, 2107 over the comparable period a year ago. Sales were up 20%.