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B&N Education Buys MBS for $174 Million
February 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm

In another move that consolidates the college retail and wholesale market, Barnes & Noble Education has acquired MBS Textbook Exchange for $174.2 million in cash.

Digital photo project to show Sistine Chapel in unprecedented detail
February 27, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Three-volume collection uses 270,000 digital frames to reproduce Michelangelo frescoes with 99.9% accuracyThe last time the entire Sistine Chapel was photographed for posterity, digital photography was in its infancy and words such as pixels were bandied about mostly by computer nerds and Nasa scientists.Now, after decades of technological advances in art photography, digital darkrooms and…

15 Things We Can Do To Stand Up For Science!
February 27, 2017 at 5:57 am

With scholarship under threat on both sides of the Atlantic, here are some practical tools all of us can use as we stand up for science and build trust in scholarly communications through improving transparency, rigor and peer review. The post 15 Things We Can Do To Stand Up For Science! appeared first on The…

The UK’s Contrarian Publisher: Iain Dale on the ‘Gift’ of Trump
February 27, 2017 at 2:30 am

When everyone faces the effects of the political 'echo chamber,' hearing counter-opinions can be important. And the UK's Iain Dale is happy to offer some balance. The post The UK’s Contrarian Publisher: Iain Dale on the ‘Gift’ of Trump appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Publishing Startups: BuzzTrace Looks To Track Authors’ Social Networking
February 27, 2017 at 2:30 am

In the crowded author services field, veteran self-published author Scott La Counte launches BuzzTrace to help authors track social media conversations. The post Publishing Startups: BuzzTrace Looks To Track Authors’ Social Networking appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

#FreeWordsTurkey Petition Delivered to German Government
February 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Germany's Boersenverein and PEN call for support of Turkey's oppressed authors and journalists in the form of a petition with more than 111,000 signatures. The post #FreeWordsTurkey Petition Delivered to German Government appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Origins of Numbers
February 24, 2017 at 5:30 am

A brief history of numbers. The post The Origins of Numbers appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Sharjah Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition Gains in Submissions
February 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

A substantial uptick in submissions to the illustration exhibition, deepens the field for visitors and for visual artists working in children's publishing. The post Sharjah Children’s Book Illustration Exhibition Gains in Submissions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Denmark’s Egmont Ends 27 Years in Russian Children’s Book Market
February 24, 2017 at 2:30 am

Despite its stance among the top three children's publishers in Russia, the Danish media corporation Egmont has sold its Russian operation to shareholders. The post Denmark’s Egmont Ends 27 Years in Russian Children’s Book Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Lonely Planet co-founder: 'The first book was an accident'
February 24, 2017 at 2:15 am

Launched in the 1970s, the travel empire preempted the gap year trend. Today Tony Wheeler is working on five books and is still an avid travellerTony and Maureen Wheeler co-founded Lonely Planet in 1973 after the couple travelled overland from London to Australia. The travel publisher, which has since printed more than 120 million books…

Ranking America's Largest Publishers
February 24, 2017

Yes, we know who the Big Five are, but which publisher is the sixth largest? Or the 13th? We rank the top 20 book publishers by unit sales as measured by NPD BookScan.

Adult Trade Sales Slipped in First Nine Months of 2016
February 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Sales of adult trade books fell 1.6% in the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to figures released by the AAP as part of its StatShot program. Sales of children’s and young adult books increased 4.9% in the same period.

PRH Gives Pearson Profit of 129 Million Pounds
February 23, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Despite a decline in sales at Penguin Random House in 2016, the world's largest trade publisher delivered 129 million pounds in operating profit to its parent company, Pearson. The sum marks a 43% increase over its profit contribution from 2015.

Why Inkjet? For Book Printers Video
February 23, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Emerging technology has disrupted the modern book market. Today’s book printers and publishers must evolve with the ever-changing trends in reader preferences while maintaining the flexibility to meet a wider range of needs. Production inkjet printing offers incredible capabilities to satisfy the newest printing demands.

Entire art gallery of Ladybird book covers is world first
February 23, 2017 at 11:48 am

Archive of artworks from a century of the imprint’s simple, wholesome worldview go on display at Museum of English Rural LifeIf all you knew of the world came from a Ladybird book, you would be forgiven for believing factories are always shining temples of industry and optimism rather than zero-hours sweatshops, policemen are invariably handsome…

Who Has All the Content?
February 23, 2017 at 5:30 am

Several services attempt to gather up “all” of the content across publishers. This post provides an overview and taxonomy. The post Who Has All the Content? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Rights Watch: An Israeli Agency’s International Picks for Young Readers
February 23, 2017 at 2:30 am

Literary agent Stephanie Barrouillet is preparing her rights list of French, Spanish and international children's books to showcase at the Bologna Book Fair The post Rights Watch: An Israeli Agency’s International Picks for Young Readers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.