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Novel rejected as 'too gay' receives flood of crowdfunding support
October 6, 2017 at 9:20 am

The Madonna of Bolton by Matt Cain was turned down by mainstream publishers more than 30 times, but has won keen backing from readersA novel that was rejected more than 30 times by publishers for being “too gay” has been inundated with backing from names including David Walliams, Mark Gatiss and SJ Watson after its…

3 Marketing Distances All Digital Authors Must Bridge, Part 2
October 6, 2017 at 9:00 am

How To Build Bridges No matter what kind of book you’ve written, there is an audience of people who are interested in a book just like yours. Right now. The problem is, these eager customers don’t know that your book exists. These potential customers may be sitting at their computer wondering where they can find…

Leonard Cohen's last book, finished 'days before his death', due out next year
October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am

The Flame collects unpublished poetry, as well as notebook entries and song lyrics, and offers ‘an intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist’A book of Leonard Cohen’s final poems, completed in the months before his death and tackling “the flame and how our culture threatened its extinction”, according to his manager,…

ResearchGate: Publishers Take Formal Steps to Force Copyright Compliance
October 6, 2017 at 5:30 am

Robert Harington interviews James Milne, Chair of the newly formed Coalition for Responsible Sharing, on action being taken against ResearchGate. The post ResearchGate: Publishers Take Formal Steps to Force Copyright Compliance appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Yuval Noah Harari's new book to cover global warming, God and nationalism
October 6, 2017 at 2:00 am

The historian’s next book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, will ask ‘what should we teach children today to prepare them for the world of tomorrow’ and promises a sweeping look at the futureFaced with a world stuck in “nostalgic fantasies about going back to the past”, where politicians are “no longer capable of producing…

Denis Johnson: An Editor’s Love Story
October 6, 2017

The editor of Johnson's forthcoming story collection, 'The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,' on his relationship with the author and editing a master.

Chronicle Ups Print Run for New 'Playboy' Title
October 6, 2017

Following the death of Hugh Hefner last week, Chronicle has gone back to press for its just-released 'Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds 1953-2016.' The title now contains the last foreword the Playboy founder will ever write for a book.

Super Thursday: with 500 new books out today, what should you read?
October 5, 2017 at 5:49 am

New books from Mary Berry, Dan Brown and Dawn French are out, as part of the mass launch that marks the start of the Christmas season – and there’s another 250 on the way. Here are 10 titles in the running for No 1More than 500 glossy new hardbacks are set to arrive on the…

Turning a Critical Eye on Reference Lists
October 5, 2017 at 5:30 am

Citations and the metrics around their use are an important part of evaluation and promotion of science and scientists and yet, little attention is paid to them in the peer review process. In this post, Angela Cochran makes a call to critically review reference lists and develop standards around what should and should not be…

HarperCollins Launching a New Business Imprint
October 5, 2017

HarperCollins Leadership, which is set to launch October 10, will publish books on leadership in both business and in the community. Nelson Books’ publisher and senior v-p Brian Hampton will helm the new imprint.

Judge Says Yiannopoulos’ Lawsuit Against S&S Can Proceed
October 5, 2017

After oral arguments on Thursday, a New York State Supreme Court rejected Simon & Schuster’s motion to dismiss Milo Yiannopoulos’ $10 million breach of contract lawsuit over the cancellation of his book, 'Dangerous."

Rupi Kaur: the inevitable backlash against Instagram's favourite poet
October 4, 2017 at 9:33 am

Kaur’s verses on love, sex and race have made her the most revered – and reviled – of today’s ‘instapoets’. As a new collection The Sun and Her Flowers hits shelves, is the social media star a dark omen for poetry or a fresh voice in literature?Rupi Kaur has achieved a rare feat for a…

3 Marketing Distances All Digital Authors Must Bridge, Part 1
October 4, 2017 at 9:33 am

Book marketing doesn't have to feel like calling out across a vast ocean. Reframe the way you think about your audience and begin to build bridges. The post 3 Marketing Distances All Digital Authors Must Bridge, Part 1 appeared first on Digital Book World.

Penguin Random House Buys Sasquatch Books
October 4, 2017 at 1:00 am

The Seattle-based house, which was named one of PW’s fast-growing independent publishers of 2016, was bought by Penguin Random House for an undisclosed sum.

Increase Your Global Outreach with Ebook Translations
October 3, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Just 25% of online consumers use English as a first language. Sirena Rubinoff offers the benefits of translating your ebook—and reaching the remaining 75%. The post Increase Your Global Outreach with Ebook Translations appeared first on Digital Book World.

About Face — Scholarly Publishing and Social Media Regulation
October 3, 2017 at 5:30 am

A possible consequence of moves to more tightly regulate social media companies may be they start looking for new investments. And they already have some in scholarly publishing. The post About Face — Scholarly Publishing and Social Media Regulation appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.