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PEN Brings the Resistance to Its 2018 World Voices Festival
February 15, 2018

The theme of this year's PEN World Voices Festival, "Resist and Reimagine," brings writers including Colson Whitehead, Roxane Gay, Eileen Myles, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dave Eggers, and Masha Gessen together in New York for six days in April.

As IPA’s Congress Closes in New Delhi, Norway’s Lillehammer Is Named 2020 Venue
February 14, 2018 at 10:00 am

Amid strong programming on the freedom to publish and copyright concerns, the 32nd IPA congress in India mirrored world industry shortcomings in diversity challenges—and will go to Norway in 2020. The post As IPA’s Congress Closes in New Delhi, Norway’s Lillehammer Is Named 2020 Venue appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Preprint Badges!
February 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

By incorporating post-publication validation badges into preprints, bioRxiv begins to transform itself from a preprint server into a publishing platform. The post Badges? We Don’t Need No Stinking Preprint Badges! appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

An Annual Title Fight: Canadian Celebrities Square Off for ‘Canada Reads’
February 14, 2018 at 2:30 am

By the end of the annual 'Canada Reads' tv show on March 29, only one of the competition's titles and its celebrity advocate will still be standing. The post An Annual Title Fight: Canadian Celebrities Square Off for ‘Canada Reads’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign
February 14, 2018 at 2:30 am

In a coordinated effort for the rest of the month, book charities Book Aid International and World Book Day are raising funds for the annual goal of a million donated books. The post The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign
February 14, 2018 at 2:30 am

In a coordinated effort for the rest of the month, book charities Book Aid International and World Book Day are raising funds for the annual goal of a million donated books. The post The UK’s Book Aid International Opens ‘New Worlds Through Books’ Campaign appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A third of erotic audiobooks downloaded by men
February 14, 2018 at 1:45 am

More men are listening to erotic audiobooks, making up almost a third of the market, with a quarter of all Fifty Shades of Grey downloads from male listeners.

Paddington director 'in talks' for new Wonka film
February 14, 2018 at 1:45 am

Warner Bros. is in talks with Paul King, the director of the two "Paddington" films, to take on a new adaptation of “Willy Wonka”, according to Variety magazine.

Honeyman's debut claims the top spot
February 14, 2018 at 1:45 am

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins) has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 29,442 copies for £170,329.

2017 Bestselling Books in Germany: Translations Top the Fiction List
February 13, 2018 at 10:31 pm

In 2017, the bestselling books in Germany show that readers are interested in translated fiction and thrillers. Nonfiction bestseller lists included more German authors than foreign authors. The post 2017 Bestselling Books in Germany: Translations Top the Fiction List appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

2017 Bestselling Books in Germany: Translations Top the Fiction List
February 13, 2018 at 10:31 pm

In 2017, the bestselling books in Germany show that readers are interested in translated fiction and thrillers. Nonfiction bestseller lists included more German authors than foreign authors. The post 2017 Bestselling Books in Germany: Translations Top the Fiction List appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.