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Claiming Liberal Bias, Pub Drops Association with 'NYT' Bestseller Lists
September 5, 2017

Marji Ross, president of the conservative press Regnery Publishing, sent a letter to her authors saying the paper "prioritizes liberal-themed books over conservative books." For this reason, the bonus structure in her house's contracts will now rely on a different list.

Peru’s Hay Festival Arequipa Adds a Day of Programming at Cusco
September 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Another busy program of more than 100 authors is announced for this year's Peruvian Hay Festival, including Cees Nooteboom, Kim Thuy, and many others. The post Peru’s Hay Festival Arequipa Adds a Day of Programming at Cusco appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Most Influential Books of Donald Trump—and 16 Other Prominent People (Infographic)
September 4, 2017 at 8:00 am

Most successful people credit reading, in some capacity, as a factor in their success. Certainly, the 18 extraordinary people we profile in the infographic below have publicly expressed how beneficial reading has been for them. The post The Most Influential Books of Donald Trump—and 16 Other Prominent People (Infographic) appeared first on Digital Book World.

The real Winnie-the-Pooh revealed to have been 'Growler'
September 4, 2017 at 2:00 am

Previously unseen pictures show that EH Shepard’s iconic images were modelled on his own son’s toy bear – not AA Milne’s His tummy as portly as it always would be, Winnie-the-Pooh’s very first appearance has been revealed in a previously unpublished sketch from the 1920s by illustrator EH Shepard.The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh brings together more…

Final chapter for Pears' Cyclopaedia after 125 years in print
September 1, 2017 at 12:14 pm

The once hugely popular almanac has seen much-diminished sales in the digital era, and editor’s retirement persuades publisher to close itOne hundred-and-twenty years after Pears’ Cyclopaedia made its first appearance, offering “A Mass of Curious and Useful Information about Things that everyone Ought to know in Commerce, History, Science, Religion, Literature and other Topics of…

What the heck is a Facebook Pixel and how can it improve book sales?
September 1, 2017 at 7:00 am

Many authors have tried Facebook ads without seeing a positive return on their investment. Dana Kaye's clients consistently achieve high conversion rates. How? Facebook Pixels. If you don't know about them, you should. Here's why. The post What the heck is a Facebook Pixel and how can it improve book sales? appeared first on Digital…

Publisher pulps boys' guide to puberty over explanation of breasts
September 1, 2017 at 6:44 am

Alex Frith’s Growing Up for Boys prompted outcry over passage saying breasts develop ‘to make the girl look grown up and attractive’A book aimed at explaining human biology to boys that said one of the purposes of breasts was “to make the girl look grown up and attractive” is now being pulped.Publisher Usborne was criticised…

Fall Regional Trade Shows 2017
September 1, 2017

Bookseller trade associations navigate turbulent times as they gear up for gatherings around the country.

Transportation Pub Motorbooks Launches Two New Series
September 1, 2017

The Minneapolis-based house is hoping to expand beyond hard-core transportation enthusiasts with the new lines, which are aimed at readers who want to know more about cars, motorcycles, and the culture surrounding them.

Open Book: When A Child Calls
September 1, 2017

A six-year-old narrator gives voice to a tragedy and its aftermath in Rhiannon Navin’s astonishing debut novel, 'Only Child.'

STM Publishers Beware: The Hunt Is on for Plagiarized Images
August 31, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Plagiarism in the scientific community is not new, but has become a recurring theme in the past few years due to a few scandals both in STM journals and in publications that are more general. Why now? I can offer a few explanations. For one, there is greater pressure in the academic community to publish…

Lost to translation: how English readers miss out on foreign female writers
August 31, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Only a third of books translated into English last year were by female writers. As Women in Translation month wraps up, we investigate why – and if things are changing• In their own words: 10 female translators on the work that inspires themWhen Argentinian author Samanta Schweblin’s first book, El núcleo del disturbio came out…

Despacito drives Bertelsmann to record €500m profits
August 31, 2017 at 9:31 am

Song of the summer and TV shows American Gods and 13 Reasons Why boost German media groupThe global success of 2017’s song of the summer, Despacito, together with sales of the TV series American Gods and the popularity of controversial book-turned-Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has helped drive record first-half profits at German media group…