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Frankfurter Buchmesse: 4,000 Exhibitors Registered to Date
August 17, 2022 at 2:45 pm

The outlook for the 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse, October 19 to 23, sees some 4,000 exhibitors on hand from more than 80 countries. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse: 4,000 Exhibitors Registered to Date appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Canada and Korea, Wattpad and Webtoon: The Studios’ Consolidation
August 17, 2022 at 8:16 am

Talking of 'massive global fan communities,' the leadership of Wattpad Webtoon Studios fine tunes its executive roster. The post Canada and Korea, Wattpad and Webtoon: The Studios’ Consolidation appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In the UK: 16,000 Books for Young Ukrainian Refugees
August 16, 2022 at 4:51 pm

In the UK, Publishers Licensing Services (PLS) and the printing firm Halstan partner to produce Ukrainian-language children's books. The post In the UK: 16,000 Books for Young Ukrainian Refugees appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Penguin cuts off Meal Prep King cook after misogynistic rant
August 16, 2022 at 1:55 pm

Cookbook fans ‘heartbroken’ after John Clark’s derogatory outburst on social mediaThe cookbook author known as the Meal Prep King will no longer be published by Penguin Random House after he posted a misogynistic video on social media.John Clark, whose book The Meal Prep King Plan was a Sunday Times bestseller, repeatedly referred to women as…

London’s 2023 International Booker Prize Jury
August 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm

The five-person jury for the 2023 International Booker Prize is to produce its longlist in March, a shortlist in April, and a winner in May. The post London’s 2023 International Booker Prize Jury appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Nicholas Evans obituary
August 16, 2022 at 1:09 pm

Author of The Horse Whisperer, the 1995 book that was turned into a popular film, starring and directed by Robert RedfordNicholas Evans, who has died aged 72 after a heart attack, was the unlikely author of the bestselling novel The Horse Whisperer (1995), which became a Robert Redford film. Unlikely because the book, set in…

Mohsin Hamid To Give a Keynote Address at Frankfurt
August 16, 2022 at 8:16 am

The Pakistani British author of 'The Last White Man,' 'Exit West,' and 'Moth Smoke' gives a keynote address on October 18 at Frankfurt. The post Mohsin Hamid To Give a Keynote Address at Frankfurt appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Guest Post — Has Peer Review Created a Toxic Culture in Academia? Moving from ‘Battering’ to ‘Bettering’ in the Review of Academic Research
August 16, 2022 at 5:30 am

Avi Staiman suggests revamping the peer review process to make it less about tearing down the work of others, and more about helping authors improve their papers. The post Guest Post — Has Peer Review Created a Toxic Culture in Academia? Moving from ‘Battering’ to ‘Bettering’ in the Review of Academic Research appeared first on…

The UK’s Kraszna-Krausz 2022 Awards: Warhol, and Women
August 15, 2022 at 4:08 pm

The annual Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Awards, based in London, honor a photography book and a book on moving imagery. The post The UK’s Kraszna-Krausz 2022 Awards: Warhol, and Women appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Germany Hosts Frankfurt Fellows 2022: Rahul Soni of HarperCollins India
August 15, 2022 at 2:17 pm

An executive editor at HarperCollins India and a 2022 Frankfurt Fellow, Rahul Soni says, 'Literature is still considered very much a luxury' in India. The post Germany Hosts Frankfurt Fellows 2022: Rahul Soni of HarperCollins India appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Keeping Publishing Infrastructure Independent
August 15, 2022 at 5:30 am

Silverchair, which provides vital digital infrastructure for the publishing sector, will remain independent (for now, at least) as a result of new majority ownership by private equity. The post Keeping Publishing Infrastructure Independent appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Killer crabs and bad leprechauns: how the best book blurbs excite our brains
August 13, 2022 at 6:00 am

Book jackets have been enticing potential readers for nearly 200 years with copy that amuses and intrigues. Here, a veteran blurb writer reveals their secrets and the history of the craftThe chances are that you have read more blurbs on books than actual books. Perhaps you have even glanced at one I wrote: I’ve been…

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