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On Les Misères of Victor Hugo’s Belgian Publisher
March 31, 2017 at 2:25 am

From the Paris Review: Nina Martyris writes about a new Macmillan book by David Bellos that explores the publishing history behind Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Misérables.' The post On Les Misères of Victor Hugo’s Belgian Publisher appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Have You Hugged Your Indexer Today? It’s the UK’s National Indexing Day
March 30, 2017 at 2:30 am

'The professional indexer has been around for a good century longer than the printed book.' And the Society of Indexers is looking for respect. The post Have You Hugged Your Indexer Today? It’s the UK’s National Indexing Day appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Ukraine’s Oleg Sentsov Honored With PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award
March 30, 2017 at 2:30 am

'Unjustly jailed' in Russia 'for nothing other than the expression of his views,' Oleg Sentsov is the newest recipient of the influential PEN/Barbey honor. The post Ukraine’s Oleg Sentsov Honored With PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Russia blamed for hacking Amazon listing of anti-Trump book
March 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

Historian Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny, which offers lessons on resisting repressive rule, has sales blurb rewritten to repeat slogan seen on pro-Putin posters Publishers believe that Russian hackers are behind an attack on the Amazon page for a self-styled manual for resisting US president Donald Trump and other populist leaders, with the author, historian Timothy…

Russia blamed for Amazon listing of anti-Trump book
March 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

Historian Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny, which offers lessons on resisting repressive rule, provokes fake book listing that repeats slogan seen on pro-Putin posters Publishers believe that Russian individuals are behind the creation of an fake book parodying a self-styled manual for resisting US president Donald Trump and other populist leaders, with the author, historian Timothy…

Joanna Cannon vows to keep working in NHS after £300,000 book deal
March 29, 2017 at 4:22 am

Novelist who began writing to relieve the stress of her psychiatry job says literary success will not stop her listening to ‘real voices’ in hospitalA bestselling debut novelist who wrote her book in a hospital car park as stress release from her job as a psychiatrist is to return to the NHS. Her decision comes…

Dylan Thomas Shortlist of Authors 39 or Younger: UK, US, Australia, Sri Lanka
March 28, 2017 at 2:35 am

The Dylan Thomas Prize is unusual for its flexibility. The shortlist includes a book of poetry, two books of short stories, plus novels—two of them debuts. The post Dylan Thomas Shortlist of Authors 39 or Younger: UK, US, Australia, Sri Lanka appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.