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Richard Charkin: Seed Questions for an ‘Agony Journal’ for Publishing, ‘Ask Emma’
July 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

In his exclusive column for Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin asks why 'the largest advances ... go to the authors who need the money least, and vice-versa?' and other questions for a journal he'd call 'Ask Emma.' The post Richard Charkin: Seed Questions for an ‘Agony Journal’ for Publishing, ‘Ask Emma’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Libraries: talking stock
July 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

Publishers need to speak up and champion reading in the face of the erosion of the book stock in England’s public libraries, says Tim Coates.  

The Guardian view on children’s books: a restricted view of a wide world | Editorial
July 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Almost a third of school-age children are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. But they will still struggle to find characters who resemble themselvesBooks can show us the world both as it is, and as it could be – “mirrors and windows”, as the author Malorie Blackman notes. For children, they are currently falling…

What Publishers, Book Manufacturers, and Authors Need to Know in 2018 Video
July 17, 2018 at 9:20 am

More and more, publishers, book manufacturers, and authors are pressed to rethink their business strategies to stay competitive. Now, emerging print technologies are making it possible to not only compete in today’s book manufacturing landscape, but also create new opportunities in the years to come.

Hipster Antitrust and Structural Dominance — What Is a Monopoly Now?
July 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

Calling something a "monopoly" has been misleading in many cases, but the new economy may require a complete rethinking of the anti-competitiveness created by intermediaries at scale. The post Hipster Antitrust and Structural Dominance — What Is a Monopoly Now? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Works plans £100m float
July 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Discount retailer The Works is reportedly planning to enter the stock market with a £100m listing giving its private equity owners and management a £36.7m payout.

Singh, Galvin and Ross replace Shriver as Mslexia judges
July 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Mslexia, the magazine for women writers, has appointed a three-person panel of Cathy Galvin, Leone Ross and Sunny Singh to judge its Short Story Competition to replace Lionel Shriver following her controversial comments about marginalised writers.

Mark Smith to leave Bonnier Zaffre
July 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Mark Smith is stepping down as chief executive of Bonnier Zaffre after selling his equity stake in the firm.