From European markets recovering from financial losses to translation in the US market and book-pricing differences based on authors' genders, a 'Beyond the Book' panel at BookExpo looked at recent coverage of the books industry. The post Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion of Trends and Challenges appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.
The distinguished novelist and historian is right to deprecate the notion of creative people being ‘virtuous’The novelist and historian Marina Warner has raised concerns about the increasing pressure on authors to be “virtuous” people and the growing use of “morality clauses” to insist on good behaviour in writers’ contracts with publishers. “Striving to be good…
Top thriller writer opts to publish solely in spoken-word format as demand risesWriters are turning to the spoken word as their preferred medium, encouraged by a boom in audiobook sales that is transforming publishing.This weekend, audio publisher Audible, owned by Amazon, released an audiobook of Andrew Motion reading 30 mostly unpublished poems as part of…
A gaming memoir by Daniel Hardcastle has set a new record on crowdfunding publisher Unbound's website - reaching 100% of its funding target within just 15 minutes.
Lionel Shriver has branded Penguin Random House (PRH) "drunk on virtue" after seeing a "by turns fascinating, comical and depressing" questionnaire for authors to complete as part of its diversity drive.
Tim Waterstone, founder of the eponymous bookshop chain Waterstones, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with a knighthood for "services to bookselling and charity".
Interesting background on the functional design that went into the letters on the eye chart used to test visual acuity. The post Design Matters: The Snellen Eye Chart appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.
An American debut author has secured a £1.5m advance for her "sensational" historical novel, with Hutchinson winning the UK rights after a 12-publisher auction.
Scottish schoolchildren are being offered the chance to attend a dinner with Michelle Obama via an essay competition.
Wonderbly, the publisher of the personalised Lost My Name books, is partnering with animation studio Sixteen South and Walker’s Helen McAleer to create a TV series.
HarperCollins Children’s Books UK has launched a voice-activated app on Google Assistant for children’s audiobooks.
Chelsea Clinton is "excited" to be a part of the trend for feminist children’s books, she told The Bookseller ahead of her appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Martine Wright has won the Autobiography of the Year Award at the 2018 Sports Book Awards.