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Covering the International Books Industry: A Discussion of Trends and Challenges
June 11, 2018 at 1:30 am

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.

Marina Warner is right – gold stars for writers leads to creative death | Rebecca Nicholson
June 10, 2018 at 1:00 am

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…

Audio is publishing’s new star as sales soar across genres
June 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm

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weekend, audio publisher Audible, owned by Amazon, released an audiobook of Andrew Motion reading 30 mostly unpublished poems as part of…

Mostly Lit host edits 'agenda-setting' anthology
June 9, 2018 at 1:45 am

Trapeze is publishing an anthology of writing by and for black British men, about their voices, experiences and representation, edited by Mostly Lit podcast host Derek Owusu.

PRH 'drunk on virtue' over diversity drive, says Shriver
June 9, 2018 at 1:45 am

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.

Pictures of the week
June 9, 2018 at 1:45 am

Bloody Scotland launches its 2018 programme, Donald Trump visits London Waterloo and Kamila Shamsie is crowned the 2018 Women's Prize champion in this week's pictures round-up. 

Design Matters: The Snellen Eye Chart
June 8, 2018 at 5:30 am

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.

Child and Davies lined up for Empathy Day
June 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Children’s laureate Lauren Child and author-illustrator Benji Davies are taking part in an event at Waterstones Piccadilly to mark this year’s Empathy Day.

PLR to cover e-books and audiobooks
June 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Public Lending Right (PLR) will be extended to cover e-books and e-audiobooks borrowed from libraries from 1st July.

BA launches rate relief campaign
June 8, 2018 at 1:45 am

Bookshops are asking to be given the same business-rate relief as pubs, arguing they help to drive social cohesion in a similar way to drinking establishments.