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What Does the Future Hold for Small-Batch Publishing?
August 2, 2018 at 8:55 am

One of the great backlashes in our era of conglomerates is the steady growth of small-batch businesses. These are very small businesses that cater mostly to customers willing to spend more for a seemingly better and more controlled product offering. There are many happy consumers who will buy a four-pack of local brew for $16,…

Measuring Societal Impact or, Meet the New Metric, Same as the Old Metric
August 2, 2018 at 5:30 am

Funders are increasingly demanding measurements of "real world" impact from researchers. Does this steer us toward the same traps we’re already in from the ways we already do research assessment? The post Measuring Societal Impact or, Meet the New Metric, Same as the Old Metric appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Myers moves to Bloomsbury for 'exquisite' novel
August 2, 2018 at 1:45 am

Bloomsbury has snapped up an "exquisite" novel and a short story collection about flawed masculinity from Benjamin Myers six weeks after he scooped the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction for his book published by Bluemoose Books.

Vivendi in negotiations to buy Editis
August 2, 2018 at 1:45 am

French media, content and communications group Vivendi has begun exclusive negotiations to buy Editis, France's second largest book publisher, from Grupo Planeta of Spain.

Cengage responds to subscription lawsuit
August 2, 2018 at 1:45 am

Cengage has responded to a federal lawsuit claiming its forthcoming US subscription service, Cengage Unlimited, will cost authors in sales and royalty payments.

Edinburgh Festival launches first 'Publishing Salon'
August 2, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced an inaugural, free ‘Publishing Salon’ bringing together publishers, editors, agents and literary professionals this month.

HMH Trade Sales Down 15% in Q2
August 2, 2018

With sales of backlist and frontlist titles down, as well as a drop in e-book sales, revenue in HMH's trade division fell 15% In the second quarter ended June 30.

Engaging the Public in Scholarship: A Case for Small Scale
August 1, 2018 at 5:30 am

Sharing research with the public is critical, and there are multiple platforms and approaches to this kind of outreach. We tried a local book group for sharing both scholarship and the scholarly process. The post Engaging the Public in Scholarship: A Case for Small Scale appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The world elsewhere
August 1, 2018 at 1:45 am

The moral case for geographical diversity, as set out by the Northern Fiction Alliance, stands to benefit the industry in its entirety argues Anita Sethi.  

Further sales and profit lifts at CUP
August 1, 2018 at 1:45 am

Cambridge University Press saw turnover of £316m in the year to 30th April 2018, a headline rise of 3.1% on the previous year's total of £306m.

Four questions for...Liz Calder on The English Patient
August 1, 2018 at 1:45 am

On 8th July, Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient was named the Golden Booker winner; the best novel to have won the prize in its 50-year history. Liz Calder, co-founder of Bloomsbury publishing, tells Natasha Onwuemezi how the business came to sign the book, and the reason for its enduring appeal. How did you come to…

Woodward exposes Trump 'fear' for S&S
August 1, 2018 at 1:45 am

Simon & Schuster UK will publish Fear: Trump in the White House by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Bob Woodward.

Origin cracks the code for a Dan Brown hat-trick
August 1, 2018 at 1:45 am

Dan Brown’s fifth Robert Langdon title Origin (Corgi) has spent a third week running at the UK Official Top 50 number one, selling 36,723 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.