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John Grisham's Rooster flies into the chart top spot
June 27, 2018 at 1:45 am

John Grisham’s The Rooster Bar (Hodder) has leapfrogged David Walliams and Tony Ross’ The World’s Worst Children 3 (HarperCollins) to claim his second week at the UK Official Top 50 number one spot within a year.

Invisible classics
June 27, 2018 at 1:45 am

Readers in the UK are poorly served by literature in translation, notably from the subcontinent, despite recent successes showing its commercial potential says Boyd Tonkin.

Minhinnick scores Wales Book of the Year Award hat-trick
June 27, 2018 at 1:45 am

Robert Minhinnick has won the £4,000 Wales Book of the Year Award for the third time for his “powerful and political” poetry collection published by independent press Carcanet—25 years after first scooping the prize.

Mexican Booksellers and Digital Sales Infrastructure: Managing Metadata
June 27, 2018 at 1:40 am

Encouraged to 'exchange opinions, push yourself to create a network,' Mexico's booksellers at the CONTEC conference were challenged to adopt digital sales systems' support for retail. The post Mexican Booksellers and Digital Sales Infrastructure: Managing Metadata appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Mexican Booksellers and Digital Sales Infrastructure: Managing Metadata
June 27, 2018 at 1:40 am

Encouraged to 'exchange opinions, push yourself to create a network,' Mexico's booksellers at the CONTEC conference were challenged to adopt digital sales systems' support for retail. The post Mexican Booksellers and Digital Sales Infrastructure: Managing Metadata appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Commonwealth Prize Regional Winners: Samoa, Trinidad, UK, India, and Nigeria
June 27, 2018 at 1:30 am

Taking on topics from mental illness to abortion, and from happiness to love, the Commonwealth Prize regional short story winners contend next for the overall award. The post Commonwealth Prize Regional Winners: Samoa, Trinidad, UK, India, and Nigeria appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Commonwealth Prize Regional Winners: Samoa, Trinidad, UK, India, and Nigeria
June 27, 2018 at 1:30 am

Taking on topics from mental illness to abortion, and from happiness to love, the Commonwealth Prize regional short story winners contend next for the overall award. The post Commonwealth Prize Regional Winners: Samoa, Trinidad, UK, India, and Nigeria appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

A Developing Snapshot of a Market: Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Editors’ Tour of Germany
June 27, 2018 at 1:30 am

UK and US editors are in Germany this week—on a trip organized by the Frankfurter Buchmesse—and hearing German publishers address a big issue in the market right now: finding more book buyers. The post A Developing Snapshot of a Market: Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Editors’ Tour of Germany appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Will Europe Lead a Global Flip to Open Access?
June 26, 2018 at 5:30 am

There appears to be no realistic path forward that achieves Europe's 2020 open access targets without resulting in substantial revenue reductions for existing publishers. Will Europe miss its OA target? Or will publishers miss their revenue targets? The post Will Europe Lead a Global Flip to Open Access? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

HoZ signs Golden Age murder mystery
June 26, 2018 at 1:45 am

Head of Zeus has signed a "Golden Age murder mystery" by British Library consultant and Crime Writers' Association chair Martin Edwards.

Reading on demand
June 26, 2018 at 1:45 am

Disruptive new streaming technologies have revolutionised the audio and television markets— but did their bookish equivalents miss a trick?