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TLS launches new digital archive with Exact Editions
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Times Literary Supplement has launched a digital archive with publishing company Exact Editions to showcase more than 300 of the literary journal's issues stretching back to 2012. 

Kinsella lands first number one in four years
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

Sophie Kinsella’s Surprise Me (Black Swan) has elbowed John Grisham from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 19,104 copies in its first three days on sale through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

Authors' fury at website offering free book downloads
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

Authors including Philip Pullman, Robin Stevens and Maz Evans are "furious" about a website offering free illegal downloads of their books. OceanofPDF.com offers users free PDF or Epub downloads of some bestselling authors’ books, including eight Philip Pullman titles, 14 books by Malorie Blackman, 11 by Bali Rai and more than 50 by Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson.…

US police force objects to Angie Thomas novel
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

A police force in the US has called for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely to be removed from a high school’s summer reading list, according to news reports.

Emma Cline's ex-boyfriend's copyright claim dismissed
July 3, 2018 at 11:02 am

Chaz Reetz-Laiolo had alleged that her bestselling debut novel The Girls stole from his writingsA California judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by author Emma Cline’s ex-boyfriend alleging that Cline’s bestselling debut novel, The Girls, stole from his own writings and infringed his copyright.Cline’s former partner Chaz Reetz-Laiolo’s suit, filed last November, claimed that she…

Guest Post: Is the Research Article Immune to Innovation?
July 3, 2018 at 5:30 am

Despite the enormous changes that digital communication has brought to our lives, the form of the research article remains much the same as it was centuries ago. Sarah Andrus looks at why it hasn't changed and where it is likely to go in the future. The post Guest Post: Is the Research Article Immune to…

Publishers pledge support to The Feminist Library
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

Penguin Random House, Virago, 4th Estate and the team behind The Women’s Prize have all made significant book donations to The Feminist Library to celebrate Feminist Book Fortnight and the collection’s 43rd birthday.

John Green and PRH launch Mind fundraising campaign
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

Penguin Random House Children’s has pledged to donate money to the mental health charity Mind as part of a fundraising campaign tied to John Green’s latest book Turtles All The Way Down.

Industry Notes: Hypothes.is Scores $2 Million Mellon Grant; Marrakesh Treaty Passes in Senate
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

For an impressive sixth time, the annotation technologies company Hypothes.is has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation. And the US Senate has approved the Marrakesh Treaty, Its next stop: the House of Representatives. The post Industry Notes: Hypothes.is Scores $2 Million Mellon Grant; Marrakesh Treaty Passes in Senate appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: Hypothes.is Scores $2 Million Mellon Grant; Marrakesh Treaty Passes in Senate
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

For an impressive sixth time, the annotation technologies company Hypothes.is has received a grant from the Mellon Foundation. And the US Senate has approved the Marrakesh Treaty, Its next stop: the House of Representatives. The post Industry Notes: Hypothes.is Scores $2 Million Mellon Grant; Marrakesh Treaty Passes in Senate appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Access all publishers
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

Those in the trade who believe current policy-making on Open Access only matters to the academic market are mistaken, argues William Bowes.

Pearson hires head of artificial intelligence
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

Pearson is concentrating efforts in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) and has hired a former Intel executive, Milena Marinova, to be its senior vice president for AI products and solutions.

Relaunched AudioUK to support booming audiobook industry
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

UK audio production sector trade association The Radio Independents Group is relaunching as AudioUK, and with a broader remit, in the wake of the audiobook and podcasting boom, "to put audio production at the heart of the UK’s successful creative industries".