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Publishers Association Issues Statement on UK VAT for Digital Content
May 30, 2018 at 1:30 am

'It makes no sense in the modern world that readers are being penalized with an additional 20-percent VAT for choosing to embrace digital,' says the Publishers Association chief. The post Publishers Association Issues Statement on UK VAT for Digital Content appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Publishers Association Issues Statement on UK VAT for Digital Content
May 30, 2018 at 1:30 am

'It makes no sense in the modern world that readers are being penalized with an additional 20-percent VAT for choosing to embrace digital,' says the Publishers Association chief. The post Publishers Association Issues Statement on UK VAT for Digital Content appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

As BookExpo and New York Rights Fair Open: Warnings for Publishers
May 30, 2018 at 1:30 am

'Your competitors like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Audible,' publishers will hear this year at  BookExpo and the rival rights fair, 'are more than willing to fill the gap.' The post As BookExpo and New York Rights Fair Open: Warnings for Publishers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

As BookExpo Approaches, US Publishers Cite Revenue Up In First Quarter of the Year
May 29, 2018 at 1:30 am

Once more, downloaded audiobooks are the format leader, up 32.1 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Association of American Publishers' StatShot report. The post As BookExpo Approaches, US Publishers Cite Revenue Up In First Quarter of the Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

As BookExpo Approaches, US Publishers Cite Revenue Up In First Quarter of the Year
May 29, 2018 at 1:30 am

Once more, downloaded audiobooks are the format leader, up 32.1 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Association of American Publishers' StatShot report. The post As BookExpo Approaches, US Publishers Cite Revenue Up In First Quarter of the Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Trade Segments Post Solid First Quarter Gains
May 29, 2018

Sales of adult trade books rose 5.2% in the first quarter of 2018 over the comparable period in 2017, according to preliminary estimates released by the AAP. Sales in the children's/young adult segment increased 5.9% over last year's first quarter.

What’s Up with Data Citations?
May 28, 2018 at 5:30 am

Missing: data citations. Last seen hanging around with datasets in lots of research articles, but never arrived at Crossref after typesetting. Description: short, with straight black forward slashes and lots of digits. Often wears a DOI hoodie. The post What’s Up with Data Citations? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Mantel, Saunders, Ondaatje make Man Booker 'Golden Five'
May 27, 2018 at 1:45 am

George Saunders, Hilary Mantel and Michael Ondaatje are among the names to have been shortlisted for the Golden Man Booker Prize, created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the coveted literary award.