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Finland’s Biggest Rights Deal? Literary Sports Biography Hot at LBF
April 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

A forthcoming biography of Formula 1 driver Kimi Räikkönen from Siltala Publishing in Finland is generating big buzz—and big deals—at the London Book Fair. The post Finland’s Biggest Rights Deal? Literary Sports Biography Hot at LBF appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In Latest Sign of Its Resurgence, Clarivate Acquires Kopernio
April 10, 2018 at 5:30 am

Today, Clarivate is announcing that it recently acquired Kopernio, a startup launched last year to streamline access to scholarly content. The post In Latest Sign of Its Resurgence, Clarivate Acquires Kopernio appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference: Rethinking Business, Rehearing Audio
April 10, 2018 at 2:30 am

Much as the afternoon focused on publishing's return to audiobooks as a growth center in the business, London Book Fair's Quantum conference audience was encouraged to review its assumptions. The post London Book Fair’s Quantum Conference: Rethinking Business, Rehearing Audio appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Flintoff bowled over by Blink Publishing
April 10, 2018 at 1:45 am

Blink Publishing has signed cricketer-turned-entertainer Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff and will publish Do You Know What? this autumn.

Fogg descends on LBF
April 10, 2018 at 1:45 am

Ebury triumphed in a hotly contested auction on the eve of LBF to land one of this year’s hottest non-fiction properties: a book on how to be happier and healthier by superstar behavioural scientist and “Silicon Valley legend” B J Fogg.

Big money mole-catcher caught
April 10, 2018 at 1:45 am

Vintage imprint Harvill Secker has pre-empted a “wise and meditative” nature memoir from a mole-catcher ahead of a six-way auction.

Morrissey loiters alone to Cassell for photobook
April 10, 2018 at 1:45 am

Cassell Illustrated has acquired Morrissey: Alone and Palely Loitering by photographer Kevin Cummins, who worked as NME’s chief photographer for more than a decade.

Skyhorse Reorg Leads to Cuts in Titles, Staff
April 10, 2018

Skyhorse Publishing has implemented a major reorganization that will reduce the total number of titles it publishes annually by about 25%, and cut 16 positions from its full-time staff of 77.

We’re all ears for audiobooks – and here are some of the best
April 9, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Sales have doubled in the past five years, with commuters and men aged 25 to 44 accounting for the bulk of purchases. But many of us are unable to finish them – so here are a few you won’t give up onNo longer just the greatest invention for bathtub readers, the audiobook is, according to…

Guest Post: Do Journal Article Recommendation Features Change Reader Behavior?
April 9, 2018 at 5:30 am

Researchers say journal article recommendations are useful. Do these publisher platform features influence user behavior? How might they increase discovery and serendipity in the researcher’s workflow? A series of studies provide new evidence of increased reader engagement. The post Guest Post: Do Journal Article Recommendation Features Change Reader Behavior? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.