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PEN America Announces Refocused Short Story Debut Award, the Bingham Prize
July 19, 2018 at 1:15 am

The coming together of the United States' two PEN chapters has given the organization a chance to refocus its Bingham Prize for debut short stories, and it will be awarded in February. The post PEN America Announces Refocused Short Story Debut Award, the Bingham Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

PEN America Announces Refocused Short Story Debut Award, the Bingham Prize
July 19, 2018 at 1:15 am

The coming together of the United States' two PEN chapters has given the organization a chance to refocus its Bingham Prize for debut short stories, and it will be awarded in February. The post PEN America Announces Refocused Short Story Debut Award, the Bingham Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Scholastic Sales and Earnings Dropped in Fiscal 2018
July 19, 2018

Blockbuster sales of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' helped drive revenue to $1.74 billion in fiscal 2017, but without a comparable hit, sales fell 6% in the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018. Operating income dropped 38%.

Book sales boom but authors report shrinking incomes
July 18, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Calls for writers to reap rewards as British publishers enjoy record-breaking yearA record-breaking year for publishers has been greeted with renewed demands for authors to receive a bigger slice of income and investment, as sales of books passed the £5.7bn mark in 2017.Book sales income was up 5% on the previous year, according to annual…

PublishDrive Announces Partnership with Chinese Retailer Dangdang
July 18, 2018 at 5:08 pm

The ebook publishing platform PublishDrive founded three years ago in Hungary has a retail agreement with China's online retailer Dangdang. The post PublishDrive Announces Partnership with Chinese Retailer Dangdang appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

PublishDrive Announces Partnership with Chinese Retailer Dangdang
July 18, 2018 at 5:08 pm

The ebook publishing platform PublishDrive founded three years ago in Hungary has a retail agreement with China's online retailer Dangdang. The post PublishDrive Announces Partnership with Chinese Retailer Dangdang appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

One Author’s Novel Approach to Article Self-Publishing: An Interview with Allyson Mower
July 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

An author found that the relevant journals were unwilling to publish an article of historical research that found evidence for a surprising and somewhat controversial proposition about the founding of the University of Utah. So what did she decide to do with her article? Something rather unusual, it turns out. The post One Author’s Novel…

Richard Charkin: Seed Questions for an ‘Agony Journal’ for Publishing, ‘Ask Emma’
July 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

In his exclusive column for Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin asks why 'the largest advances ... go to the authors who need the money least, and vice-versa?' and other questions for a journal he'd call 'Ask Emma.' The post Richard Charkin: Seed Questions for an ‘Agony Journal’ for Publishing, ‘Ask Emma’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Richard Charkin: Seed Questions for an ‘Agony Journal’ for Publishing, ‘Ask Emma’
July 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

In his exclusive column for Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin asks why 'the largest advances ... go to the authors who need the money least, and vice-versa?' and other questions for a journal he'd call 'Ask Emma.' The post Richard Charkin: Seed Questions for an ‘Agony Journal’ for Publishing, ‘Ask Emma’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Libraries: talking stock
July 18, 2018 at 1:45 am

Publishers need to speak up and champion reading in the face of the erosion of the book stock in England’s public libraries, says Tim Coates.