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Russia’s Growing Ebook and Audiobook Sales in First Half of 2018
July 18, 2018 at 1:30 am

The Russian ebook distributor LitRes reports 45-percent growth year-over-year in ebook sales for the first half of this year. And Storytel, which ended its first year in May in the market, cites digital access over vast distances as a driver. The post Russia’s Growing Ebook and Audiobook Sales in First Half of 2018 appeared first…

Microcosm to Self Distribute
July 18, 2018

Microcosm Publishing will assume complete control of its own distribution in January, focusing on reaching both nontraditional and traditional accounts. The company will also stop offering its titles for sale on Amazon.

Prose and Poetry: National Translation Awards’ 20th Anniversary Longlists Announced
July 17, 2018 at 11:10 pm

The 20th National Translation Awards from the American Literary Translators Association announces its longlist, selecting works in part by comparing the English translation to its original. The post Prose and Poetry: National Translation Awards’ 20th Anniversary Longlists Announced appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Prose and Poetry: National Translation Awards’ 20th Anniversary Longlists Announced
July 17, 2018 at 11:10 pm

The 20th National Translation Awards from the American Literary Translators Association announces its longlist, selecting works in part by comparing the English translation to its original. The post Prose and Poetry: National Translation Awards’ 20th Anniversary Longlists Announced appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Guardian view on children’s books: a restricted view of a wide world | Editorial
July 17, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Almost a third of school-age children are from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. But they will still struggle to find characters who resemble themselvesBooks can show us the world both as it is, and as it could be – “mirrors and windows”, as the author Malorie Blackman notes. For children, they are currently falling…

What Publishers, Book Manufacturers, and Authors Need to Know in 2018 Video
July 17, 2018 at 9:20 am

More and more, publishers, book manufacturers, and authors are pressed to rethink their business strategies to stay competitive. Now, emerging print technologies are making it possible to not only compete in today’s book manufacturing landscape, but also create new opportunities in the years to come.

Hipster Antitrust and Structural Dominance — What Is a Monopoly Now?
July 17, 2018 at 5:30 am

Calling something a "monopoly" has been misleading in many cases, but the new economy may require a complete rethinking of the anti-competitiveness created by intermediaries at scale. The post Hipster Antitrust and Structural Dominance — What Is a Monopoly Now? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The Works plans £100m float
July 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Discount retailer The Works is reportedly planning to enter the stock market with a £100m listing giving its private equity owners and management a £36.7m payout.

Singh, Galvin and Ross replace Shriver as Mslexia judges
July 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Mslexia, the magazine for women writers, has appointed a three-person panel of Cathy Galvin, Leone Ross and Sunny Singh to judge its Short Story Competition to replace Lionel Shriver following her controversial comments about marginalised writers.

Mark Smith to leave Bonnier Zaffre
July 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Mark Smith is stepping down as chief executive of Bonnier Zaffre after selling his equity stake in the firm.

Interview: Two Lions’ Kelsey Skea on Rights, Series, and Strategies
July 17, 2018 at 1:30 am

Turning five this year, the children's imprint Two Lions is starting to acquire and translate non-English work, even as it sells its books into other territories–and it's experimenting with 'a faster cadence' in series development. The post Interview: Two Lions’ Kelsey Skea on Rights, Series, and Strategies appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Roundup: Six Countries, Several Themes, Lots of Sales
July 17, 2018 at 1:30 am

From Denmark, Spain, Sweden, the USA, France, and Norway, our rights roundup is primarily fiction, with its one nonfiction entry being in comics format, looking at historical women's movements. A second theme in several this time: displacement and immigration. The post Rights Roundup: Six Countries, Several Themes, Lots of Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Roundup: Six Countries, Several Themes, Lots of Sales
July 17, 2018 at 1:30 am

From Denmark, Spain, Sweden, the USA, France, and Norway, our rights roundup is primarily fiction, with its one nonfiction entry being in comics format, looking at historical women's movements. A second theme in several this time: displacement and immigration. The post Rights Roundup: Six Countries, Several Themes, Lots of Sales appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.