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The €100,000 International Dublin Award Highlights Ireland’s Tramp Press
June 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Tramp Press, a small publisher in Ireland, found a winner with Mike McCormack's 'Solar Bones'. The book, passed over by larger publishers, has won the International Dublin Award. The post The €100,000 International Dublin Award Highlights Ireland’s Tramp Press appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The €100,000 International Dublin Award Highlights Ireland’s Tramp Press
June 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Tramp Press, a small publisher in Ireland, found a winner with Mike McCormack's 'Solar Bones'. The book, passed over by larger publishers, has won the International Dublin Award. The post The €100,000 International Dublin Award Highlights Ireland’s Tramp Press appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Words-to-be-read are losing ground to words-to-be-heard, a new stage of digital content evolution
June 14, 2018 at 8:27 am

“Words-to-be-read” must now become a content category, along with still images, video, and audio. Audio includes “words-to-be-heard”. We are in what must be the early stages of a reordering of primacy among these varieties of “content for delivery and consumption”, which is distinguished from “content for interaction”, or the world of “gamified content” along with…

The Global Battle for Attention and Authority – Have We Already Lost?
June 14, 2018 at 5:30 am

As we learn more on an almost daily basis about the growing power and influence of social media and Facebook in particular, Alison Mudditt spoke recently with Siva Vaidhyanathan about the intricate relationship between media and democracy, and the critical role that cultural institutions – including scholarship, publishers and libraries – need to play in…

John Wiley saw 5% revenue jump in 2018
June 14, 2018 at 1:45 am

Academic publisher John Wiley has reported an increase in revenue in both its fourth quarter 2018 and whole fiscal year reports, driven by strong operational performance and favourable impacts from foreign currency.

Industry Notes: Garréta, Ramadan Win 2018 Albertine; Curators Named at Cheltenham
June 14, 2018 at 1:40 am

The winner of the second iteration of the Albertine Prize for French literature translated into English is announced in New York, as six guest curators are named in the UK for this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival.  The post Industry Notes: Garréta, Ramadan Win 2018 Albertine; Curators Named at Cheltenham appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Industry Notes: Garréta, Ramadan Win 2018 Albertine; Curators Named at Cheltenham
June 14, 2018 at 1:40 am

The winner of the second iteration of the Albertine Prize for French literature translated into English is announced in New York, as six guest curators are named in the UK for this year's Cheltenham Literature Festival.  The post Industry Notes: Garréta, Ramadan Win 2018 Albertine; Curators Named at Cheltenham appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Rebecca Swift Foundation’s New Women Poet’s Prize Opens for Submissions
June 14, 2018 at 1:30 am

Saying that it's 'invested in ensuring a culturally and creatively diverse shortlist.' the Rebecca Swift Foundation opens its new Women Poet's Prize for entries with a deadline of July 23. The post The Rebecca Swift Foundation’s New Women Poet’s Prize Opens for Submissions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The Rebecca Swift Foundation’s New Women Poet’s Prize Opens for Submissions
June 14, 2018 at 1:30 am

Saying that it's 'invested in ensuring a culturally and creatively diverse shortlist.' the Rebecca Swift Foundation opens its new Women Poet's Prize for entries with a deadline of July 23. The post The Rebecca Swift Foundation’s New Women Poet’s Prize Opens for Submissions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Morality clauses: are publishers right to police writers?
June 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm

Offensive opinions. Bullying. Sexual misconduct. As the literary world is rocked by scandal US publishers are asking authors to sign contracts with ‘morality clauses’. Are they really the answer?When the American Libraries Association awards its Andrew Carnegie medals in New Orleans later this month, there will be no winner for excellence in non-fiction. Sherman Alexie,…

Does the word ‘diversity’ really only have one meaning?
June 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

In her rant against Penguin Random House, Lionel Shriver claimed ‘diversity’ is no longer a general-purpose nounThe novelist Lionel Shriver was vexed this week about Penguin Random House’s new aim for its authors and staff “to reflect the UK population taking into account ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social mobility and disability”. This, Shriver wrote, was a publisher…

Journal Growth Lowers Impact Factor
June 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

Phil Davis examines how publication timing can affect annual Journal Impact Factor scores. The post Journal Growth Lowers Impact Factor appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.