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Merkh Forms Hybrid Publisher
October 16, 2018

After leaving traditional publishing, in which he served in executive roles with Nelson Books and at Simon & Schuster’s Howard Books division, Jonathan Merkh has joined the ranks of hybrid publishers with his new company, Forefront Books.

Phishing Scam Seeking Manuscripts Spreads Worldwide
October 16, 2018

A scam that typically involves a literary agent, scout, or publisher being asked for a manuscript by what appears to be a trusted party—another agent, scout or publisher—via email has continued to spread and was the subject of much discussion during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

EDC Q2 Profits Jump on Small Sales Gain
October 16, 2018

Educational Development Corp.’s rapid revenue growth stalled in the second quarter ended August 31, 2018, but the company still posted earnings growth of nearly 44%.

Will Publishers Syndicate Their Content?
October 15, 2018 at 5:30 am

Last week's STM news raises questions about whether scholarly publishers are prepared to radically improve content distribution. Is content syndication the end game? The post Will Publishers Syndicate Their Content? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Bookstore Sales Slipped 1.2% in August
October 15, 2018

After a number of months of sales gains, revenue at that nation's bookstores fell 1.2% in August compared to a year ago, according to preliminary estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Frankfurter Buchmesse and LIMA Open New Partnership on Licensing During Book Fair
October 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Intended to produce multifaceted programs on books, films, television, and game, with special focus on the licensing opportunities they offer, the LIMA-Frankfurt agreement is underway. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse and LIMA Open New Partnership on Licensing During Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Frankfurter Buchmesse and LIMA Open New Partnership on Licensing During Book Fair
October 14, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Intended to produce multifaceted programs on books, films, television, and game, with special focus on the licensing opportunities they offer, the LIMA-Frankfurt agreement is underway. The post Frankfurter Buchmesse and LIMA Open New Partnership on Licensing During Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Publisher warnings as cyber criminals attempt to pilfer manuscripts
October 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

A spate of global phishing scams attempting to access agencies’ and publishers’ manuscripts and other sensitive information prompted Penguin Random House North America to issue an urgent warning to all staff as the Frankfurt Book Fair began.

Bonnier introduces more inclusive recruitment and BAME internship
October 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Bonnier Books UK has launched a new recruitment policy and increased the salary for interns to £18,000 p/a (pro rata) in an attempt to be more inclusive. It has also signed an anthology of writing by black British women, edited by Slay in Your Lane duo Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené and launched an affiliated…

Rana Dasgupta on the JCB Prize for Literature
October 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

The British Indian writer and literary director of the JCB Prize for Literature explains how a prize backed by a construction giant is enhancing the prestige and commercial success of contemporary Indian literature.

Pictures of the week
October 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Hollywood stars celebrate the launch of essay collection Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies) in this week's pictures round-up, while shops up and down the country celebrate Bookshop Day and Bertrams turns 50.

Setzer and Al Qasimi confirmed to lead IPA
October 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Hugo Setzer, c.e.o. of Mexico publisher Manual Moderno, and Bodour Al Qasimi, founder and c.e.o. of the UAE's Kalimat Group, have been confirmed as the future president and vice-president of the International Publishers Association.