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Rights Roundup: Responsibility in Relationships, and Bugs in Your Backyard
June 19, 2018 at 1:30 am

Sexual and gender relations, insects in our neighborhood, and historical fiction about genius: this month's rights roundup includes work originally published in English, Swedish, and Norwegian. The post Rights Roundup: Responsibility in Relationships, and Bugs in Your Backyard appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Apollo 11 and Woodstock: Australia’s Murray Books Opens Rights Sales at IPR License
June 19, 2018 at 1:20 am

Based in Adelaide, the book packager Peter Murray this week begins selling rights online to roughly a dozen of his titles, with special emphasis on anniversary titles around the moon landing and music of 1969. The post Apollo 11 and Woodstock: Australia’s Murray Books Opens Rights Sales at IPR License appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Apollo 11 and Woodstock: Australia’s Murray Books Opens Rights Sales at IPR License
June 19, 2018 at 1:20 am

Based in Adelaide, the book packager Peter Murray this week begins selling rights online to roughly a dozen of his titles, with special emphasis on anniversary titles around the moon landing and music of 1969. The post Apollo 11 and Woodstock: Australia’s Murray Books Opens Rights Sales at IPR License appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Carnegie medal winner slams children’s book publishers for ‘accessible’ prose
June 18, 2018 at 8:41 am

Geraldine McCaughrean, accepting award for Where the World Ends, warned that restricting the language children read risks creating a future underclass who are ‘easy to manipulate’Carnegie medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean has castigated the books industry for dumbing down language in children’s literature, warning that a new focus on “accessible” prose for younger readers will lead…

Will the European Big Deal Contagion Spread to North America?
June 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

The European academic sector has taken a stronger consortial negotiating posture, resulting in Big Deal cancellations. Today, equity investors and analysts want to know: Will this contagion spread from Europe to North America, resulting in global pandemic? The post Will the European Big Deal Contagion Spread to North America? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

UK National Poetry Day and BBC Commission 12 New Poems on Change
June 18, 2018 at 12:30 am

Poetry can 'focus our attention and become a small present (in both senses of the word) in the middle of change,' says one of the 12 poets selected for the UK's BBC Local Radio participation in Forward Arts' National Poetry Day 2018. The post UK National Poetry Day and BBC Commission 12 New Poems on…

UK National Poetry Day and BBC Commission 12 New Poems on Change
June 18, 2018 at 12:30 am

Poetry can 'focus our attention and become a small present (in both senses of the word) in the middle of change,' says one of the 12 poets selected for the UK's BBC Local Radio participation in Forward Arts' National Poetry Day 2018. The post UK National Poetry Day and BBC Commission 12 New Poems on…

'NYRB' Plummets, 'Paris Review' Creeps Upward On 2017 VIDA Count
June 18, 2018

According to the annual VIDA Count, which analyzes gender parity at literary magazines, only 23.3% of pieces published in the 'New York Review of Books' last year were written by women, while representation at the 'Paris Review' crept up by 8 percentage points in the year.

In Norwich, the National Centre for Writing Formally Opens at Dragon Hall This Week
June 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Dedicated to 'exploring the artistic and social power of creative writing,' Norwich's National Centre for Writing, is having its formal launch week in its redeveloped new home that includes the 15th-century Dragon Hall. The post In Norwich, the National Centre for Writing Formally Opens at Dragon Hall This Week appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In Norwich, the National Centre for Writing Formally Opens at Dragon Hall This Week
June 17, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Dedicated to 'exploring the artistic and social power of creative writing,' Norwich's National Centre for Writing, is having its formal launch week in its redeveloped new home that includes the 15th-century Dragon Hall. The post In Norwich, the National Centre for Writing Formally Opens at Dragon Hall This Week appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

We’re now confusing diversity and equality. Which is our priority? | Kenan Malik
June 17, 2018 at 1:00 am

Neither Lionel Shriver nor Penguin seem to understand the nature of their argumentWhat do we mean by diversity? And why is it good – or not?For all the myriad debates about diversity today, such questions are rarely addressed in any depth. The latest hoo-ha was generated by a Lionel Shriver column in the Spectator, which…

DFB signs YA from Dan Freedman
June 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

David Fickling Books has bought the first YA novel by Dan Freedman, the author of the Jamie Johnson series (published by Scholastic).