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PEN America launches Online Harassment Field Manual
April 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm

The US civil liberties group created the new resource for writers and journalists after a survey revealed the extent to which trolls cause them to self-censor their workA rapid rise in the trolling of US writers and journalists has led civil liberties group PEN America to create a “field guide” for dealing with the problem.…

Quick Reads adult literacy scheme to close following funding cut
April 24, 2018 at 12:14 pm

The initiative has distributed almost 5m books to readers but is to shut following loss of Arts Council England funding and corporate sponsorAn adult literacy publishing scheme credited with helping thousands of adults to learn to read is to be axed after failing to secure funding, despite almost 5m books being handed out in prisons,…

Virago to publish two new collections by Ballet Shoes author Noel Streatfeild
April 24, 2018 at 9:56 am

The forgotten stories, discovered among the late writer’s papers, will be published beginning in November with Christmas Story CollectionTwo collections of forgotten stories by Noel Streatfeild are to be published for the first time. They were discovered among the late writer’s papers.Streatfeild, who died in 1986, is the author of some of the best-loved classics…

Five Bogotá Book Fair Fellows’ Viewpoints on Selling Rights Today
April 24, 2018 at 2:30 am

Can publishing advances sustain literary agencies in Latin America? And could stories of violence be what publishers this season are looking for? These and other issues are discussed by rights specialists among the Bogotá Book Fair fellows. The post Five Bogotá Book Fair Fellows’ Viewpoints on Selling Rights Today appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Roundup: Crises, Confidence, Correspondence for Sale
April 24, 2018 at 2:30 am

What can happen in '180 Seconds'? That' the crux of one of the titles in our rights roundup, which gathers the work of Spanish, American, French, Finnish, Swedish, Polish, and Greek authors.  The post Rights Roundup: Crises, Confidence, Correspondence for Sale appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Rights Roundup: Crises, Confidence, Correspondence for Sale
April 24, 2018 at 2:30 am

What can happen in '180 Seconds'? That' the crux of one of the titles in our rights roundup, which gathers the work of Spanish, American, French, Finnish, Swedish, Polish, and Greek authors.  The post Rights Roundup: Crises, Confidence, Correspondence for Sale appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Latvia’s Kristaps Ozoliņš on Diversity and Rights: ‘Slightly Too Exotic’
April 24, 2018 at 2:30 am

The Latvian pubishing house Mansards has translated more than 60 works, and after our exchange with its lead editor Kristaps Ozoliņš, we look at some of the house's rights action.  The post Latvia’s Kristaps Ozoliņš on Diversity and Rights: ‘Slightly Too Exotic’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Latvia’s Kristaps Ozoliņš on Diversity and Rights: ‘Slightly Too Exotic’
April 24, 2018 at 2:30 am

The Latvian pubishing house Mansards has translated more than 60 works, and after our exchange with its lead editor Kristaps Ozoliņš, we look at some of the house's rights action.  The post Latvia’s Kristaps Ozoliņš on Diversity and Rights: ‘Slightly Too Exotic’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Authors appeal for Quick Reads to continue
April 24, 2018 at 1:45 am

The book trade has reacted with shock and dismay to the “tragedy” that Quick Reads has been scrapped for next year after organisers struggled to find sponsorship.