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Why Don’t Societies Simply Sell off Their Publishing Assets?
April 26, 2018 at 5:30 am

Society publishers resist the sale of their publications to bidders from the commercial world because they view the publications as a central component of the society itself. The post Why Don’t Societies Simply Sell off Their Publishing Assets? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Opens, a Professional Program at Its Center
April 26, 2018 at 2:30 am

The spaciousness and energy at Abu Dhabi's National Exhibition Center make the just opened book fair there a sprawling, energetic event with a professional program at its heart. The post Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Opens, a Professional Program at Its Center appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Opens, a Professional Program at Its Center
April 26, 2018 at 2:30 am

The spaciousness and energy at Abu Dhabi's National Exhibition Center make the just opened book fair there a sprawling, energetic event with a professional program at its heart. The post Abu Dhabi International Book Fair Opens, a Professional Program at Its Center appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Five contend for £5,000 Oscar's Book Prize
April 26, 2018 at 1:45 am

Five picture books published by Hodder Children’s Books, Egmont, Flying Eye Books, HarperCollins Children’s Books and Nosy Crow are in the running for this year’s £5,000 Oscar’s Book Prize, organised by the Evening Standard.

Gentle returns to Penguin General
April 26, 2018 at 1:45 am

Jane Gentle, most recently communications manager at Mumsnet, has joined the Penguin General Communications team as senior campaigns manager.

Publishers’ Forum Opens Today in Berlin: Preview of ‘New Tech’ and Level Heads
April 26, 2018 at 12:30 am

With tracks in both English and German, and translation for plenary sessions that bring the two together, the 2018 Publishers Forum program is devised to sort out genuinely promising tech from fads. The post Publishers’ Forum Opens Today in Berlin: Preview of ‘New Tech’ and Level Heads appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Amazon Reports Strong 2018 Q1
April 26, 2018

Even with sales in its online store rising only 18% in the first quarter of 2018 over the comparable period in 2017, total revenue at the company jumped 43% and earnings soared 92%.

Five Industry Tech Consultants Form New Firm
April 26, 2018

The members of Publishing Technology Partners are Ken Brooks, Bill Kasdorf, Thad McIlroy, Bill Rosenblatt, and Bill Trippe, all of whom have over 25 years’ experience working in the publishing industry.

Guest Post: Childfree, Childless, and Childcare – They All Attract Bias in the Workplace
April 25, 2018 at 6:05 am

In this guest post about a largely overlooked aspect of diversity and inclusion,Tasha Mellins-Cohen, Director of Publishing at the Microbiology Society, looks at the biases in the workplace faced by women around maternity -- even if they can't -- or choose not to -- have children. The post Guest Post: Childfree, Childless, and Childcare –…