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A Tour of the Moon — Hey, What’s that Monolith?
April 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

NASA offers a high definition tour of the moon. But if you find a monolith, be ready to evolve. The post A Tour of the Moon — Hey, What’s that Monolith? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Mammoth Screen options Strangeways prison officer memoir
April 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Mammoth Screen has optioned TV rights to Strangeways (Pan Macmillan) by Neil Samworth, “a jaw-dropping, page-turning account of life in one of the country's most notorious jails” from a former prison officer.

Gappah goes to Scribner after eight-way auction
April 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Eric Simonoff at WME has closed an eight-bidder auction in the US with Kathy Belden at Scribner for celebrated Zimbabwean author Petina Gappah’s "breathtaking" new novel Out Of Darkness, Shining Light. 

Book sales down 7% for WHS in first half
April 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

W H Smith’s book sales fell 7% in the first six months of its financial year, but the retailer said it has seen some “encouraging results” for its new high street book offer for customers.

A song of Iceland fire
April 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Frustration at the male-dominated translated literature scene in Iceland led writer Sif Sigmarsdóttir to open her own publishing house, pioneering women writers. She reveals what the experience has taught her about the trade—and wider society.

The Wright stuff
April 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Leaving a huge corporate entity to start poetry focused indie The Emma Press was a bold move, Roger Tagholm reports, but one that has paid off with critical acclaim.

Reading between the lines
April 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Increasing the number of children and families who enjoy reading is the Holy Grail for BookTrust and the book trade. New research shines a light on why children read (and why others don’t read), and the findings could be transformative, says Diana Gerald.

Man Booker International Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist
April 12, 2018 at 2:45 pm

The 2018 Man Booker International shortlist spans four European languages: French, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, and includes Han Kang and Deborah Smith, who won in 2016. The post Man Booker International Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Man Booker International Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist
April 12, 2018 at 2:45 pm

The 2018 Man Booker International shortlist spans four European languages: French, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, and includes Han Kang and Deborah Smith, who won in 2016. The post Man Booker International Prize Announces Its 2018 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Boy Who Came Back From Heaven author sues book's Christian publisher
April 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Alex Malarkey claims he has been financially exploited over bestselling account of meeting Jesus ‘concocted’ by his fatherAlex Malarkey, the American boy who disavowed his bestselling account of meeting Jesus after an accident, has launched a lawsuit against the book’s Christian specialist publisher. While the publisher has “made millions of dollars”, the suit alleges, it…

China Literature Sees France, UK as Key Rights Buyers at London Book Fair
April 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm

The massive numbers of literary works, readers, and writers behind China Literature and its online Qidian operation are behind the company's efforts at foreign rights sales in books, film, and television. The post China Literature Sees France, UK as Key Rights Buyers at London Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

China Literature Sees France, UK as Key Rights Buyers at London Book Fair
April 12, 2018 at 12:22 pm

The massive numbers of literary works, readers, and writers behind China Literature and its online Qidian operation are behind the company's efforts at foreign rights sales in books, film, and television. The post China Literature Sees France, UK as Key Rights Buyers at London Book Fair appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Press Release: Taylor & Francis Group Awards Full-Service Production for Global Journal Content to Cenveo
April 12, 2018 at 9:18 am

Columbia, MD—April 5, 2018—Cenveo announces a major increase in full-service content production for Taylor & Francis’ global journal production program. T&F selected Cenveo as a core content service provider to support T&F’s continued growth. As a world-leading academic and professional publisher, T&F cultivates knowledge through its commitment to quality. T&F identified in Cenveo a shared vision…

What Is the Value of a Master’s In Publishing?
April 12, 2018 at 5:30 am

Editor’s Note: Today’s Guest Post is written by Jasmine Wallace, the Peer Review Manager at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in Washington, D.C.  At ASM she sets peer review priorities and helps ensure peer review practices and policies are […] The post What Is the Value of a Master’s In Publishing? appeared first on…

At London Book Fair: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing
April 12, 2018 at 2:30 am

'We can't have books stuck in dockside waiting for customs clearance,' points out Hodder Education's Lis Tribe, as publishers work to inform the government of the industry's Brexit concerns. The post At London Book Fair: Brexit’s Concerns and Challenges for Publishing appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.