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Middle Grade to dominate 'buzzy' Bologna Book Fair
March 21, 2018 at 1:45 am

Publishers are in the market for "funny" Middle Grade fiction and books with "pitchable" hooks and diverse voices, according to agents ahead of this year's Bologna Children's Book Fair.

Rankin and Brookmyre back defamation reform petition
March 21, 2018 at 1:45 am

Ian Rankin, Christopher Brookmyre and Karen Campbell are among the 150 Scottish authors, journalists and activists calling on the Scottish Government to bring forward a bill to reform defamation law in Scotland.

The rebels who hit the mainstream
March 21, 2018 at 1:45 am

A crowdfunded illustrated anthology of remarkable women throughout history has begun a publishing trend—but is Good Night Stories entirely a good news story?

Influx wins Republic of Consciousness Prize
March 21, 2018 at 1:45 am

Hackney-based independent publisher Influx Press has won the 2018 Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses for its title Attrib. and Other Stories by Eley Williams.

Scholastic Q3 Results 'On Track'
March 21, 2018

Sales at Scholastic rose in the third quarter over the comparable period a year ago, but higher investments and one-time charges led to a higher loss in the quarter. Still, the company raised its earnings per share forecast for the year.

Regnery Posts Small Gains in 2017
March 21, 2018

Regnery Publishing had a small gain in sales and earnings in 2017 over 2016, but publisher Marji Ross said that with Sean Spicer's book set for release this summer the company is poised for a strong 2018.

Republic of Consciousness Prize Goes to Influx Press and Author Eley Williams
March 20, 2018 at 9:43 pm

The Republic of Consciousness Prize–unique for dividing the award between publishers and authors—goes to Influx Press, a six-year-old house, and to author Eley Williams. The post Republic of Consciousness Prize Goes to Influx Press and Author Eley Williams appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Republic of Consciousness Prize Goes to Influx Press and Author Eley Williams
March 20, 2018 at 9:43 pm

The Republic of Consciousness Prize–unique for dividing the award between publishers and authors—goes to Influx Press, a six-year-old house, and to author Eley Williams. The post Republic of Consciousness Prize Goes to Influx Press and Author Eley Williams appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Booksellers Without Borders Names Scholarships to Frankfurt, Torino, Guadalajara
March 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Booksellers Without Borders announces twelve booksellers from the United States will be going to book fairs in Germany, Italy, and Mexico this year to grow their international publishing networks. The post Booksellers Without Borders Names Scholarships to Frankfurt, Torino, Guadalajara appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Booksellers Without Borders Names Scholarships to Frankfurt, Torino, Guadalajara
March 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm

Booksellers Without Borders announces twelve booksellers from the United States will be going to book fairs in Germany, Italy, and Mexico this year to grow their international publishing networks. The post Booksellers Without Borders Names Scholarships to Frankfurt, Torino, Guadalajara appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Booksellers remove racist and Holocaust denial titles from their websites
March 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Anti-racist group Hope Not Hate says Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and Amazon are lending respectability to offensive books, but retailers say listings come from uncurated feedMajor booksellers have been accused of lending a veneer of respectability to antisemitic and neo-Nazi books by featuring them for sale on their websites.The UK’s largest anti-racist group Hope Not…

Richard Dawkins to give away copies of The God Delusion in Islamic countries
March 20, 2018 at 8:19 am

Author and the Centre for Inquiry planning free ebook versions of his books in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi and Indonesian following a ‘stirring towards atheism’ in some Islamic countriesRichard Dawkins is responding to what he called the “stirring towards atheism” in some Islamic countries with a programme to make free downloads of his books available in…

Towards a Diversity Manifesto Part 1 – How a White, Middle-aged, Straight, Cisgender Man Co-organized a Workshop on Diversity Without an Apparent Shred of Irony.
March 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

At the end of February, Nancy Roberts of Business Inclusivity and I co-organized a workshop on diversity for the Researcher to Reader conference. In this post I explore my motivations for doing so and talk about why I think so few men seem comfortable participating in these discussions. The post Towards a Diversity Manifesto Part…