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Does the word ‘diversity’ really only have one meaning?
June 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

In her rant against Penguin Random House, Lionel Shriver claimed ‘diversity’ is no longer a general-purpose nounThe novelist Lionel Shriver was vexed this week about Penguin Random House’s new aim for its authors and staff “to reflect the UK population taking into account ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social mobility and disability”. This, Shriver wrote, was a publisher…

Journal Growth Lowers Impact Factor
June 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

Phil Davis examines how publication timing can affect annual Journal Impact Factor scores. The post Journal Growth Lowers Impact Factor appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

An open letter to Lionel Shriver
June 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

The 2016 cohort of WriteNow mentees react to Lionel Shriver's ‘When diversity meets uniformity’ Spectator column. 

Cookery publisher Muna Reyal to depart Headline
June 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Muna Reyal, cookery and lifestyle publisher at Headline Home, is leaving Headline in August to study for a Masters degree in Food Anthropology at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Blink's 535 buys book on hangovers
June 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Blink Publishing's non-fiction imprint 535 has acquired an exploration of what happens to our bodies when we drink too much by Canadian journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall.

Worst remains best: second week for Walliams at number one
June 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

David Walliams’ The World’s Worst Children 3 (HarperCollins) has held the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a second week, selling 46,930 copies for £336,714 through Nielsen BookScan, for his 38th overall number one in total.

Politics to the fore at BookExpo 2018
June 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Lots of authors, lots of politics, lots of attempts at luring more booksellers—these characterised BookExpo 2018, held in New York last week.

Mozley, Gekoski and Myers shortlisted for SoA awards
June 13, 2018 at 1:45 am

Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist Fiona Mozley has scooped a nomination for the Society of Authors awards, as the shortlists are shared for the first time in the prizes’ 75-year history.

Russia’s Clever Media Group Now Talking of September for North American Launch
June 13, 2018 at 1:30 am

Russian children's publisher Clever Media Group is looking to publish English-language titles in US and Canadian markets this autumn, accelerating its international expansion plans. The post Russia’s Clever Media Group Now Talking of September for North American Launch appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Donald Trump Jr is hawking a book. The Art of the Plea Deal, anyone? | Arwa Mahdawi
June 13, 2018 at 1:00 am

The president’s son wants to make literature great again. But considering his legal troubles, I would not be surprised to find that his tome throws his dad under the busDonald Trump Jr, the one who looks like a semi-sentient sneer, wants to make literature great again. The president’s eldest child has been spotted shopping a…

The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018
June 12, 2018 at 7:05 pm

With its Authors' Awards not only for younger writers but also one for a first-time novelist older than 40, the Society of Authors releases shortlists for more than £98,000 in literary awards. The post The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018
June 12, 2018 at 7:05 pm

With its Authors' Awards not only for younger writers but also one for a first-time novelist older than 40, the Society of Authors releases shortlists for more than £98,000 in literary awards. The post The UK’s Society of Authors Releases Its Shortlists for the Authors’ Awards Slate 2018 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Aleida and Jan Assmann To Receive the 2018 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
June 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

The husband-wife team of Aleida and Jan Assmann, both authors and researchers, are known for their work in "cultural memory" and its contrast in many instances to individual experience and recollection in society. The post Aleida and Jan Assmann To Receive the 2018 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Aleida and Jan Assmann To Receive the 2018 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade
June 12, 2018 at 9:30 am

The husband-wife team of Aleida and Jan Assmann, both authors and researchers, are known for their work in "cultural memory" and its contrast in many instances to individual experience and recollection in society. The post Aleida and Jan Assmann To Receive the 2018 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Lionel Shriver is wrong. Penguin’s push for diversity will translate into better books
June 12, 2018 at 9:20 am

Penguin Random House’s vow to make its output ‘reflect British society’ has been met with predictable howls of outrageLionel Shriver has directed another broadside at the publishing world, this time taking aim in The Spectator at a Penguin Random House directive that by 2025 its hiring and publishing output “reflect UK society”. Whether entirely serious…