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Chicken House and Altitude Films sign middle grade fantasy
August 7, 2018 at 1:45 am

Chicken House has acquired world publishing rights to a middle grade fantasy, which is also in development for film adaptation with Altitude Films, by Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder (Trindles & Read). 

China Bestsellers for June: Self-Help and Hopeful Reads for Young Adults
August 7, 2018 at 1:30 am

The charts from China for June show generally stable trends in popularity, with a big youth-reader hit riding again on top of fiction, and self-help continuing to hold its own among consumer interest this summer.  The post China Bestsellers for June: Self-Help and Hopeful Reads for Young Adults appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

After the Bookshop ‘Ambush’ in London, Supporters Rally, Worry
August 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm

The Saturday intrusion at a London bookstore described by its rightist perpetrators as an 'ambush,' has sent shudders through the industry and leads the store's manager to call for vigilence in a time of mounting violence. The post After the Bookshop ‘Ambush’ in London, Supporters Rally, Worry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

After the Bookshop ‘Ambush’ in London, Supporters Rally, Worry
August 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm

The Saturday intrusion at a London bookstore described by its rightist perpetrators as an 'ambush,' has sent shudders through the industry and leads the store's manager to call for vigilence in a time of mounting violence. The post After the Bookshop ‘Ambush’ in London, Supporters Rally, Worry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Singapore Book Council, in Its 50th Year, Confers 2018 Literature Prize Honors
August 6, 2018 at 9:45 am

In Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil, the Singapore Literature Prizes are conferred every other year in categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The Singapore Book Council, announcing the winners tonight, is celebrating its 50th year of service. The post Singapore Book Council, in Its 50th Year, Confers 2018 Literature Prize Honors appeared first on…

Singapore Book Council, in Its 50th Year, Confers 2018 Literature Prize Honors
August 6, 2018 at 9:45 am

In Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil, the Singapore Literature Prizes are conferred every other year in categories of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The Singapore Book Council, announcing the winners tonight, is celebrating its 50th year of service. The post Singapore Book Council, in Its 50th Year, Confers 2018 Literature Prize Honors appeared first on…

Clowns to the Left of Me… Jokers to the Right: The Independent Publisher in an Age of Mergers and Acquisitions
August 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

With the news last week that Elsevier made another strategic purchase with the acquisition of Aries System, owner of Editorial Manager submission and peer review systems, Angela Cochran looks at what happens to societies and smaller publishers when the big competing publishers buy up the previously publisher agnostic service providers. The post Clowns to the…

Interpreting Elsevier’s Acquisition of Aries Systems
August 6, 2018 at 5:30 am

Elsevier's acquisition of Aries Systems sends shockwaves through the industry, but is it really that surprising? The post Interpreting Elsevier’s Acquisition of Aries Systems appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

In a ‘Steady’ First Half, BookNet Canada Sees Audiobook Purchases Up
August 6, 2018 at 1:30 am

As the Association of American Publishers' StatShot Annual is citing, BookNet Canada's English-language market sees online retail edging up on physical-store retail, though print is flat in the first six months of 2018. The post In a ‘Steady’ First Half, BookNet Canada Sees Audiobook Purchases Up appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

In a ‘Steady’ First Half, BookNet Canada Sees Audiobook Purchases Up
August 6, 2018 at 1:30 am

As the Association of American Publishers' StatShot Annual is citing, BookNet Canada's English-language market sees online retail edging up on physical-store retail, though print is flat in the first six months of 2018. The post In a ‘Steady’ First Half, BookNet Canada Sees Audiobook Purchases Up appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

‘Words Without Borders’ August: A Focus on Macau with Translator-Author Jeremy Tiang
August 6, 2018 at 1:30 am

'How can we say we understand the world, if we only hear from people who sound like us?' is the question that Jeremy Tiang, 'Words Without Borders' guest editor for its new Macau edition, asks in our interview. The post ‘Words Without Borders’ August: A Focus on Macau with Translator-Author Jeremy Tiang appeared first on…

HarperCollins signs romance writer Suzy K Quinn
August 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

HarperCollins Publishers has acquired a "gripping and darkly twisty" domestic thriller, Don’t Tell Teacher, and a second untitled novel, from author Suzy K Quinn.

Picador wins auction for Armfield short stories
August 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

Picador has won an auction to publish a short story collection about women, "the body and the bodily", from the White Review Short Story Prize-winning author Julia Armfield.