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OUP Reports Financial Dip in Fiscal 2018
July 5, 2018

Oxford University Press has reported a slight decline in revenue and net profit for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, compared to fiscal 2017.

France’s Biennial Festival America Takes a Canadian Focus to the UK This Year
July 4, 2018 at 8:15 pm

The long-running biennial Festival America, originating in France, announces its first London installation, a four-day event with political and international social issues at the forefront. The post France’s Biennial Festival America Takes a Canadian Focus to the UK This Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

France’s Biennial Festival America Takes a Canadian Focus to the UK This Year
July 4, 2018 at 8:15 pm

The long-running biennial Festival America, originating in France, announces its first London installation, a four-day event with political and international social issues at the forefront. The post France’s Biennial Festival America Takes a Canadian Focus to the UK This Year appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Mildred Nasmith obituary
July 4, 2018 at 12:11 pm

My friend Mildred Nasmith, who has died aged 92, spent most of her working life on the design side of publishing, chiefly for the Ancient Monuments Directorate and the Civil Aviation Authority. But she also had many interests beyond the office, and was variously a choral singer, clock restorer, bookbinder and Egyptologist.Mildred was born in…

Fourth of July: Use Your Freedom of Choice (We’re on hiatus)
July 4, 2018 at 5:30 am

It's time for our annual summer hiatus. In the meantime, a look at a band and a song that at first seemed clever, and now prophetic. The post Fourth of July: Use Your Freedom of Choice (We’re on hiatus) appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Plagiarism suit against Emma Cline dismissed
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

A lawsuit against Emma Cline and her US publisher Random House alleging the author had plagiarised parts of her debut novel The Girls (Chatto & Windus) from her ex-boyfriend Chaz Reetz-Laiolo, has been thrown out of a California Federal court.

TLS launches new digital archive with Exact Editions
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Times Literary Supplement has launched a digital archive with publishing company Exact Editions to showcase more than 300 of the literary journal's issues stretching back to 2012. 

Kinsella lands first number one in four years
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

Sophie Kinsella’s Surprise Me (Black Swan) has elbowed John Grisham from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 19,104 copies in its first three days on sale through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

Authors' fury at website offering free book downloads
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

Authors including Philip Pullman, Robin Stevens and Maz Evans are "furious" about a website offering free illegal downloads of their books. OceanofPDF.com offers users free PDF or Epub downloads of some bestselling authors’ books, including eight Philip Pullman titles, 14 books by Malorie Blackman, 11 by Bali Rai and more than 50 by Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson.…

US police force objects to Angie Thomas novel
July 4, 2018 at 1:45 am

A police force in the US has called for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely to be removed from a high school’s summer reading list, according to news reports.

Emma Cline's ex-boyfriend's copyright claim dismissed
July 3, 2018 at 11:02 am

Chaz Reetz-Laiolo had alleged that her bestselling debut novel The Girls stole from his writingsA California judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by author Emma Cline’s ex-boyfriend alleging that Cline’s bestselling debut novel, The Girls, stole from his own writings and infringed his copyright.Cline’s former partner Chaz Reetz-Laiolo’s suit, filed last November, claimed that she…

Guest Post: Is the Research Article Immune to Innovation?
July 3, 2018 at 5:30 am

Despite the enormous changes that digital communication has brought to our lives, the form of the research article remains much the same as it was centuries ago. Sarah Andrus looks at why it hasn't changed and where it is likely to go in the future. The post Guest Post: Is the Research Article Immune to…

Publishers pledge support to The Feminist Library
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

Penguin Random House, Virago, 4th Estate and the team behind The Women’s Prize have all made significant book donations to The Feminist Library to celebrate Feminist Book Fortnight and the collection’s 43rd birthday.

John Green and PRH launch Mind fundraising campaign
July 3, 2018 at 1:45 am

Penguin Random House Children’s has pledged to donate money to the mental health charity Mind as part of a fundraising campaign tied to John Green’s latest book Turtles All The Way Down.