The 2014 VIDA Count — released this week — showed that ‘women buy two-thirds of books sold but magazine reviews are centred on male authors and critics
PUBLISHERS ARE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE. Not in their headquarters, some of which are larger and more imposing than ever, but in retail. The number of booksellers has been dwindling since the demise of Borders, and the largest book retailer today is Amazon, which has no physical space at all. So the question is, where […]
THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS ANNOUNCED earlier this week that it, with the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has been awarded a $732,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the Manifold Scholarship digital initiative. The funding will allow UMP and and CUNY’s […]
THE CONVERSATION ABOUT HOW SOCIAL MEDIA is changing publishing has been going on since the dawn of social media. Ten years ago, prognosticators were sure social networks would usher in a new era for publishing. Five years later, social media spelled doom for the industry as a whole. Yet, instead of transforming publishing into a […]
HARPERCOLLINS HAS BECOME THE LATEST PUBLISHER to reach an agreement with Amazon over sales terms. The publisher issued a statement late Monday that read: “HarperCollins has reached an agreement with Amazon and our books will continue to be available on the Amazon print and digital platforms.” No details over terms were available. The HC deal […]
Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) has published three special editions of children literature namely ‘Bachon Ka Adab’ including poems and prose translated from foreign and regional languages into Urdu. An official of PAL told APP here on Sunday, it was for the first time in the history of sub-continent that such kind of literature had been published for children in Urdu.
Among literary agents, Andrew Wylie is as old school as they come. Dubbed “the Jackal” for his aggressive poaching of other people’s clients, his distaste for commercial fiction and his disdain for social media is legendary. He is the reigning king of the backlist, profiting mainly off classic titles rather than taking risky bets on new ones. His only criterion is enduring quality, and his client list is eye-popping: Amis, Nabokov, Bellow, Rushdie, Roth.
Thanks to the Web and the emergence of e-books, self-publishing has exploded, bringing its own set of rewards and challenges to established and aspiring authors.
The Books in Browsers (BiB) conference distinguishes itself from other conferences is because of its focus on the software engineers and user experience designers who are creating new, born-digital ways of telling stories..