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Welcoming a Berlin Translation Imprint: A Few Words With Canelo’s Michael Bhaskar

‘We admired what EJ Van Lanen had built, the translation market is getting stronger’: Michael Bhaskar on taking Canelo’s first imprint onboard. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Carefully Built and Boutique List’ Looking at the news that Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co. becomes an imprint of London-based Canelo, Publishing Perspectives wanted to know a bit more about […]

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‘Experiences and Story’: PRH’s Dan Franklin on ‘Strata’ of Innovation

‘Ebooks are essentially Web sites in wrappers. So what happens if you take the wrappers off?’ One answer: Strata’s layered world. Image from Strata.world. Illustrations led by Tommy Lee Edwards. Those familiar with the work of composer and filmmaker Michel van der Aa in his The Book of Sand won’t have to burrow far to find a […]

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The Spring’s Data: A Few UK and US Charts From Nielsen Book Research

Who’s buying the books, who’s coloring them, and how are they finding them? Here are a few glimpses from Nielsen’s 2015 research. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Two From the UK, Two from the US In our conversation today (May 26) with INscribe’s Larry Norton, he mentions a chart from Nielsen that indicates a shift in […]

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Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

If Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and “incomplete” because they’re not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT? Image – iStockphoto: revertphoto Digital is not the only realm in which official categorizations can produce odd confusions. Remember the European “A Book is a Book” campaign? In that […]

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‘As We Trade Less Neurotically’: A Nice Chat About Those UK Publishing Numbers

‘Publishing is now multi-format: success in one format should not be seen as a victory over the other format.’ But are we ready yet to hear such wisdom around the UK Publishers Association’s report? Image – iStockphoto: Jun Zhang By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘A Settling Down Rather Than a Reversal’ of Digital Reading Among many […]

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Is Curation a Cure or Culprit? The UK’s Michael Bhaskar on ‘Super-Abundance’

‘For publishers,’ says author and publisher Michael Baskhar, curation is ‘about the value of what we do in a world where there is, frankly, far too much to read.’ Image – iStockphoto: Grafner Facebook has strenuously refuted this month’s allegations of political bias—human or algorithmic—in its Facebook Trending Topics output. Mark Zuckerberg  writes on his […]

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Making Metadata Do More: Building Batches in Digital Printing

Metadata may not only be how your titles are categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a retailer — and get it out the door. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Knew There Was a Gap’ Prior to working together at Ricoh, Lisa […]

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New UK-UAE Partnership: Bloomsbury and Kalimat in Translation Exchange

Both cultural exchange and commercial market presence are expected by Kalimat and Bloomsbury’s executives in an Arabic-English translation agreement. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Exchange Opens With 10 Titles From Each Publisher Close on the heels of last month’s announcement of a cooperative venture between the UK’s Quarto andthe UAE’s Kalimat, another program—this time between Kalimat and […]

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Spanish and Mexican Bookselling: Madrid’s Day of Debate

With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency. The audience for last week’s symposium at the European Institute of Design in Madrid. Image: Valentina Morotti My new hero may be Mexico’s Manuel Dávila, who in last Thursday’s […]

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The IPA, the Arab World, and ‘Building Dialogue’: Bodour on the Controversy

In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization. Bodour Al Quasimi and Rüdiger Wischenbart speak in an onstage ‘fireside chat’ during Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum. Image: Sven Serkis By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Are Partly Responsible’ At Publishers’ Forum in […]

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The UK’s New BAME in Publishing Network: ‘To Change the Discussion’

‘There never really seemed to be a change,’ says one player in a new network aiming to provide support for UK publishing workers of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Image – iStockphoto: Raw Pixel Ltd. At BookExpo America (BEA) on Friday (May 13), Cake Literary’s Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra — who spearhead “We Need Diverse […]

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Welcoming a Berlin Translation Imprint: A Few Words With Canelo’s Michael Bhaskar

‘We admired what EJ Van Lanen had built, the translation market is getting stronger’: Michael Bhaskar on taking Canelo’s first imprint onboard. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Carefully Built and Boutique List’ Looking at the news that Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co. becomes an imprint of London-based Canelo, Publishing Perspectives wanted to know a bit more about […]

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‘Experiences and Story’: PRH’s Dan Franklin on ‘Strata’ of Innovation

‘Ebooks are essentially Web sites in wrappers. So what happens if you take the wrappers off?’ One answer: Strata’s layered world. Image from Strata.world. Illustrations led by Tommy Lee Edwards. Those familiar with the work of composer and filmmaker Michel van der Aa in his The Book of Sand won’t have to burrow far to find a […]

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The Spring’s Data: A Few UK and US Charts From Nielsen Book Research

Who’s buying the books, who’s coloring them, and how are they finding them? Here are a few glimpses from Nielsen’s 2015 research. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Two From the UK, Two from the US In our conversation today (May 26) with INscribe’s Larry Norton, he mentions a chart from Nielsen that indicates a shift in […]

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Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

If Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and “incomplete” because they’re not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT? Image – iStockphoto: revertphoto Digital is not the only realm in which official categorizations can produce odd confusions. Remember the European “A Book is a Book” campaign? In that […]

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‘As We Trade Less Neurotically’: A Nice Chat About Those UK Publishing Numbers

‘Publishing is now multi-format: success in one format should not be seen as a victory over the other format.’ But are we ready yet to hear such wisdom around the UK Publishers Association’s report? Image – iStockphoto: Jun Zhang By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘A Settling Down Rather Than a Reversal’ of Digital Reading Among many […]

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Is Curation a Cure or Culprit? The UK’s Michael Bhaskar on ‘Super-Abundance’

‘For publishers,’ says author and publisher Michael Baskhar, curation is ‘about the value of what we do in a world where there is, frankly, far too much to read.’ Image – iStockphoto: Grafner Facebook has strenuously refuted this month’s allegations of political bias—human or algorithmic—in its Facebook Trending Topics output. Mark Zuckerberg  writes on his […]

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Making Metadata Do More: Building Batches in Digital Printing

Metadata may not only be how your titles are categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a retailer — and get it out the door. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Knew There Was a Gap’ Prior to working together at Ricoh, Lisa […]

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New UK-UAE Partnership: Bloomsbury and Kalimat in Translation Exchange

Both cultural exchange and commercial market presence are expected by Kalimat and Bloomsbury’s executives in an Arabic-English translation agreement. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Exchange Opens With 10 Titles From Each Publisher Close on the heels of last month’s announcement of a cooperative venture between the UK’s Quarto andthe UAE’s Kalimat, another program—this time between Kalimat and […]

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Spanish and Mexican Bookselling: Madrid’s Day of Debate

With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency. The audience for last week’s symposium at the European Institute of Design in Madrid. Image: Valentina Morotti My new hero may be Mexico’s Manuel Dávila, who in last Thursday’s […]

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The IPA, the Arab World, and ‘Building Dialogue’: Bodour on the Controversy

In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization. Bodour Al Quasimi and Rüdiger Wischenbart speak in an onstage ‘fireside chat’ during Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum. Image: Sven Serkis By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Are Partly Responsible’ At Publishers’ Forum in […]

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The UK’s New BAME in Publishing Network: ‘To Change the Discussion’

‘There never really seemed to be a change,’ says one player in a new network aiming to provide support for UK publishing workers of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Image – iStockphoto: Raw Pixel Ltd. At BookExpo America (BEA) on Friday (May 13), Cake Literary’s Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra — who spearhead “We Need Diverse […]

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Welcoming a Berlin Translation Imprint: A Few Words With Canelo’s Michael Bhaskar

‘We admired what EJ Van Lanen had built, the translation market is getting stronger’: Michael Bhaskar on taking Canelo’s first imprint onboard. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Carefully Built and Boutique List’ Looking at the news that Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co. becomes an imprint of London-based Canelo, Publishing Perspectives wanted to know a bit more about […]

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‘Experiences and Story’: PRH’s Dan Franklin on ‘Strata’ of Innovation

‘Ebooks are essentially Web sites in wrappers. So what happens if you take the wrappers off?’ One answer: Strata’s layered world. Image from Strata.world. Illustrations led by Tommy Lee Edwards. Those familiar with the work of composer and filmmaker Michel van der Aa in his The Book of Sand won’t have to burrow far to find a […]

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The Spring’s Data: A Few UK and US Charts From Nielsen Book Research

Who’s buying the books, who’s coloring them, and how are they finding them? Here are a few glimpses from Nielsen’s 2015 research. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Two From the UK, Two from the US In our conversation today (May 26) with INscribe’s Larry Norton, he mentions a chart from Nielsen that indicates a shift in […]

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Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

If Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and “incomplete” because they’re not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT? Image – iStockphoto: revertphoto Digital is not the only realm in which official categorizations can produce odd confusions. Remember the European “A Book is a Book” campaign? In that […]

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‘As We Trade Less Neurotically’: A Nice Chat About Those UK Publishing Numbers

‘Publishing is now multi-format: success in one format should not be seen as a victory over the other format.’ But are we ready yet to hear such wisdom around the UK Publishers Association’s report? Image – iStockphoto: Jun Zhang By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘A Settling Down Rather Than a Reversal’ of Digital Reading Among many […]

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Is Curation a Cure or Culprit? The UK’s Michael Bhaskar on ‘Super-Abundance’

‘For publishers,’ says author and publisher Michael Baskhar, curation is ‘about the value of what we do in a world where there is, frankly, far too much to read.’ Image – iStockphoto: Grafner Facebook has strenuously refuted this month’s allegations of political bias—human or algorithmic—in its Facebook Trending Topics output. Mark Zuckerberg  writes on his […]

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Making Metadata Do More: Building Batches in Digital Printing

Metadata may not only be how your titles are categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a retailer — and get it out the door. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Knew There Was a Gap’ Prior to working together at Ricoh, Lisa […]

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New UK-UAE Partnership: Bloomsbury and Kalimat in Translation Exchange

Both cultural exchange and commercial market presence are expected by Kalimat and Bloomsbury’s executives in an Arabic-English translation agreement. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Exchange Opens With 10 Titles From Each Publisher Close on the heels of last month’s announcement of a cooperative venture between the UK’s Quarto andthe UAE’s Kalimat, another program—this time between Kalimat and […]

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With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency. The audience for last week’s symposium at the European Institute of Design in Madrid. Image: Valentina Morotti My new hero may be Mexico’s Manuel Dávila, who in last Thursday’s […]

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In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization. Bodour Al Quasimi and Rüdiger Wischenbart speak in an onstage ‘fireside chat’ during Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum. Image: Sven Serkis By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Are Partly Responsible’ At Publishers’ Forum in […]

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‘There never really seemed to be a change,’ says one player in a new network aiming to provide support for UK publishing workers of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Image – iStockphoto: Raw Pixel Ltd. At BookExpo America (BEA) on Friday (May 13), Cake Literary’s Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra — who spearhead “We Need Diverse […]

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Welcoming a Berlin Translation Imprint: A Few Words With Canelo’s Michael Bhaskar

‘We admired what EJ Van Lanen had built, the translation market is getting stronger’: Michael Bhaskar on taking Canelo’s first imprint onboard. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Carefully Built and Boutique List’ Looking at the news that Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co. becomes an imprint of London-based Canelo, Publishing Perspectives wanted to know a bit more about […]

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‘Experiences and Story’: PRH’s Dan Franklin on ‘Strata’ of Innovation

‘Ebooks are essentially Web sites in wrappers. So what happens if you take the wrappers off?’ One answer: Strata’s layered world. Image from Strata.world. Illustrations led by Tommy Lee Edwards. Those familiar with the work of composer and filmmaker Michel van der Aa in his The Book of Sand won’t have to burrow far to find a […]

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The Spring’s Data: A Few UK and US Charts From Nielsen Book Research

Who’s buying the books, who’s coloring them, and how are they finding them? Here are a few glimpses from Nielsen’s 2015 research. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Two From the UK, Two from the US In our conversation today (May 26) with INscribe’s Larry Norton, he mentions a chart from Nielsen that indicates a shift in […]

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Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

If Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and “incomplete” because they’re not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT? Image – iStockphoto: revertphoto Digital is not the only realm in which official categorizations can produce odd confusions. Remember the European “A Book is a Book” campaign? In that […]

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‘As We Trade Less Neurotically’: A Nice Chat About Those UK Publishing Numbers

‘Publishing is now multi-format: success in one format should not be seen as a victory over the other format.’ But are we ready yet to hear such wisdom around the UK Publishers Association’s report? Image – iStockphoto: Jun Zhang By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘A Settling Down Rather Than a Reversal’ of Digital Reading Among many […]

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Is Curation a Cure or Culprit? The UK’s Michael Bhaskar on ‘Super-Abundance’

‘For publishers,’ says author and publisher Michael Baskhar, curation is ‘about the value of what we do in a world where there is, frankly, far too much to read.’ Image – iStockphoto: Grafner Facebook has strenuously refuted this month’s allegations of political bias—human or algorithmic—in its Facebook Trending Topics output. Mark Zuckerberg  writes on his […]

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Metadata may not only be how your titles are categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a retailer — and get it out the door. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Knew There Was a Gap’ Prior to working together at Ricoh, Lisa […]

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New UK-UAE Partnership: Bloomsbury and Kalimat in Translation Exchange

Both cultural exchange and commercial market presence are expected by Kalimat and Bloomsbury’s executives in an Arabic-English translation agreement. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Exchange Opens With 10 Titles From Each Publisher Close on the heels of last month’s announcement of a cooperative venture between the UK’s Quarto andthe UAE’s Kalimat, another program—this time between Kalimat and […]

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With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency. The audience for last week’s symposium at the European Institute of Design in Madrid. Image: Valentina Morotti My new hero may be Mexico’s Manuel Dávila, who in last Thursday’s […]

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The IPA, the Arab World, and ‘Building Dialogue’: Bodour on the Controversy

In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization. Bodour Al Quasimi and Rüdiger Wischenbart speak in an onstage ‘fireside chat’ during Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum. Image: Sven Serkis By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Are Partly Responsible’ At Publishers’ Forum in […]

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‘There never really seemed to be a change,’ says one player in a new network aiming to provide support for UK publishing workers of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Image – iStockphoto: Raw Pixel Ltd. At BookExpo America (BEA) on Friday (May 13), Cake Literary’s Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra — who spearhead “We Need Diverse […]

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‘We admired what EJ Van Lanen had built, the translation market is getting stronger’: Michael Bhaskar on taking Canelo’s first imprint onboard. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Carefully Built and Boutique List’ Looking at the news that Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co. becomes an imprint of London-based Canelo, Publishing Perspectives wanted to know a bit more about […]

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‘Experiences and Story’: PRH’s Dan Franklin on ‘Strata’ of Innovation

‘Ebooks are essentially Web sites in wrappers. So what happens if you take the wrappers off?’ One answer: Strata’s layered world. Image from Strata.world. Illustrations led by Tommy Lee Edwards. Those familiar with the work of composer and filmmaker Michel van der Aa in his The Book of Sand won’t have to burrow far to find a […]

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The Spring’s Data: A Few UK and US Charts From Nielsen Book Research

Who’s buying the books, who’s coloring them, and how are they finding them? Here are a few glimpses from Nielsen’s 2015 research. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Two From the UK, Two from the US In our conversation today (May 26) with INscribe’s Larry Norton, he mentions a chart from Nielsen that indicates a shift in […]

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If Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and “incomplete” because they’re not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT? Image – iStockphoto: revertphoto Digital is not the only realm in which official categorizations can produce odd confusions. Remember the European “A Book is a Book” campaign? In that […]

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‘Publishing is now multi-format: success in one format should not be seen as a victory over the other format.’ But are we ready yet to hear such wisdom around the UK Publishers Association’s report? Image – iStockphoto: Jun Zhang By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘A Settling Down Rather Than a Reversal’ of Digital Reading Among many […]

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‘For publishers,’ says author and publisher Michael Baskhar, curation is ‘about the value of what we do in a world where there is, frankly, far too much to read.’ Image – iStockphoto: Grafner Facebook has strenuously refuted this month’s allegations of political bias—human or algorithmic—in its Facebook Trending Topics output. Mark Zuckerberg  writes on his […]

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Metadata may not only be how your titles are categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a retailer — and get it out the door. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Knew There Was a Gap’ Prior to working together at Ricoh, Lisa […]

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Both cultural exchange and commercial market presence are expected by Kalimat and Bloomsbury’s executives in an Arabic-English translation agreement. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Exchange Opens With 10 Titles From Each Publisher Close on the heels of last month’s announcement of a cooperative venture between the UK’s Quarto andthe UAE’s Kalimat, another program—this time between Kalimat and […]

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With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency. The audience for last week’s symposium at the European Institute of Design in Madrid. Image: Valentina Morotti My new hero may be Mexico’s Manuel Dávila, who in last Thursday’s […]

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In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization. Bodour Al Quasimi and Rüdiger Wischenbart speak in an onstage ‘fireside chat’ during Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum. Image: Sven Serkis By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Are Partly Responsible’ At Publishers’ Forum in […]

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The UK’s New BAME in Publishing Network: ‘To Change the Discussion’

‘There never really seemed to be a change,’ says one player in a new network aiming to provide support for UK publishing workers of black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. Image – iStockphoto: Raw Pixel Ltd. At BookExpo America (BEA) on Friday (May 13), Cake Literary’s Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra — who spearhead “We Need Diverse […]

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Welcoming a Berlin Translation Imprint: A Few Words With Canelo’s Michael Bhaskar

‘We admired what EJ Van Lanen had built, the translation market is getting stronger’: Michael Bhaskar on taking Canelo’s first imprint onboard. By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Carefully Built and Boutique List’ Looking at the news that Berlin-based digital publisher Frisch & Co. becomes an imprint of London-based Canelo, Publishing Perspectives wanted to know a bit more about […]

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‘Ebooks are essentially Web sites in wrappers. So what happens if you take the wrappers off?’ One answer: Strata’s layered world. Image from Strata.world. Illustrations led by Tommy Lee Edwards. Those familiar with the work of composer and filmmaker Michel van der Aa in his The Book of Sand won’t have to burrow far to find a […]

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The Spring’s Data: A Few UK and US Charts From Nielsen Book Research

Who’s buying the books, who’s coloring them, and how are they finding them? Here are a few glimpses from Nielsen’s 2015 research. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Two From the UK, Two from the US In our conversation today (May 26) with INscribe’s Larry Norton, he mentions a chart from Nielsen that indicates a shift in […]

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Color It Confusing: Can the UK’s VAT People Classify Coloring Books as Not Books?

If Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs office can somehow categorize coloring books as not books—and “incomplete” because they’re not colored in—what might publishers have to pay in VAT? Image – iStockphoto: revertphoto Digital is not the only realm in which official categorizations can produce odd confusions. Remember the European “A Book is a Book” campaign? In that […]

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‘Publishing is now multi-format: success in one format should not be seen as a victory over the other format.’ But are we ready yet to hear such wisdom around the UK Publishers Association’s report? Image – iStockphoto: Jun Zhang By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘A Settling Down Rather Than a Reversal’ of Digital Reading Among many […]

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Metadata may not only be how your titles are categorized, tracked, and marketed: It also can tell a printer how to print the book a reader has just ordered from a retailer — and get it out the door. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We Knew There Was a Gap’ Prior to working together at Ricoh, Lisa […]

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Both cultural exchange and commercial market presence are expected by Kalimat and Bloomsbury’s executives in an Arabic-English translation agreement. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Exchange Opens With 10 Titles From Each Publisher Close on the heels of last month’s announcement of a cooperative venture between the UK’s Quarto andthe UAE’s Kalimat, another program—this time between Kalimat and […]

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