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The May Magazine has the News Review and Comment columns added in May, together with a fabulous range of links to stories from all over the world.

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The longlist for this year's Man Booker Prize is both diverse and international, with a wide range of different kinds of writers and a number of debuts. The longlist features three British writers, five US writers and one each from the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, India, Nigeria and Jamaica...

The Zimbabwe Book Fair, once the key event in African publishing, has recently declined. This year, a focus on growing the knowledge economy is giving it new life.

At The Herald, Stanely Mushava covered the opening of this year's Zimbabwe International Book Fair, which opened on Monday...

In our effort to help facilitate the discovery of new titles that might interest overseas publishers for rights deals, we are beginning to offer an occasional selection of "starred" reviews from IndieReader, a service which reviews self-published books.

These are a selection of the "top...

UK-based BookMachine organizes publishing events, and as a result, we meet lots of people. Over the last couple of years we've seen an unmistakable trend in the growth of freelancing, want-to-be-freelancers, and curated networks of freelancers. A 2013 Tower Lane survey revealed that more than 60...

"I read letter after letter from well-meaning, perfectly nice men and women who list reams of writers they admire, without apparently noticing that the writers they are listing are all of one gender," wrote Davis-Goff in the Irish Times. "If a writer lists two influences and they both happen to...

In the fourth installment of its Fair Contract Initiative, first introduced at BookExpo AmericaBookExpo America, commonly referred to within the book publishing industry as BEA. The largest annual...

For whatever reason, over the past few weeks, I think I've been asked "how do people find out about your books?" at least a dozen times.

‘When I look back at those three books (The New Confessions, Any Human Heart and Sweet Caress - and I put Nat Tate in, and make it four books, - though there was no grand plan, (I see that) what I was trying to do was to show just how powerful fiction can be, so it occupies...

Whats new: 28 July 2015 - What's new 28 July 2015
  • 'According to some sources, the audiobook market is growing rapidly. Orion audio publisher Pandora White called the sector "the fastest-growing in publishing" and Booktrack is growing exponentially, but is the quality of the recordings being sacrificed in order to achieve the lowest price...
News Review: Audiobook to download 27 July 2015

According to some sources, the audiobook market is growing rapidly. Orion audio publisher Pandora White called the sector "the fastest-growing in publishing" and Booktrack is growing exponentially, but is the quality of the recordings being sacrificed in order to achieve the lowest price?

Those of us who labor in scholarly publishing can be forgiven for thinking that the world is a tiny place. The academic journal, the keystone of our industry, cumulatively brings in about $10 billion a year, not enough to get the CEOs of Uber or Pinterest out of bed in the morning; and the book...

Publishers might be making a mistake if they overlook the potentially huge market of the aging. This is especially true when it comes to Baby Boomers.
The Boomer Lit genre is selling and was selling even before it had a name.

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