Canadian Publishing 2018: Is Diverse, Data-Driven Wattpad Publishing's Future?

The Canadian digital platform is using machine learning to discover what readers want. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rethinking 'diversity' in publishing

Five years after a report into the trade that induced many measures to change the publishing industry, a new text will assess the current state of play. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US trade publishers saw 4.6% lift in 2018, but education sales fell

American trade publishing saw a 4.6% rise in revenue for 2018 but a decline in educational sales left the market relatively flat, new figures show. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wattpad Launches Publishing Division

Wattpad Books will be headed by Ashleigh Gardner and its first list, to be released this fall, will feature six young adult titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Review of 2018: Specialist Publishers

We investigate how specialist children's, illustrated/comic and academic/educational publishers fared last year in our Review of 2018.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Blockchain in Publishing: Modeling the Future at Canada’s Access Copyright

In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger. The post Blockchain in Publishing: Modeling the Future at Canada’s Access Copyright appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Despite concentration of publishers in London, only 11% of respondents identified as BAME – significantly lower than average of 40% in the cityA major survey of the UK’s publishing workforce has found that “significant progress” still needs to be made on both the numbers of black, Asian and... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Print Book Sales Stayed Flat in 2018

The value of print books sold in Canada totaled C$1.13 billion ($850 million) in 2018, with 54.7 million units sold, according to data released by BookNet Canada and BNC SalesData, the national sales tracking service. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Biggest Publishing News Stories of 2018

With 2018 in the rearview mirror, we take a look back at some of the biggest stories that captured headlines in the industry last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wondering Where Publishing Is Headed? Ask Its Future Leaders.

A handful of New York–based 2018 PW Star Watch honorees discuss the big issues in today’s book business and changes they see coming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA calls on ACE to increase diversity in the arts and secure libraries' future

The Society of Authors (SoA) has responded to Arts Council England’s consultation on its future strategy, saying it would like ACE to do more to increase diversity in the arts, secure the future of the library service and ensure that young people from all backgrounds can engage in cultural activity. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Futurebook: Shelley urges against 'complacency' in publishing on diversity

Hachette chief executive David Shelley has called for greater strides in inclusion and diversity in his Futurebook keynote. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The PW Publishing Industry Salary Survey, 2018

The industry made small improvements on such hot-button issues as pay disparity and workforce diversification in 2017—but sexual harassment remains an issue. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sharjah’s 2018 Rights Center to Host More Than 350 Publishers and Agencies

Sharjah's work promoting Arab book markets includes its annual rights center at Sharjah International Book Fair, which will host 350 companies this year. The post Sharjah’s 2018 Rights Center to Host More Than 350 Publishers and Agencies appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-10-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘The quality of vendor data is shocking’: Overheard at Digiday Publishing Summit Europe

Digital publishers face the challenges of the power struggle between platforms, fighting for transparency in ad tech and European data privacy regulations. The post ‘The quality of vendor data is shocking’: Overheard at Digiday Publishing Summit Europe appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Diverse Louisville teens come together to publish book on shared struggles

As part of the Louisville Story Program, Iroquois High School students in Louisville, Ky., hailing from Cuba, Pakistan, Iraq, Africa, and the United States collaborated on a book of personal essays. The result? A book filled with stories of love, fear, and triumph.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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These Print And Digital Publishers Are Redefining What It Means to Be a Media Brand in 2018

It's been a remarkable year for journalism and storytelling, as legacy media outlets continue to find their new identities in this rapidly evolving digital era. Others have had to nimbly reimagine themselves after being acquired by new owners, all while strategizing for the future with new... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2018: Macmillan's Sargent Not Afraid of the Future

John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, gave this year’s Frankfurt CEO Talk, discussing everything from the future of print books to his battle with the White House over the publication of 'Fire and Fury.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in Québec 2018: Fearless Nonfiction

Essay collections from Québec may most often be written in French, but they feature a distinctly North American perspective on history, literature, and politics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in Québec 2018: New Frontiers of Crime Fiction

Québec and its long, dark winters have much in common with the Scandinavian environment that has proven such a fertile ground for authors in the ever-popular Nordic noir genre. W Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishing in Québec 2018: A Cornucopia of Children’s Books

Québec is home to many world-renowned illustrators, including Isabelle Arsenault, Marianne Dubuc, Geneviève Godbout, the cover artist for this special report, and Elise Gravel. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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