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AMERICAN PSYCHO at Manchester Central Library

Grimm Up North present:In association with Library Live and Manchester Central LibraryAMERICAN PSYCHO Grimm Up North present the next instalment of …

Libraries

Better book marketing in the future depends a bit on unlearning the best practices of the past

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Writing

Book Publishing Comes to YouTube

There’s no denying that the Internet has had an enormous impact on book publishing in recent years—both in the acquiring process and on sales. Thanks …

Inside Traditional Publishing: Agents and Editors, Working Together

One of my favorite panel discussions at the Backspace Writers Conferences I organized and ran for 9 years in New York City was one in which I invited an agent I knew and respected to bring in an editor they'd worked with for a discussion about the process of selling and bringing out a book. …

Writing

Joe Wikert's Digital Content Strategies

A recent article in The Washington Post explained why most students prefer print textbooks over their digital equivalent. There’s no disputing the …

Douglas Adams made me a writer: Neil Gaiman salutes his friend and inspiration

Paying tribute to his genius at the annual Douglas Adams lecture, writer explains how meeting the Hitchhiker’s Guide author at 22 changed his life<p>Douglas Adams described the first ebooks “long before most commuter trains were filled with people reading them”, according to his fellow novelist Neil …

From the designer: How to design a Puffin Classic.

This was the project all book designers dream of – re-jacketing the most well-known and best-loved stories in the world, the <b>Puffin Classics</b>.<p>We knew …

This Beijing Subway Now Has A Library Of Free E-Books For Passengers

The books are curated by the National Library of China (NLC), which hopes to help make people more likely to read in everyday life. Working with …

UC Berkeley

Merchants of Print at John Rylands Library: A paperback publisher

Susie Stubbs<p>Posted 26 Feb 2015<p>Merchants of Print at the John Rylands Library explores the origins of the paperback– which began, unexpectedly, in …

Bad Language

It's Bad Language tomorrow (Wed). Yep. Tomorrow. We have words and wordsmiths and Michael Conley and open micists and Fats and Joe. The Castle, …

Fantastic books and where to find them

As I write this, the Amazon Kindle chart is having a moment. Not only is the number one title, <i>The Girl on the Train</i>, selling at £6.02, but there are …

The Black Lives Matter reading list: Books to change the world

Tesco shows how to get out of ebooks gracefully

Having failed to sell its Blinkbox Books service to Waterstones, the supermarket giant is handing its customers over to Kobo and preserving its libraries<p>When I was a publisher, we loved Tesco. It didn’t sell a wide range of books, but if you could get one of yours on to its shelves, it sold in the …

Books

FLIM NITE PRESENTS 'BLADE RUNNER'

<b>FLIM NITE PRESENTS 'BLADE RUNNER' is on Facebook.</b> To connect with FLIM NITE PRESENTS 'BLADE RUNNER', log into Facebook.<p>FEB 9<p>Public · Event · by …

Television is for old people?

This is the question being debated at this month’s Discuss Event as they explore who actually watches how many of those viewers make the appointment …

Opening Weekend

Fall in love again: the Whitworth’s opening weekend<p>The Whitworth reopened on 14 February 2015. And to celebrate the gallery’s development – alongside …

UK Universities

There may be continuing adaptation ahead

The publishing business is at the start of its digital revolution: the changes have already been profound and remarkable. Up to a point. The limits …

Penguin Random House

No, the Big Five are not a cartel and it really ignores reality to label them as one

One of the best-attended breakout sessions of Digital Book World 2015 was the discussion called “Should Amazon Be Constrained, and Can they Be?” …

5 Tips from the Secret World of Editing

<i>This is a guest post by Abbie Headon. Abbie joined Summersdale Publishers in 2010. In her role as Managing and Commissioning Editor she writes, edits</i> …

Books inspire the music at Psappha's annual festival

It’s almost a century since writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz cam together with composer Igor Stravinsky and painter Rene Auverjonois to create The …

What's on in Manchester and Greater Manchester including Bolton, Bury, Heywood, Middleton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

What's On

Don't Blame Readers For Cheap Books

If you hang out on the bookternet at all, you have no doubt seen one or more pearl-clutching declarations that books are losing their …

Writing

Big-5 publisher Macmillan adds its ebooks to Scribd and Oyster

Another large publisher has decided that ebook subscription services are worth testing out: Macmillan on Tuesday became the third big-5 publisher to …

Publishers Urge Reversal on Syrian Publishing Ban

A coalition of major publisher and author associations is demanding that the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revise recently enacted …

PIC: Stirred Poetry Workshop, Chorlton

<b>PIC: Stirred Poetry Workshop, Chorlton is on Facebook.</b> To connect with PIC: Stirred Poetry Workshop, Chorlton, log into Facebook.<p>JAN 24<p>Public · Event …

Digiday Publishing Awards - Digiday

Best New Vertical/Brand<p>Built from the ground up or born from an existing entity - that has displayed the most impressive performance in terms of …

How Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith Use Technology: An Excerpt From ‘Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors’

Need a hit of inspiration? In Sarah Stodola‘s fascinating new book <i>Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors</i>, we see what drives genius. Whether …