Publishing

Amazon's Latest Crackdowns and Amazon Review Trolls

<i>Where will Amazon review trolls lurk now the Amazon fora are gone?</i><p><b>by Anne R. Allen</b><p>Amazon periodically cracks down on users who have been abusing …

Fair Open Access: returning control of scholarly journals to their communities

<i>The problem of how we should transition to open access is now urgent. The current situation is one of exorbitant subscription journals and expensive</i> …

Libraries

A Sample Makefile for Publishing Blog Articles - Scott's Weblog - The weblog of an IT pro specializing in cloud computing, virtualization, and networking, all with an open source view

23 Oct 2017 · Filed in Explanation<p>As some readers may already know, this site has been running on a static site generator since late 2014/early 2015, …

Software Development

Feature | Modernist cottage industry

Winter 2017<p>Modernist cottage industry<p>For more than a decade, Ruth Artmonsky has been publishing modest, readable books about design and illustration …

Salt signs Rising Star Fisher's debut

Salt has acquired the debut novel from <i>Bookseller</i> rising star and co-founder of Burley Fisher Books, Sam Fisher.<p>Commissioning editor Nicholas Royle …

Books

How an Arlington author got a million-dollar book deal

When she finished the manuscript in May, after five years and so many painstaking mornings at the computer, Whitney Scharer had modest expectations. …

Boston

Are White Authors Not Allowed To Tell Stories Involving Black Characters?

Storytellers are the chroniclers of our life and times. They memorialize history, dissect our complex and evolving world; they entertain and provoke and captivate. They are as diverse and eclectic as the characters they create and the stories they tell. It is their job to reflect who we are, what …

Racism

You will soon be unable to print photos or create books with Flickr

Pour one out for Flickr, friends. It’s losing a couple of its features. The photo-sharing site, founded in 2004, acquired by Yahoo in 2005, and now …

Wall Art

Professor shames entire class by publishing students' browsing history

A university professor publicly shamed his students by publishing a complete list of the class's internet browsing history<p>Entitled "Things I Noticed …

Education

The real schedule of a self-published book

A report of the Frankfurt Book Fair in <i>The Hot Sheet</i> caught my eye this week, and I have to admit it’s got me a trifle narked. See what you think.<p>‘The …

What Is a Book Report?

Definition<p>A <i>book report</i> is a written composition or oral presentation that describes, summarizes, and (often, but not always) evaluates a work of …

Education

Authors

6 authors (click here for all attestations)<p>(source limitations: authors called 'artemidorus%', -799 to 799)<p>For individual authors and works, click …

Beloved alley bookseller’s regulars write a new chapter for the store

I’ll bet you a quarter that the things you remember best in San Francisco are the small things — one of those block-long alleys with a surprise at …

San Francisco

How to Get Diversity in Publishing

<i>Literary Hub</i> has an excerpt of an essay by <b>Chris Jackson</b>, Editor in Chief of Random House’s One World imprint on how we can actually achieve diversity …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Amazon’s Hall of Spinning Knives

I read about an incident of this on Kboards just today, and I was reminded of the Pageflip controversy, and my own recent attempts to prove that I …

Tips From an Industry Pro: Get Your Book into Readers’ Hands | Community of Magazines and Presses

“Publishing” means “to make public.” But how do indie authors and presses actually <i>do</i> that? Recently, CLMP was fortunate to host Nicole Dewey, …

Australia's Amazon book battle

When Borders opened in 2002 across the street from Readings, Melbourne's best-known independent bookseller, retail experts predicted catastrophe for …

Business (Australia)

Snag a copy of “The Microsoft Office Toy Box – 5 Programs, 50 Tips” (Free eBook)

The Microsoft Office Toy Box – 5 Programs, 50 Tips is a tips and tricks guide from a Microsoft Certified Trainer. This eBook offers a selection of …

Microsoft Office

Book review: ‘How To Land A Plane’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

If you are a long term HFP reader you might remember Rob’s book review of Mark Vanhoenacker’s ‘Skyfaring – A Journey with a Pilot’ about two years …

Frequent-flyer Programs

From Small Press to Big House: How Bellevue Literary Press Paved the Way for Paul Harding | Community of Magazines and Presses

<b>From Humble Beginnings</b><p>For Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>Tinkers</i>, the road to Random House started small (and we mean this in the …

Amy Hoffman - Events

<b>Unable to attend a Harvard Book Store author event? You can still pre-order a signed book by one of our visiting authors.</b><p>While we can't guarantee …

Women Are Still Underrepresented In Literary Journals, According To The Latest VIDA Count Study

In less than surprising news, the 2016 VIDA Count shows that not much has changed where women in publishing are concerned. Since 2010, the annual …

Lifestyle (Canada)

This Week's Bestsellers: October 23, 2017

Out of His Shell<p>Our starred review called <b>Turtles All the Way Down—</b>YA author John Green’s first novel since 2012’s <i>The Fault in Our Stars—</i>a “deeply …

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Local author writes book about inner strength

A Chicago author is encouraging her readers to find happiness from within in a new book titled "Inner Strength, Outer Success." The book focuses on …

Books

A Look at Random House's Newhouse Years

<i>Si Newhouse, who died September 30, was best known as the owner of Condé Nast, but he was also a major force in book publishing for almost two</i> …

Full programme for FutureBook launched

More than 50 speakers from across the publishing, retail and entertainment industries will address delegates at December’s FutureBook …

Education Technology

How To Self-Publish An Audiobook

Shares 15<p><b>Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing market</b> and more opportunities arise every month for authors who want to get …

Streaming Media

ReadersFirst Survey: How Can We Improve Library E-books?

Library e-books have come a long way in recent years, with all of the Big Five publishers now in the library e-book market. But with basic access now …

Libraries

10 Rules for Book Editors

What Editors Do: The Art, Craft, and Business of Book Editing<i>, edited by Peter Ginna, is a collection of essays by editors from many different</i> …

Simon & Schuster

30 Reasons Why You Need Children's Writer's & Illsutrator's Market 2018

Yesterday was the official pub date of the <i>Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2018</i>, though it’s been available in bookstores and on Amazon …