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How To Access A Million Stunning, Copyright-free Antique Illustrations Released By The British Library
qz.com

British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose

Tablet To Tablet: What Hasn't Changed In Publishing — And Should
publishingperspectives.com

Bob Pritchett, CEO of Faithlife, creator of Logos Bible Software, uses the history of the "tablet reader" to discuss changes in digital publishing today.

How Well Do You Know 80 Years Of Penguin Book Covers?
www.telegraph.co.uk

As the iconic publisher celebrates its 80th anniversary, see how well you know its greatest hits

On The Road: Mapping The Great Road Trips Of American Literature
www.theguardian.com

Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez have created a comprehensive, interactive map that plots every location visited by a dozen authors during their famous expeditions across the US

Book Publicity: Five Tips For Success
www.ipg.uk.com

An appropriate book that is well pitched to a journalist, producer or editor—regardless of the publisher—is now in with a chance

Harry Potter At 35: How He Would Be Celebrating Life In His Thirties
www.telegraph.co.uk

Today, Harry Potter would be turning 35. Alice Vincent imagines what his life looks like now

Authors Marketing Themselves Online: The Components Of A Strategy
bookmachine.org

Author website is an anchor and it is the only web presence they know they will always control

Want Your Book Marketing To Be More Effective?
www.bookbusinessmag.com

Unify Your Team

Dracula's Birthplace: How Whitby Is Celebrating The Count's Anniversary
www.theguardian.com

Turfed out by his landlady, an Irish hack went roaming around Whitby – and turned what he saw into a horror classic

What Makes A Great Adult Colouring Book?
www.bbc.co.uk

The craze for grown-ups breaking out the crayons has taken the publishing world by storm over the past year

DRM: A Model Of The Past?
publishingperspectives.com

In Germany, more and more publishing houses are abolishing hard DRM in favor of digital watermarks

How An Indian Publisher Brought Europe Home
www.caravanmagazine.in

Flight of the Seagull

Clarice Lispector Gets The Bolaño Treatment
www.newrepublic.com

Plenty of writers inspire fierce devotion in their readers - but no one converts the uninitiated into devout believers as suddenly as Clarice Lispector

The Série Noire And Social Intervention
lareviewofbooks.org

Too often crime fiction, and the Série Noire especially, has been overlooked by scholars, and sniffed at by readers

Growing Up With Books Boosts Child's Education Attainment
www.livescience.com

Children who grow up in households where books are plentiful go further in school than those without books

Combating Book Theft In Medieval Times
medievalbooks.nl

The medieval reader had various strategies to combat book theft

Why Do Publishers Launch Websites?
goodereader.com

Are publishers doing the wrong thing with building websites instead of using social media?

The Value Of Book Sales Reps
www.booksellers.co.nz

Being new to the business we have found our reps to be an absolute godsend

How To Publish Ebooks
www.slideshare.net

Learn how to publish an ebook like a professional

How To Publish Ebooks
www.teleread.com

The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success

It's All About The Core For Scholastic
www.publishersweekly.com

After shedding its tech group, the publisher will focus on literacy

The Obsessively Detailed Map Of American Literature's Most Epic Road Trips
www.atlasobscura.com

New Mapping Project Chronicals American Literary Road Trips

Bookselling Residencies
www.shelf-awareness.com

The Open Book project is intended as an original way to examine some of the issues facing bookshops in the age of Amazon

Why don't the Australians like NZ authors?
www.stuff.co.nz

Australia: so close in so many ways, and yet, in book publishing terms, so far away

The Worst Ebook Cover Art – July 2015
goodereader.com

Growing erotica craze of girls falling in love with the darnedest of things


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HarperCollins Launches Brazilian Subsidiary
www.publishersweekly.com

HarperCollins Brasil, will publish about 350 titles a year taken from across HarperCollins' global list of authors

Shamrock Advisors Buys Recorded Books
www.publishersweekly.com

The private equity firm Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired audiobook publisher Recorded Books from Wasserstein & Co. for an undisclosed price. Shamrock was the under-bidder when Wasserstein bought Recorded Books in January 2014.

Barnes & Noble Completes Separation Of Retail And College Businesses
www.marketwatch.com

Barnes & Noble completed the spinoff of its college book store business, made up of more than 720 stores on college and university campuses

Long-lost F Scott Fitzgerald Story Published
www.telegraph.co.uk

The 8,000-word story, Temperature, was discovered in a university archive and is a 'high comedy'

Booktopia To Take On Amazon After Buying Rival Bookworld
www.afr.com

Acquiries largest domestic rival from Penguin Random House

Five Liverpool Libraries To Be Handed Over To Volunteers And Community Groups
www.liverpoolecho.co.uk

The libraries due to be transferred to new management will be Breck Road, Dovecot, Fazakerley, Kensington and Walton

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