Publishing house gives voice to poets
rekordeast.co.za – Sunday October 11, 2015
A new publishing house, Veerpen Publishers, set to revolutionise the literary sector by giving a voice to lesser known poets, was launched in Capital Park on Saturday.
Publishers, Amazon Not to Blame for Author Poverty Wages
publishersweekly.com – Saturday October 10, 2015
After polling 1,674 Guild members, Mary Rasenberger, executive editor at the Authors Guild, created a splash a few weeks ago by claiming that most of its members' annual earnings were below the federal poverty level of $11,670. She spread the blame around: bookstore closures, the rise of Amazon, publisher consolidations, and the low royalties authors receive from publishers. But do these alarm bells ring true?
Screenwriting Goldmine opens doors for undiscovered UK screenwriters
prweb.com – Thursday October 8, 2015
The Screenwriting Goldmine Awards is back and looking for new British screenwriters, it was announced October 8th by Screenwriting Goldmine founder and CEO Philip Gladwin.
Roger McGough: Publishers should 'take a chance on poetry'
bbc.co.uk – Thursday October 8, 2015
Roger McGough has called on publishers to "take a chance" on poetry aimed at children, as National Poetry Day celebrates its 21st birthday.
How Super Thursday helped publishers turn over a new leaf
theguardian.com – Thursday October 8, 2015
The editor of the Bookseller charts how publicist's lament over one day's glut of titles has become a PR triumph for the industry.
Keep Poems Alive
firstwriter.com – Monday October 5, 2015
The Keep Poems Alive website is looking for poems you had published at least three years ago, which you think readers would like to see again and remember, to be re-published online.
Submit poems by email to SallyEvans35 at gmail dot com, stating where they were first published, and any other acknowledgements. You are responsible for permissions from published books.
Profile promotes Westland to editorial deputy
thebookseller.com – Saturday October 3, 2015
Profile Books has promoted Hannah Westland to the position of Andrew Franklin's editorial deputy.
Westland has been the publisher at Serpent's Tail since 2012, and before that was an agent at Rogers, Coleridge and White. Her authors at Serpent's Tail include Zoe Pilger, Sarah Perry, and Jami Attenberg.
‘Irish publishing has no VIP room’: why Irish writing is a movement having a moment
irishtimes.com – Wednesday September 30, 2015
Tramp Press co-publisher Sarah Davis-Goff surveys Ireland's literary scene, argues that its small presses have the best ammunition and offers her own publishing philosophy.
Writers' Handbook 2016 now available in print
firstwriter.com – Wednesday September 30, 2015
Following last month's release of the digital editions of firstwriter.com's 2016 edition of its Writers' Handbook, the print editions are now also available from various outlets around the world. These include:
Publishers more content with digital transition than authors
thebookseller.com – Tuesday September 29, 2015
Publishers are more content about how the book business is weathering the digital transition than authors, early results of the FutureBook Digital Census have found.
The Digital Census, the annual tracker of the book business' digital evolution, was launched two weeks ago and so far more than 400 respondents have completed the survey.