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Editorial & Production Internship at Publishing Perspectives

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Publishing Perspectives is looking for a hard-working intern interested in journalism, media and book publishing to work from our office in New York City.

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Amazon Pursues Education Market with Kindle Textbook Creator

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Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.

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Saqi Books Will Once Again Be Publishing in English

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The Bookseller reports that Saqi Books will be resume its English-language publishing program with plans to release as many as ten titles per year.

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American Book Critics Pick Finalist for NBCC Awards

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The National Book Critics Circle has selected its finalist for this year’s annual book prizes, as well as awards for lifetime achievement and reviewing.

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Atticus Lish’s Superb Tale Re-imagines American Immigration

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In the novel, Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books), author Atticus Lish offers a contemporary American immigration story set in Flushing, Queens.

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Infographic: Future of Library and Information Science Jobs

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What does the future of Library and Information Science look like? What do patrons expect from libraries? This infographic from USC has some answers.

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After Rights Struggle, Murakami Permits Bengali Translation

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The Bengali translator of Kafka on the Shore recounts the challenges of convincing Haruki Murakami and his minders to allow the translation.

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Aer.io from Aerbook Lets You Curate Your Own Online Bookstore

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Aerbook’s new Aer.io Retail Network “enables any person or company to create, customize, and curate” an online bookstore optimized for mobile devices and social media.

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Do Russian Readers Judge a Classic by its Cover?

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An article at RBTH looks at how Russian publishers are using that new cover designs to help bring new readers to classic literature.

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OUP Bans Pork from Children’s Books

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The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Oxford University Press has banned sausages and pigs from children’s books in an attempt “to avoid offense.”

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