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Harvard U Press Introduces the Classical Library of India

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With the launch of a new series of Indian classics, Harvard University Press aims to repeat what it did for Greek and Roman with the Loeb Classical Library.

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Bad News for Kindle Unlimited in France?

Fleur Pellerin, French Minister of Culture and Communication (Photo: ActuaLitté)

France is once again putting pressure on Amazon, this time through ebook subscription. Ironically, France’s homegrown subscription services may suffer more.

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Lone Star: Will Evans Promises Texas Translation Renaissance

Will Evans, a true lone star.

Will Evans, of Dallas-based Deep Vellum press, is leveraging local support to sustain his recently launched publishing house focused on translation.

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The Lontar Foundation Publishes Modern Indonesian Classics

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Popmatters discusses the Modern Library of Indonesia series, published since 2010, by the Lontar Foundation, as well as the organization behind the books.

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Patterson Tops UK’s Most Borrowed Library Books of 2013-2014

James Patterson tops the list of the UK's most borrowed book by library users.

The Guardian breaks down the numbers from this year’s report on the most borrowed books by UK library users, a list topped by titles from James Patterson.

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PP for Italy’s Giornale della Libreria: Ebook 2.0

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Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria is a translation of Benjamin Denckla’s article, “If Ebooks are Software, It’s Time for Version 2.0.”

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In the Wake of Tragedy: Voltaire Hits the French Bestseller Lists

Voltaire is a hit again after 200 years.

Voltaire’s Treatise on Tolerance is a bestseller again in France 200 years after its publication as people try to understand the Charlie Hebdo murders.

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Publishing Perspectives Call for Stories: Sales and Marketing

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For the next two weeks, Publishing Perspectives will focus on sales and marketing issues for publishers and authors. Have you got a great story to tell?

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Scribd Adds 10,000 Comics and Graphic Novels

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Ebook subscription service Scribd has expanded its library to one million titles with the recent addition of more than 10,000 comic books and graphic novels.

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Binc Foundation Launches 2015 Scholarship Program

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The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has announced that its annual scholarship program, which supports booksellers and their families.

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