Jobs Digest: May 26, 2017

Book Conservator, Oxford Conservation Consortium Library/Archive Conservator, Oxford Conservation Consortium Collections Manager, East Carolina University Conservation and Design Officer, Development Management – …

The World’s Largest Library

A quick tour of the Library of Congress’ collection of over 160 million items. The post The World’s Largest Library appeared first …

Welcoming Spaces: LGBTQ Books 2017

Booksellers send a message of inclusiveness by stocking titles and planning events with LGBTQ themes. …read more Source: Publishers

Sales Are Up In Q1

Sales at HMH, S&S, Lagardère, and HarperCollins are up in the first quarter compared to a year ago. …read more Source: Publishers

Indie House Rides the Pulitzer Wave

Seattle-based poetry publisher Wave Books is seeing a surge of interest after one of its titles, ‘Olio’ by Tyehimba Jess, won the …

How RBmedia Came to Life

The company that now holds Audiobooks.com, as well as all of Recorded Books’ old divisions, was only formed in April—but its story …

Book Deals: Week of May 29, 2017

Calendar Girl author Audrey Carlan inks a 12-book deal, Kristin Hannah re-ups at SMP, a women’s rights activist lands at Atria, and …

The Weird World of Book Blurbs

Barbara Browning, author of the new novel, ‘The Gift,’ dives into the strange process of book blurbs. …read more Source: Publishers

DigitalKoans Posts Resume on 5/31/2017

DigitalKoans posts will resume on 5/31/2017. Digital Curation and Digital Preservation Works | Open Access Works | Digital Scholarship | Digital Scholarship …

Bookstore News: May 25, 2017

ABA president says goodbye; Politics and Prose and Busboys and Poets Split; inside Amazon’s Manhattan store; France’s traveling tiny bookstore; and more. …

Peering Into Peer Review

A recent hoax is the latest among many tests of peer review. What should we learn from it? …read more Source: Library …

Rich Green Up at ICM

ICM Partners has promoted Rich Green to head of media rights and made a number of other personnel shifts in both its …

Religion Book Deals: May 2017

Zondervan nabs a book by the son and daughter-in-law of Hobby Lobby founder David Green, megachurch pastor at Hillsong NYC Joel Houston …

The big SMX Advanced preview

Search Engine Land’s always sold-out SMX Advanced, the only search marketing conference designed exclusively for experienced search marketers, returns to Seattle June …

Want more links? Be more likable.

Wondering why you aren’t getting as many links as you think you should? Columnist Julie Joyce covers why being likable really can …

Stop oversimplifying everything!

The old days of gaming Google’s ranking algorithm are over, but columnist Eric Enge notes that many SEO professionals haven’t moved on …

Bookbinder’s Apron?

Someone — not me! — converted a standard WWII M-1937 Canvas Field Cooking Outfit Bag into an apron. When not used as …

Bookbinder’s Apron?

Someone — not me! — converted a standard WWII M-1937 Canvas Field Cooking Outfit Bag into an apron. When not used as …

WTF is UX writing?!

Writing is thinking. For humans and machines. “In this post, the Flip Script Media team is excited to share some insight about …

Islandora: Islandora CLAW FAQ

Last week was Islandoracon, our community’s biggest gathering. We had a great week (and there will be more on that in another …

Bookstore News: May 23, 2017

A Wilmington bookstore goes on the block; a Nashville store expands; an appreciation of a Minnesota used bookstore; and more. …read more …

Bookseller Charity Raises $224,000

All Big Five publishers have made significant contributions to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation this year, prompted by authors Ann Patchett and …

Job Digest: May 22, 2017

Book Conservator, Oxford Conservation Consortium Library/Archive Conservator (Maternity Cover), Oxford Conservation Consortium Collections Manager, East Carolina University Associate Conservator of Paintings, Philadelphia …

NEXT NYC MEETING: June 13, 2017

The next NYC radical reference meeting will take place on: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:30-8:30 PMCenter for Jewish History (15 W 16th …

Europeana Photography Launched

Europeana has launched Europeana Photography. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement: Today, we’re proud to launch Europeana Photography, our latest thematic collection. …

How Do Keywords Impact Sales?

The question I receive most often from publishers is: “How do keywords impact sales?” While adding keywords to book metadata is considered …

Literacy Happens When….

Dated Fiction Meets Ironic Narration Back in the mid-1960’s, a magazine writer who had some working experience in law enforcement, some living …

This week in Literature and Arts

Happy birthday to Henry Fonda, born in Grand Island, Nebraska, May 16, 1905. His mother, Elma, was friends with Dorothy Brando, mother …

Brigadier General Franklin Pierce

This is a guest post by Peter A. Wallner, author of a two-volume biography of President Franklin Pierce consisting of ”Franklin Pierce: …

"Stories from the Past Web"

Yasmin AlNoamany, Michele C. Weigle, and Michael L. Nelson have self-archived “Stories from the Past Web.” Here’s an excerpt: Archiving Web pages …