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This Fortnight in Publishing (7 May 2016)

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Digital Solutions in India 2016: The 11th Annual Review
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Digital Solutions in India 2016: The 11th Annual Review

The 11th annual survey of digital publishing solutions and vendors in India by Publishers Weekly.

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Pearson's Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools
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Pearson's Quest to Cover the Planet in Company-Run Schools

Pearson, the company behind Common Core and the US testing-industrial complex, plans to conquer the entire world with its new model for education.

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Elsevier defends its value after Open Access dispute
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Elsevier defends its value after Open Access dispute

Elsevier has sought to set aside public criticism of its Open Access (OA) and pricing policies and to restate its value for the academy.

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Penguin To Close Book On Dorling Kindersley
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Penguin To Close Book On Dorling Kindersley

The publishing firm Penguin Random House is exploring a sale of its illustrated books imprint Dorling Kindersley, Sky News learns.

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Ban sought on Bipan Chandra's book
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Ban sought on Bipan Chandra's book

Hindutva activist Dinanath Batra has written to HRD Minister Smriti Irani to get the late historian Bipan Chandra€™'s book, 'India'€™s Struggle for Independence', €œbanned.

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Publishing firm S Chand begins talks with bankers to explore potential IPO
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Publishing firm S Chand begins talks with bankers to explore potential IPO

Textbook-focused publishing firm S Chand and Company has begun discussions with a number of India's top merchant banks, as it explores a potential initial public offering (IPO) later this year.

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The bookstore is not dead yet; colouring books and graphic novels are keeping it alive
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The bookstore is not dead yet; colouring books and graphic novels are keeping it alive

Even as obituaries are being written for the publishing industry, niche genres like colouring books and graphic novels are steadily showing an impressive growth.

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Dangerous Fictions
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Dangerous Fictions

Mohammed Hanif has taken on corruption, repression, and misogyny and may also be his country'™s funniest writer. Read The New Yorker's profile of the journalist and novelist from Karachi.

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Notes on Nationalism: An Interview with Romila Thapar
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Notes on Nationalism: An Interview with Romila Thapar

"€œWhat has been happening in recent times could well develop into fascism." An interview with Romila Thapar.

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A Publishing House of Her Own
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A Publishing House of Her Own

Blanche Knopf built the reputation of the legendary publisher, but her name was left off the masthead. A new autobiography on the woman who ran one of the most illustrious publishing houses.

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How Literature Became Word Perfect
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How Literature Became Word Perfect

The literary history of the early years of word processing—the late 1960s through the mid-’80s—forms the subject of Matthew G. Kirschenbaum’s new book, Track Changes.

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Lost in translation
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Lost in translation

A piece by Mini Krishnan, consultant to OUP, on the importance of translation and the need to recognise translators.

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Is the writing on the wall for print media?
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Is the writing on the wall for print media?

Print media circulation grew 8.2 per cent in 2015 with a lower pace of growth of advertisement revenue at 7.3 per cent in the same year.

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Dalit Studies
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Dalit Studies

This month, Duke University Press moved its journal, Dalit Studies, to an open access license. You can read it for free now.

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Writing Residency
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Writing Residency

If you are a writer looking for a quiet place of your own with no distractions you might want to apply for the Penguin Random House Writing Residency.

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Globally, growth will come from advertising revenues, says Magzter's co-founder
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Globally, growth will come from advertising revenues, says Magzter's co-founder

Having brought on board 7,800 magazines and 1.6 million subscribers, Magzter is now looking at the advertising revenue stream seriously.

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Amazon's Kathryn Abel on the inspiration behind Kindle Oasis
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Amazon's Kathryn Abel on the inspiration behind Kindle Oasis

Amazon's principal product manager, Kathryn Abel, talks about growth plans for India, the new Kindle Oasis launch, and plans to improve its e-book recommendation system.

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Easing burden: State board books to go online
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Easing burden: State board books to go online

Students from state board schools won't be bogged down by heavy bags any more. Their textbooks will be available online, says Karnataka Textbook Society (KTS). This follows a similar move made by CBSE

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GBO'™s Jumpstart 2016 going to school on 2-3 August 2016
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GBO'™s Jumpstart 2016 going to school on 2-3 August 2016

The 2016 edition of German Book Office's annual event on children's content, Jumpstart, will focus on the difference between education in school and children's content.

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