Dog-eared and Dispatched: October 25, 2015
After the exciting and exhausting work of hosting All Fines Forgiven, we are taking a break this week to enjoy some coffee and deliver a hodgepodge of industry news via digestible footnotes. We recommend the espresso con panna. Ready? Set? Read.
- Publishers Weekly’s annual survey suggests that publishing is still predominantly white and experiencing a gender pay gap, but the workforce is slanting toward the younger generations.
- A 17th century edition of the Holy Bible is predicted to auction for $20,000 due to the misprint, “Thou shalt commit adultery.”
- Attendance at the Frankfurt Book Fair – where international and translation rights are negotiated – was up 2.3% in 2015.
- With only twenty-five days left, Bea and Leah Koch have $44,126 toward their $90,000 goal for a Kickstarter campaign to open a bookstore in Los Angeles selling exclusively romance novels.
- HarperCollins is on the defensive after accusations of inaccuracy from the Hughes estate targeted author Jonathan Bate.
- Amazon has launched a direct and comprehensive response to the New York Time’s article about abusive employment the same week the company brought a lawsuit against fake reviewers.
- Dark Horse Comics has announced an upcoming comic series focused on Lara Croft.
- Publishers Weekly, Combined Book Exhibit, and PubMatch have organized the Havana International Book Fair and conference to support good relations between the American and Cuban publishing industries.
- Germany designer Henning M. Lederer animated 55 vintage book covers from the 50s and 60s.