October 23, 2014

Frankfurt, Portal Books, and more!

What we've been up to lately... 

Fall is finally here, and it couldn't have come sooner.  After so many steady days of hot weather, the rain is a welcome relief. 

The Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and the African Studies Association (ASA) are two of our most anticipated conferences this season.  We're excited to have titles from Garant, Ithaca, LIT Verlag, New Century, Unisa, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, and Vallentine Mitchell displayed.

Print copies of our Sociology catalog have been mailed to academics, professors, librarians, and others interested in the field.  A PDF of the catalog was also e-mailed to those working or interested in Sociology.

Publisher news...

We welcome to the fold our newest publisher, Portal Books!  Portal Books was founded in 2005 in Norway, and publishes books from different political, religious and ideological viewpoints.  The Press publishes approximately 20 books a year, with titles ranging from academic books of various subjects, such as history, art, leadership, management, and psychology, to books on food and travel, and to novels.   In 2008, 2009, and 2011, several of their books were nominated for Sørlandets litteraturpris, an annual award dedicated to books by authors from the Southern region of Norway.

In other publisher news, Eleven International Publishing, Intersentia, and Hart Publishing will be at the American Society of Criminology conference, held in San Francisco, CA, in late November.  Stop by their booths to say hello!

Four Courts's author Jacqueline Hurtley, author of Walter Starkie: An Odyssey, won the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Book Awards for a book in the field of Cultural Studies in English.  The prize was presented on Monday, September 1st.  Visit our Facebook or Twitter to see pictures from the awards ceremony.

What we're up to next...

ISBS is pleased to attend the Frankfurt Book Fair October 8th through 12th.  We will be in Hall 8.0, booth P21.  This Fair is the largest book fair in the world with participants from over 100 countries.   During this time, we look forward to speaking with publishers we currently distribute, as well as publishers that would like to market and distribute their titles in North America.  We welcome this opportunity to visit with publishers from around the world, from Africa to Australia and from Germany to England!

The 2014 History catalog will be released at the end of October.  With over 80 titles included- many of which are brand new- we are excited to have such a great selection available through our U.S. warehouse.  We will also have an exclusive e-mail only catalog for African and Middle Eastern studies that will be sent out in November.

In other news ...

July 28, 2014, was the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War.  With more than nine million combatants and 7 million civilians' deaths, World War I is considered one of the deadliest conflicts in history.  Over the next few months we will feature titles on World War I on social media, such as Irish Academic Press's Out of the Dark, 1914-1918 and Voyage to Gallipoli from Rosenberg Publishing.

Curious what's trending on social media?  This month our followers were interested in the referendum for Scottish Independence (Scottish Political Parties and the 2014 Independence Referendum), Hart Publishing joining the world of Twitter, and Trevor Grant's book, Sri Lanka's Secrets:  How the Rajapaksa Regime Gets Away With Murder, published by Monash University Publishing.  Also "hot" is the volcanic activity in Iceland.  After the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 that caused a disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe, all eyes are on Bardarbunga (Iceland, 2e).


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