Logos

ISSNs: 0957-9656, 1878-4712

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    The Thursday Murder Club.David Barker & Cat Mitchell - 2022 - Logos 33 (1):7-22.
    In 2020, the Christmas book charts in the UK made headlines: Barack Obama’s eagerly awaited autobiography, The Promised Land, was beaten to the top spot by The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, a debut cosy crime novel set in a retirement village. Not only did Osman’s book beat the former US president’s expected bestseller, it also broke records, becoming the fastest-selling debut crime novel of all time. Although Osman has a certain level of fame in the UK from his (...)
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    How Can Shared Reading Be Used to Develop Community Connectivity in the Contemporary Church?Alison Baverstock, Jackie Steinitz & Andrew Cowie - 2022 - Logos 33 (1):36-45.
    This paper reports on a project to use, within church communities, previous experience in universities and schools of shared reading for the purposes of outreach, widening participation, and community inclusion. It outlines and explores the experience of selecting a book, and its subsequent discussion among a group of parishioners, to promote a sense of connectedness and belonging. The outcomes have implications for creating and strengthening links within existing church communities, reaching out to those who live locally but are not regular (...)
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    Getting a Read on the Pandemic.Emma Ebert - 2022 - Logos 33 (1):46-58.
    This article explores the links between psychology – specifically, psychological needs, motivations, and coping mechanisms – and the sales of backlist titles during the COVID-19 pandemic. It shows how select titles on spirituality as well as The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy and Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl help readers to attribute meaning to the pandemic and in turn, to cope with the struggles of the pandemic. The article concludes that such (...)
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    Minority-Language Publishing.Samantha Miller - 2022 - Logos 33 (1):23-35.
    Afrikaans is regarded as a peripheral language in the global polysystem of language, as well as a minority language in terms of the proportion of South Africa’s people who speak this language. In order to expand the market for Afrikaans trade books and to position Afrikaans literature internationally, there needs to be more visibility and resourcing, translation rights need to be sold, and South African publishing to be positively rebranded. This article explores the challenges and opportunities of Afrikaans publishing, applies (...)
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    The Editor’s Place.Angus Phillips - 2022 - Logos 33 (1):5-6.
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    Transformative Agreements at Cambridge University Press.Mandy Hill - 2022 - Logos 32 (4):15-20.
    Like the majority of established publishers, Cambridge University Press is in the middle of a major transformation, shifting from pay-to-read to pay-to-publish models; and it has embraced transformative agreements as a key lever to support this journey. Importantly, they are seen as a key stepping stone, not a destination or the only route, to full open access. Implementing TA s has required huge change internally and necessitated a new kind of collaboration with librarians. As a publisher with a strong emphasis (...)
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    Transforming Transformative Agreements.Steven Inchcoombe, Susie Winter, Mithu Lucraft & Katie Baker - 2022 - Logos 32 (4):7-14.
    Springer Nature signed its first transformative read and publish agreement in 2015. This Springer compact agreement with VSNU was the first agreement of its kind to combine reading and publishing fees with the aim of transitioning traditional library subscription payments into central funding to support open access publishing. It has proved to be a pivotal moment in the transition to OA. Since then, Springer Nature has agreed many such national agreements all around the world, including the world’s largest with Projekt (...)
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    At Home in Bookshops.Sophie Noël - 2022 - Logos 32 (4):21-31.
    Although protected by the law on fixed prices for books, independent bookshops in France have struggled to maintain their market share against bookselling giants such as Amazon and the chains. In trying to do so, they have developed a rhetoric based on the singularity of the experience in physical shops, stressing a sense of intimacy akin to that associated with the domestic sphere. Their being independent – no matter how slippery the notion – has also been a key argument. Using (...)
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    The Editor’s Place.Angus Phillips - 2022 - Logos 32 (4):5-6.
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    Emotional Labour in Publishing.Sarah Shaw - 2022 - Logos 32 (4):32-39.
    Emotional labour has been widely recognized in a variety of industries, but not yet in publishing. By examining 126 survey responses from current or former publishing employees, this study identifies the primary forms of emotional labour present in the publishing industry, and how these vary between employees. Also examined is the extent to which industry leaders recognize the emotional labour performed by employees, and the impact that this emotional labour has on the latter. The survey responses demonstrate a high prevalence (...)
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