Posts tagged The Financial Times
‘Cli-fi’ takes international role as climate fiction term
June 2, 2013 | 1:00 pm
By Dan Bloom TAIPEI -- In a recent Guardian commentary published in late May, British writer Rodge Glass issued a "global warning" about what he termed "the rise of 'cli-fi'" -- noting that ''unlike most science fiction, novels about climate change focus on an immediate and intense threat rather than discovery." His piece about the rise of cli-fi as a literary term in English -- in both the U.S. and in the UK -- was well-received among his newspaper's readership, with over 100 comments joining the post-publication online discussion. National Public Radio aired a story about cli-fi in April, which was followed by a second story by the Christian Science...
Thanks to E-Books Sales in the UK, Bloomsbury Looks Bullish
January 17, 2013 | 4:39 pm
Along with the Financial Times, The Telegraph, and The Guardian, just about every UK-based newspaper that covers the publishing industry ran the sort of 'E-Books Will Save Us!' story yesterday that seems forehead-slappingly obvious at first glance ... and yet is nevertheless rather comforting to read—especially considering that the good news has been officially confirmed with real figures. Here's the deal: Bloomsbury Publishing, it seems, has just reported "a [two percent] overall decline in [print] title sales" for the last four months of 2012. However, due to the fact that the company's e-book sales jumped 58 percent year-on-year in the same period, Bloomsbury's year-on-year operating...