News from Publishing Perspectives:

Neal Maillet, Editorial Director of Berrett-Koehler explains why it's a publisher's duty to take on books that challenge convention despite the risks. 

Is your job as a publisher to play it safe, or to use your position to further the truth, even when that truth might make you uncomfortable and vulnerable? 
The grassroots Publication Standards Project aims "to advocate a saner digital publishing landscape," while promoting standardization, access and ease of use. Read more »

RCS MediaGroup will is selling French subsidiary Flammarion to Gallimard for 251 million euros, pending anti-trust approval. The deal is expected to finish in September. 

Bold-faced names in European publishing met in Brussels with the EC, where they signed a single market declaration favoring open borders for e-books.