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Posts Tagged ‘Cambridge University Press’

This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: HarperCollins, Harvard Business Publishing, Bloomsbury Publishing

This week, HarperCollins is looking for a production editor and a marketing manager, while Harvard Business Publishing is hiring a senior online editor. Bloomsbury Publishing needs a controller, and Cambridge University Press is seeking a college sales and marketing assistant. Get the details on these just-posted gigs below, and find more new openings on mediabistro.com.

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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Chronicle, Penguin, Palgrave Macmillan

This week, Chronicle Books is looking for a new director of e-commerce, and Palgrave Macmillan is looking for a new national sales representative. Meanwhile, Penguin has two great openings — the company is looking for a pre-media associate and a digital business director. Get all the details on these gigs below, and find more just-posted opportunities on mediabistro.com.

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Cambridge University Press Donates 100,000 Books to African Schools

Cambridge University Press will donate 100,000 books to schools in 12 sub-Saharan African countries through a partnership with the nonprofit organization, Book Aid International.

The press release reports: “School libraries in Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland), Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe will each receive 50-100 new and unused copies of each book donated, ensuring that whole classrooms of school children will be able to learn from them. Cambridge University Press has supported Book Aid International for a number of years, but this is the largest single donation to date.”

Since its inception, Book Aid International has supplied 30 million books to developing countries. Every year, approximately 500,000 books are collected and given to sub-Saharan Africa and Palestinian territories.

Cambridge UP to Pulp Book on Saudi Banker

The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s David Glenn reports on Cambridge University Press‘s annoumcement this week that it would pulp all unsold copies of the 2006 book ALMS FOR JIHAD: CHARITY AND TERRORISM IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD, in response to a libel claim filed in England by Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi banker. The book suggests that businesses and charities associated with Mahfouz financed terrorism in Sudan and elsewhere during the 1990s. “Cambridge University Press now accepts that the entire bin Mahfouz family categorically and unreservedly condemns terrorism in all its manifestations,” a lawyer for Mahfouz declared on Monday in a London courtroom.

The publisher also promised to contact university libraries worldwide and ask them to remove the book from their shelves. It also agreed to pay “substantial damages” to Mahfouz. The book’s authors — Robert O. Collins, a professor emeritus of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and J. Millard Burr, a retired employee of the U.S. State Department — were not personally named in the libel action, and they have refused to endorse the settlement. Interestingly, this is at least fourth case where Mahfouz has sued for libel against authors of books about him and won.