Author Archives: Chad W. Post

Chad W. Post is the director of Open Letter Books, a press at the University of Rochester dedicated to publishing contemporary literature from around the world. In addition, he is the managing editor of Three Percent, a blog and review site that promotes literature in translation and is home to both the Translation Database and the Best Translated Book Awards. His articles and book reviews have appeared in a range of publications including The Believer, Publishing Perspectives, the Wall Street Journal culture blog, and Quarterly Conversation.

Giving Brazilian Literature Its Due in English and at Frankfurt

Brazil Literature

Chad W. Post offers an overview of some classic Brazilian texts (available in English) and some of what’s planned for the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Brazil is guest of honor.

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For Publishers, The Long Term Is the Only Race Worth Winning

Chad W. Post

Chad Post’s keynote to the IPA Congress in Cape Town addresses the numerous paradoxes in contemporary publishing and prescribes taking a new, engaged attitude.

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PEN World Voices: Make it New, Make it International (Dammit)!


Chad Post of Open Letter Books criticizes the PEN World Voices festival for a lack of foreign content, bad planning, and no focus–and offers his ideal vision.

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Why Selling E-books at 99 Cents Destroys Minds

Chad Post, the publisher of Open Letter Books, explains why his company decided to sell e-books and price them at $4.99.

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Reading in the Age of Screens

Editorial by Chad W. Post Contemporary life is lived through screens. Initially, it was the TV that invaded our families and took over our free […]

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Serbia’s Geopoetika Publishes English Translations with an Eye Towards Foreign Rights Sales

By Chad W. Post Unfortunate as it is, the situation facing Serbian literature is incredibly common for “small language” cultures: although a number of Serbian […]

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PRESS RELEASE from Open Letter Books: October 20, 2010: has awarded the University of Rochester/Three Percent website a $25,000 grant in support of the […]

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Russia’s Young, Exportable Writers

By Chad W. Post Back in 2000, the “Debut Prize” was established by the Pokolenie (Generation) Foundation to support Russian writers under the age of […]

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From Frankfurt: OR Books Preaches Elegant, Direct Model

By Chad W. Post Speaking at both Tools of Change and the International Digital Rights Symposium, John Oakes of the newly launched OR Books elucidated […]

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