Author Archives: Dennis Abrams

Dennis Abrams is a contributing editor for Publishing Perspectives, responsible for children’s publishing and media. He’s also the author of more than 30 YA biographies and histories for Chelsea House publishers, a restaurant critic, and a literary blogger.

2014 Caine Prize for African Writing Shortlist Announced

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The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing features finalists hailing from Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia/Ghana.

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Amazon’s Entry into Sweden Delayed by Lack of Domain Name

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A businesswoman in Sweden who refuses to sell the domain name Amazon.se to Amazon.com is delaying the imminent launch of the bookseller in the country.

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Jeff Baron on Teaching the Business of Show Business to Kids

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Jeff Baron has penned a series of novels for kids that teaches the ins-and-outs of the Hollywood pitch. He talks to us about this rather curious and fun project.

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Are Boys Not Reading Because of All Those Women in Publishing?

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Are boys are being deterred from reading because the gatekeepers to children’s literature are mostly women, asks an author for The Times of London.

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Voices From Sharjah’s Children’s Reading Festival

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The ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice.

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Announced

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Donna Tartt, Chimamanda Adichi, and Jhumpa Lahiri are among the finalists for The Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) awarded June 4.

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Why Do Celebrities Think They Can Write Children’s Books?

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At the Observer, writers Tom Lamont and Robert Muchamore sat down to discuss a very important topic: Should celebrities stop writing children’s books?

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Thai Publishers Using Social Media to Find Readers & Writers

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The Bangkok Post looks at how Thai publishers are leveraging social media and online video to promote titles to younger readers and reach a wider potential audience.

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Indonesia Preps 150 Literary Translations for Frankfurt 2015

Laksmi Pamuntjak's Question of Red is one of the forthcoming translated titles.

With Indonesia as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, some 150 Indonesian titles are being readied for translation into English and German.

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Is Norway Paradise for Publishers?

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Norway’s oil wealth and commitment to education offers unparalleled opportunities for publishers and writers alike, argues The New Republic.

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