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.

As New Adult Genre Gains Traction, Questions Remain

Ten Tiny Breaths

New Adult literature is an emerging literary genre that, in many cases, is a sexed-up version of young adult fiction. But some booksellers remain unsure how to market it.

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UK Readers Fall in Love With Translations

The Collini Case, a translated mystery from Germany, has been especially popular in the UK.

The Observer notes that British readers appear to be buying more translated fiction than in the past, and not just Scandinavian thrillers. Could this be the start of something bigger?

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R.J. Huneke: Describing the Pentian Experience

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American author R.J. Huenke discusses his efforts to publish his new novel Cyberwar through Spanish self-publishing crowd-sourcing service Pentian.

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Readers Remember Less on Kindles than on Paper

The anti-memory device?

Can’t remember the plot of that mystery you just read? A new study determines: maybe it’s your Kindle’s fault.

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Looking for an Indie Bookstore? Look No Further!

Better Places to Buy Books

Writer Kate Brittain has created a one-stop database of America’s independent bookstores, Better Place to Buy Books. She estimates that there are over 2,300 indie bookstores in the USA.

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On Trying to Bring More African Poetry to the World

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Ghanaian-born writer Kwame Dawes discusses his newest project, The African Poetry Book Fund, a project to promote African poetry in the world.

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German-language Authors Join in Battle Against Amazon

Austrian Nobel Prize-winner Elfriede Jelinek is among the signatories of the "anti-Amazon" letter.

Austrian, Swiss and German authors have sent an open letter of protest to Amazon, protesting the use of ‘authors and their books as a bargaining chip to exact deeper discounts.’

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Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit?

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For translations of South Asian literature to become more prevalent in the US, there needs to be a breakthrough, surprise hit, writes Mahmud Rahman.

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Writers in Exile Boost Afghan Writers at Home

Atiq Rahimi, pictured, is among the most influential Afghan writers in exile.

Asharq Al-Awsat notes, ‘Afghanistan, which has long been engulfed in civil war, is producing a wave of migrant literature that is having a positive impact on the literary scene at home.’

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Can People Step Up Their Reading Choices?

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In the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks asks: ‘Do people really pass from Fifty Shades of Grey to Alice Munro?’ The answer: Perhaps not.

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