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.

UK Tops in Titles Published Per Capita and Export Revenue

uk flag

The International Publishing Association released data indicated the UK lead the world in new titles published per capita and export revenue in 2013.

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Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers

Thomas Jefferson

The NYT writes “slimmed-down, simplified and sometimes sanitized editions” of best-selling nonfiction has become a hit with YA readers.

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Lemony Snicket Rallies Support for Indie Bookstores

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler suggests that authors should pick an independent bookstore close to where they live and sign books for them to sell.

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McSweeney’s New Business Model: Nonprofit

McSweeney's

Writing for SF Gate, John McMurtie reports that the San Francisco based publishing house McSweeney’s will become a nonprofit.

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Australia’s Richard Flanagan Wins Man Booker Prize

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

Though this was the first year that Americans competed, the Man Booker Prize was awarded to an Australian, for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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Print Continues to Outsell Digital During First Half of 2014

Ebook bundling

New numbers from Nielsen Books & Consumer show that ebook sales were outsold by both hardcovers and paperbacks in the first half of 2014.

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On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation

Patrick Modiano

While new Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano has been translated into 37 languages, English-language editions of his books are hard to find

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Are the Goldsmiths and Folio Prizes Changing the Game?

The Folio Prize

At the New Statesman, Leo Robson examined the Goldsmiths and Folio Prizes and how they are ‘changing the literary landscape.’

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Amazon Announces Crowdsourced Publishing Program

Amazon

There’s a new crowdsourced publishing program from Amazon “which is so new that it doesn’t yet have a launch day, URL, or even a name.”

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Does British Humor Translate Across the Pond?

Angus Thong and Full Frontal Snogging

Do American readers really need a glossary to help define colloquial British words and phrases, particularly ones that signal humor?

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