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.

Burmese Publishing Recovering from Bribery, Turmoil

Bones Will Crow

James Byrne examples Burmese literature as it has evolved beyond mass censorship, and saw reasons for cautious optimism.

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Saqi Books Will Once Again Be Publishing in English

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The Bookseller reports that Saqi Books will be resume its English-language publishing program with plans to release as many as ten titles per year.

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Atticus Lish’s Superb Tale Re-imagines American Immigration


In the novel, Preparation for the Next Life (Tyrant Books), author Atticus Lish offers a contemporary American immigration story set in Flushing, Queens.

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After Rights Struggle, Murakami Permits Bengali Translation

Haruki Murakami

The Bengali translator of Kafka on the Shore recounts the challenges of convincing Haruki Murakami and his minders to allow the translation.

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Do Russian Readers Judge a Classic by its Cover?

Great Gatsby published by Azbuka

An article at RBTH looks at how Russian publishers are using that new cover designs to help bring new readers to classic literature.

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OUP Bans Pork from Children’s Books

Oxford University Press

The UK’s Daily Mail reports that Oxford University Press has banned sausages and pigs from children’s books in an attempt “to avoid offense.”

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Oyster Starts 2015 Off With Two Big Announcements

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Oyster, a book subscription service in the United States, has kicked off 2015 with two major announcements, including offering more than 1 million books.

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International Alliance of Independent Publishers on Charlie Hebdo

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In response to the Charlie Hebdo attack, the International Alliance of Independent Publishers has issued a statement of support for freedom of expression

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Simon & Schuster Enters the World of Paid Online Video


Simon & Schuster announced the launch of its new video platform, SimonSays. Consumers can pay to watch video courses on health, finance, and self-help.

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How Much Can Chinese Authors Earn? Millions, Actually

I Belonged To You

A list of the richest Chinese authors reveals Zhang Jiajia earned 19.5 million yuan ($3 million) in royalties last year, and he is not alone.

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