Author Archives: Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.

In France, a New Twist on the Reality TV Writing Show: Sex


Académie Balzac, a new literary TV reality show in France, is trying to succeed where others have failed by convincing authors to have sex in a swimming pool.

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Ira Silverberg on Making Backlist Pay: Making What’s Old New Again

Ira Silverberg will keynote the "Monetizing the Backlist" conference next Thursday in NYC.

With backlist, you have to see what’s old that’s new or make it new again, says Ira Silverberg, who keynotes PP’s Monetizing the Backlist conference next Thursday.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Norbert Uzseka, Hungary

Norbert Uzseka

In our series of Q&A’s with the world’s leading literary agents, we talk to Norbert Uzseka of the Lex Copyright Iroda in Budapest, Hungary.

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The London Book Fair: Where Word-of-Mouth Reigns

Edward Nawotka

Prior to the opening of the London Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders why in the digital age such events still exist? The answer is easy: word-of-mouth.

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On the Demise of Readmill and Secondary Orality


Corey Pressman of Exprima Media links the closure of Readmill to the evolution of post-print culture, or what Marshall McLuhan called ‘the second orality.’

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Agent Barbara J. Zitwer on Bringing Korean Literature to the World

Barbara Zitwer

As the first of an ongoing series of Q&A’s with the world’s leading literary agents, Publishing Perspectives talks to New York’s Barbara Zitwer.

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Is Religious Fundamentalism Merely A Failure to Read Well?

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Looking at core religious works as literary texts, one with possibly unreliable narrators, rather than as the literal word of God might serve us all better.

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If Everything Goes Open Access, How Will Authors Make Money?

Open Access

Open Access (OA) is picking up steam in publishing circles. But there’s the fear that if everything becomes OA, it will curtail research authors’ income.

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Analytics, Sampling Behind VitalSource’s CourseSmart Buy

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Primary to VitalSource’s acquisition of CourseSmart were the company’s superior analytics and sampling technology, says COO Kent Freeman.

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  • Monetize Your Backlist

    Organized by Publishing Perspectives

    Hear experts from publishing and technology discuss strategies and tools you can use to generate more revenue from your backlist content.

    What: Monetizing the Backlist event
    When: 9am–1pm on April 24, 2014
    Where: Scholastic Headquarters, NYC

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