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.

Hotels and Bookstores: A Potent Cocktail?

Taschen Bookstore inside the Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas (Photo: Jonathan Zizzo)

Several high-end book publishers have made forays into hotel retail and hotels are adding lobby libraries, but are these merely pleasant redundancies?

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How the UK’s Folio Society is Changing with the Times

Odes of Horace

The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.

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On Illustrating the Impossible: James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake

A page from Lord's notebook documenting his work illustrating Finnegans Wake.

James Joyce’s novel is an act of pure linguistic pyrotechnics, so when faced with the task of illustrating it John Vernon Lord was understandably ‘bewildered.’

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Does Los Angeles Get Enough Love in Literary Circles?

Los Angeles as seen from the air (photo: WikiCommons)

Los Angeles might often be dismissed by the bookish as a ‘Hollywood Town’ but it is home to numerous small presses and a vibrant literary community.

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LA’s Unnamed Press: Relatable Foreign Fiction, Unlikely Protagonists

C.P. Heiser and Olivia Taylor Smith of Unnamed Press

New Los Angeles publisher Unnamed Press is on a mission to carve a niche for new, international authors who may not fit into the traditional mold.

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Frankfurt’s Free “Global Trends in Publishing” Report

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The Frankfurt Book Fair’s new Business Club is making available the new “Global Trends in Publishing” report compiled by Rüdiger Wischenbart for free.

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Al Manhal Arabic Education E-publisher Goes Paperback via Amazon

Al Manhal

Al Manhal, the UAE-based Arabic digital education publisher, now offers paperback editions of its books worldwide via Amazon marketplace.

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The Spanish Digital Link Offers Entrée to the Spanish World

Spanish Digital Link

The Spanish Digital Link offers publishing localization services that will help you establish a foothold in the 500 million strong global Spanish-language market.

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Why the Digital Magazine Market Is Wide Open

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Allison Reber of Aquafadas asks why are the majority of magazines not going digital, outlines the challenges and reflects on possible solutions.

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German Writers Rely on Readings, Fellowships for Income

Thomas Pletzinger

It may surprise many Americans, but German authors are paid to read in bookstores, have access to numerous fellowships and discounted health insurance.

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