Author Archives: Guest Contributor

Guest contributors to Publishing Perspectives have diverse backgrounds in publishing, media and technology. They live across the globe and bring unique, first-hand experience to their writing.

Does Digital Storytelling Work Best in a Crisis?

Homepage We Are Angry

Digital storytelling offers a unique opportunity to convey the urgency of a crisis and cross cultures, as demonstrated by the project Weareangry.net.

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Independent Publishing as the Source of Bibliodiversity

Susan Hawthorne is director of

Susan Hawthorne argues that independent publishing is the source of cultural diversity, bringing bibliodiversity to confront megapublishing and bookselling.

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Why Copyright Needs to Be Defended

Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride

Robert Levine, author of Free Ride, explores how copyright law is and is not serving authors and consumers in today’s Internet-dominated marketplace.

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Int’l Voices, NBA Authors Star at Miami Book Fair

German author Daniel Kehlmann at the Miami Book Fair

The Miami Book Fair featured numerous international voices — from Haiti to Germany — as well as all of the 2014 National Book Award winners and finalists.

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5 Tips for Editing Literary Works in Translation

GBO Translation Panel, from left to right: Ed Nawotka, Edwin Frank, Susan Bernofsky, tk and tk.

Three top US book editors and one translator share their top tips for working with and editing literary translations.

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Hollywood L.I.T.: Taking Your Story to the Silver Screen

HLIT 2014 headliner Anthony McCarten

At the Hollywood L.I.T. Retreat producers, filmmakers and more shared inspiration for building a career and getting your story to the silver screen.

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November 2014 Top Self-published Book Reviews from BlueInk Review

Manito

The November 2014 selection of self-published book reviews from BlueInk Review includes paranormal fiction, young adult fiction, self-help and health.

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Virtual Sci-Fi Book Festival Makes Backlist Sexy Again

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Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.

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In South Africa, Crowd-sourced Publishing Tackles Book Poverty

Book Dash

A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers

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Should You Hire a Professional Book Publicist?

Colleen Devine Ellis

Authors, should you be your own publicist or hire a professional book publicist? Colleen Davis looks how publicity has changed and what you need to know

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