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.

Texans Revive Classic Latin American Literature in Translation

Classic LatAm Lit

The University of Texas Press has revived its translations of classic Latin American literature, bringing most of them into digital form for the first time.

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The Invisible Growth in the Industry…or WYSIATI

Judith Appelbaum

BISG award-winner Judith Appelbaum reflects on changes in the industry and explains why the lack of statistics on self-publishing is misleading us all.

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Calling for Literary Agent Transparency in the UK

Agent Hunter

Too little information is available to aspiring writers in the UK regarding literary agents, argues Harry Bingham, so a movement has started to bring transparency.

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The Start-up Learning Curve: Slicebooks Refines Its Biz Model

Slicebooks

Three years after co-founding Slicebooks, Jill Tomich reflects on the evolving market for remixed ebooks and content, and how her company has adapted.

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An Author’s Best Friends: Booksellers and Librarians

Colleen Devine Ellis

Booksellers and librarians are among your best resources as an author. They are at the front-line of presenting your book to the public.

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4 Tips to Survive, Thrive in Frankfurt as a Foreign Rights Agent

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Marleen Seegers of the 2 Seas Agency advises foreign rights agents attending Frankfurt to be prepared, stay late, try new things and, yes, don’t drink alcohol.

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What You Should Know About Finnish Literature

Anu Partanen, originally from Finland, is a journalist based in New York City.

Journalist Anu Partanen offers a preview of Finnish literature today, ahead of Finland’s Guest of Honor program at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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On Books in Translation in the American Market

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The German Book Office’s Riky Stock spoke to editors and publishers about the factors at play when considering publishing a translation in the US market.

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What a Typical Week Looks Like at One UK Literary Agency

Andrew Lownie

UK literary agency Andrew Lownie outlines the range of activities he is involved with in a typical agency week, from the mundane and routine, to the offbeat and extraordinary.

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Kenya’s Passionate Publishers Grow in Confidence, Influence

Kenya

A coterie of aggressive, creative publishing houses are fighting to expand the literary horizons of Kenyans and bring their books to the world.

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