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.

In the Ukraine, the Publishing and Rights Market is Reviving

Lina Shatilova

IPR License looks at what’s happening in the rights and publishing scene in the Ukraine, which is refashioning itself amid ongoing contretemps with Russia.

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5 Ways to Cut the Cost of a Professional Editor

Jim Dempsey is an associate editor at

Jim Dempsey of Novel Gazing describes five easy fixes for authors who want to save money on professional editing services.

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In Jerusalem, A “Retreat” for Editors, Agents and Scouts

The 30th anniversary celebrations of the Zev Birger Jerusalem Fellowship at the Museum for Islamic Art on Monday February 19th, with (clockwise):
Esther Margolis, Yoel Kakov, Zev Birger's sons, Markus Dohle and Stefan von Holtzbrinck.

Copyright Dudi Saad

For the 30th Jerusalem Book Fair Fellowship Program, 35 alumni — editors, agents and scouts — joined 39 new fellows for a week of professional networking.

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Celebrating German-Israeli Relations Through Books

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Events at the book fairs in Jerusalem, Leipzig, Bologna and Frankfurt are honoring the Jubilee year of German-Israeli diplomatic and literary relations.

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Lithuanian Literature: Still Waiting to Be Discovered

Bestselling YA novelist-Andrius-Tapinas plugs "DAy of the Plague" at the Alma-Littera stand.

For many in Lithuania, there is the sense their literature is still waiting to be discovered by the world, though there are several authors of distinction.

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Lithuania’s Book Trade “Impossible to Shoot Down”

Tyto Alba one of Lithuania's largest publishers.

The Lithuanian book market was hit by the global recession and remains small, but a coterie of publishers are forging ahead through diversification.

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The Pidgeonhole Library, a young, digital-only publisher in the UK, is commissioning new fiction, refashioning classics, and offering their ebooks via serialization and subscription.

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“We’re All Exploited Here”: On Paying Writers and Editors

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How much do writers get paid for their work? You might be surprised to learn that it is often more than the editors who make that work possible.

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Festival Neue Literatur: Harold Augenbraum Honors Editor Robert Weil

Harold Augenbraum delivering his

A moving laudatio was offered by Harold Augenbraum in honor of Norton’s Robert Weil receiving the Friedrich Ulfers Prize at the Festival Neue Literatur.

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Norton’s Robert Weil on His Career Promoting German Literature

Robert Weil is W.W. Norton executive editor.

Norton executive editor Robert Weil reflects on his career in response to winning this year’s Friedrich Ulfers Prize for the promotion of German literature.

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