The growth of literary translation has given authors unprecedented opportunities, but challenges — such as a loss of meaning as books cross borders — remains.
Author Archives: Rachel Aydt
Rachel Aydt is a full-time writer, editor and researcher in New York City. She worked on the staff at American Heritage Magazine, YM, Cosmopolitan and CosmoGirl. Rachel has also contributed to Time International and Inked magazines. Since 2001, she has taught writing classes at the New School University.
At BEA, veteran publicists offered various strategies and tips for promoting books with no clear author or the the author is not available or even dead.
Translators are sometimes an afterthought in the publishing process, but the issue of finding good translators is paramount for publishers.
BEA 2014 highlighted translation, with overlapping sessions focusing on missed chances, the ever-expanding marketplace, and changing avenues toward publication.
Cairo-based Kotobee, sister company to BookBake, has launched a new tool for developing interactive textbooks in the Arab world.
Random House’s Open House last Friday brought together writers, editors and readers for discussions about craft, strategy and finding your soul signature.
Begin to think of your backlist as a series of fragments that can be repurposed, says Randy Petway, COO of Publishing Technology.
Every book is a backlist opportunity. Here we offer 8 tips gleaned from Publishing Perspectives’ Monetizing the Backlist conference last Thursday.
Technical books, with charts and graphs, have always been a challenge for e-readers like the Kindle. DCL, working with MIT Press, believes it has come up with a solution.
The re-booted iteration of Oprah’s influential book club is leveraging multiple platforms in print and digital for maximum exposure and engagement.