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Here we post provocative questions and food for thought on the current state of publishing to our readers. Weigh in with your opinions and read what others have to say.

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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Where Fashion Meets Books

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Fashion brand Club Monaco has enlisted The Strand bookstore to decorate its flagship store with books, creating a store-within-a-store.

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BookMachine Brings Together Veterans from Planet Startup

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BookMachine convened pros in New York for a public forum to talk about how a writer can navigate the maze of ebook publishing, self-published or otherwise.

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Should You Hire a Professional Book Publicist?

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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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Nicaragua’s Sergio Ramírez Wins $250k Carlos Fuentes Prize

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Nicaraguan writer and editor Sergio Ramírez (b. 1942) has won the $250,000 Carlos Fuentes Prize for Literary Creation in the Spanish Language.

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Will the Miami Book Fair Become Must-See TV?

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PBS will live-stream three days of events from this month’s Miami Book Fair. Will it become appointment viewing for the mass market?

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What If Novels Were Treated Like Business Books?

FT Business Book of the Year Prize

After attending the FT Business Book of the Year ceremony in London, Roger Tagholm wonders, what if novels had subtitles like business books do?

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Why is Sharjah Investing So Much in Its Book Fair?

Dinner in a desert wadi is one of the attractions for invited international guests.

The Sharjah Book Fair may seem to indulge foreign visitors with excessive perks, but it’s all for the good and growth of the Emirate.

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Storyplayr: Kid’s Ebook Subscriptions for France

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French digital entrepreneurs have launched Storyplayr, a children’s e-book library for 3-8-year-olds.

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