Discussion

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.

Should Greece Should Deregulate Its Book Market?

The post-crisis publishing industry in Greece is something of a crumbling edifice.

Among the suggestions to improve Greece’s economy has been the prescription that it deregulate the book market, yet several people oppose this view.

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How Independent Publishers Can Stay Profitable

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The CEO of Australia’s Hardie Grant Publishing urges independent publishers to embrace “transformational solutions” to stay profitable in the years to come.

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5 Ways to Cut the Cost of a Professional Editor

Jim Dempsey is an associate editor at NovelGazing.org

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

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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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Should Europe Develop a Pan-European Ebook Platform?

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Is a pan-European ebook platform still a viable option? Or has ebook platform development progressed so far that it has rendered the point moot?

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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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“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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Will Amazon Prime Now Hurt Manhattan Bookstores?

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Amazon has made its Prime Now one-hour delivery service available in Manhattan, and the service includes books. How will it impact B&N and other bookstores?

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Festival Neue Literatur: Harold Augenbraum Honors Editor Robert Weil

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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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