Feature Articles

News, trends and opinions on book publishing from around the world. Our feature articles are written by journalists, authors, digital innovators and publishing professionals, each with specific knowledge and experience in their respective international markets.

How Alliances Bolster Latin American Indie Publishing

Leonora Djament

A quintet of editors from Argentina and Mexico discuss the boom and future of independent publishing in Latin America.

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Paid to Translate Play: The Ins and Outs of Video Game Localization

Matt Alt

Matt Alt explains how as video games evolved from simple amusements into a cinematic storytelling medium, translation became integral to the process.

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Five Academic Publishing Predictions for 2015

Michael Cairns

The CEO of Publishing Technology offers his five predictions for academic publishing in 2015, including porous paywalls and the rise of the SAMPC countries.

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135-Year-Old Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Plays to Its Strengths

LInda Zecher, former MIcrosoft Executive, now leads Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

With Linda Zecher, a former Microsoft executive, at the helm of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the publisher is focused on its core competencies, notably education.

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Ebook Platforms Know What, When and How You Read

Ereader with Eyes

A panel at Digital Book World last week offered several insights on how ebook platforms are analyzing user data and what they have discovered.

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How Publishers Can Work with Entrepreneur Authors

Judith Curr is the president and publisher of Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

“We should act like a grown-up and think like a start up,” says Judith Curr of Atria Books when it comes to working with with entrepreneur authors today.

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Apple’s iBookstore Growing at One Million Users Per Month

Keith Moerer

Keith Moerer, Director of Apple’s iBookstore, revealed that Apple’s iBookstore is growing at a million users per month and has seen 1 billion downloads.

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Amazon Says It’s “Healthy” to Give Publishers, Authors Choice

Russ Grandinetti, VP of Kindle Content

Interviewed at DBW, Amazon’s Russ Grandinetti argued that the company’s ecosystem is ‘healthy,’ and aligned with the interests of publishers and authors.

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Five Trade Publishing Predictions for 2015

Michael Cairns

The CEO of Publishing Technology offers his five predictions for trade publishing in 2015, including more hybrid pubs, content marketing and mobile reading.

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Doha International Book Fair Gives Qatari Readers Hope

Busy trade in manga on the Kinokuniya stand.

Though the Doha International Book Fair opened under the cloud of the killings in France, it proved interest in reading is growing in the oil rich country.

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