Those on the front lines of the ever-changing book publishing industry offer their opinions on the latest trends, innovations and opportunities for publishers and authors today.

Border Crossers: The Here/There Memoirs

Handling the Truth

Beth Kephart, author of Handling the Truth — a guide to writing memoir — discusses several of her favorite border-crossing writers and the art of geomorphology.

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7 Favorites from Publishing Perspectives in 2013 (So Far)

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In honor of the July 4th holiday, we offer a look back at seven of the most popular articles that have run on Publishing Perspectives so far this year.

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Why Publishing Needs to Foster Its Own Startup Economy

Kristen McLean

It’s high time the publishing industry takes its fate into its own hands and establishes organizations to foster and fund startups, argues Kristen McLean.

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Crowdfunding a Niche Book on Two Continents Pays Off

A map of where Liz Castro has distributed copies of "What's Up with Catalonia" based on contributor recommendations.

When Liz Castro wanted to publish a book about Catalonian independence, she turned not to Kickstarter but to a Spanish crowdfunding site and to those who cared most.

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Eagles vs. Dragons and the Battle for the Future of the Web

Eagle vs. Dragon

When it comes to the future of the internet, Chinese and American companies are facing off and taking very different strategies. Which is likely to be victorious?

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On Finding Your (International) Voice

Scot Gardner

Australian YA author Scot Gardner talks about the challenges of writing for an international audience while staying true to his local culture.

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Introducing the Library of Arabic Literature in English

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Chip Rossetti of the Library of Arabic Literature introduces an ambitious new publishing project offering classic Arabic texts to English readers for the first time.

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5 Ways Publishers Can Be More Like Start-Ups

Rebecca Smart

Osprey CEO Rebecca Smart offers advice to publishers on how to take advantage of startup culture, whether you have a legacy business or a clean slate.

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5 Tips for Self-published Authors to Maximize Rights and Licensing Deals

Hannah Sheppard is creative director at IPR LIcense in the UK

Hannah Sheppard, creative director at IPR License, reminds self-publishers that getting the basics right are key when pursuing international rights deals.

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Germany’s epubli Brings Self-publishing Expertise to UK and Beyond


Holtzbrinck’s five-year-old self-publishing platform epubli is expanding to the UK amid a huge shift in attitude toward self-publishing and its potential.

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