Editorial

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.

Celebrating University Presses: “The World’s Oldest Media Business”

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University presses may seem like a stodgy lot, but the AAUP will put their innovation on display during its 2nd annual University Press Week this November 10-16.

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If Morrissey is a Penguin Classic, Why Not Elton John?

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Was the publication of singer Morrissey’s ‘Autobiography’ by Penguin Classic a commercial gambit or merely ironic and provocative? Either way, it’s daft.

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A Room of Someone Else’s

Jeff Gomez

Byliner’s Jeff Gomez argues that as readers our priority is to be entertained and acquire the wisdom stories contain, not owning objects such as books.

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Of Saint Jerome and Prostitutes and Thieves

Ross Ufberg of New Vessel Press

Ross Ufberg, cofounder of New Vessel Press, reflects on the state of translation in America, finding it far more vital and vibrant than one might expect.

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Opening the Floodgates for Translations

Ben Rosenthal

American publishers are faced with numerous challenges when it comes to publishing translations. Editor Ben Rosenthal offers several creative financial models as possible solutions.

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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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