English Language

English-language markets are, in many respects, leading the way when it comes to digital content and book publishing innovation. Find information about trends, new developments and issues in these areas.

Hollywood L.I.T.: Taking Your Story to the Silver Screen

HLIT 2014 headliner Anthony McCarten

At the Hollywood L.I.T. Retreat producers, filmmakers and more shared inspiration for building a career and getting your story to the silver screen.

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Virtual Sci-Fi Book Festival Makes Backlist Sexy Again

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Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.

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Dan Brown on the Writing Life as a Global Megaseller

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What’s it like to sell over 200 million books worldwide? Dan Brown speaks with Publishing Perspectives about his writing life in the wake of enormous success.

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Reedsy: A Publishing Services Startup for the Digital Age

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Ricardo Fayet, co-founder of Reedsy, an online publishing services marketplace, discusses the startup’s business model and philosophy.

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Hot Button Issues for English-Language Publishers in 2014

Mike Abbott, European Sales Director for Random House UK

In 2014, publishers dealt with shrinking bookstores shelves, opaque sourcing, Amazon v. Hachette and the continuing rise of self-publishing.

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Curtis Brown: Love, Passion and a Century of Selling Rights

The Curtis Brown team celebrated the 100th anniversary of the literary agency in New York City

As Curtis Brown Ltd. celebrates its centenary anniversary, the firm’s CEO reflects on rights sales and the changing role of literary agents and authors today.

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A Visit with Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb

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Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb, says that even as the digital transformation takes hold, a series interest in high quality print remains.

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How Publishing Traditions Inform Innovation

PageTwo co-founders

Jesse Finkelstein and Trena White of Page Two, a publishing services firm in Canada reflect on what they’ve learned in their first year in business.

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Playing to the Crowd: The Publishing Journey of a Rollergirl

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Margot Atwell, ex-publisher of Beaufort Books, discusses the appeal of Rollerderby and her efforts to publish a book about the sport via Kickstarter.

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UK Publishing Crowd Gathers in London to Discuss Self-Publishing

Orna Ross

Self-publishing pros observed that the self-publishing vs. traditional publishing debate may be moot: it’s all publishing. But what you want from it depends on you.

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