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.

6 Questions to Ask Before Publicizing Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

Effective book publicity relies on planning ahead and defining success for you and your book. Here are six questions to ask before you begin.

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How Book Prizes Boost Literary Talent Internationally

Cathryn Summerhayes

Focusing on the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize, WME literary agent Cathryn Summerhayes argues that book prizes are key to spotlighting talent for the global market.

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Romance Writers of America Offers Professionalism, Inclusion

Best-seller Nora Roberts meeting one of her fans.

Last week’s 2014 Romance Writers of America conference was relentlessly upbeat, emphasizing professionalism and inclusion – and yes, ripped bodices and abs.

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Yale Publishing Course at 5: “Full-Immersion, Time of Transition”

Tina C. Weiner, director of the Yale Publishing Course

Over five years, the Yale Publishing Course has reflected changes in this fast moving industry and helped propel mid-career professionals to new heights.

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Martin Levin Asks: “Would You Publish This Book?”

Martin Levin

As one of the regular features of the annual Yale Publishing Course, Martin Levin presents a controversial book and asks whether you would publish it or not.

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“Beat Amazon!” Is Not a Business Plan for Startups

Craig Mod

At the Yale Publishing Course, Craig Mod lauds Wattpad, despite its flaws, and urges entrepreneurs to delight and encourage your readers if you want to be a successful startup.

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How the UK’s Folio Society is Changing with the Times

Odes of Horace

The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.

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LA’s Unnamed Press: Relatable Foreign Fiction, Unlikely Protagonists

C.P. Heiser and Olivia Taylor Smith of Unnamed Press

New Los Angeles publisher Unnamed Press is on a mission to carve a niche for new, international authors who may not fit into the traditional mold.

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Publishing Picasso in the “Infinite Real Estate of Digital”

MoMA Picasso Ebook

After 18 months clearing rights, at a cost of some $25k, the Museum of Modern Art has put out the first interactive ebook featuring the work of Picasso.

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British Museum’s Wheel of Books Attracts Gawkers

Wheel of books 2

A new display at the recently refurbished bookshop at the British Museum in London, The Wheel of Books, has become a tourist attraction for literati.

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