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.

What is Your Book Community?

Colleen Devine Ellis

As part of our ongoing summer series looking at best practices for book promotion, Colleen Devine Ellis considers the best approach to developing your community.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virtual Book Festivals Run By Major Publishers Take Off in UK

Romance Festival

HarperCollins UK’s June virtual Romance Festival was a success; this week SF publisher Gollancz is hosting a festival combining online Q&As with real life events.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Making Book Promotion Work: The Author/Publisher Partnership

Colleen Devine Ellis

As part of our ongoing series looking at best practices for book promotion, Colleen Devine Ellis considers the best way to approach the author/publisher partnership.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Review: Out of Print, a Film by Vivienne Roumani

Out of Print

Out of Print, the film documentary by Vivienne Roumani about the state-of-affairs in the book business and the culture of reading in America circa 2013, is worth seeking out.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Setting Expectations Before You Publish Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

What are your wildest dreams for success for you and your book? If you don’t define them, they will never come true, writes Colleen Devine Ellis.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

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.

Posted in English Language | Tagged , , | 5 Comments
  • Get Publishing Perspectives in your inbox each day and stay up-to-date on international publishing.