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.

Texans Revive Classic Latin American Literature in Translation

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The University of Texas Press has revived its translations of classic Latin American literature, bringing most of them into digital form for the first time.

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The Invisible Growth in the Industry…or WYSIATI

Judith Appelbaum

BISG award-winner Judith Appelbaum reflects on changes in the industry and explains why the lack of statistics on self-publishing is misleading us all.

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On Books in Translation in the American Market

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The German Book Office’s Riky Stock spoke to editors and publishers about the factors at play when considering publishing a translation in the US market.

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UK’s Oral Storytelling Renaissance Spans Clubs, Books

The Moth Book

Curators of oral storytelling series in the UK discuss how the form is a reaction to our increasingly digital world — and how it intersects with publishing.

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What a Typical Week Looks Like at One UK Literary Agency

Andrew Lownie

UK literary agency Andrew Lownie outlines the range of activities he is involved with in a typical agency week, from the mundane and routine, to the offbeat and extraordinary.

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Creating and Finding Media Opportunities for Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

There are so many publicity options and opportunities that they can be overwhelming. Here is a strategy for taking on the challenge.

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5 Steps to Increasing Your Book’s Marketability with Research

Katherine Pickett

Making the most of your research to craft a more marketable book saves time and money in the writing and editing process. Here are 5 tips to get you started.

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Authors Teaching Authors and the Idea of “Slow PR”

Maria Mutch

When Maria Mutch needed advice on how to handle PR of her debut memoir, she found guidance and solace through Grub Street Writer’s Launch Lab in Boston.

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How a Book Fair Forever Changed US/Soviet Literary Relations

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Martin Levin recounts how the inaugural Moscow Book Fair opened its doors to American and Western publishers, fostering better US/Soviet relations through the years.

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Running Running Press: Anticipating Trends, Fostering Fun

Christopher Navratil

Christopher Navratil, v-p and Publisher of Running Press, explains how the publisher stays ahead of the entertainment trend curve and produces hits.

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