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.

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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With Stephen Fry, Penguin Crowdsources Future of the Book

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In opening up its new Stephen Fry book to crowdsourced remixes, Penguin hopes to catalyze an amazing, disruptive reading experience.

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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

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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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