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.

Fancy Our New Digs? Hachette, HarperCollins Go Lux in London

Carmelite Rooftop Terrace

Hachette and Harper Collins in the UK are moving into impressive new buildings in London, projecting an aura of confidence and seriousness about their futures.

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Oprah 2.0: Book Club Marries Magazine, TV and Digital

Oprah and Sue Monk Kidd

The re-booted iteration of Oprah’s influential book club is leveraging multiple platforms in print and digital for maximum exposure and engagement.

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International Indie Booksellers Look to Americans for Strategy

Sophie Saint-Marc of Alire in France was particularly impressed with the American booksellers' engagement with their communities.

Booksellers as far away as New Zealand, Guatemala and Denmark joined the ABA’s Winter Institute to talk shop and pick up tips about better bookselling.

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A Visit to BiblioTech: The 21st Century All-Digital Library

BiblioTech Outside

Ed Nawotka visits BiblioTech, the new all-ebook library in San Antonio, Texas, which is opening new opportunities for the low-literacy community.

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Yes, Yes, Yesssss…! Erotic Romance Sales Still Sizzle

The Totally Bound team, with Clair at front-and-center.

According to Totally Bound Publishing CEO, Erotic romance continues to boom, particularly as ebooks—and acceptance—have become mainstream.

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Selling Spanish Language Books in the US is a Rewarding Responsibility

Mark Haber is a bookseller at Brazos Bookstore in Houston.

Mark Haber of Brazos Bookstore in Houston argues that selling Spanish language books in the US is a challenging responsibility with unexpected rewards.

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Opening Minds Through Eyes: Oz’s Milk Shadow Books

Walking to Japan

Australian upstart publisher Milk Shadow Books has tapped a well of multicultural comics talent down under to produce a string of bestselling fringe titles.

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Counter to Cliché, French Translations Sell Better Than Ever

Laurence Marie is the head of the book department for the French Embassy in the United States.

French translations are more popular and selling better than ever in English-language markets, not just in the US but in India and elsewhere, writes Laurence Marie.

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Bestsellers, Social Media and Humor as a Path to God

Between Heaven and Mirth

As Chaplain of The Colbert Report and a bestselling author, Rev. James Martin S.J. is one few religious figures to star on the mass media. Here, the bestselling author discusses his career and beliefs.

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Why Image Comics Embodies the Future of the Industry

Samuel Sattin

Image Comics may be best known as the publisher of The Walking Dead, but its their business model which is truly noteworthy, writes Samuel Sattin.

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