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.

UK Publishing Pros Ask: “Is Publishing Cool Any More?”

The Panel: Neil Morrison, Lisa Milton, Peter McKay, and Anna Rafferty.

Will the bright, imaginative, tech savvy, book reading (or content devouring) twentysomething choose Gollancz or Google, Faber or Facebook, Orion or O2?

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Self-Publishing as a Means to My Own Literary Revolution

Tejas Desai

Author Tejas Desai expresses his frustration with the classic publishing industry by way of explaining why he opted for self-publishing.

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Surprise, Doubt as US Publishers Learn of Perseus Sale to Hachette

Perseus

A publishing dinner party in Berlin went glum as six independent publishers learned they would suddenly have a new distributor, a result of Hachette’s acquisition of Perseus.

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The 17 Elements of a (Bad) South Asian Novel

Jabeen Akhtar

Author Jabeen Akhtar serves up 17 cliches she never wants to see again in literary novel about Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans or Bangladeshis.

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How YA Books Engender a True Love of Reading in My Students

Tina Yang

Tina Yang tutors children of non-English speaking immigrants and explains how YA novels, rather than classics, have engendered a deeper appreciation for reading.

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Why Climate Fiction Has Gone Viral

Author Dan Bloom has been at the forefront of actively promoting "cli-fi" as its own literary genre.

The literary genre cli-fi, or climate fiction, is booming as the true risks to humanity from global climate change become more prevalent.

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UK Book Trade Marvels at the New Foyles

Foyles retail operations manager Sion Hamilton

Waterstones MD James Daunt summed it up when he said in reaction to visiting the new Foyles: ‘This is a serious, serious investment in physical bookselling.’

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Yawn No More: Americans and the Market for Foreign Fiction

Susan Harris of Words Without Borders

As proven by the conversations at BookExpo America, American publishers, editors and readers may finally be coming around to embracing more foreign literature.

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Lit Fest in London Builds Buzz for Aussie and Kiwi Authors

Haka performer

The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts brought 130 authors and performers to London, showcasing the two nations’ talents.

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MIP 2014: On Digital Books and the New Subscription Economy

MIP 2014

New research on subscription ebook models from BISG shows publishers are still reticent, while consumers who embrace the model continue to buy books.

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