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.

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

Moscow International Book Fair interior

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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How to Boost Your Reading Focus in a Busy, Buzzy Age

The Lost Art of Reading

Sharon Glassman speaks to three reading experts who offer advice on how to improve your focus and make time for the books you don’t-yet-know you’ll love.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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