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Publishing in Finland: Ville Rauvola, Atena

Ville Rauvola, Publisher of Atena

From the university town of Jyväskylä in Finland, publisher Ville Rauvola focuses his attention on narrative non-fiction, making Atena stand out among other Finnish publishers.

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Economists Speak Out on the Success of Piketty’s “Capital”

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Why has Thomas Pikkety’s academically-inclined Capital in the Twenty-First Century become one of the top books of 2014? It was the right book at the right time.

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The 29 Errors a Publisher Can Make…And Counting

Colleen Higgs

Colleen Higgs of South Africa’s Modjaji Books recounts the myriad ways a publisher can screw up.

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Indie Publishers: Connecting Books to Readers with IngramSpark

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From Eriq La Salle to Dominic Selwood, indie publishers are successfully reaching more readers with the IngramSpark platform, which offers global book distribution and easy-to-use tools.

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Publishing in Finland: Tuomas Kilpi, Finn Lectura

Tuomas Kilpi, Managing Director, Finn Lectura

Tuomas Kilpi of Finn Lectura talks about educational publishing in Finland and the transition from print to digital learning environments.

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NOOK Press: Self-Publishing Made Simple

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NOOK Press team talks about what makes this e-book publishing platform stand out and how authors can best leverage NOOK Press tools and its community.

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Celebrate the Week: Read a Banned Book!

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September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. Here we offer a list of titles that have been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned in 2013 and 2014.

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Creativity vs. Big Data? An Interview with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

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Oxford University professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger offers a preview of his presentation on Big Data in Publishing, which he will deliver at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CONTEC conference on October 7.

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A Poet Moves from Brooklyn to Detroit Via Write A House

Casey Rocheteau

The 29-year old Brooklyn poet Casey Rocheteau has a won a free house in Detroit through a program to place writers in foreclosed properties.

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Russian Translation and the Controversies of Cultural Diplomacy

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The Third International Congress of Translators in Moscow last week, where the theme was “cultural diplomacy” but was not without controversy.

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