Browsing by topic: Book Club

Editor, Translator Discuss “All Russians Love Birch Trees”

The Publishing the World book club is hosted monthly. From Left: Aniella Perold, Editor for Cretus Magazine and a French–English translator, Michelle Landau, intern at the German Book Office, Marjorie Dewitt, Editor at Other Press, Eva Bacon, German–English translator, Samantha Steele, Literary Agent at the French Publisher's Agency and co-founder of PTW, Brittany Hazelwood, co-founder of PTW, Samantha Mandel, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Marc Holzenbecher, Publisher, Still Magazin, and Marshall Yarbrough from Terry Tobias agency and German–English translator. Not pictured are Natalija Pavlovic, intern at Seven Stories and French–English translator and Christiana Hills, French–English translator.

The editor and translator of Olga Grjasnowa’s All Russians Love Birch Trees, as part of the Publishing the World book club, reflect on the novel and publication.

Posted in German Buch News | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in English Language | Also tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Serious Men: Reflections on My Men’s Book Club

Ed Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

Oprah is great for women, but she’s not talking to men. Isn’t it time publishers and the media take men as seriously as readers as the men take themselves?

Posted in Discussion | Also tagged , | 7 Comments

PP’s Shakespeare Book Club: No More Tragedy…It’s Time for Romance


Publishing Perspective’s epic reading of the complete plays of Shakespeare, The Play’s The Thing. is near the finale. Next up: the romances, starting with Cymbeline.

Posted in What's the Buzz | Also tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Morning TV Show “Today” Launches a New Book Club

Today Show Logo

The Today Show’s monthly book club gives publishers new hope for Oprah-like success and features interactive elements like Twitter chats.

Posted in News Blog | Also tagged , , , | Comments closed

Case Study: And Other Stories’ “Editorial Crowd-sourcing” for Translations


UK publisher And Other Stories relies on reading groups to help choose which books to translate. Here’s a look from inside the German reading group in Berlin.

Posted in Europe | Also tagged , , , , , | Comments closed

Publishing the World Targets Foreign Literature and its Young Lovers

daniel sada almost never

Publishing the World Book Club is attended by young publishing pros interested in reading, promoting and publishing literature in translation.

Posted in What's the Buzz | Also tagged , | Comments closed

Group Read of Brothers Karamazov Begins Today on Project D

By Dennis Abrams “Alexi Fyodorovich Karamazov was the third son of a landowner from our district, Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, well known in his day (and […]

Posted in What's the Buzz | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed

Rethinking Book Club Biz, Bertelsmann Disbands “Direct Group”

After scaling back its book club business over the last three years, Bertelsmann is disbanding its Direct Group as a stand-alone division as of June 30th.

Posted in German Buch News | Also tagged , , , , | Comments closed

Could Door-to-door Book Sales Be Revived in the US?

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the success of door-to-door book sales in Brazil. It wasn’t that long ago when it wasn’t uncommon to […]

Posted in Discussion | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Comments closed
    Enter your email address below to receive daily news updates from Publishing Perspectives.
    Click here to learn more about our newsletters
  • Monetize Your Backlist

    Organized by Publishing Perspectives

    Hear experts from publishing and technology discuss strategies and tools you can use to generate more revenue from your backlist content.

    What: Monetizing the Backlist event
    When: 9am–1pm on April 24, 2014
    Where: Scholastic Headquarters, NYC

    Buy your tickets now!