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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.

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Oprah 2.0: Book Club Marries Magazine, TV and Digital

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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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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?

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

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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.

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Morning TV Show “Today” Launches a New Book Club

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

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

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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.

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Publishing the World Targets Foreign Literature and its Young Lovers

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

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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