In Order to Compete in the Future, We Must Look Back

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

*+-By Erin L. Cox Bookselling is an art. When we talk about the business of publishing, sometimes we lose sight of the fact that what compels a lot of readers is the love of a book. To get to the heart of that relationship is how writers reach their audience and the conduit is more often than not a bookseller.  As we …

Richard Nash Q&A: Sneak Peak at Redlemonade, Discusses Reading, Personal History

In Global Trade Talk by Guest Contributor

*+-By Chris Kubica Last week, I asked my colleague, Richard Nash, founder of Cursor — a “Publishing 3.0” startup based in Brooklyn, New York, publishing consultant, and former editor and chief of Soft Skull Press — if I could have a public conversation with him about himself, his work and reading habits, all things publishing, and about Cursor. Graciously, Richard …

Brooklyn Embraces the World: Book Fest, Publishers Boost International Lit

In Digital by Guest Contributor

*+-• The Brooklyn Book Festival, which takes place this Sunday, is devoting a stage exclusively to international programming. Among those authors appearing will be Pakistan’s Feryal Ali Gauhar and UK graphic novelist Nick Abadzis. • The programming is a reflection of the broad community of independent publishers making their home in the borough, many of which focus on translations, including …

Ugly Duckling Presse Transforms Into a Digital Swan

In Digital by Amanda DeMarco

*+-Brooklyn indie poetry publisher Ugly Duckling Presse has turned to e-books as a means of re-issuing out-of-print poetry chapbooks, which has doubled readership for the books. By Amanda DeMarco BROOKLYN: At first glance, Ugly Duckling Presse seems like an unlikely candidate to offer e-books. The tiny non-profit publishes mainly poetry, often chapbooks in small hand-made letterpress-printed editions. But Ugly Duckling …

More Hipster T-Shirt Designs in our Store!

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

*+-By Hannah Johnson We are pleased to bring you two more fabulous t-shirt designs from our New York office, both available in men’s and women’s styles. A few days ago, Erin Cox gave us some “Proof That Brooklyn Rocks the Literary World“. We couldn’t resist coming up with a design based on this argument, so if you believe that Brooklyn …

Proof that Brooklyn Rocks the Literary World!

In Erin's Perspective by Erin L. Cox

*+-By Erin L. Cox With this week’s release of the authors slated for The Brooklyn Book Festival, it seems clear that Brooklyn is the center of the literary universe.  As has been noted in an earlier story from our BEA coverage, Edward Nawotka, Publishing Perspectives‘ Editor in Chief, and I often diverge on the debate of Brooklyn’s literary presence and prowess.  …

Introducing the Mobys: Book Trailer Awards

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

*+-By Edward Nawotka There was a time when “book trailers” were, by and large, ad hoc and amateurish. Today, they are often slick little professional piece of film making. Whether or not they have any real impact on book sales is anyone’s guess, but it’s worth noting that they have become an art form in and of themselves. To wit: …