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The Trials of a Small South African Publisher

Colleen Higgs

Colleen Higgs of Modjaji Books discusses the challenges of running a independent women’s press that publishes the work of southern African women writers.

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In Italy, Feltrinelli’s New RED Store Aims at Young Techies

RED logo

Italian publisher and bookseller Feltrinelli has opened its second RED store, a new concept aimed at attracting younger, tech-savvy customers. We look inside.

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Post-Crisis Publishing in Greece

The post-crisis publishing industry in Greece is something of a crumbling edifice.

UK Literary Scout Lucy Abrahams discusses the the post-crisis Greek publishing industry and issues surrounding book prices and a fixed price law.

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Romance Writers of America Offers Professionalism, Inclusion

Best-seller Nora Roberts meeting one of her fans.

Last week’s 2014 Romance Writers of America conference was relentlessly upbeat, emphasizing professionalism and inclusion – and yes, ripped bodices and abs.

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Laurie Kellogg: Portrait of a Self-Published Romance Writer

Author Laurie Kellogg was all smiles while meeting her fans.

Laurie Kellogg has self-published nine romance novels since February 2012 and says she’s making more money and having more fun than ever before in her life.

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LA’s Unnamed Press: Relatable Foreign Fiction, Unlikely Protagonists

C.P. Heiser and Olivia Taylor Smith of Unnamed Press

New Los Angeles publisher Unnamed Press is on a mission to carve a niche for new, international authors who may not fit into the traditional mold.

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Actes Sud Editor Brings Syrian, Arabic Literature to France

Mardam-Bey Farouk

Actes Sud editor Farouk Mardam-Bey is responsible for some 80% of France’s translations of Arabic literature and has put a new spotlight on Syrian works.

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From Comic to Novelist? What’s the Difference?

Marc Weingarten

Marc Weingarten, a comic with 31 years experience, discusses the difference between crafting jokes and writing his first novel.

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The 17 Elements of a (Bad) South Asian Novel

Jabeen Akhtar

Author Jabeen Akhtar serves up 17 cliches she never wants to see again in literary novel about Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans or Bangladeshis.

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Why Climate Fiction Has Gone Viral

Author Dan Bloom has been at the forefront of actively promoting "cli-fi" as its own literary genre.

The literary genre cli-fi, or climate fiction, is booming as the true risks to humanity from global climate change become more prevalent.

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