*+-The new “Talented Indies” program at Paris’ Salon du Livre offers professional attendees the chance to network with twenty Francophone independent publishers.
*+-Susan Hawthorne argues that independent publishing is the source of cultural diversity, bringing bibliodiversity to confront megapublishing and bookselling.
*+-Talk to a passionate independent publisher and they’ll soon have you convinced that strong independent presses are the ideal homes for many authors and their books.
*+-With The Fast Diet, UK publisher Short Books has the biggest hit in its history. Co-founder Rebecca Nicolson reflects on why, and the role of independent publishers today.
*+-Ohio publishers Two Dollar Radio are interested in singular, bold writing, and if you tattoo their logo on your body you get a lifetime of books for free.
*+-Marc Lowenthal of Wakefield Press, a publisher of translated overlooked gems, reflects on what he looks to publish and why the US is such a tough market for translations.
*+-Poetry may be a hard sell in the mass market, but D2C sales and subscriptions help Seattle poetry publisher Wave Books survive the stormy economy.
*+-South Africa’s Modjaji Books is updating its catalog of small publishers and literary magazines in Africa, with the aim of expanding coverage to the entire continent.
*+-Two new exposés on the Church of Scientology are published this month. In the UK Transworld cancelled theirs, while Silvertail Books is going ahead. Here’s why.
*+-Mexico has more than 100 indies struggling to survive, often as literary publishers. Some embrace e-books, others balk. Could digital by their lifeline?
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