*+-Strong leadership in publishing is welcome, but as new publishing leaders step forward, one realizes all are mere ‘temporary custodians.’
*+-German bestseller Daniel Kehlmann reflects on his relationship with Knopf editor and translator Carol Brown Janeway, describing her distinct approach to translation.
*+-For her work translating and publishing a distinguished list of German-language authors in the USA, Knopf executive Carol Brown Janeway has received the 2013 Friedrich Ulfers Prize.
*+-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.
*+-From a new app for Julia Child, to a bestselling e-short from Robert Reich to surprising promotional videos, how Knopf Doubleday exploits the digital age
*+-Do professionalism, manners and taste go together to make a publisher? Or maybe it’s more a matter of love?
*+-Never over-sentimental, Please Look After Mom succeeds as a sensitive and powerful examination of the selflessness of parental love.
*+-By Roger Tagholm Vermillion Acquires The Tools “Event publishing” is one of the phrases of the fair, it seems. It’s how Ebury Publishing MD Fiona McIntyre is already referring to next spring’s publication of The Tools, the self-help title that has had London publishers talking (and calling their own therapists if they missed the deal). The book is by US therapist …
*+-• Jaron Lanier is the author of You Are Not a Gadget and “father of virtual reality” considers whether writers and “content” creators can make a living in the Digital Age. • Lanier argues against mashups and content fragmentation, saying, “economic incentives will be in favor of supporting individuals instead of . . . a collective vision.” Interview by Mike …
*+-By Helen Gregg This month, the German Book Office NY is giving away 10 copies of our Book of the Month, One More Story by Ingo Schulze, a collection of short stories. New Year’s Eve 1999, Berlin. At a party to kick off the twenty-first century, Frank Reichert meets Julia, his lost love. Since their separation in the fall of …
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