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Is it Time to Retire the Term “Francophone”?

The international symbol for Francophone.

A campaign exists to retire the term Francophone. But if we replace “Francophone” with “world literature in French,” does that suffice?

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Why Thinking Same-Language Markets are Uniform is a Mistake


Addressing the differences between the various international book markets is one of the missions we have here at Publishing Perspectives. It’s perhaps the key reason we exist.

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The Kiwi and the Dragon Are Friends

Wendy Pye of Award Reading and Sunshine Books

One of the smallest nations in the world, New Zealand, has become a key trading partner with one of the largest, China.

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Grammar Today: Rigid Rules or Rhetorical Choices?

Hodges Harbrace

Teaching grammar rules as commandments takes the fun out of working with the language, says the editor of Cengage’s Hodges Harbrace Handbook.

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SURVEY: Is it Web or web, Internet or internet, eBook or E-book?

ethernet internet cables

There is not much consensus on the proper way to write out technology-related words. Take our survey and tell us how you do it.

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Polyglot vs. Translator: Different Takes on Multilingualism

Author Michael Erard spent years chasing polyglots around the globe

Not everyone can become a polyglot, so we still need translators — but the two treat the fact that all humans don’t speak the same language very differently.

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Win a Virtual Gold Medal for Learning English

By Siobhan O’Leary Foreign language dictionary publisher Langenscheidt is testing out the social media waters by offering a new free Facebook language course application. Those […]

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How to Become a Bestseller in Europe: Write in English, German, French and…Swedish?

By Rüdiger Wischenbart This may sound like an odd question to ask: Are books diverse? Sure! With hundreds of thousands of new titles published every […]

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Are Graphic Novels Ideally Suited to Digital?

by Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story by Alex de Campi describes the publication of Valentine, a serialized, digital-first graphic novel that is being translated and […]

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The Digital Book in Practice: Valentine’s 14 Languages, Multiple Formats, Wireless Delivery

By Alex de Campi BROOKLYN: Imagine a graphic novel series, released every month simultaneously in 14 languages and across all major wireless platforms (Kindle, e-Reader, Android […]

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