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Time to Tackle Haruki Murakami’s Monster Novel, 1Q84

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Publishing Perspectives’ online group read of Haruki Murakami, A Wild Murakami Chase, is about to start the big one: 1Q84.

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UK Readers Fall in Love With Translations

The Collini Case, a translated mystery from Germany, has been especially popular in the UK.

The Observer notes that British readers appear to be buying more translated fiction than in the past, and not just Scandinavian thrillers. Could this be the start of something bigger?

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How a Book Fair Forever Changed US/Soviet Literary Relations

Moscow International Book Fair interior

Martin Levin recounts how the inaugural Moscow Book Fair opened its doors to American and Western publishers, fostering better US/Soviet relations through the years.

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How to Boost Your Reading Focus in a Busy, Buzzy Age

The Lost Art of Reading

Sharon Glassman speaks to three reading experts who offer advice on how to improve your focus and make time for the books you don’t-yet-know you’ll love.

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Why It’s Imperative Amazon v. Hachette Ends Soon

Tanja Tuma

If Amazon believes in readers and Hachette believes in authors as much as they say, it’s imperative they end their fight as soon as possible, argues Tanja Tuma.

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What Are Your Top Summer Reads of 2014?

The Martian

Summer is a time when many people look to fiction for escape. Here are three selections from Publishing Perspectives’ Edward Nawotka. What are yours?

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Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit?

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For translations of South Asian literature to become more prevalent in the US, there needs to be a breakthrough, surprise hit, writes Mahmud Rahman.

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Oh Captain, My Captain: On Robin Williams and Literature

Dead Poets Society

Roger Tagholm looks back at how Robin Williams brought moments of poetry and literature to life for a generation, instilling them in the popular culture.

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Virtual Book Festivals Run By Major Publishers Take Off in UK

Romance Festival

HarperCollins UK’s June virtual Romance Festival was a success; this week SF publisher Gollancz is hosting a festival combining online Q&As with real life events.

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Setting Expectations Before You Publish Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

What are your wildest dreams for success for you and your book? If you don’t define them, they will never come true, writes Colleen Devine Ellis.

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