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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?

asia globe

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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Adventures in Translating Hungary’s Laszlo Krasznahorkai

Ottillie Mulzet

This year’s Best Translated Book Award went to Ottilie Mulzet for her translation of Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s Seiobo There Below. Here she discusses the challenges of the three year process.

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Creator of Norton Anthology of Lit Receives Major Award

M.H. Abrams, the man behind the Norton Anthology of Literature, was honored by President Obama

The LA Times reports that literary scholar M.H. Abrams was awarded the National Humanities Medal last Monday by President Obama.

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6 Questions to Ask Before Publicizing Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

Effective book publicity relies on planning ahead and defining success for you and your book. Here are six questions to ask before you begin.

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2014 PEN Literary Award Winners Announced

pen america 2013

PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s leading literary and human rights organization, today announced the winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards.

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