*+-Post-apocalyptic dystopias seem the order of the day at this year’s London Book Fair, with rights bids coming in from all sides.
*+-This month’s starred reviews of self-published books include a Western with Butch Cassidy, a historical examination of the Armenian genocide, and more.
*+-Amazon.com’s deal to publish the debut novel of actor James Franco, star of 127 Hours, underscores traditional publishing’s increasingly untenable position.
*+-By all reports and feedback from the Frankfurt Book Fair, Iceland’s Guest of Honor presentation left a big impression on Fair attendees. Will it inspire you to read a book by an Icelandic author?
*+-Publishing Perspectives interviews Barbara Schwepke, publisher of Haus, about the launch of her new translation imprint, Swallow
*+-Andrew Wilkins reports live from the Literary Agents Center and the halls of the Frankfurt Book Fair on Thursday.
*+-From the PP archives, Chad Post of Open Letter Books says the best way to get more translations is to take editors abroad and “court them with culture.”