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Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf To Be Published in May

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Nearly 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the 11th-century classic poem Beowulf will be published this May by HarperCollins UK and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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To Tango, Flamenco and Samba: Penguin Random House Merger with Santillana

A map depicting Santillana's worldwide footprint.

The Penguin Random House deal to absorb Santillana’s trade lines has serious implications for the Spanish-book market, but the outlier in the deal is Brazil.

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Editors on Making That First Acquisition

Kathy Pories, Senior Editor, Algonquin Books

Editors from Algonquin Books, Oxford University Press and Dalkey Archive discuss the first books they acquired, in an interview with Matt Seidel for The Millions.

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Why Book Publishers Need to Think Like Amazon

Rakesh Satyal

Two branding experts argue that the future for publishers lies in going direct to consumer, offering examples of companies that have succeeded.

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Editor, Translator Discuss “All Russians Love Birch Trees”

The Publishing the World book club is hosted monthly. From Left: Aniella Perold, Editor for Cretus Magazine and a French–English translator, Michelle Landau, intern at the German Book Office, Marjorie Dewitt, Editor at Other Press, Eva Bacon, German–English translator, Samantha Steele, Literary Agent at the French Publisher's Agency and co-founder of PTW, Brittany Hazelwood, co-founder of PTW, Samantha Mandel, Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Marc Holzenbecher, Publisher, Still Magazin, and Marshall Yarbrough from Terry Tobias agency and German–English translator. Not pictured are Natalija Pavlovic, intern at Seven Stories and French–English translator and Christiana Hills, French–English translator.

The editor and translator of Olga Grjasnowa’s All Russians Love Birch Trees, as part of the Publishing the World book club, reflect on the novel and publication.

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Short Reads: The Rooster Crows, Very Briefly

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Publishing Perspectives’ #EtherIssue live chat on Wednesday will focus on the trend toward short reads, newly represented by the Rooster app for iOS.

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University Presses Seize Opportunity to Sell Foreign Rights

Staff of the University Press of Colorado, circa 2008. Darrin Pratt, director, is pictured bottom right.

IPR License’s Tom Chalmers talks to a trio of university press directors about their strategies for pursuing foreign rights sales.

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How to Buy a Top Spot on the New York Times Bestseller List

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Carolyn Kellogg reports in the Los Angeles Times about how ResultSource Inc. was able, through clever machinations, to generate a #1 New York Times bestseller.

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When it Comes to Writing, Lean Back, Not In

Jill Krementz's iconic photo of Stephen King.

Reflecting on Jill Krementz’s iconic photo of Stephen King, Roger Tagholm considers the mystery of what is revealed by the author’s photograph.

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Tin House: 15 Years of Fostering Lively, Diverse Literature

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Portland’s Tin House Press, born out of the eponymous magazine, continues to foster a community of engaged readers interested in eclectic small press publishing.

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