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Amazon Announces Crowdsourced Publishing Program

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There’s a new crowdsourced publishing program from Amazon “which is so new that it doesn’t yet have a launch day, URL, or even a name.”

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Life and Death at Frankfurt

Barbara Zitwer

Literary agent Barbara J. Zitwer reflects on the pivotal role the Frankfurt Book Fair has played in her life and career.

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Does British Humor Translate Across the Pond?

Angus Thong and Full Frontal Snogging

Do American readers really need a glossary to help define colloquial British words and phrases, particularly ones that signal humor?

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Honoring Women’s Books in Translation: It’s Time

Katy Derbyshire

Writing on the blog Love German Books, translator Katy Derbyshire makes the call for a prize honoring women authors in translation.

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Can Russia Curb Its Cultural PR Problem with Cash?

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Russia is looking at investing some $210 million to foster more translation and counter the decline in interest in its literature as a result of poor, post-Soviet PR.

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Economists Speak Out on the Success of Piketty’s “Capital”

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Why has Thomas Pikkety’s academically-inclined Capital in the Twenty-First Century become one of the top books of 2014? It was the right book at the right time.

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Introducing Albertine, NYC’s Newest Bookstore…and It’s French

Antonin Baudry and Schmit

A new bookstore has opened inside the French Embassy in New York promising to be a catalyst for a French-American dialogue of ideas.

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Entering a Children’s Picture Book, Literally and Digitally

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How can the digital age use the tried-and-true concept of a picture book to create something new and wonderful for children?

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Indie Publishers: Connecting Books to Readers with IngramSpark

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From Eriq La Salle to Dominic Selwood, indie publishers are successfully reaching more readers with the IngramSpark platform, which offers global book distribution and easy-to-use tools.

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NOOK Press: Self-Publishing Made Simple

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NOOK Press team talks about what makes this e-book publishing platform stand out and how authors can best leverage NOOK Press tools and its community.

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