About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.

Pre-BEA: Defying Cynicism, Insiders Expect Biz as Usual

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka “Today’s reports about the demise of book publishing are no different than the same things that have been said throughout the history of the printed word,” said Geoffrey Kloske [at left], VP and publisher of Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, speaking on the eve of Book Expo America. “And yet good books still get published, …

Bonus Material: Toshiba’s Biblio Color E-reader

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka It has been widely anticipated for awhile now and, finally, the first hands-on photos of Toshiba’s new Biblio color e-book reader have leaked onto the Web. It’s got 7 gigs of memory, a 3.5 inch color screen, wi-fi networking capacity and a 5 megapixel camera. Wow, take that Kindle! Of course, it’s doesn’t sound like anything that …

Che for Children

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Dennis Abrams is the author of more than twenty nonfiction books for children and has covered topics as varied as celebrity chef Rachael Ray, politician Hillary Clinton, and the Opium Wars. His latest book is a biography of Argentine Che Guevara, forthcoming from US publisher Chelsea House this summer. In this Publishing Perspectives video, Abrams discusses the …

An American Eyes New African Lit

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka On the face of it, Rob Spillman is an unlikely candidate to be editor of Gods and Soldiers: The Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing. He is, after all, a white guy from Brooklyn. “A few years ago I published an international issue of Tin House, the literary journal I edit,” says Spillman. “For six months I …

BEA, Swine Flu and You

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

“The publishing industry should take note,” said the books editor of one major American newspaper. “There are a lot of lessons to be learned about marketing from the swine flu. First, differentiate yourself from the pack early. Second, come up with a snappy brand name. Third, find a way to hook the media. Once you have the undivided attention of …

Bonus Material: Man United vs Barcelona

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Tomorrow night’s UEFA Champion’s League final match between Manchester United and Barcelona in Rome is expected to draw a television audience in excess of 100 million viewers. After all, it pits two of the most storied franchises in European football against each other in what many consider to be the most elite tournament in the world. It’s destined to be …

New Prize Urges Arabic Kid’s Publishers to Compete

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

SHARJAH: “The Arab-speaking world does not have a reading culture per se as in the West,” says Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, daughter of the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. “Parents don’t read bedtime stories to their children and there is a tendency for parents to rely on schools to give their children their first reading experience.” As …

Bonus Material: Summer Reading Lists

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

It’s Memorial Day in the United States, the traditional start of the summer reading season. Here are some links to reliable Summer reading lists from around the Web. STEPHEN KING: The master of horror offers a top seven for summer. Pay attention, he championed Daniel Wroblewski’s “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle”  last year and it lept onto bestseller lists soon …

What’s Being Said About Publishing Perspectives

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

Marina Tristan, assistant director of Arte Publico Press — the oldest publisher of Chicano and Latino literature in the United States —  shared with us how her business would benefit by reading Publishing Perspectives, what she might like to read in the future, and which Europeans are surprising fans of Chicano literature. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eci7vdJX9og WATCH: Marina Tristan and others on our …