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.

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 …

Eco-challenge: Produce the Greenest Book Possible

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK, USA & KARLSRUHE, GERMANY: Chul Kim’s brief was to produce “the greenest book possible,” one to serve as the catalog to accompany a new exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City entitled “Design for a Living World.” As director of publications for the museum, it would fall on him to find the right suppliers …

Bonus Material: How to Book Cheap Rooms at the Algonquin for BEA

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

There’s probably no hotel in New York saturated with as much literary nostalgia as the Algonquin. It is, after all, where Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and the rest of the famed Round Table met for endless liquid lunches. Sure, these days Michael’s is the place for the literati to see and be seen, but that doesn’t mean the old Algonquin …

The Woman Who Fought Back

In Feature Articles, Resources by Edward Nawotka

STOCKHOLM: “This will not come to any resolution. There´s too much at stake. All I can do is to write my book about it,” says Eva Gabrielsson, the long time partner of the late bestselling author Stieg Larsson. Gabrielsson’s memoir, tentatively called The Year After Stieg, is likely to generate a great deal of publicity, so much so that Gabrielsson …

UAE in NYC for BEA

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

ABU DHABI: “It is very difficult to get American publishers to come to the United Arab Emirates,” said Beatrice Stauffer, the program manager for Kitab and The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), “That is why we’re taking our story to New York.” Stauffer is one of dozens of publishing professionals hopping Etihad or Emirates flights to New York for …