About the Author

Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox has worked as Business Development Director for Publishing Perspectives. She is a Senior Associate at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, where she represents writers and handles publicity and advertising clients.

Book Maven’s Virtuous Circle Lunch at The Algonquin

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Bethanne Patrick I spent my honeymoon at The Algonquin Hotel. Its literary legacy appealed to me, and I think I secretly hoped that an editor from The New Yorker would see me in The Oak Room and hire me on the spot… Alas, that never happened — although the honeymoon was wonderful (we are still married!). But I’ve always wanted …

Childhood Hero is National Ambassador to Young People’s Literature

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Today, two-time National Book Award and Newbery Medal winner, Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, succeeded Jon Scieszka as the United States Library of Congress’ National Ambassador to Young People’s Literature.  The role was created to help raise awareness about literature in terms of education and lifelong literacy.  Paterson’s platform …

Is Twitter Here to Stay? David Carr (or carr2n) Thinks So…

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox I missed this in The New York Times over the weekend, but picked it up online today.  Media and Culture reporter, David Carr’s, column on why he thinks Twitter is here to stay.  If you have a second, check it out here. To follow him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/carr2n To follow Publishing Perspectives on Twitter: http://twitter.com/pubperspectives And, read a recent …

The New Yorker Cartoon Lounge vs. Nicki Greenberg

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox On Monday, The New Yorker Cartoon Lounge blog launched a “Year-End Cartoon Off” between the magazine’s cartooning brass and Australian writer and illustrator (and lawyer), Nicki Greenberg, author of The Digits and a graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby. In addition to the hilarious holiday cartoons, New Yorker cartoonist Drew Dernavich interviews Greenberg about life in Australia, her …

Why Sony is Losing the E-Reading Race

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Last week, Steve Haber, President of Sony’s Digital Reading Business, has proven why Sony is lagging behind in the digital publishing and e-reading race.  Both at Mediabistro’s eBook Summit and again on the Huffington Post, he called for publishers to “Make your content more interactive” and stated “It’s time for the publishing industry to join them …

Can Publishers Learn a Lesson from Mister Splashy Pants?

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Today, the folks at TED: Technology Entertainment Design, arguably the largest tech conference in the world, posted videos on their website of talks from last month’s TEDIndia event, including a presentation by the social media site Reddit.com’s co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, entitled “How to Make a Splash in Social Media.”   Coincidentally, today’s lead story, “Why Smart Publishers Care About Tech Conferences” about …

See Jane Run…From Zombies…Again

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Yesterday, BoingBoing posted a contest to win a HP Envy 15 laptop.  The prize would go to the best literary mash-up.  Not the best story, the best mash-up.  What, pray-tell, is this world coming to? Today, in Publishers Marketplace, yet another Jane Austen mash-up has been sold (Northanger Abbey and Angels and Dragons).  Are writers so …

Translate This!

In Global Trade Talk by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox The online literary review The Quarterly Conversation offered a unique spin on the “year-end book list,” suggesting several dozen titles they would eagerly like to see translated into English.  Among those interviewed for the piece are some names familiar to Publishing Perspectives readers, including Chad Post and Christopher Merrill. As only 3% of books published in …

Bonus Material: Thanksgiving with The Lee Bros.

In Discussion by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Famed food and wine writers Matt Lee and Ted Lee have made a name for themselves delving into the classic and delicious foods from their hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.  Last month, the Lee Bros. released a new cookbook of their favorite recipes entitled, The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern: Knockout Dishes with Down-Home Flavor, which has received …