Free Book Giveaway: One More Story by Ingo Schulze

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

By Helen Gregg This month, the German Book Office NY is giving away 10 copies of our Book of the Month, One More Story by Ingo Schulze, a collection of short stories. New Year’s Eve 1999, Berlin. At a party to kick off the twenty-first century, Frank Reichert meets Julia, his lost love. Since their separation in the fall of …

2010 Arab American Book Award Winners

In Arabic Publishing by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The  winners of the 2010 Arab American Book Award presented by the Arab American National Museum are: Fiction: Master of the Eclipse by Etel Adnan (Interlink) Non-Fiction: Angeleno Days: An Arab American Writer on Family, Place, and Politics by Gregory Orfalea (University of Arizona Press) Poetry: Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea: Poetry and Stories from …

Must-watch Video: Librarian Interpretation of Lady Gaga

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson If you have ever wondered what Lady Gaga would be like if she were a librarian, be sure to watch this video below. It was made by students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School. My favorite part is when they sing “can use my / can use my / can use my catalog”. httpv://

Apple Reports 2 Million iPads Sold in 60 Days

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson As reported in the New York Times on Monday, Apple has sold 2 million iPads over the course of 60 days. First available only in the United States only, iPads were shipped over the weekend to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. It’s hard to believe that the iPad has only been …

Amazon’s Jon Fine on Self-Publishing, Plans to Publish in Translation, and More

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox On Monday, May 24th, Book Expo America hosted the DIY Authors Conference and Marketplace in association with Writer Magazine and The Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Jon Fine, Director of Author & Publisher Relations for, was one of the speakers with a talk entitled “Advance Your Career with DIY Publishing.” Publishing Perspectives was able to speak with …

The International Forum of the Novel, The Villa Gillet

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Cédric Duroux This week, The Villa Gillet and Le Monde, in partnership with France Inter, hosted The International Forum on the Novel. Raphaëlle Rérolle and Guy Walter are the co-directors of the event. This is an event where writers, translators and the literary press come together for discussions about contemporary literature. Yet other fields such as the sciences and …

Publishing Perspectives is One Year Old!

In Hannah's Perspective by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Today, we are eating giant cupcakes with mountains of frosting to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Publishing Perspectives. Our first official email newsletter went out during BEA 2009. At the time, I remember there was an air of uncertainty in publishing. At book events around the world, people were talking less about books and …

Join the 50th Anniversary Celebration of To Kill a Mockingbird

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox July 11th marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Publisher HarperCollins has pulled out all the stops and created a summer-long anniversary celebration, bringing together those that have loved the book in a variety of ways. Want to show your love for To Kill a Mockingbird?  HarperCollins offers a …