“The Red Tent” Meets “Exodus”

In Feature Articles by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox NEW YORK: Bestselling author Anita Diamant spent 48 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list with her novel The Red Tent and later won widespread critical acclaim for her follow-up, The Last Days of Dogtown. Her latest novel Day After Night was published earlier this month. It is the fictional account of a group of young …

Bonus Material: More Online Money Drives Ad Innovation

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Chris Artis The money that’s being poured into online advertising has brought new innovations to the field of online advertising — everything from publishers launching full-fledged web and video sites, such as Penguin’s The Publisher’s Office, to publishers putting out iPhone apps for individual books, such as the app for Howard Dean’s Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform, which publisher …

Re-thinking the Publisher/Author Partnership

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Robert Miller NEW YORK: I’ve just read M.J. Rose’s editorial from last Friday, “Publishers Must Change the Way Authors Get Paid,” and I couldn’t agree more that it’s time to re-think the publisher/author relationship.  M.J. deserves credit for moving this conversation forward; indeed, for years M.J. has shown by her own example how authors can and should be full …

By Turning Authors into Speakers, Publishers Profit, Even in Recession

In Feature Articles by Karen Holt

By Karen Holt NEW YORK: US publishers’ in-house speakers bureaus, essentially nonexistent just five years ago, are turning out to be surprisingly recession-resilient — one of the few upbeat notes in this overall gloomy time for the book industry. Publishers are splitting appearance fees of between $5,000 and $20,000 (sometimes more) with their authors, representing a welcome source of found …

Why Bangkok?

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

By Timothy Hallinan BANGKOK: Well, as a place to live, it is undoubtedly the most cheerful big city on earth. The Thai people somehow ingest the heat, the gasoline fumes, the permanent Gordian knot of traffic, the heartbreaking poverty, and through some form of internal alchemy turn it into broad, beautiful smiles and almost infinite compassion for the befuddled, sweating …

Turkish Publisher Selçuk Altun’s Second Act

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka ISTANBUL: Selçuk Altun understands what it takes to market a novel. As the former executive chairman of YKY (Yapi Kredi Publications), one of Turkey’s largest and most prestigious publishers, he knew that if he wanted to bring his books to an audience outside Turkey, he’d have to do it on his own. So in 2007 he paid …

Translation Nation: A State of the Union

In Feature Articles by Chad W. Post

Editorial by Chad W. Post ROCHESTER, NEW YORK: For years, people have speculated that the number of literary works in translation being published in the United States has been in decline. I say “speculate,” because the publishing industry — which is notoriously poor at market research and data gathering — didn’t really keep track of how many translations were being …

Bonus Material: CSI Creator Produces Movie-like “Digi-Novel”

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6mIQOem-CI Writer/Producer Anthony Zuiker was driving a tram in Las Vegas when he came up with the idea for Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), the long-running television hit. Since he said that his pilot for the series “broke all the rules” of scriptwriting — as a result of his not knowing a thing about writing. Now, he’s conceived …

Social Media Gurus Advise “Listen First, Sell Second”

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka NEW YORK: “When you search for something on Google, 95% of the time it returns the same results for everybody,” said Erik Qualman, author of Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business, due from Wiley in the United States in August. “Now, imagine what would happen if you searched for information among …

Welcome to Publishing Perspectives!

In Feature Articles by Hannah Johnson

We are proud to announce the launch of Publishing Perspectives, an online newsletter focused on bringing you the latest international publishing news and opinions. Read about our newsletter and philosophy, or scroll further down to watch videos from our team. You can subscribe to our email newsletter by entering your email address in the box to the right. Get perspective …