To kick off a week-long series on agents and self publishing from guest editor Porter Anderson, we start by reopening the discussion on literary agents as publishers.
Our weekly roundup takes in Cory Doctorow’s conversion to data evangelism, reaction to Patterson’s wake up publishing ads, BEA’s silly cupcake promo and more.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of publishing buzz offers a first-hand account of last week’s Foyles meetings to imagine the “bookshop of the future,” looks at O’Reilly’s Author (R)Evoution Day and more.
This week’s edition looks at the troubles counting e-books, why books need ISBNs, the five year history of the Kindle, James Daunt’s UK gamble, and more.
The awarding of this year’s $150,000 FIL literature prize to Peruvian Alfredo Bryce Echenique, an accused plagiarist, has divided writers and critics across Latin America.
Cambodian and Puerto Rican writers are gathered at MEET in Brittany, France to discuss memory and truth in literature.
Over 700 students from 27 countries took part in the Great Books Summer Program, where they connected themes of the great novels to deeper global issues.
Today is Thanksgiving — the day Americans take time to get together with family, cook an enormous meal, watch football, and (hopefully) take time to reflect on their blessings. It’s also the start of the all-important holiday shopping season . . . fingers crossed, publishers! Over the next few weeks you’ll likely be attending several holiday parties, or even planning one …
By Chad Post, Guest Editor First off, I want to thank Ed Nawotka for allowing me to guest edit Publishing Perspectives this week. This is a real honor, and it’s great that he did the most of the work for which I’ll hopefully get a lot of the credit. (Although the “e-books in Argentina” piece appearing tomorrow is totally my …
By Edward Nawotka GUADALAJARA: The annual Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL)—otherwise known as the Guadalajara International Book Fair—finished up last week. Considered by many to be among the most enjoyable of all international book fairs, FIL also featured some provocative deep-thinking about the future of the publishing industry in the Americas. Publishing Perspectives spoke with John W. Warren, Director of …