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In Frankfurt 2011 by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Publishing Perspectives is publishing live from The Frankfurt Book Fair this week (subscribe to our email edition to get twice daily coverage).  And, next door to us are the delightful Frankfurt Book Fair bloggers (some of whom write regularly for Publishing Perspectives) who are giving even more timely coverage on the FBF blog.  Check out the Frankfurt …

Can Being a Bad Blogger Hurt an Author’s Career?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story Neil Gaiman, Emily Benet and a bevy of industry pros offer their thoughts about blogging and why it’s (mostly) a good idea to do it. It is received wisdom these days that all authors should be blogging. But is that true? What if an author is simply unsuited to it? Or is incapable …

Proust: The Perfect Beach Read

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Dennis Abrams Spring is here, summer will fast be upon us, and for most readers, it’s the time for fat juicy mindless paperback novels, perfect for idling away the time while at the beach or on vacation. This year though, why not try something different? There’s still time to join us on our year long journey through Marcel Proust’s …

The Mistake on Page 1,032: On Translating Infinite Jest into German

In Digital by Amanda DeMarco

By Amanda DeMarco “The limits of my language are the limits of my world,” Ulrich Blumenbach quotes Wittgenstein as saying in a Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung article to describe the challenges and inducements of the six years he spent translating David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest (Unendlicher Spass) into German — something he did without input from the author, who refused to speak to …

From Twilight Guy to Bestseller

In Guest Contributors & Editorial by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Kaleb Nation On April 16, 2008, I started a website called TwilightGuy.com with a short introductory post and the tagline “A Guy Reads Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.” I went to bed. By the next morning, 3,000 people had already visited. So began my journey through the vast and remarkable world known as the blogosphere. When I originally started …

Day One in The Cork-lined Room

In Feature Articles by Dennis Abrams

By Dennis Abrams Today we begin our one-year journey through the entirety of Marcel Proust’s 20th-century masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, which will be taking place on our companion website, The Cork-lined Room. We anticipate that at a pace of 10 to 15 pages per day, excepting weekends, we should be finished in a year. The first posting about …

Will 360 Million Chinese Boycott the Internet?

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka BEIJING: Today is the day China turned off the internet. Or at least that is the hope of artist Ai Weiwei. Weiwei called on China’s 360 million internet users to “stop working, reading, chatting, blogging, gaming and mailing” to protest the Chinese government’s demand that computers users have to have installed its controversial Green Dam Youth Escort …