‘We are a little isolationist,’ Ivars Ījabs says to fellow from the Baltics in a session of constructive candor on ‘the paradox of the open culture’ at London Book Fair.
A campaign exists to retire the term Francophone. But if we replace “Francophone” with “world literature in French,” does that suffice?
Addressing the differences between the various international book markets is one of the missions we have here at Publishing Perspectives. It’s perhaps the key reason we exist.
One of the smallest nations in the world, New Zealand, has become a key trading partner with one of the largest, China.
Teaching grammar rules as commandments takes the fun out of working with the language, says the editor of Cengage’s Hodges Harbrace Handbook.
There is not much consensus on the proper way to write out technology-related words. Take our survey and tell us how you do it.
Not everyone can become a polyglot, so we still need translators — but the two treat the fact that all humans don’t speak the same language very differently.
By Siobhan O’Leary Foreign language dictionary publisher Langenscheidt is testing out the social media waters by offering a new free Facebook language course application. Those who sign up for the Englisch in 5 Minuten app will receive new lessons every two days which can be downloaded as PDFs and also include an audio component. The reward for finishing? A virtual …
By Rüdiger Wischenbart This may sound like an odd question to ask: Are books diverse? Sure! With hundreds of thousands of new titles published every year in the US, over 90,000 in Germany, and a “Long Tail” of millions of titles available to readers and buyers online, there are more books distributed and, arguably, read than ever before in history. That …
by Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story by Alex de Campi describes the publication of Valentine, a serialized, digital-first graphic novel that is being translated and published simultaneously in 14 languages. It’s an amazing feat, and one that makes sense when one considers the relatively small amount of text on the typical page of a graphic novel. At the same time, …
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