Is Interest in Translated and Foreign Lit Growing in the US?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka As discussed in our lead story, the PEN World Voices Festival has done much to help promote foreign and translated literature to Americans. There are other signs that interest is growing: a proliferation of small publishers with a strong focus on translation (Open Letter, Archipelago), new tours of foreign writers, even an increasing tolerance for European “intellectuals” who …

What is Cursor? Richard Nash Explains(ish)

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka We love Richard Nash, who has been a generous contributor to Publishing Perspectives and has shared more than a few insights (and beers) with us over the years. But it has to be said that he’s been a big tease about his upcoming Cursor project. Until now (sort of): In the fresh new UK web journal The …

Is There a Digital Talent Emergency in Book Publishing?

In Discussion by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson In today’s feature story, we talk about tips to improve your online presence. The success of conferences like O’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo prove that book publishing is not the only industry that needs to more digitally literate employees. Shortly after the iPad was released, Lynne Seid of Heidrick & Struggles, a leadership advisory firm, said, “there is …

Ten Tips to Be Awesome Online (and Other Lessons from O’Reilly’s Web 2.0)

In English Language, Resources by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Last week, Internet gurus and techies gathered in San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Expo, co-produced by TechWeb and O’Reilly Conferences, to show off their social media savvy, present their new startups, and to learn about the latest thinking in Internet culture. Web 2.0 explores the nitty-gritty of owning and running a Web site, managing a social …

Sebastian Junger, War Tourist

In Guest Contributors & Editorial, Resources by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Lewis Manalo NEW YORK: As a sapper in the 82nd Airborne Division I took part in combat missions in Eastern Afghanistan during deployments in 2002 and 2003. A sapper’s main role on missions was to trek along in support of the infantry, sweeping for land mines and blowing up weapons caches and unexploded ordinance. Other times, we participated …

One Book To Rule Them All on Twitter

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka A month ago a call went out via the Twitter #1b1t asking for nominations for titles for what amounts to a global Twitter book club. The event, organized by Jeff Howe at Crowdsourcing.com, turned up dozens of nominations and for a while there it looked as if Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 451 going to win. Now wouldn’t that have …

How Digital Technology Turbocharges Traditional Education

In Guest Contributors & Editorial, Resources by Guest Contributor

Editorial by Ron Mobed, Cengage Learning We can all agree that technology is sweeping across the educational frontier like a wildfire. Many say digital innovations transform the relationships between instructors and students, students and learning material, and students and their peers. More important, the correct use of technology, together with high-quality content, pedagogy and instruction, offers a dramatic improvement in …

Publishing Perspectives and Kirkus Want Your Stories for Our BEA Edition

In Growth Markets by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka It was at last year’s BookExpo America that we first introduced the world to Publishing Perspectives. Now, less than a year later, we’ve become a daily must-read for publishing industry professionals around the world. This year at BEA Publishing Perspectives and Kirkus Media LLC are taking a bold step together and collaborating on a first-ever joint print …

What Are You Most Looking Forward to at BEA?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka As discussed in our lead article, Publishing Perspectives and Kirkus Media LLC are teaming up to produce a new print edition for BookExpo America. We’d love to hear what you’ll be doing at BEA — hosting events? Launching a new company? Giving a reading? (Email me). And on that note, it would be great to hear what …

Publishing Perspectives & Kirkus Launch BEA Edition

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK: Today, Publishing Perspectives and Kirkus Media LLC announced a deal to create a joint print edition at this year’s Book Expo America. The edition will be published on Wednesday, May 26, and bring together the ground-breaking international news reporting of Publishing Perspectives with the long history of exceptional review coverage of Kirkus. “We’re thrilled to be working with …