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Translation: The Next Challenge For Publishers? | Jaap van der Meer – TAUS

Translation: The Next Challenge For Publishers? | Jaap van der Meer – TAUS

Translation is not a word we hear too much when we talk about the changing landscape of publishing. For so long, publishers launched a book territory by territory, language by language. The unfolding landscape of the publishing future, combined with the power and reach of the internet as a marketing and sales platform will soon

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Shifting Sands: From Konrath to…Who?

Shifting sands in the wind can both expose and cover up what we see ahead. I see the debate on whether the gatekeepers of publishing should sit at the same poker table as the ebook and self-publishing ‘riff-raff’ in the same way. When I say gatekeepers, I mean mainstream publishers and literary agencies. For me,

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What Traditional Publishers Can Learn from Self-Publishers | O’Reilly Webcasts

This Friday O’Reilly Media will broadcast a free webcast about self and traditional publishing as part of their O’Reilly Tools of Change online event series. The subject of the webcast is ‘What Traditional Publishers Can Learn from Self-Publishers’. It’s a theme I have written about many times here on The Independent Publishing Magazine. O’Reilly Media

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Andrew Wylie | WSJ.com

Andrew Wylie – WSJ.com: There is an interview feature with literary agent Andrew Wylie in this week’s edition of the Wall Street Journal magazine. You can read some of it at this link. “The devaluation of quality editing and writing is sad and it’s inevitable. Each house has a large number of titles to publish,

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Author Barry Eisler Announces His Deal with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer Imprint

He gave St. Martin’s Press the two fingers when he claimed the publisher offered him a two-book $500,000 deal earlier this year, and instead chose to publish his last book through Amazon’s Kindle. During an interview with Idea Logical’s Mike Shatzkin at today’s Publishers Launch Conference (part of Book Expo America), bestselling suspense author Barry

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The changing nature of the publishing value chain | FutureBook

The changing nature of the publishing value chain | FutureBook: Jürgen Snoeren is Digital Operations Manager with Amsterdam publisher Meulenhoff Boekerij. He began his career in publishing as an editor for Meulenhoff and was publisher of the commercial imprint of De Boekerij for several years before becoming Digital Manager in 2009. He has a degree

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Smashwords Founder – Mark Coker | Upon the Gears of Big Publishing

Smashwords: Upon the Gears of Big Publishing Smashwords founder Mark Coker shares some of his address and presentation at Berkeley University to the ASJA (American Association of Journalists and Authors). And spirited words they were… “The Big Publisher gatekeeper-as-curator is being replaced by readers, as it should be. My challenge to you, the author, is to

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World eReading Congress – So Cordially Invited… | FutureBook

World eReading Congress – So Cordially Invited… | FutureBook: This is a laser-sharp summary of the World eReading Congress by Darren Laws writing in The Bookseller‘s blog, FutureBook, and well worth a read. “The content of the day seemed hell bent on not rocking the boat until Cliff Conneighton from Elastic Path Software presented. Conneighton

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