Lessons From Nabokov: Finding Freedom in a Foreign Language

I own a 19-year-old copy of Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. I place its age from the barcode on its back, which states the name of the bookstore where I bought it: Borders.The one that used to sit on the ground floor of the World Trade Center, the one I’d been to multiple times […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-19 08:50:43 UTC ]
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Two thirds of professional writers earn less than £10k, RSL survey finds

Sixty-seven percent of professional writers earned £10,000 or less in 2018, a Royal Society of Literature poll of more than 2,000 authors has found, with a room of one’s own still viewed as the most important requirement for a writing career 90 years on from Virginia Woolf’s seminal essay. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-18 18:49:13 UTC ]
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‘Africa Rising’ Day Two: Indigenous Languages, Copyright, Youth, Education and Action

As the International Publishers Association’s Africa Seminar in Nairobi moves into its second day, priority issues come into focus, and the trends appear. The post ‘Africa Rising’ Day Two: Indigenous Languages, Copyright, Youth, Education and Action appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-15 05:30:25 UTC ]
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Kenya Publishers Association’s Lawrence Njagi at Nairobi: ‘African Languages’

In a warm welcome to the 'Africa Rising' conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya Publishers Association chair Lawrence Njagi warns that without more indigenous-language publishing, children could face losing some of their lingistic identity. The post Kenya Publishers Association’s Lawrence Njagi... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-06-14 07:16:46 UTC ]
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Life Lessons from Memoirs

Memoirs of faith by Rachel Denhollander, Tom Voss and Rebecca Anne Nguyen, Helen Prejean, and others teach and reassure readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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African publishers should publish more books in African languages, says Ngugi wa Thing’o

African publishers should publish more books in indigenous languages to stop their disappearance and to increase the awareness of African writers in their own countries, the celebrated Kenyan writer and activist Ngugi wa Thing’o told delegates at the second International Publishers Association... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-13 23:53:47 UTC ]
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Poll finds 90% of Canadians have fallen for fake news

Ninety per cent of Canadians say they have fallen for fake news online, with many listing Facebook as the most common source of misleading reports, according to a new international public opinion poll. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2019-06-11 04:01:00 UTC ]
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New Study Finds Google Receives an Estimated $4.7 Billion in Revenue from News Publishers’ Content

The News Media Alliance today published findings from a new study that analyzes how Google uses and benefits from news. Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2019-06-10 15:10:50 UTC ]
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6 lessons I learned by doing a paid newsletter for a year

A bit of advice before getting into online publishing’s next big thing. Last year, after nearly a decade of freelance tech journalism, I took a leap of faith and launched a paid subscription newsletter.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-06-01 06:00:38 UTC ]
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Harry Potter E-Books Offer Hogwarts Lessons for All

“Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts” and “A Journey Through Potions and Herbology” are arriving in late June. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-05-31 18:46:34 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Pete Holmes On Losing (and Finding) His Religion

Comedian Pete Holmes brings his serious/funny funny/serious take to the publishing world with 'Comedy Sex God' (Harper Wave, May), a book that is part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2019: Finding an Audience for Books in Translation

For the past few decades, the main topic of conversation among those in the literary translation community has been about producing more titles. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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South Africa’s Puku Foundation: Children’s Books To Save Languages

Delegates to the IPA Nairobi seminar will hear about the work of Puku, a foundation rushing to generate children's books in endangered African languages. The post South Africa’s Puku Foundation: Children’s Books To Save Languages appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-05-28 05:30:54 UTC ]
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In Sourcebooks, PRH Finds a New Way to Grow

In taking a 45% stake in the Illinois publisher, Penguin Random House can let a good thing be and benefit at the same time. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ESPN boss says it’s ‘all hands on deck’ to find younger audience

ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro says the sports network is “all hands on deck” to attract more women and younger viewers, a crusade that includes a new streaming service launched last year. The Walt Disney Co.-owned cable giant introduced its ESPN+ online service a year ago, and it has drawn over 2... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-23 22:01:09 UTC ]
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Jokha Alharthi awarded Man Booker International Prize, the first Arabic-language author to win

Jokha Alharthi and Marilyn Booth have won the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for "Celestial Bodies," a coming-of-age novel written by Alharthi and translated from Arabic by Booth. Organizers of the literary prize, given annually to a work of fiction translated into English, made the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-05-21 22:50:00 UTC ]
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Alarming Lessons From Facebook’s Push to Stop Fake News in India

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BookExpo 2019: Where Publishers and Librarians Find Their Happy Place

The march of technology has brought a slew of changes to libraries and publishers, and of course even to BookExpo, which continues to experiment with different formats to serve its various constituencies across the book world. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How AI and Natural Language Processing Can Increase the Speed and Quality of Publishing

For quite a few years, artificial intelligence seemed like just another buzzy term with vague implications on the publishing industry. But now, publishers are putting it into action. Through a range of applications, AI and natural language processing are being used by publishers to streamline... Continue reading at Publishing Executive

[ Publishing Executive | 2019-05-03 19:33:38 UTC ]
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Magazines Find Breakthrough Efficiencies in the Pitching Process

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[ Folio Magazine | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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5 Refreshing Lessons From Elizabeth Warren's Personal Finance Book

She wrote 'All Your Worth' in 2005. Here's how her advice holds up nearly 15 years later. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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