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Translation in the English-Speaking World

Translations are an integral part of the publishing industry. They are potentially invaluable to shaping young minds, breaking down cultural barriers, and furthering the development of modern languages; literature in translation accounted for 13 percent of The New York Times’ list of the 100 most notable books for 2015. And yet, the English-speaking world produces translated titles at a very small rate. Salman Rushdie called the low number of translated books into English in America “shocking,” and Literature Across Frontiers Director Alexandra Büchler said that the percentage of books published in translation […]

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 11/17-11/21

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. Oyster started their own literary journal and created an Author Advisory Board. Google launched Google Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers. Simon & Schuster lifted its required “Buy It Now” stipulation for digital library lending. The 2014 National Book Award winners were announced during the 65th Annual National Book […]