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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 […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5: Adult Fiction Publishers You Might Not Know

Often in publishing, those who are new to the industry are only familiar with the Big 5 publishing houses. It’s important to get to know the medium- and smaller-sized houses as well, especially if you’re looking for your first job in the industry. The Beginner’s Guide to Publishers Beyond the Big 5 is a list of a few adult fiction publishers that might be less familiar to you. The publisher/owner is either the parent company or parent publishing house. The imprints listed are only the fiction imprints within that parent company.  The […]

Book Club in Translation: Or, the Lighter Side of Professional Development

Last Thursday, June 28, Publishing the World’s book club met for its second-ever monthly meeting. You may not know about the Publishing the World book club, but hopefully you remember that Publishing the World launch party from last summer? The one with all the beautiful people having cultured conversations in a picturesque setting? Well, those beautiful, cultured people are back and better than ever, with the fabulous Publishing the World blog that always has coverage of what’s going on in the world of translated literature, videos, book recommendations…and their Weekly Wrap […]