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Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Foreign Rights Agent

As work on a book wraps up domestically, Foreign Rights Agents’ work is just beginning. Roberto Dominguez of ACER Literaria, based out of Madrid, Spain knows and works in Portuguese and Spanish speaking territories. He explains the intricate process of getting books and manuscripts in front of the right Editors in the right markets, and what happens after a book is purchased.

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Kristin Harmel, Author and Holly Root, Original Rights Holder

Two and a half years ago, Publishing Trendsetter launched an infographic called Lifecycle of a Book, which showed the process of publishing a book, from inception to final product. The infographic also came with accompanying videos of young professionals from each department talking about what they do and how they do it. We learned a lot, had a lot of fun, and hope you did too. We have rebooted the Lifecycle of a Book series and are thrilled to post our newest incarnation: Lifecycle of a Book in Translation, showing […]

Not New York: Building Book Culture in Dallas, TX

by Will Evans Recently, I started a publishing house—Deep Vellum Publishing—in Dallas, Texas. When I tell folks that I’ve moved to Dallas to start a publishing company that specializes in world literature in translation, and the first thing I hear is, “Why Dallas?”, I can’t help but get defensive. My response tends to come out a little annoyed: “Why not Dallas?” Before moving to Dallas, I eagerly researched the city to discover where I would go to buy books, whose local literary events I could attend, and found that there […]

Book Jobs Not by the Book: Grace Moss, at the German Book Office

Grace Moss is the Assistant to the Director at the German Book Office New York. She came to New York in 2012 to chase her dream of working in publishing by interning with the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency, and rather quickly moved on to the GBO, where she happily helps to promote German authors through events and various programs. ***** What was your first exposure to book business (internship or first job) and what were the most important things you gained from it? I interned at the Waxman-Leavell Literary Agency, which is full […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories of the Week, 5/6 – 5/10

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional 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. **** Rumors fly that Microsoft might acquire the rest of the Nook business; Barnes & Noble stock subsequently becomes a bestseller. Amazon blazes trails eastward (or, given that they’re in Seattle, westward?) to China The US Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, […]

5 Top Publishing News Stories, Week of 7/30-8/2

Every week we recommend 5 links to publishing news that the young professional should read to feel more informed and 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.     This week’s Book-Biz Bad Boy (and not many weeks have those) is undisputably Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine. First, he admits to fabricating Bob Dylan quotes, then he resigns from The New Yorker, and THEN Houghton Mifflin Harcourt […]

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 […]