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Farouk Mardam Bey: Literary Translation from Arabic to French is 'More Important Than Ever'

In an interview last week with Le Point Afrique, Farouk Mardam Bey — publisher, librarian, food writer — spoke about the importance of translating Arabic literature into French: 295 more words


The ethics of ghost-writing

This week I was pulled into a discussion on Facebook about ghost-writing.

It began when novelist Matt Haig wrote an impassioned opinion in which he lamented the number of books whose true authors were not acknowledged, which kicked off a wide-ranging and emotional debate. 1,456 more words


Interview with Joel Naoum of Critical Mass

 Today, I’m very pleased to be bringing readers an interview with Joel Naoum. Joel is a Sydney-based book publisher, editor and consultant. He currently runs… 1,315 more words

Book Talk

This Is The Modern Publishing Business

Scammers used to operate at the edges of the publishing business, but have wormed their way into its heart. And the entire industry is in denial. 654 more words

Publishing is a Long Road: On Not Giving Up, Even When I Really Really Wanted To.

Oh where, oh where, oh where have I been these past couple weeks?

Why, turning myself into a Real Author™, of course!

It’s bloody exhausting. 1,343 more words


Taking the independent road: an interview with Jon Appleton

I’ve known Jon Appleton a long time: since I was a pretty newly-published writer, and he was an articulate teenager passionate about books and writing to the extent that while still at school he founded, wrote, and edited a fabulous magazine called Rippa Reading. 1,762 more words


The Agent Trap

The book industry in India has grown tremendously in the recent years. Like with any industry comes a lot of side businesses and one such business in publishing industry is that of literary agents. 720 more words