2018 International DUBLIN Literary Award shortlist announced

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is preparing for its 23rd final in June, and the ten shortlisted books have just been announced. Only two of the authors are Irish, and that makes up half the English-language originals – the other two are from American and South African authors. The final six on the shortlist are Read More …

The Hot Sheet Reviewed (first November 2017 edition)

The Hot Sheet is a publishing industry news-sheet for authors, produced every two weeks by Porter Anderson and Jane Friedman, and reviewed here every other Sunday as one of the best twice-monthly industry overviews available to authors. We’re not interested in delivering breaking news, but perspective on stories that are likely to retain meaning for your long-term decision Read More …

Amazon Crossing opens up submissions in 13 new languages

Amazon Crossing, the translations imprint of Amazon Publishing, has long been asking readers and publishers to recommend non-English language books for translation into English, but with the caveat that you needed to speak/read English to navigate the site. Now the submissions site has an impressive drop-down menu in Arabic, Bengali, Dutch, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Read More …