In Other Words: Jorge Carrión on Translation
We often talk about what is lost in translation. But how about how much is gained – for readers, writers and translators themselves?
Catalan-Spanish writer and academic Jorge Carrión is translated in Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Polish and English. Most famous in English for his recent book, Bookshops, he’ll join Melbourne-based academic and translator Lilit Thwaites at the…
Let’s Hear it for Bookshops
Tomorrow is National Bookshop Day, with loads of events – signings, dress-ups, competitions, and giveaways – at participating bookshops. Here are five reasons you should join in the celebrations.
James Patterson’s name is synonymous with blockbuster success – it promises to deliver a thrill a minute, and to thoroughly entertain. Like Australia’s own megaselling author Bryce Courtenay, the thriller king’s background is in advertising, and he knows what audiences want. As well as the suspense that cemented his fame, he’s written successful children’s books, romances and historical fiction.
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The Glossies: What’s happening to magazines in the digital age?
We might be reading newspapers online, but meanwhile the newsstands are still full of glossy magazines … if less than there used to be. What are the challenges and opportunities for magazine publishing in the digital age? Who reads the glossies, what do they want from them – and how do they want them delivered?
With Bill Condie, Cosmos magazine…
Two New Australian Book Awards from Readings: $4000 each
Melbourne bookseller Readings has just announced two new annual book awards, worth $4000 each. The aim? To give more attention and support to new and emerging Australian writers.
The Book of the Night: White Night Melbourne
As part of White Night Melbourne, watch a book being written in one single night - with the finished work available as an ebook the very next day!
Writers are notorious for working feverishly into the night. The Emerging Writers’ Festival is challenging 12 writers over 12 hours to write 12 chapters in a collective work of fiction titled The…
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Advertising in Books
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Unlike magazines, books have somehow always avoided the encroachment of advertising. They’ve even managed to successfully resist product placement - at least for the most part. The website Publishing Perspectives yesterday visited a subject that will shock bibliophiles everywhere. Under the banner, ‘Is it Time for publishers to Offer Advertising in Books?’, the article considers the implications of cloud reading. Cloud…
Seth Godin Blogs on the Future of Libraries
Irrepressible US author, entrepreneur and commentator on the arts of spin, Seth Godin, has built a career on overturning the conventional wisdom on a host of subjects related to business, marketing and information (read this interview by way of example). In his 2000 book Unleashing the Ideavirus - said to be the most downloaded ebook of all time - Godin developed the idea of…
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