Category: Publishing

February, 2014

Publishing against the Grain

I became a publisher out of sheer frustration. The reason is closely tied to my self-definition as an immigrant. I moved from Mexico to the United States in the mid-‘80s seeking intellectual freedom. I dreamed of becoming an essayist and wanted to be right at the epicenter of culture. Almost from…...

May, 2010

BookExpo in Brief: Reading Lit in Translation is “Groovy Again”

The mood at the BookExpo America conference this year was decidedly upbeat and busy. The shortened, mid-week schedule seemed to work better than anticipated by exhibitors*, reports of good sales numbers weren't hard to find, and conference rooms were packed to the point of being fire hazards. At…...

February, 2010

A New Venture

And Other Stories is a fledgling independent publisher of fiction in translation with a new, community-based approach. Editorial selection decisions will emerge from a consensus of readers, writers, and translators. Stefan Tobler and Jamie Searle are developing two reading forums at LibraryThing. The…...

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