Publisher of Open Letter Books
Interview starts at 15:15 and ends at 43:30
Amazon[Crossing] is filling in some of these gaps, because we haven’t for a long time seen the normal mystery book that someone picks up in Spain and reads when they go on their vacation. That’s never been translated into English, because it didn’t seem like it would make a ton of money for one of the big presses, and the small presses are looking for something that’s more patently literary. Amazon’s taken up a lot of those kind of books, which is really fascinating and fills in a wide range of what the aesthetic is in these different countries.
“Amazon plans to open a Chicago bookstore in Lakeview” by Lauren Zumbach at The Chicago Tribune – August 25, 2016
Amazon Worldreader video at YouTube – August 24, 2016
“Denver Public Library is Lending Wifi Hotspots” by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader – August 20, 2016
Amazon press release on Amazon Vehicles – August 25, 2016
Amazon jobs listing for Sr. Product Mgr, US Books
Interview with Chad Post
Open Letter Books, the University of Rochester’s nonprofit, literary translation press
Amazon author page for Julio Cortazar
Hopscotch: A Novel by Julio Cortazar
Amazon author page for Raymond Queneau
Rage by Zygmunt Miloszewski
The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction by M. A. Orthofer
Scott Esposito’s blog, Conversational Reading
Nowhere to Be Found by Bae Suah, translated by Sora Kim-Russell
Hugo House, a place for writers
New Books by Open Letter:
Gesell Dome by Guillermo Saccomanno
A Greater Music by Bae Suah (to be released October 11, 2016)
Chronicle of the Murdered House by Lucio Cardoso (to be released December 13, 2016)
“How to Read 50 Books a Year, in 7 Easy Steps” by Stephen Altrogge at Zapier – August 23, 2016
Next Week’s Guest
Chris Schluep, senior editor at Amazon Books
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