Category Archives: History of Publishing Observations

An Interview with Laura Stanfill, publisher of Forest Avenue Press

Portland’s Forest Avenue Press has a unique community mission aimed at empowering authors and publishing page-turning literary fiction. Publisher Laura Stanfill serves on the PubWest Board of Directors and on the advisory board of Atelier26. EB: How did Forest Avenue … Continue reading

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Diversity in Young Adult Literature, a guest post by Zoë Dean

Zoë Dean is a senior at Southern Oregon University, majoring in business and minoring in English What is Young Adult literature? The general assumption between the book industry and readers is that young adult books are suited for ages twelve … Continue reading

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The Legacy of the Grimm Brothers: Origins and Transformations–a guest post by Amalie Dieter

Amalie Dieter is a senior at Southern Oregon University working towards a BA in English & Writing and a BS in Environmental Science & Policy. The Grimm brothers are the most associated with the fairy tale genre compared to any … Continue reading

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An Interview with Nicole Howard, author of The Book: The Life Story of a Technology

Nicole Howard is the author of The Book: The Life Story of a Technology (Johns Hopkins Press, 2009). She has a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University. Professor Howard teaches European and world history at … Continue reading

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Who Needs Newspapers? An Interview with Paul Steinle and Sara Brown

Paul Steinle is a veteran journalist and news media manager who has been teaching journalism since 1991. From 1991-2001, he launched graduate journalism programs at the University of Miami and Quinnipiac University; from 2001-2010, he taught journalism and served as … Continue reading

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An Interview with Sophia Bogle of Save Your Books

In 2000, Sophia Siobhan Wolohan Bogle began Red Branch Book Restoration in Ashland—now renamed Save Your Books. After completing an English Degree (with a Cultural Anthropology minor), she became an apprentice at a used book store, where she learned the … Continue reading

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Questioning Fantasy: A guest post by Matt Kent

Matt Kent is studying English Education and Creative Writing at Southern Oregon University. Fantasy is a type of book that its reader does not often think deeply about, they read it for pure entertainment; therefore, it just is. The stories … Continue reading

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Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary

Sarah Ogilvie’s Words of the World: A Global History of the Oxford English Dictionary begins by describing her entry into the quiet world of the OED. She had come from of Australian branch of Oxford dictionaries, was a rare linguist … Continue reading

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History of Publishing Wrap Up , part 3

Another new deal for authors is Amazon Select and the opportunity for authors with a decent backlist (and the digital rights to their work) to manage their own sales. An engaging presence and a commitment of marketing and systematic discounts … Continue reading

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History of Publishing Wrap Up, part 2

We had a lot of discussion, in fits and starts, about the roles of authors and publishers. Consolidation in the 1980s brought things to a point where, as Molly Tinsley stressed, the large publishers were no longer invested in or … Continue reading

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