When a writer works in only one language, or even a couple or a few languages, it can be easy to forget about the rest of the world. But that’s a mistake. Writers need to be aware and take advantage of the international markets. To that end, the website Publishing Perspectives provides daily news, information and opinions about international publishing.
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All too often writers forget to think outside of their own language, their own culture and often their own nation. U.S. writers are commonly accused of this, but it happens to writers from other countries as well.
Which is a shame. There are a lot of potential markets out there for writers, and an international publishing industry that too often gets overlooked.
That’s where a site like Publishing Perspectives comes in useful. This online site features plenty of publishing news and opinions from all over the globe. If you want to know what’s going on with publishers in Britain, you need to check out Publishing Perspectives. If you need to find out about some hot new novelist from Argentina, more than likely Publishing Perspectives will have something about him or her. What about th the at publishing company in Germany expanding? Check out Publishing Perspectives.
This site tends to focus upon Europe and to some extent the U.S., but there are still articles to be found about other parts of the world, such as articles on Arabic Publishing News.
Also, Publishing Perspectives keeps up with publishing news daily through its Feature Articles. International markets are covered through the News Blog, and readers themselves are asked about topics and their opinions in the Discussion area. There is also the Resources department that provides helpful articles and lessons for writers.
If you don’t have time to check out a website every day but want to keep up with the daily publishing news, you can sign up for the Publishing Perspectives daily e-mail newsletter.
So, don’t forget about those international markets and the potential there for writers. Check out the Publishing Perspectives site if you want your eyes opened to broader horizons.