Pokémon-Go and Other News

Dear Readers,

Today I read an article on what Publishers can learn from the new game phenomenon, Pokémon-Go. You can read the article here: http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2016/publishers-can-learn-pokemon-go/. The title caught my attention. Upon reading the article, however, I could not come up with any new strategies we could implement based on this augmented reality game. Any ideas?

The Authors Guild and PEN America have publicly condemned the recent actions of the Turkish government, in which they allegedly detained several dozen journalists. You can read the article here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/71115-writers-organizations-condemn-turkish-attacks-on-free-speech.html. More information is needed before having a stance on this issue…

I have to bring up the Yale Publishing Course which took place a few weeks ago in New Haven, Connecticut. This is a course we have attended multiple times and one that I highly recommend to not only Publishers, but also book distributors and agents, editors, authors and anyone interested in books and magazines whether they work in the field or not – Yale Publishing Course. The attendees are a very diverse group of people from all over the world.

We are getting ready for the Frankfurt Book Fair that will take place in October. If you would like to make an appointment with us, please email Stella at nova.main@novapublishers.com. We are always eager to meet new people!

Currently, we are creating a new blog website with new and exciting information about some of our authors’ books that you can’t find anywhere else (including on our current website!). The information will include:

  • Academic Affiliation and Present Position
  • A brief biography of NOVA Authors/Editors
  • National and International Conferences where their Book will be Displayed
  • Topics in the Book that are Related to Current Newsworthy Events
  • A Short Description of the Book
  • For Whom the Book is Written
  • Any Export Markets where the Book may be of Particular Interest
  • Reviews

This website (which will be novaauthors.com) will be launched in about a month. Stay tuned!

Finally, I would like to congratulate Alexandra Columbus for (finally) getting her Master’s Degree in Publishing from New York University. We are very proud.


Have a nice week and warm regards,