Deep Vellum, a translation publisher based in Dallas, US, is is expanding into publishing works originally written in English and has acquired the backlists of two separate independent publishing houses, Phoneme Media of Los Angeles and A Strange Object of Austin, book trade news company Publishers Weekly revealed on Tuesday.
A prominent publisher of poetry in translation, Phoneme has a backlist of over 30 titles from 25 languages, while A Strange Object publishes experimental, debut works and has a backlist of seven titles.
The inside world of publishing, with agents, imprints, placement fees, backlists
, a mystery to many people, is changing more rapidly than ever says Thompson (sociology, U.
The next two articles examine literary texts that might be considered part of their respective genres' backlists. Jari Kakela looks at Isaac Asimov's Foundation series in terms of its love-hate relationship to the sublime.
Falling between these two categories is the backlist.
Technically the backlist consists of books that are still in print, but as writers and teachers both know, "in print" doesn't necessarily mean available.
"It will probably constitute one of the most significant backlists in modern publishing history."
The company added: "We therefore envisage at least five more years of a variety of Harry Potter launches before it changes gear into the significant backlist life that awaits it.
For Harlequin, the Arabesque deal brings greater access to African American authors, backlists
and a loyal readership base.
The company, which was founded in 2004, aims to make 'All books available to All' and is working to integrate backlists
of publishers for sale through its website, while developing ideas on how to work with smaller publishers.
The company added, 'We therefore envisage at least five more years of a variety of Harry Potter launches before it changes gear into the significant backlist
life that awaits it.
Like Kakela, Ng explores a particular version of the sublime; also like Kakela, he mediates between a classic philosophical source (Hei-degger) and a fashionable contemporary theorist (Zizek) by means of a scholar from the backlist
: Gaston Bachelard.