November 17, 2017

Penguin Targets Nonnative Readers | PubCrawl

Say you’re a professional or businessperson who relocated to the United States. Or you’re a student who came to the this country to study. Or you live outside the United States but deal with Americans. You’re reasonably fluent in English, but you want to improve your skills. A new tool, PenguinStacks, is for you. Launched in beta this spring in the United States and Brazil, it takes aim at nonnative readers of English. The 120 titles on the site were assessed by New York University (NYU) PhD linguistics’ candidates and grouped into three levels.

Publishing At Warp Speed: A Q&A With Rowman & Littlefield International CEO Oliver Gadsby

Rowman & Littlefield International, the newly minted London-based partner of the American publishing company, is hoping to build a streamlined new publishing platform that can focus on quick turnarounds to respond to modern issues faster than traditional presses. With its inaugural volume, scholar Sean Gaston’s The Concept of World from Kant to Derrida, out the door earlier this month, we caught up with CEO Oliver Gadsby to explore how the new imprint plans to carve out a space for its authors by taking advantage of disruptions in publishing, and maybe cause a few of its own along the way.