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Wake Forest University Press

Dedicated to Irish Poetry

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Here's how you feel about e-books

Happy New Year, poetry readers! We had a busy holiday season, and we’re looking forward to what 2015 may bring. Right away, we’re preparing to attend the Digital Book World conference in New York next week to learn more about how we can continue to adapt to an increasingly digital publishing climate. With that priority in mind, we conducted…

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The Question of E-Publishing

The Question of E-Publishing

Over the past few weeks, our press has been researching new and (for us) largely unexplored markets. Like many publishers, we want to jump into the e-book game and start selling our content on numerous market places for nearly all devices. We do sell a few books in .pdf form via our Wake Forest University…

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Speaking Out for the Small Press

Speaking Out for the Small Press

Publishing is a constantly changing industry. Every day, new ideas rise out of companies, expertly crafted to improve customer experience, to make book buying simpler. New technology is pushed to the forefront and heralded as the future of publishing; soon, as it is prophecized over and over, all publishers will be using ebooks and turning…

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Traitor?

Today I find myself in a strange conundrum, and feeling a bit sheepish. In previous posts, I’ve stated my stance on the e-book vs. paper book battle, and don’t worry, I’m still pro paper. When it comes to other things, though, I tend to lean more towards the side of technology. Today at the Press, I…

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Learning How To Create a Newsletter

This past week at the press I have been learning how to put together our fall newsletter. Ashleigh has been so helpful in teaching me how to use Publisher and Photoshop to design it. All of us have been working hard on our articles that will appear in the fall issue. I have been writing…

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Jump All But One

Jump All But One

I’ve always made fun of people who quote hollow, old sayings. Forest Gump’s box of chocolates, Martin Luther King Jr.’s big dreams and Neil Armstrong’s promise to mankind (from the moon). Those old adages are so distant, so separate from our own lives. But sometimes — every so often — things get too hard to…

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Calm down with a real book

Calm down with a real book

I have to admit I was in a pretty bad mood this morning. It was overcast, I was feeling pretty sleepy still, and the week has been moving at a snail’s pace. My mood wasn’t helped when I started reading some of the coverage of the London Book Fair 2011. More gloom and doom is…

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Competition for the Ipad in 2011?

Competition for the Ipad in 2011?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/technology/personaltech/2010-tablet-computer-comparison.html?ref=technology New York Times  now has a page dedicated solely to the tablet, which was predicted to virtually take over in 2010. Funny enough, the TOC conference (and several other reputable tech publishing sources) affirmed that the iPad had indeed created its own new business model with its own very large market. NYT thinks differently,…

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Slogging through the blogs

Slogging through the blogs

This week I’ve been doing some research on new places for poetry reviews. With the quick fade of book review sections (and newspapers on the whole), we want to know, where do people look for book reviews now? My findings so far have been rather interesting. Online journals and literary magazines are popular and seem…

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Embracing the Digital Age

Sure, we’re situated in a bomb shelter. Sure, we only publish a specific, small sector of the literary market. Sure, we focus on Irish poetry. But that doesn’t mean that we’re immune the the new age of digital publication. We’re in the process of sifting through the mounds of new information on the rapidly-approaching digital…

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Fighting Change

Fighting Change

The secret is out.  The Tools of Change Conference videos are all up on YouTube.  People now have the opportunity to discover the fate of books.  Personally, I was not so pleased with what I discovered.  The idea of books disappearing, ever, is not a pleasant one.  I do not own a Kindle, or an iPad, or…

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Diving into the realm of graphic design

Diving into the realm of graphic design

Here at the press, we send out a seasonal newsletter to all of our faithful supporters. As spring is quickly approaching, a few interns and myself have shifted gears from the constant task of proofreading manuscripts for the upcoming anthology to preparing graphics and content for the Spring 2011 Newsletter. Though I am efficient with…

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