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5 things we're looking forward to in 2015

Though it may look like we’re late to the “Top 10 list” train that hits at the end of each year, we thought it might be nice to look forward rather than back. Here are a few things we’re looking forward to this year: 1. Yeats turns 150! 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats’s…

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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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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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Favorite Customers: Gene

Favorite Customers: Gene

This morning, all of the interns got together with Candide to hear her report from the Tools of Change conference in New York last week. What she had to say about the status of e-technology and e-books was exciting, but also left us all in a state of panic. How can we ever keep up…

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the (daunting) task of navigating tribble

the (daunting) task of navigating tribble

welcome to our humble abode! it seems like winston-salem gets a ‘hot’ spell every year during one isolated week in february (when it’s actually just 70 degrees). and we’re in the midst of it right now. everyone’s pushing the seasons with shorts, flip-flops, and entirely unwarranted tank tops. but we interns remain dedicated to our…

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Changing weather, changing times

Still looks a bit like winter, but it feels like spring! The weather is beginning to warm up outside, which makes it hard for us interns to be content sitting in our little bomb shelter in the basement (as much as we love it here)! I love winter, but I always look forward to seeing…

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funday monday

happy monday! candide is out of the office all week, so we interns are manning the fort. it’s valentine’s day, so we’re having some good intern corner bonding. busy with putting the spring newsletter together (what’s new).  taylor assumes the role of head honcho by taking over candide’s spot our favorite ‘nun’-chucks mac (. ….

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consultant meets custodian

consultant meets custodian

hello literary world! i’m back from a semester in london and so thrilled to be back at the wfu press. i’m universally acknowledged as the type-a intern here at the press, so naturally, i tend to err toward list-making. compulsively. today is my second day at the press since being back. last week, i cleaned…

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E-Poetry Research

E-Poetry Research

My first task as a Wake Forest University Press intern was to venture into the realm of electronic books and determine what kind of effect this giant new trend would have on our tiny traditional press. I did a little research, checking out online bookstores to see which offered e-books, who published those e-books they…

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