16 September 11 | Chad W. Post

Following up on Monday’s post, today is the official release day for The Three Percent Problem: Rants and Responses on Publishing, Translation, and the Future of Reading.



This “best of” collection is a fairly coherent survey of the contemporary publishing scene, ranging from an explanation of the economics of publishing translations, to profiles of translators, to rants about book marketing, technology, and 99 cent ebooks. It’s sort of like Andre Schiffrin’s The Business of Books, but with a lot more swearing.

Since the point of Three Percent is to support international literature, all of the proceeds from the sale of this $2.99 ebook will go directly to paying translators. So, in a way, you can think of this as a sort of $3, non tax-deductible, translation . . .

I’m urging everyone I know to buy this today, so that we can game the ranking system, and hopefully get this into the hands of readers who don’t otherwise support international literature.

So, go buy it now! (And gift a copy to all of your friends!)

Thanks in advance for your support, and I really hope you enjoy this!

Here’s the Amazon listing, and the one at BN.com. And if you don’t have a Kindle proper, but want to read this, here are links to all the various Kindle apps: iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Kindle for PC app, Kindle for Mac app, and the Kindle Cloud Reader.


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