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Small-press stars in the U.S.

Business Week looks at a couple of small American literary presses that are making a mark. Most prominently, New York’s Archipalego Books, which has scored a great deal of attention this year for an English translation of Lebanese author Elias Khoury’s novel Gate of the Sun. “The buzz started immediately and The New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestowed rave reviews on the tale, a contemporary homage to the Middle-Eastern epic 1001 Nights, reset in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon,” writes Business Week‘s Stacy Perman. And later: “At a time when the book world continues to struggle, focusing mainly on bestsellers to remain profitable, Archipelago is one of a growing number of small publishers who are upending the industry stasis and redefining the business of publishing on their own terms.”

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