Conceived by Sherry Chen in November 2014, Publishing Insights aims to introduce the latest news about publishing industry around the world, with the intention to engage the online literary community and provide an open space for discussion. Updated twice every week until March 2015. Currently not updating.

Sherry is particularly into academic publishing, and she aspires to develop a dual career in publishing and the academia someday. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Mercury – HKU Journal of Undergraduate Humanities, a formal Hong Kong University Press intern, and a TED translator. Fascinated about today’s changing publishing landscape, she decides to dedicate herself into posting news and writing reviews on this website, as preparation for entering the industry after completing a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Hong Kong and an MPhil student linguistics at Oxford University. With the motto “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”, she is determined to explore what are the fundamental changes and constants  in contemporary (and very occasionally, historical) publishing.


Credit has been given to the corresponding owners of all images. Copyright of these images remains with the original owners; No infringement is intended. Copyright of all written content is retained and shall not be distributed or reproduced elsewhere without my permission.

The website “Publishing Insights” is a non-profit project. It is not in partnership/affiliation with any commercial organisation. Brands and campaigns mentioned in the posts are for discussion only. 

Thoughts and opinions shared on this website are solely mine and do not reflect those of my university/employer.

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  1. Thank you for liking “Before Oblivion” and following! I am so interested in becoming published in the future, so this is an honor 🙂


  2. Thanks for the ‘like’ on ‘It’s Only Words’… Your site is timely, I have Parkinson’s and I’ve started writing about it. Maybe I’ll do an E-book, self published. So I’m sure you have information I could use. Maybe it will talk me out of it to. lol. Good site and I will be back!

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  3. Hi! thanks for stopping by & following! glad I found your blog (and to see you were studing art too 🙂 I find it very creative & inspiring. Keep up the good work!
    Best wishes,


  4. I think this is a wonderful blog about a fabulous topic! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving your calling card. So pleased to find you, along with everyone else I see here!

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  5. Hi Sherry
    I just wanted to say thank you for following my blog. I hope you find it interesting. As a writer I have written 49 books and now retired I am spending my time rewriting and getting them up to a standard to publish. I would like to thank you for your ‘likes’. They are much appreciated and very encouraging.
    Best wishes

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  6. Thanks for stopping by and following my eclectic blog Sherry. The uplift that you frequently give to my posts reinforces my hope that my brain hasn’t completely gone down the crapper. I need to make it back here to read more.

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  7. Thank you for the up-to-the-minute insights on the publishing world! You’re helping out so many aspiring writers and industry professionals.

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    1. Hi Chrissy, thank you for your kind words, and I’m glad you find the information here helpful. I am also just trying to learn about the publishing world, so it’s really not a give-receive relationship, but rather an open space for everyone to discuss what’s happening and how we can react to the changes. Look forward to having more discussions with you! 🙂

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  8. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and clicking like, I very much appreciate it! I blog and have self-published a book myself, so am looking forward to exploring your blog. Take care, Joy

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