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.


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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. Hi Sherry. Thanks for liking our post on our SeeThroughIt Mag 2 Giveaway. Although you didn’t enter, we would like to send you a free copy to download. If you would like to read the mag, please let us know. Thanks for a great blog 😀


  2. Thanks for liking my blog article and following it now. Much appreciated, and I’ll do the same for you, as the site seems very interesting and also relevant for me, having an academic background and also trying to get into the publishing business or anything writing-related ;).



  3. Hi, Sherry! Thank so much for the follow. I think I can learn some things here. Don’t know whether I’ll be publishing anything soon, but you never know….maybe someday!

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  4. Dear Sherry, Thank you very much for liking Chapter 26 by Coco Tomatl. If you would like to know the cheat, please feel free to check in tomorrow for Chaper 27 🙂 or may be follow me for more chapters to come. Best regards, JRM


  5. First, thank you for having read one of my posts, I appreciate the effort. Second, let me say that you have an interesting site on publishing. I know a little about the business and it is nice to have a site where I can always gain a bit more. Third, I am amused by all the new ways of doing business for the writer and would be writer. Makes me wonder what Twain would have commented about today’s publishing world.

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  6. Nice site, Sherry, and thanks for checking my blogs. I have 4 novels written in longhand and getting close to self-publishing the first [fictional thrillers]. My already published novels [2], are on Smashwords… they are historical semi-factual, based on my ancestors. Looking forward to going through your tips on your site…..Best wishes, John

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  7. Hey Sherry! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and view my site. I have been looking around yours and look forward to reading all of your posts as I get the time.


  8. Hello Sherry,
    Thank you for all your support.
    I noticed you’re a TED translator. I’m the new video producer for the recently created TEDxGatewayArch here in St. Louis, Mo.
    I’m hoping to publish my edits of the bible into The Good Book so you’ll be seeing my posts for months to come!

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  9. Hello, my name is Gregory Thomas, I’m a writer and poet, and post my work on my blog at “Cascadialegends.wordpress.com” I just wanted to thank you for liking one of my stories on my blog. thank you very much! I don’t possess the know how, or money to make a book out of my work, if perhaps you know anybody that could help me, please do let me know, also thanks again. It’s my passion to make people smile through my writing, I wish you the best of luck as well


    Gregory Thomas

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  10. Greetings, Sherry
    Thank you for responding to my blog today about my work as a folklore author. I have a lot to learn about any publishing endeavor, particularly self-publishing, so I intend to follow you and, well, learn about the ins and outs of publishing.


  11. Hi, Sherry–
    Thank you for stripping by the bookwormrrriot blog. I’m enjoying all the info here on different aspects of publishing. You might want to check out one of my older posts, Why Self-Publish.

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  12. I highly appreciate for following my blog as indeed I’m very fresh in writing and blogging! I’ll be sure to read more of your posts as well and will learn more! I too am interested in the world of publishing and your blog would definitely be helpful! 😺

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  13. Hi Sherry, thank you for visiting my blog and following. Looks like your blog can teach me quite a lot of stuff, I’ll be following your insights closely:-)

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  14. Thank you for the Like!! I’m looking forward to poking around your blog, and, as someone else said, learning about the business. Nice to meet you! VERY inspiring achievements/endeavors. 🙂


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