Launched in the summer of 2007, the Three Percent website is designed to be a “destination for readers, editors, and translators interested in finding out about modern and contemporary international literature.” The “three percent” in question refers to the fact that only 3% of all books published in the United States are works in translation. The site includes translations and reviews by students at the University of Rochester, and there are also a number of prominent guest reviewers and commentators. On their homepage, visitors can check out their “Recent Reviews” area, and then look over their “Upcoming Translations Events”. Also, the site contains links to their RSS feeds and copies of their in-house newsletter. Visitors can also receive additional information and inspiration via the “Reading the World” podcast and their extensive lists of related weblogs, literary journals, and publishers.
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