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With Port Harcourt, Nigeria serving as UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, African book publishers consider the future for Africa’s writers.
Marcello Vena of AllBrain in Italy is repulsed by a recent report on publishing on Vox.com and calls for a renewed sense of ethics in those covering digital media.
Saskia Vogel documents the hot book trends from the Goteborg Book Fair, including feminist texts, literary fiction, and more.
Sweden’s book market is bracing for the launch of Amazon, where ebooks are hamstrung by high taxes and print books are still relatively affordable.
Jesse Finkelstein and Trena White of Page Two, a publishing services firm in Canada reflect on what they’ve learned in their first year in business.
Finland was a hugely successful Guest of Honor country at the Frankfurt Book Fair, prompting more than 7,500 news articles and numerous rights deals.
The Women’s Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women’s fiction and self-publishing in Europe.
Literary agent Andrew Lownie believes that in 5-10 years, 75% of books will be self-published, 20% assisted by agents, and only 5% traditionally published.
Margot Atwell, ex-publisher of Beaufort Books, discusses the appeal of Rollerderby and her efforts to publish a book about the sport via Kickstarter.