Author Archives: Olivia Snaije

Olivia Snaije is a journalist and editor based in Paris. She works in English, French and Italian and is books editor for Harper’s Bazaar Art. She is currently working on two book projects.

Strong Foreign Rights Sales for 2014 French Bestsellers

Patrick Modiano

2014 has been a good year for French publishers with strong foreign rights sales of several titles, including Nobel Prize-winner Patrick Modiano’s novel.

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Big Rights Deals for Barcelona Author’s Debut Novel

Busquets

The 26 rights deals for Milena Busquets’ short debut novel have raised eyebrows — but looking at the author’s passion and personal history, it makes sense

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Kobo Sees Opportunities for Self-publishing in Europe

Camille Mofidi of Kobo

Camille Mofidi of Kobo Writing Life explains how the platform is helping writers in France, Germany and Italy leverage self-publishing opportunities.

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Storyplayr: Kid’s Ebook Subscriptions for France

Storyplayr

French digital entrepreneurs have launched Storyplayr, a children’s e-book library for 3-8-year-olds.

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt

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Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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Labo de l’edition Brings Paris’ Book Digerati Together

Nicolas Rodelet runs Labo

At Labo de l’edition, a co-working, networking and training center in Paris, professionals working in ebooks and digital media collaborate on new projects.

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Librinova: Answering the Call for Self-publishing in France

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Founded by two publishing veterans, Librinova provides ebook creation and distribution services for self-published authors in France.

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French Cartoonist Banned from Israel

Maximilien Le Roy

Maximilien Le Roy, a French cartoonist invited to the Palestine Cartoon Festival, was banned from Israel for his work on Palestine.

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Is Translation Stronger in France, Germany or the UK?

Alexandra Buchler

A panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair compared international literature and translation in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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The First Palestine Comics Festival Opens

palestine-comics

In a region that is not lacking in dark humor, the first Palestine Comics festival kicks off today in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

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