Discussion

Here we post provocative questions and food for thought on the current state of publishing to our readers. Weigh in with your opinions and read what others have to say.

How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published?

Andrew Lownie

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.

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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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Are There Too Many Books?

Tanja Tuma

The total number of books in print hit 28 million in English in 2013, but are there enough readers to justify so much publishing?

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Publishing, Memory and the Man Booker Prize

Richard Flanagan shows off his 2014 Man Booker Prize

Publishing novels like ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan, which won the Man Booker Prize, helps keep memories alive.

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Print Continues to Outsell Digital During First Half of 2014

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New numbers from Nielsen Books & Consumer show that ebook sales were outsold by both hardcovers and paperbacks in the first half of 2014.

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India’s Focus Medica Launches Massive Medical Video Library

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Bangalore’s Focus Medica has launched a new online medical library with thousands of video clips and over 150,000 images, claiming it is one of the world’s largest.

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Editorial from Frankfurt: All You Have to Do Is Ask Around

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

Looking for a new business opportunity, contact, or specific information at the Frankfurt Book Fair? All you have to do is ask around, writes Edward Nawotka.

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Editorial from Frankfurt: Why We Can’t Afford to Stand Still

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

Ed Nawotka reflects from the Frankfurt Book Fair about HarperCollins’ move into Germany and why publishers must continue to evolve.

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Editorial from Frankfurt: Collaborate! Innovate! Evolve! Create!

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

Now that the digital revolution has taken place, content creators and tech companies seem to be moving toward the goal of closer collaboration.

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When Publishing Begins to Look Like a Bad Relationship

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

On the eve of the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders if publishers, booksellers, and authors need to closely examine their relationships with each other.

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