Feature Articles

News, trends and opinions on book publishing from around the world. Our feature articles are written by journalists, authors, digital innovators and publishing professionals, each with specific knowledge and experience in their respective international markets.

Hot Book Trends from the Göteborg Book Fair

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Saskia Vogel documents the hot book trends from the Goteborg Book Fair, including feminist texts, literary fiction, and more.

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How Publishing Traditions Inform Innovation

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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.

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Dan Brown, Arabic Authors to Star at Sharjah Book Fair

Dan Brown's Inferno in its Arabic edition.

Dan Brown’s talk at the Sharjah Book Fair, his first fair appearance outside the US, will be televised throughout the Arab world.

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Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously

From left, David Gaughran, Ann Colette, Jane Friedman, Monique Patterson of St Martin's Press, Elizabeth Jennings

The Women’s Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women’s fiction and self-publishing in Europe.

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Playing to the Crowd: The Publishing Journey of a Rollergirl

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Margot Atwell, ex-publisher of Beaufort Books, discusses the appeal of Rollerderby and her efforts to publish a book about the sport via Kickstarter.

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Cairo Book Fair to Launch Professional Program

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In 2015 the Cairo International Book Fair will launch its first-ever professional program, which will run from January 29 through 31.

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7 Ideas to Help You Anticipate the Future of Publishing

Ewan Morrison says the rule of seven can help you anticipate the next big publishing trend.

Ewan Morrison explains how the ‘seven big ideas in the world’ dominate culture and can help you prepare for the next book publishing trends.

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Seeking a Balance in Paying Translators in Germany

Richard Stoiber (Photo: Katja Heil)

The new system of paying German translators actually can punish the publisher for having a bestseller in some cases, argues Richard Stoiber of Matthes & Seitz.

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In Afghanistan, Fledgling Publishing Industry Takes First Steps

Ajmal Aazem frankfurt book fair

Post-Taliban, a nascent publishing industry has emerged in Afghanistan, with hundreds of titles being published in Dari, Pashto, Uzbek and English.

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Download: Friday’s Frankfurt Book Fair 2014 Show Daily

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Get the latest news from the Frankfurt Book Fair, including publisher interviews, discussions with book industry thought leaders, event listings and more.

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