Foyles expands its “Bookshop of the Future concept” beyond London with the opening of its new “physical meets digital” bookstore in Birmingham.
In France, literary agency L’Autre Agence hopes to change the country’s negative attitude toward literary agents with hard work and a list of great authors.
At Frankfurt, look out for these hot titles from Japan, including Asia’s answer to Karl Ove Knausgaard, in the form of a lonely girl lost in the big city.
At the Rio Book Fair, agent Liana Suppressa finds the Brazilian rights market has cooled, but there are still opportunities to sell YA, children’s books and bestsellers.
John Pettigrew argues editors, those who turn mediocre books into great ones, are even more important in the digital age of content proliferation.
Harry Candra, the top edtech developer in Indonesia, says the industry has vast potential, but is hindered by poor infrastructure and low IT literacy.
Dan Nigloschy of codeMantra believes that now is the time for a second digital revolution in book publishing, one that takes advantage of digital agility.
The Turkish book market offers great opportunities for foreign publishers. Özkan Özdem shares need-to-know information for working with Turkish publishers.
International Translation Day, an annual conference in London, has become a lodestone for the translation community to gather, talk shop and get inspired.
Discussions as the International Translation Day conference focused on how to sell more literary translations, with an emphasis on sales and marketing.