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.

Irish Bookseller John McNamee on EIBF and European Competition

John McNamee of Easons Bookshops in Ireland, recently stepped down as President of the EIBF.

Outgoing president of the European and International Booksellers Federation John McNamee discusses interoperability for ebooks, VAT, and offers advice for future survival in the book biz.

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Italy’s TV Reality Show Ignored Psychology of Authors

Nikola Savic, the winner of Masterpiece, with Elisabetta Sgarbi, Bompiani's Senior Editor

Italy’s Masterpiece TV reality show for writers failed to attract viewers, in part, because it didn’t account for the way writers empathize with others.

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Voices From Sharjah’s Children’s Reading Festival

Ahmed Al Ameri

The ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice.

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South Korea to Send Books North to Mark World Book Capital

Seung-Hyun Moon

Among several plans to promote literature, South Korea hopes to send children’s books to the North as part of Incheon’s turn as UNESCO World Book Capital 2015.

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How Writers Can Work with Games Developers

Bedlam Brookmyre

At the London Book Fair last week experts in video games development shared their insight on how writers can break into the lucrative and growing industry.

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In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot

Andre Breedt

India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.

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The Translator as Agent

Maureen Freely, the moderator of the panel, is the new President of PEN UK.

A panel of experts discuss how translations reach the market, from finding the books to what translators should do when approaching publishers.

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Flemish Book Trade Focused on Creative Media Collaboration

The House of the Book in Borgerhout, home of Boek.be

Forward-looking Flemish publishers and bookseller organization, Boek.be, offers the book industry opportunities to collaboration with creative media industries, at home and abroad.

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Yi Mun-Yol on Allegory and Naked North Korean Writing

Marina Warner with

Korean author Yi Mun-yol and writer Marina Warner discuss the use of allegory and the state of North Korean literary production at the London Book Fair.

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The Audio Self-publishing Revolution Beckons Entrepreneurial UK Authors

Lauren Fortgang recording for the ACX program.

Audible founder and CEO Donald Katz on why UK rights holders should consider joining in a grand experiment, the Audiobook Creation Exchange.

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