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.

4 Tips to Survive, Thrive in Frankfurt as a Foreign Rights Agent

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Marleen Seegers of the 2 Seas Agency advises foreign rights agents attending Frankfurt to be prepared, stay late, try new things and, yes, don’t drink alcohol.

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On Books in Translation in the American Market

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The German Book Office’s Riky Stock spoke to editors and publishers about the factors at play when considering publishing a translation in the US market.

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UK’s Oral Storytelling Renaissance Spans Clubs, Books

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Curators of oral storytelling series in the UK discuss how the form is a reaction to our increasingly digital world — and how it intersects with publishing.

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Central American Publishers, Writers to Appear at Frankfurt Book Fair

Sergio Ramiěrez

Publishers from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica will attend the Frankfurt Book Fair’s International Rights Directors Meeting for the first time to showcase regional talent.

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French Booksellers Find Fun in Failing to Stock Bestseller

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French booksellers have found an amusing way to apologize to their customers for not stocking Valerie Treirweiller’s bestselling tell-all, political revenge memoir.

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What a Typical Week Looks Like at One UK Literary Agency

Andrew Lownie

UK literary agency Andrew Lownie outlines the range of activities he is involved with in a typical agency week, from the mundane and routine, to the offbeat and extraordinary.

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Kenya’s Passionate Publishers Grow in Confidence, Influence

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A coterie of aggressive, creative publishing houses are fighting to expand the literary horizons of Kenyans and bring their books to the world.

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At ASEAN Ebook Conference, Education Was Top Priority

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At the 2nd ASEAN Ebook Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, publishers discussed ways to catalyze the regional ebook industry, particularly in education.

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Creating and Finding Media Opportunities for Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

There are so many publicity options and opportunities that they can be overwhelming. Here is a strategy for taking on the challenge.

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New Zealand, Indian Publishers Go Global Via Ingram POD

David Ellis, Publisher, NZCER Press

NZCER Press of New Zealand and Knowledge World Publishers of India discuss how they employed Ingram’s Lightning Source POD service to reach new markets abroad.

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