Europe

Learn more about publishers and authors in Europe, one of the world’s most established book publishing regions.

Strong Foreign Rights Sales for 2014 French Bestsellers

Patrick Modiano

2014 has been a good year for French publishers with strong foreign rights sales of several titles, including Nobel Prize-winner Patrick Modiano’s novel.

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Kobo Sees Opportunities for Self-publishing in Europe

Camille Mofidi of Kobo

Camille Mofidi of Kobo Writing Life explains how the platform is helping writers in France, Germany and Italy leverage self-publishing opportunities.

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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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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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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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Publishers Slowly Abandon Paris’ Chic 6th

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Parisian publishers are getting priced out of their traditional digs in Paris’s Chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th arrondissement.

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An Affluent Affinity: Dutch/German Publishing Relations

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Reintje Gianotten of the Dutch Foundation for Literature discusses the symbiotic relationship between German and Dutch publishing and its long history.

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Brazil in Focus at Göteborg Book Fair, Authors React

Vanessa Barbara

Brazil is the country of honor at the Göteborg Book Fair and a trio of Brazilian authors reflect on having had their work promoted overseas these past several years.

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L’école des loisirs Illustrators Decorate Paris Pediatric Hospital

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An innovative collaboration between a French children’s publisher l’école des loisirs and a children’s hospital results in something extraordinary.

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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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