Europe

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

Polish Book Chains Re-imagine Stores, Expand to Small Cities

Matras Store

Poland’s two largest bookstore chains, Matras and Empik, are adding new services and plan vast expansions amid a shrinking number of independent bookstores.

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Bragelonne: Fighting France’s Book Snobs with Success

Stéphane Marsan

Publisher Bragelonne has found extraordinary success selling what others in France might deign to be untouchable, including fantasy, romance, and ebooks.

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Actes Sud Editor Brings Syrian, Arabic Literature to France

Mardam-Bey Farouk

Actes Sud editor Farouk Mardam-Bey is responsible for some 80% of France’s translations of Arabic literature and has put a new spotlight on Syrian works.

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6 Reasons Why English Writers Should Self-publish in Germany

Leonie Langer

The German ebook self-publishing market is exploding and here are 6 reasons why smart English-speaking writers should take advantage of the opportunity.

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Global Book Market Snapshots: France and Germany

Laurel Zuckerman

In France, the popularity of French should fuel more translations and rights sales. In Germany, the book industry edges tentatively into the future.

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A Magic Formula? Or How to Sell a German Book in America

Maxim Leo

Maxim Leo’s bestselling memoir ‘Red Love’ won the European Book Prize in 2011, but it took the commitment of a small publisher to bring it to English-speakers.

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The Life of Argentine Literature in France

The translation of tk's novel has proven popular in France.

Argentina and France have had a long and dynamic literary relationship, one that took center stage at last month’s Salon du Livre in Paris.

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Frank Tétart: Making Maps that Shed Light on Geopolitics 

Grand Atlas

Maps are primarily a tool to understand the complexity of international relations, says author Frank Tétart, author of a new atlas illustrating geopolitics.

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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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