Europe

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

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

Simon et Croque bisous

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

France book sign

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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Rome’s Colosseum Hosts Ancient Library Exhibition

'Infinite Library' exhibition entrance (1)

In the place where gladiators once fought, the city of Rome is hosting a summer exhibition of the public and private libraries of the Ancient World.

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In Italy, Feltrinelli’s New RED Store Aims at Young Techies

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Italian publisher and bookseller Feltrinelli has opened its second RED store, a new concept aimed at attracting younger, tech-savvy customers. We look inside.

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Amid Crisis, Greece Tries to Keep Thessaloniki Book Fair Alive

Evangelia Avloniti

Evangelia Avloniti reports on the on struggle to sustain the Thessaloniki Book Fair, a vital connection between Greek publishers and the rest of the world.

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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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