Europe

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

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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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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Ukrainian Book Publishing Fears Hard Times Ahead

A map of the Ukraine which does not depict the recent annexation of the Crimea by Russia.

Ukraine’s new government is considering withdrawing support for the publishing industry and eliminating tax and other benefits for publishers to save cash.

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Germany’s Small Presses: Gourmet Reading for Book Gluttons

Small press catalogs on display in Leipzig.

Germany’s small press scene is thriving, with an eclectic mix of ambitious publishers seeking out new authors, experimenting with formats and finding audiences.

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Activists, Soldiers Move to Protect Libraries in Ukraine

Soldiers protecting the National Library in the Ukraine during protests earlier this month.

Amid violent political protests and the threat of occupation by Russian troops, Ukrainians are moving to protect their most precious literary treasures.

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Hungary’s Top Online and B&M Bookstore Chain Merge

Libri

Seeking sale synergies, Bookline.hu, Hungary’s top online bookseller has merged with Libri, the country’s largest bookstore chain.

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Inside Nubico, Spain’s Latest Ebook Subscription Service

Nubico

We talk to David Fernández Poyatos, CEO of Nubico, the Spanish ebook subscription service that is looking to acquire 30% of Spain’s e-reading market.

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On Dany Laferrière, Language and the Académie Française

Dany Laferrière

Haitian-Canadian writer Dany Laferrière — who supports the end of the use of the term Francophone — has been admitted to Académie Française, prompting debate.

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