Russia’s Literary Monster: The Wild, Unpredictable World of Vladimir Sorokin

In Europe by Daniel Kalder

A “living classic,” Sorokin pushes boundaries by writing about a Russia rife with violence, coprophilia, violence, rape, violence, aliens, violence, clones and more violence. He makes his American debut in New York this weekend at the PEN World Voices Festival. By Daniel Kalder At the London Book Fair earlier this month, Russia was featured as Guest of Honor. Nearly every Russian …

Buenos Aires: 2011 World Book Capital in More Ways Than One

In Growth Markets by Edward Nawotka

In Buenos Aires, there are books for sale on what seems to be every corner and may be more books per sale per capita than perhaps any other city in the world. By Edward Nawotka BUENOS AIRES: We’re currently in the midst of the Buenos Aires International Book Fair — better known to Spanish-speakers as the Feria del Libro. The …

Publishing In The Digital Devices Boom: The Importance of APIs

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

The number of digital reading devices are multiplying. Publishers can best handle this distribution opportunity by developing an API. By Oren Michels, CEO, Mashery.com Let me begin by saying something curiously unpopular: Publishing has never been in a better position. That may be difficult to believe, with bookstores closing, prices under continual pressure, and pundits bemoaning the death –- thank …

The Elegance of Gallic Books

In Europe by Olivia Snaije

The English publisher is devoted exclusively to translations from French, and business is good By Olivia Snaije Books in translation? And only from French? Most would have seen it as a long shot. Yet the founders of the 3-year old London-based Gallic Books, Jane Aitken, Managing Director, and Editorial Director Pilar Webb, have pulled it off and then some. They …

“Publishers Are Right to Be Afraid,” says Publishing Technology’s Randy Petway

In Digital by Daniel Kalder

A leading publishing technology service provider believes too many publishers may have their “head in the sand” when it comes to the impact of technology on the future of the industry. By Daniel Kalder As Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Publishing Technology, a digital publishing services company, Randy Petway leads the firm in its strategic development to ensure continued …