Abstinence or Sex: Twilight vs. In Praise of Older Women

In Europe by Guest Contributor

• In Praise of Older Women is the anti-Twilight, telling the story of a young man’s sexual education in the arms of older women. • Stephen Vizinczey believes one reason his novel In Praise of Older Women isn’t in print in the U.S. is because it doesn’t fit into America’s “puritanical or macho traditions.” Editorial by Lewis Manalo When I …

The Forthcoming Argentinean E-book Market

In Growth Markets by Guest Contributor

• At this time, very few people in Argentina own e-readers, and suppliers have yet to develop a formal electronic market. • Success in the e-book market is most likely to come from new companies with business models that are distinct from their U.S. and European counterparts. By Octavio Kulesz The Argentinean publishing sector experienced an impressive boost in the …

Coming Soon to Your iPad: An Interactive Graphic Novel on the CIA and Iran

In Digital by Edward Nawotka

• Cognito Comics is launching an immersive digital graphic novel called Operation Ajax, specifically for the iPad. Inspired by journalist Stephen Kinzer and his bestselling account of the 1953 CIA-sponsored coup in Iran, Ajax will combine elements of video games and graphic novels. • Dan Burwen, founder and CEO of Cognito, sees digital graphic novels as the future of digital …

Foreign Rights Acquisitions Put Turkish Book Market on the Map

In Europe by Guest Contributor

By Nermin Mollaoğlu • In the wake of Orhan Pamuk’s Nobel and Turkey’s appearance as Guest of Honour at the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair, Turkish publishers have recently taken a greater interest in foreign rights and in expanding their international presence. • 50% of books published in Turkey are translations, and agencies like Kalem are now a bigger part of …

Stephenie Meyer Tells All!

In English Language by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Ok, not true, but this is an interview with an author from Arizona who writes about teen age vampires and is also really, really cool. Adam Rex is the author, illustrator or both of more than a dozen books for children. His first YA novel, Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story, out today by HarperCollins …

Why Cell Phones Will Dominate the E-Book Market in China

In Editorial & Opinion by Edward Nawotka

• In 2009, China ran up $1bn in sales of digital content, and the market is growing at an estimated 40% annually. In response China Publishing Group (CPG) -– China’s largest state-sponsored publishing conglomerate — has launched Digital Media Co. Ltd., a new digital media and technology subsidiary. • From August 24-27, the German Book Office Beijing is hosting a trip …

China Publishing Group Launches Digital Subsidiary, Preps for the Future

In Digital by Guest Contributor

• In 2009, China ran up $1bn in sales of digital content, and the market is growing at an estimated 40% annually. In response China Publishing Group -– China’s largest state-sponsored publishing conglomerate — has launched Digital Media Co. Ltd., a new digital media and technology subsidiary. • From August 24-27, the German Book Office Beijing is hosting a trip …