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On Publishing Genre Fiction in Africa

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Writing for Africa in Words, Emma Shercliff offers a fascinating look at genre publishing in Africa based on the discussions the recent Africa Writes conference.

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What You Should Know About Finnish Literature

Anu Partanen, originally from Finland, is a journalist based in New York City.

Journalist Anu Partanen offers a preview of Finnish literature today, ahead of Finland’s Guest of Honor program at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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France Festival Highlight Québécois, Indian Authors

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For lovers of literature, Paris is the place to be for the next two weeks, as Festival America and Festival des Ecrivains du Monde highlight Francophone writers from Quebec and Indian authors.

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Publishing in Finland: Minna Castren, Publishing Director, Otava

Minna Castren is Publishing Director of Otava, Finland's largest book publisher

Which authors should you look for from Otava, Finland’s largest book publisher? Director Minna Castren lists upcoming books, authors and trends ahead of Frankfurt.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Claudia Wittman, Germany

Claudia Wittman, founder of The Wittmann Agency (photo by Sabine Münch)

Claudia Wittman, literary agent and founder of the Wittman Agency in Germany, talks about how her rights business manages the massive changes in the book publishing industry.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Marleen Seegers, USA

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Marleen Seegers, co-founder of the 2 Seas Agency in California, talks about the challenge of building a literary agency brand, hot territories for foreign rights, and digital-first books in translation.

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Man Booker Shortlist Features 3 Brits, 2 Americans, 1 Aussie

Man Booker Prize

Three Brits, two Americans, one Aussie make the cut for this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist, the first year non-Commonwealth authors have been eligible.

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Publishing in Finland: Leena Majander-Reenpää, Publisher, WSOY

Leena Majander-Reenpää is the publisher of WSOY in Finland

Leena Majander-Reenpää is the publisher of WSOY, one of the leading Finnish publishers dating back to the 19th century. Find out about the latest authors, bestsellers and digital publishing projects from WSOY.

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September’s Top Reviews of Self-published Books from BlueInk Review

The darkest side of Saturn

Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about a doomsday Cassandra and a guide to overcoming concussions without drugs.

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Samsung Announced as Innovation Partner at Frankfurt Book Fair

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Samsung will be Innovation Partner at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair and help showcase technology solutions and unique content experiences for the book publishing industry.

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