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On Bringing Murakami to Germany and Beyond

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The launch of a new Haruki Murakami book has become an event around the world, with many translations appearing before an English edition.

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France’s Hachette Expands Interests in Russia

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France’s Hachette Livre has extended its stake in Azbuka Atticus, Russia’s ninth largest publishing conglomerate.

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Taschen Eyes Russian Expansion

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Germany’s Taschen has a renewed focus on Russia and signed new deals with local book distributors Logosphere, Magma and Jupiter.

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A “Critical Moment” for Ebook Subscription Services

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We need innovation, and Kindle Unlimited might not be publishers’ best option, argues 24symbols co-founder, Justo Hidalgo.

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Consider the Ebook Format: Books in Browsers V

Micah Bowers, BlueFire Productions and Readium, at Books in Browsers 2014

How do authors create their digital book files and what influence does that process have on the final content? Speakers at Books in Browsers 2014 address this topic.

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French Cartoonist Banned from Israel

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Maximilien Le Roy, a French cartoonist invited to the Palestine Cartoon Festival, was banned from Israel for his work on Palestine.

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Standards a Top Priority at Books in Browsers V

Audience at Books in Browsers 2014

At this year’s Books in Browsers conference, many speakers addressed the importance and relevance of standards for ebooks and web content.

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Books in Browsers V: Live Stream Video

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Watch the live stream video from Books in Browsers 2014, a summit for developers and designers working in the book publishing industry.

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UK Tops in Titles Published Per Capita and Export Revenue

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The International Publishing Association released data indicated the UK lead the world in new titles published per capita and export revenue in 2013.

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Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers

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The NYT writes “slimmed-down, simplified and sometimes sanitized editions” of best-selling nonfiction has become a hit with YA readers.

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