Global Trade Talk

Publishing industry news and announcements from the US, UK and international markets.

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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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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Literary Agent Q&A: Madeleine Milburn, UK

Madeleine Millburn, literary agent in London, UK

Madeleine Millburn, a literary agent from London, offers her view on which international markets offer the most opportunities and how digital publishing has impacted the rights business.

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Publishing in Finland: Outi Mäkinen, Director of Literature at Tammi

Outi Mäkinen, Director of LIterature at Tammi

Outi Mäkinen of Finland’s Tammi publishing house talks about top Finnish authors and books that will be on display in Frankfurt and trends in Finnish fiction.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Clare Wallace, UK

Clare Wallace, literary agent at the Darley Anderson agency in London

Clare Wallace of the Darley Anderson Literary Agency in London talks about digitization has changed the book rights business and what opportunities lie ahead.

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Publishing in Finland: Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos

Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos Publishing in Helsinki, Finland

Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos Publishing in Finland, highlights some of the company’s up-and-coming authors, new titles and Finnish publishing trends ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Taryn Fagerness

Taryn Fagerness started her own literary agency in 2009

Taryn Fagerness, a literary agent in Washington, talks about her recent success with author Matthew Dicks and how she’s optimistic about the digital future of publishing.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Jonathan Lyons of Curtis Brown

Jonathan Lyons

In charge of Curtis Brown’s translation rights department, agent Jonathan Lyons talks here about the challenges and opportunities in today’s book publishing industry.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Cecile Barendsma of Janklow & Nesbit

the trigger by tim butcher

Cecile Barendsma of Janklow & Nesbit talks about new titles, global foreign rights trends, and the increase of translation deals in Asia.

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