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.
Global Trade Talk
Publishing industry news and announcements from the US, UK and international markets.
Cecile Barendsma of Janklow & Nesbit talks about new titles, global foreign rights trends, and the increase of translation deals in Asia.
Lora Fountain, a literary agent based in Paris, talks about the challenges of selling graphic novel translations in an increasingly digital and competitive marketplace.
Melanie Rostock with the K Literary and Film Agency in Barcelona offers best-practice advice for literary agents and tips on promising international markets.
Jaron Lanier will receive the 2014 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his writing and advocacy about ‘the dangers involved when human beings are reduced to digital categories.’
Sedef Ilgiç, a literary agent at the Kalem Agency in Turkey, on selling Turkish books to publishers abroad and representing international authors in Turkey.
Barbara Griffini, a translator and literary agent representing Italian authors, provides a snapshot of her working life selling rights in Europe and the US.
In our ongoing series of Q&As with literary agents, Denise Bukowski, of the Bukowski Agency in Toronto, talks about international rights opportunities and engaged authors.
“If a picture is worth 1000 words, a good trailer is worth a 1000 copies sold?,” asks The Hindu about the growing popularity of book trailers in India.
Literary agent David Godwin predicts that small publishers in India will soon be forced aside by monolithic publishing houses run overseas.