“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.
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Literary agent David Godwin predicts that small publishers in India will soon be forced aside by monolithic publishing houses run overseas.
Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria looks at whether social media really influences readers to buy books.
Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria covers the frontline battlegrounds in publishing, from print vs. digital, to books vs. videogames.
At the GBO’s recent translator workshop, two US book editors and translator Susan Bernofksy shared techniques and tips for literary translators. Here’s what they said.
Asia Times Online talks to Penguin China’s Jo Lusby about the publisher’s aggressive Chinese-English/English-Chinese translation program.
A new state-sanctioned Literary Assembly will replace the Soviet-era Union of Writers, and Vladimir Putin has declared 2015 a Year of Literature in Russia.
Bookmate, a Russian ebook subscription service, wants to attract English language publishers to its platform to cater to developing markets.
Despite a dramatic drop in book sales, Aladin used bookstores have thrived, with some publishers dumping books to boost sales; a fixed-price law is now under debate.
Mexico’s Álvaro Enrigue won the €18,000 Herralde Prize for his novel Muerte súbita. The prize, awarded by Anagrama, is given to an unpublished novel in Spanish.