Global Trade Talk

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

Literary Agent Andrew Nurnberg Partners with Turkey’s AnatoliaLit

Anatolia Lit

Leading UK literary agency Andrew Nurnberg Associates is partnering with Istanbul’s AnatoliaLit agency to expand the agency’s activities in Turkey.

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Publisher Who Defied Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Wins AAP “Freedom” Award

The Jesters Cap, without the "anti-gay" 18+ warning required under Russian law.

Russia’s Samokat has been awarded the Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award from the Association of American Publishers.

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Austrian Literature in Translation: Asymptote Speaks With Ariande Press

Ariadne Press Logo 2

At Asymptote, Eve Richter interviewed Karl Johns, founding editor of Ariadne Press, which has been publishing Austrian literature in translation since 1998.

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rakuten Buys E-book Distributor OverDrive for $410 Million

Overdrive

Japan’s Rakuten, parent company of ebookseller Kobo, has purchased US ebook distributor OverDrive, likely blocking Kindle’s further expansion into libraries.

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Canada Reads: Where Celebrities Battle for a Book’s Honor

Canada Reads Line up

Canada Reads, a contest in which 5 celebrities debate various books merits and vote a title off each day on CBC TV, has serious implications for publishers.

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Photo Essay from the Riyadh International Book Fair

Classic East meets West

Roger Tagholm shares a few of the faces and places he experienced during a visit to the Riyadh International Book Fair (RIBF).

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Bad News for Kindle Unlimited in France?

Fleur Pellerin, French Minister of Culture and Communication (Photo: ActuaLitté)

France is once again putting pressure on Amazon, this time through ebook subscription. Ironically, France’s homegrown subscription services may suffer more.

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lone Star: Will Evans Promises Texas Translation Renaissance

Will Evans, a true lone star.

Will Evans, of Dallas-based Deep Vellum press, is leveraging local support to sustain his recently launched publishing house focused on translation.

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

PP for Italy’s Giornale della Libreria: Ebook 2.0

Ben Denckla

Publishing Perspectives’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria is a translation of Benjamin Denckla’s article, “If Ebooks are Software, It’s Time for Version 2.0.”

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Springer Science & Business to Merge with Macmillan Science & Education

Springer Horse

A merger between Springer Science & Business and Holtzbrinck will form a new global science and education publisher with annual sales of 1.5 billion euros

Posted in Global Trade Talk | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment
  • Get Publishing Perspectives in your inbox each day and stay up-to-date on international publishing.