Global Trade Talk

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

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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Literary Agent Q&A: Lora Fountain on Graphic Novels and France

Lora Fountain, Paris-based literary agent

Lora Fountain, a literary agent based in Paris, talks about the challenges of selling graphic novel translations in an increasingly digital and competitive marketplace.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Melanie Rostock, K Literary Agency in Spain

Melanie Rostock, K Literary & Film Agency

Melanie Rostock with the K Literary and Film Agency in Barcelona offers best-practice advice for literary agents and tips on promising international markets.

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Jaron Lanier to Receive 2014 Peace Prize from German Book Trade

Jaron Lanier

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.’

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Literary Agent Q&A: Sedef Ilgiç, Kalem Agency in Turkey

Sedef Ilgiç, Kalem Agency in Turkey

Sedef Ilgiç, a literary agent at the Kalem Agency in Turkey, on selling Turkish books to publishers abroad and representing international authors in Turkey.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Barbara Griffini of Berla & Griffini Rights Agency

Barbara Griffini, literary agent

Barbara Griffini, a translator and literary agent representing Italian authors, provides a snapshot of her working life selling rights in Europe and the US.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Denise Bukowski, Canada

Denise Bukowski, The Bukowski Agency in Toronto, Canada

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.

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In India, Authors Turn to Book Trailers to Boost Sales

Chant Book Trailer

“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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“India Will Become a Dumping Ground for American Literature”

Literary agent David Godwin predicts tough times ahead for small Indian publishers. (Photo: The Hindu)

Literary agent David Godwin predicts that small publishers in India will soon be forced aside by monolithic publishing houses run overseas.

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