Global Trade Talk

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

France’s Hachette Expands Interests in Russia

Azuka Atticus

France’s Hachette Livre has extended its stake in Azbuka Atticus, Russia’s ninth largest publishing conglomerate.

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Taschen Eyes Russian Expansion

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Germany’s Taschen has a renewed focus on Russia and signed new deals with local book distributors Logosphere, Magma and Jupiter.

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A “Critical Moment” for Ebook Subscription Services

24symbols apps

We need innovation, and Kindle Unlimited might not be publishers’ best option, argues 24symbols co-founder, Justo Hidalgo.

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Moroccans Finally Make a Stand in Frankfurt

morocco stand frankfurt 2014

Working in multiple language and genres, twelve publishers from Morocco exhibited together at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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New Faces in Frankfurt: Publisher Snapshots from Around the World

Sulaiman Abedowale

What are publishers doing in Namibia, Jordan, Senegal and Indonesia? We interview four publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair to find out.

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“Bridging” Books and Bloggers at Headline UK

Ben Willis of Headline UK speaks at the Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club, publishers gathered to discuss their latest marketing initiatives, among them was Headline UK’s Bookbridgr system for liaising with book bloggers.

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When a Book is a Stone: The Role of Publishing in Areas of Conflict

Holger Ehling, Richard Ali, Marwan Adwan, Volodymyr Samoylenko at the Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Weltempfang stage, publishers from Nigeria, Syria, and the Ukraine discussed their experiences publishing in the midst of conflict.

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“You can’t just put stuff into English”

Frankfurt Book Fair Literary Agents and Scouts Center

Literary agents respond to Richard Charkin’s provocation that international publishers should put out their own English editions rather than selling the English rights.

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European Union Prize for Literature announced at FBF

13 winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The 13 winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature took the stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Wednesday.

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Beyond the Moomin Valley: Celebrating The Many Sides of Tove Jansson

Dr. Tuula Karjalainen and Anke Michler-Janhunen at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Tove Jansson, author of the Moomins and other children’s books, would have turned 100 years old this year. Here’s what you don’t know about this famous Finn.

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