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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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

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Michel Houellebecq and the Charlie Hebdo Attack

Charlie Hebdo

As Paris reels from the murders at Charlie Hebdo magazine, the controversial novel by Michel Houellebecq, star of the magazine’s new issue, is published.

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Iceland’s Jólabókaflóð: The Christmas Book Flood

Jólabókaflóð...here come the wave of books.

In Iceland, the holiday season sees more than 800 books published and is responsible for 60-70% of all book sales in the country.

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Sainsbury’s Finalists for Ebooks of the Year 2014

Sainsbury's ebooks of the year

The UK retail chain Sainsbury’s has opened voting for its eBooks of the Year prize, with several international names shortlisted.

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt

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Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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Meet The Editor: Aleksi Pöyry of Granta Finland

granta finland

Granta Finland launched a new issue at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair: Best of Young Finnish Novelists, published by Otava. We talk with editor Aleksi Pöyry about it.

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World Literature Today: 25 Novels That Inspired the World

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World Literature Today asked 25 writers to nominate the one book that had the most influence on their writing or way of seeing the world.

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