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Nigeria’s Ankara Press Offers a New Kind of African Romance

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Ankara Press, a new digital imprint of Nigeria’s Cassava Republic, has aims to deliver “romances that reflect the complexity” of modern African lives.

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The Translation That Became a Most Unlikely Bestseller

The Name of the Rose, as published by Italy's Bompani

Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose celebrates 30 years in translation and in print this year — but still confounds even the most erudite readers.

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How Japan’s Kinokuniya Innovates, Fosters Growth

ABC Hiroshi Sogo

Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya has implemented several innovative strategies to fight declining domestic sales, while still expanding at home and abroad.

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Can an Oil-and-Gas Exec Disrupt the Book Business?

Gordon Ross wants to disrupt the book business.

Bangkok-based Gordon Ross says disrupting the book industry is a business challenge, and has launched Bleeding Heart Publications to test his instincts.

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Haven’t Finished Reading that Bestseller? You’re Not Alone

The Goldfinch

Kobo has released data about how many people finish ebook bestsellers and data indicates that purchasing a book is no indication of willingness to read it.

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Hachette Tests if Gumroad Can Sell Books on Twitter

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Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books.

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The Challenge of Translating Infinite Jest Into Portuguese

David Foster Wallace's magnum opus Infinite Jest has just been translated into Portuguese.

At The Millions, Glenn H. Shepard interviewed the Portuguese translator of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest about the challenges of the project.

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How Much Can You Fake in Publishing?

Zoe Sugg poses with Girl Online, which she didn't write...

In the UK, Zoella was revealed to have used a ghostwriter, while Clare Balding’s book cover looks fake, but isn’t. How much of this is okay?

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“México20″ List Spotlights Top Young Mexican Authors

Eduardo Rabasa is one of the featured authors on the México20 list.

The México20 list highlights 20 Mexican authors under 40 to be promoted in 2015 when Mexico is Guest of Honor at the London Book Fair.

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Author C.J. Daugherty on Adapting Books for the Web

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Author CJ Daugherty discusses the release Night School the Web Series based on her bestselling YA novels — the first of its kind in the UK.

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