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How the UK’s Folio Society is Changing with the Times

Odes of Horace

The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.

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Okwiri Oduor Wins 15th Caine Prize for African Writing

Okwiri Odour (Photo: Caine Prize for African Writing)

Kenyan Okwiri Oduor has won the 15th Caine Prize for African Writing, often described as Africa’s leading literary award.

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In the UK, Traditional Publishing’s Pay for Authors “Not Fair”

Nicola Solomon

In the UK, the Society of Authors’ chief executive claims that traditional publishers’ terms ‘are no longer fair or sustainable’ for author’s to make a living.

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Bragelonne: Fighting France’s Book Snobs with Success

Stéphane Marsan

Publisher Bragelonne has found extraordinary success selling what others in France might deign to be untouchable, including fantasy, romance, and ebooks.

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Amazon Appeals Directly to Hachette’s Authors

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has gone directly to authors ‘hoping to gain hearts and minds – and leverage’ in its dispute with Hachette.

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Can Writers Earn a Living in the UK?

pencil on a keyboard

The Guardian reports on a survey of the income of professional writers and find that fewer people can earn a living from writing than just a year ago.

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Al Manhal Arabic Education E-publisher Goes Paperback via Amazon

Al Manhal

Al Manhal, the UAE-based Arabic digital education publisher, now offers paperback editions of its books worldwide via Amazon marketplace.

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Kathy Page on Writing About Prison and Transgender Issues

Kathy Page's "Alphabet" is a piercing examination of one man's identity issues.

Kathy Page’s novel, Alphabet, offers a piercing examination and description of one man’s identity issues and the impact of incarceration on the human spirit.

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Korean Literature Needs More Skilled Translators

South Korea

The lack of skilled translators who can ‘properly translate Korean literary works into English’ as the ‘biggest handicap in the globalization of Korean literature.’

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Hong Kong Book Fair Gets Professional, Goes Global

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The Hong Kong Book Fair, now in its 25th year, remains firmly focused on the Chinese-language titles, but has begun to add professional elements and global authors.

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