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In the Wake of Tragedy: Voltaire Hits the French Bestseller Lists

Voltaire is a hit again after 200 years.

Voltaire’s Treatise on Tolerance is a bestseller again in France 200 years after its publication as people try to understand the Charlie Hebdo murders.

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What Genres Were Hot In India 2014?

Chetan Ghagat Half Girlfriend

In India, ‘Runaway Romances,’ ‘Thriller Takeaways,’ and ‘Mythological Mysteries’ dominated the book business, forging a wide gulf between genre and lit.

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Strong Foreign Rights Sales for 2014 French Bestsellers

Patrick Modiano

2014 has been a good year for French publishers with strong foreign rights sales of several titles, including Nobel Prize-winner Patrick Modiano’s novel.

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Dan Brown, Arabic Authors to Star at Sharjah Book Fair

Dan Brown's Inferno in its Arabic edition.

Dan Brown’s talk at the Sharjah Book Fair, his first fair appearance outside the US, will be televised throughout the Arab world.

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Buku Fixi: On Translating Bestsellers for Malaysia

Fixi Verso

Young Malaysian publisher Buku Fixi is making waves, recently with translations of novels by Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. We talk to its founder.

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Oprah 2.0: Book Club Marries Magazine, TV and Digital

Oprah and Sue Monk Kidd

The re-booted iteration of Oprah’s influential book club is leveraging multiple platforms in print and digital for maximum exposure and engagement.

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The Problem with French Books


The French lament that Anglophone markets remains closed to them, even to bestsellers. Why? Is it because the Anglos are parochial or is it something about the books?

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A Short History of Self-Help, The World’s Bestselling Genre

Jessica Lamb Shapiro

Today, self-help is a $1 billion annual business in the United States. It has been around for thousands of years, and it has been loved and hated for just as long.

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Seth Godin on Why “Vilifying Amazon…Makes No Sense”

Seth Godin credits Amazon with ushering in a "golden age" for books.

Seth Godin traces the ups and downs of the independent bookstore since WWII, while proclaiming that today is a golden age for books, crediting Amazon.

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Rossi’s Kairós, Brown’s Inferno Top Brazil’s Bestseller Lists for May

Bestselling phenomenon Father Marcelo Rossi’s new book Kairós shot to the top of the Brazilian bestseller list, while Dan Brown took the top slot among foreign authors.

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