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In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot

Andre Breedt

India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.

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8 Ways Oyster Books Can Rule the Ebook Subscription Market

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In the six months since its debut, the $14 million Oyster ebook subscription platform has yet to take off. What’s lacking? What could be improved? We advise.

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“Self-Published Authors = 50% of the EBook Market by 2020″

Mark Coker

Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, has made the prediction that self-published books will account for 50% of ebook sales by 2020.

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How to Buy a Top Spot on the New York Times Bestseller List

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Carolyn Kellogg reports in the Los Angeles Times about how ResultSource Inc. was able, through clever machinations, to generate a #1 New York Times bestseller.

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Award-Winning Authors Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Rupert Thompson

Writing for The Guardian, Robert McCrum observes that ‘the credit crunch and the internet are making writing as a career harder than it has been for a generation.’

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Publishing Perspectives Monthly Magazine Issue #1: Selling and Sales


Publishing Perspectives has launched a digital monthly magazine optimized for reading on tablets and screens. Our first issue on Selling & Sales highlights new strategies for boosting book sales.

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In Brazil, Amazon Starts Selling Kindles Direct, Books are Next

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After 13 months of using partners to sell Kindles in Brazil, Amazon is now offering direct sales. If they can do that, books are not likely far behind.

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TV and Film Boost Sales of Library of America Classics

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The Library of America reports the movie remake of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ tripled sales of the LOA’s James Thurber, among other examples.

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In the Arab World Islam Sells in “P,” Unorthodox Sells in “E”

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Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.

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Counter to Cliché, French Translations Sell Better Than Ever

Laurence Marie is the head of the book department for the French Embassy in the United States.

French translations are more popular and selling better than ever in English-language markets, not just in the US but in India and elsewhere, writes Laurence Marie.

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