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Yawn No More: Americans and the Market for Foreign Fiction

Susan Harris of Words Without Borders

As proven by the conversations at BookExpo America, American publishers, editors and readers may finally be coming around to embracing more foreign literature.

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Border-Hopping Bestsellers Still Face Challenges Abroad

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The growth of literary translation has given authors unprecedented opportunities, but challenges — such as a loss of meaning as books cross borders — remains.

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Is Pentian’s “Investment Model” for Books a Sure Bet?

Pentian launched their US campaign at BEA.

With Pentian’s model for crowdsourcing books, it turns the backer into a self-interested investor. But like with any investment, one must be willing to gamble.

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10 Tips to Promote a Book When the Author is MIA…or Dead

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At BEA, veteran publicists offered various strategies and tips for promoting books with no clear author or the the author is not available or even dead.

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Publishing and Technology Start-ups at BEA 2014

The Next Big Book promises publishers and authors dynamic analytics on sales and social media.

Two data analytics companies, Next Big Book and Qlovi, won startup prizes at BEA, but several others caught our eye and are worth watching through 2014.

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“A Footprint on the Convention Floor”: BEA’s Author Hub

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BookExpo America’s uPublishU Author Hub created self-published authors’ own ‘footprint on the convention floor’ for the first time, setting a strong precedent.

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Korea’s JR Comics Debuts Chinese Graphic Novels in US

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Korean publisher JR Comics debuted its popular graphic novel series based on classic Chinese adventure stories at BookExpo America last week.

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MIP 2014: On Digital Books and the New Subscription Economy

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New research on subscription ebook models from BISG shows publishers are still reticent, while consumers who embrace the model continue to buy books.

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Last, But Never Least, the Translator

Here, discussing literary translation at BookExpo America, pictured from left to right: Author Marcos Giralt Torrente, Scout Maria Campbell, Editor John Siciliano, and Translator Antony Shugaar

Translators are sometimes an afterthought in the publishing process, but the issue of finding good translators is paramount for publishers.

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When It Comes to Translation, It’s a Small World After All

Swiss author Joel Dicker, whose novel The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, is being marketed in the United States as the successor to Stieg Larsson.

BEA 2014 highlighted translation, with overlapping sessions focusing on missed chances, the ever-expanding marketplace, and changing avenues toward publication.

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