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On Books in Translation in the American Market

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The German Book Office’s Riky Stock spoke to editors and publishers about the factors at play when considering publishing a translation in the US market.

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French Booksellers Find Fun in Failing to Stock Bestseller

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French booksellers have found an amusing way to apologize to their customers for not stocking Valerie Treirweiller’s bestselling tell-all, political revenge memoir.

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Creating and Finding Media Opportunities for Your Book

Colleen Devine Ellis

There are so many publicity options and opportunities that they can be overwhelming. Here is a strategy for taking on the challenge.

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Want to Open Your Own Independent UK Bookstore?

Richard Kemp wants YOU to open a bookstore.

Richard Kemp has opened 3 independent UK bookstores and wants to help others open 1,000 more. Here are his top tips for getting started.

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How to Establish Robust Trade in Emerging Ebook Markets

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For an ebook distributor to succeed in a developing market they need to adapt to methodologies, in particular payment mechanisms, already prevalent in that market.

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As New Adult Genre Gains Traction, Questions Remain

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New Adult literature is an emerging literary genre that, in many cases, is a sexed-up version of young adult fiction. But some booksellers remain unsure how to market it.

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Amazon in Brazil and the Tropical Agency Model

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Amazon’s negotiations with publishers in Brazil have led to surreal pricing, while some advocate for passing a fixed-price law to defend against the Americans.

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With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil’s Bookselling Establishment

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The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry.

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Speed Reading Secrets of a Book Critic

Edward Nawotka

How is it professional book critics can pump out scores of reviews a year when many of us struggle just to read one book a week? They are told what to say.

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Saraiva Bets on LEV E-ink Reader in Brazil

LEV is being distributed at Saraiva's 114 stores, as well as through Wal-Mart.

Brazil’s Saraiva is making a bet few others would in this era of the tablet: earlier this month they launched the LEV, a proprietary-branded e-ink reader.

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