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Deutsche Welle: China’s Censors’ Main Weapon is “Unpredictability”

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Despite strict censorship, Western authors are increasingly looking to have a shot at the fast-growing book market in China, says PP editor-in-chief Ed Nawotka in Deutsche Welle.

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Simon & Schuster and Yilin Press in Deal for Worldwide EBook Distribution

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In October, Simon & Schuster and Yilin Press announced a new distribution and publishing agreement that will expand the availability of electronic editions for works in Mandarin for readers worldwide.

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Would You Change Your Book to Appease Chinese Censors?

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A look at some of the compromises made by both Americans and their publishers to please Chinese censors and have their books available to a potential readership of millions.

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China is Opening to Westerners, Rapidly

George Lossius, CEO of Publishing Technology

‘The Chinese market is considered challenging to break into by Western businesses, in reality this is changing,’ says George Lossius, CEO of Publishing Technology.

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S&S to Distribute Chinese Language Ebooks from Yilin Press

Carolyn Reidy, CEO of Simon & Schuster, signs a distribution agreement with Mr. Li Rui Hwa, VP of Yilin Press at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Simon & Schuster will distribute Yilin Press ebooks to Chinese readers around the world. The distribution agreement was signed at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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E-Publishing Growth is Organic in the Developing World

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Emerging markets incorporate international digital publishing models, while at the same time putting their own stamp on them, writes Octavio Kulesz.

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Is Poetry More Difficult to Translate Than Prose?

Syrian poet and perennial Nobel Prize-candidate Adonis.

Translating poetry is more than just how the language is structured, but also how thoughts and emotions are structured as well, says Adonis.

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Is The Future of the Novel is in the East?

Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk

Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk argues that in the West, as the importance of literary novels decreases, the literary torch will be picked up by China and India.

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Can Foreign Authors Use China’s Social Media to Acquire Readers?

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China’s Douban is experimenting with crowdsourced translations of English literature, including SF and short stories by David Mitchell. Can it help authors enter the market?

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International Approaches to Children’s Publishing in China

china shanghai childrens book fair

A recent webinar examined the challenges and opportunities for international publishers looking enter the children’s book publishing market in China.

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