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Irish Bookseller John McNamee on EIBF and European Competition

John McNamee of Easons Bookshops in Ireland, recently stepped down as President of the EIBF.

Outgoing president of the European and International Booksellers Federation John McNamee discusses interoperability for ebooks, VAT, and offers advice for future survival in the book biz.

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In France, a New Twist on the Reality TV Writing Show: Sex

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Académie Balzac, a new literary TV reality show in France, is trying to succeed where others have failed by convincing authors to have sex in a swimming pool.

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The Translator as Agent

Maureen Freely, the moderator of the panel, is the new President of PEN UK.

A panel of experts discuss how translations reach the market, from finding the books to what translators should do when approaching publishers.

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Literary Agent Q&A: Norbert Uzseka, Hungary

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In our series of Q&A’s with the world’s leading literary agents, we talk to Norbert Uzseka of the Lex Copyright Iroda in Budapest, Hungary.

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Is Norway Paradise for Publishers?

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Norway’s oil wealth and commitment to education offers unparalleled opportunities for publishers and writers alike, argues The New Republic.

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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair’s Shift Toward Digital

A new digital category was added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards this year.

With a digital category added to the prestigious Ragazzi Awards, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair acknowledged the increasing influence of digital publishing.

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Extinction and Editing: Startup Collate It

An example of Collate it in action.

John Pettigrew explains the principles behind Collate it, a UK digital startup aimed at helping publishers by replicating editors’ natural workflow, online.

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Is Polish Noir The Next Big Thing?

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In Poland, crime fiction is becoming ever more popular, with a surge in writers and high quality work. And the taste for Polish noir is catching on elsewhere.

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Russian Government Considers Support for Bookselling

Putin believes the decrease in interest in reading may corrupt Russian society.

The decrease in reading in Russia has alarmed government officials, who are considering various proposals to support bookselling and the promotion of reading.

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Germany’s Small Presses: Gourmet Reading for Book Gluttons

Small press catalogs on display in Leipzig.

Germany’s small press scene is thriving, with an eclectic mix of ambitious publishers seeking out new authors, experimenting with formats and finding audiences.

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