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Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously

From left, David Gaughran, Ann Colette, Jane Friedman, Monique Patterson of St Martin's Press, Elizabeth Jennings

The Women’s Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women’s fiction and self-publishing in Europe.

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Publishers Slowly Abandon Paris’ Chic 6th

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Parisian publishers are getting priced out of their traditional digs in Paris’s Chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th arrondissement.

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Finland’s I Remes Has a New Approach to Translation Deals

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Bestselling Finnish thriller writer I Remes is offering publishers a deal: the first two books royalty-free for five years for print, one year for digital.

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An Affluent Affinity: Dutch/German Publishing Relations

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Reintje Gianotten of the Dutch Foundation for Literature discusses the symbiotic relationship between German and Dutch publishing and its long history.

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Can Russia Curb Its Cultural PR Problem with Cash?

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Russia is looking at investing some $210 million to foster more translation and counter the decline in interest in its literature as a result of poor, post-Soviet PR.

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Introducing Albertine, NYC’s Newest Bookstore…and It’s French

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A new bookstore has opened inside the French Embassy in New York promising to be a catalyst for a French-American dialogue of ideas.

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Downton Abbey as Metaphor for the Publishing Industry

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Amazon Kindle is now a ‘proud sponsor’ of Downton Abbey. And it suits, as the show’s story arc reflects the current dynamic in the publishing business.

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With Stephen Fry, Penguin Crowdsources Future of the Book

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In opening up its new Stephen Fry book to crowdsourced remixes, Penguin hopes to catalyze an amazing, disruptive reading experience.

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Russian Book Sales Plummet in Ukraine, Imports to Be Cut

A map of the Ukraine which does not depict the annexation of the Crimea by Russia.

Sales of Russian books in the Ukraine have plummeted in 2014 and the Ukrainian government is looking at passing legislation to curtail imports further.

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Rome’s Colosseum Hosts Ancient Library Exhibition

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In the place where gladiators once fought, the city of Rome is hosting a summer exhibition of the public and private libraries of the Ancient World.

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