The Federation of European Publishers captured photos of more than 150 MEPs and heads of European publishers and writers associations posing with their favorite books.
Respected publisher Michael Krüger will soon retire after 45 years at Germany’s Carl Hanser Verlag. Here he discusses the uncertain future of literary publishing.
The ongoing DOJ lawsuit against Apple and scandal at the NSA have underscored the divide between the US and Europe when it comes to the book business, privacy and information.
Book sales in Bulgaria were up 10% in 2012, with publishers reporting more than 5,000 books were published the previous year, of which 1,500 were translations.
As in financial matters, will the rest of continental Europe be forced to fall in line with Germany’s lead in embracing ebooks and digital publishing?
Some bestselling novels are too culturally specific to resonate with an international audience. Those that are translated will always be subject to readers’ unpredictable whims.
Amazon’s Jeff Belle announced in a letter to literary agents that Amazon Publishing will begin building a European publishing division in 2013. Hiring will begin in January.
French economist Françoise Benhamou argues that culture need not just be urban. She’ll be speaking at the Forum d’Avignon this November 15-17 where the theme is Culture: Reasons to Hope.
As part of an initiative to support European culture, the EU Prize for Literature awards 12 authors with 5,000 euros and a chance to receive translation funding.
The modest size of the Dutch market means publishers need to be creative and smart about digital investments, while a facility with English opens the world.