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.
From new book discovery strategies to e-book publishing in Germany and Denmark…the best of our coverage from the first half of 2012.
Digital publishing has turned everyone into a global consumer who can download books from abroad, all but eliminating the need for foreign language bookstores.
People are looking for a reliable alternative to the so-called authorities, be they politicians, bankers or media, who are so often wrong. Books provide that.
Despite European economic woes, the Czech Republic’s major book fair thrived, aided by a neighborly focus, underscoring the strong draw of good literature.