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University Presses Seize Opportunity to Sell Foreign Rights

Staff of the University Press of Colorado, circa 2008. Darrin Pratt, director, is pictured bottom right.

IPR License’s Tom Chalmers talks to a trio of university press directors about their strategies for pursuing foreign rights sales.

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The Vikings of Brazil

Pasi Loman of Vikings of Brazil

We interview São Paulo-based literary agent Pasi Loman who specializes in selling book rights between Brazilian and Scandinavian publishers.

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Italy’s Increasingly Agile Literary Agents

Marco Vigevani

While relatively few literary agents work in Italy, the evolving publishing industry is making them more essential. Agent Marco Vigevani describes the scene.

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Rights Market in China is Booming, But Complicated

At the 2012 International Rights Directors Meeting in Frankfurt (eft to right): Gray Tan, Xie Na, Wuping Zhao, Lynette Owen

At Frankfurt’s annual Rights Directors Meeting, Wuping Zhao told the audience that Chinese publishers acquired rights to 15,592 foreign titles in 2011, up from just 1,664 in 1995.

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For Foreign Writers, Are Translators More Useful Than Agents?

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If you’re a writer from a small nation, working with a translator who can pitch your book directly to a publisher might be a better bet than using an agent.

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How Should the Frankfurt Book Fair Incorporate Self-Published Authors?

© Peter Hirth / Frankfurter Buchmesse

How should the world’s biggest book fair cater to self-published and indie authors? And if they did serve up a suitable agenda, would you indie author attend?

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Is the US a Fertile Market for Foreign Publishers?

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It is only a matter of time before global publishers take a bite out of the American pie. Will it be worth the time and effort it will take to break in?

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US to Face Domestic Competition from Overseas Digital Publishers

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In an attitude switch from recent years, foreign publishers are looking at ways to create market opportunities and exploit the rich digital market in the US.

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How We Put Doña Barbara, Back in the Saddle, in English

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University of Chicago press’ extraordinary journey to bring Rómulo Gallegos’ early 20th century Venezuelan classic novel Doña Barbara back into print in English.

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Bogota Book Fair Brings in 415,000 Visitors, $20m in Sales


The Bogotá International Book Fair was a high-energy affair, which featured Brazil as guest of honor. It attracted 415,000 visitors and generated $20m in sales.

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