*+-In charge of Curtis Brown’s translation rights department, agent Jonathan Lyons talks here about the challenges and opportunities in today’s book publishing industry.
*+-Cecile Barendsma of Janklow & Nesbit talks about new titles, global foreign rights trends, and the increase of translation deals in Asia.
*+-New research, particularly in South America, is looking at how the publishing and copyright-holding industries can be seen as national wealth generators.
*+-IPR License’s Tom Chalmers talks to a trio of university press directors about their strategies for pursuing foreign rights sales.
*+-We interview São Paulo-based literary agent Pasi Loman who specializes in selling book rights between Brazilian and Scandinavian publishers.
*+-While relatively few literary agents work in Italy, the evolving publishing industry is making them more essential. Agent Marco Vigevani describes the scene.
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-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?
*+-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?