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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

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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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Why Foreign Rights are a Big Deal for Small Publishers

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At Berrett-Koehler Publishers foreign rights sales account for 10% of revenue, much of it from backlist, and are rewarding both financially and culturally.

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Has Transparency Made Book Scouts More or Less Important?

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Does the increased flow of information negate a book scout’s competitive advantage or make whatever edge they can give a publisher all the more important?

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Why Foreign Bestsellers Often Fail in Japan

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Rongu seraa, the Japanese equivalent of bestselling backlist, means the odds are heavily stacked against new foreign bestsellers finding readers in Japan.

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What is the Appropriate Term for a Book Contract?

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With digitization offering authors new opportunities faster that publishers can take advantage of them, long book contracts grow increasingly unattractive.

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A Self-Help Rights Guide for Independent Publishers

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Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Berlin’s Suhrkamp Verlag, has written ‘Rights: Buying. Protecting. Selling’ to help publishers make the best choices.

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Foreign Rights Directors in France: The Advantages of Being Foreign

Four foreign-born French rights directors discuss the differences between working abroad and in Paris, where the job is ‘more important, more stimulating, and there’s more responsibility.’

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‘Every Book is a Leap of Faith’: HMH’s Lauren Wein on Int’l Literary Publishing

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Editor Lauren Wein is a champion of international writers and looks for writers from unexpected sources.

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