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Sarah Ardizzone on Translating Two Worlds: Children’s and Adult’s

Sarah Ardizzone

Sarah Ardizzone is one of the most respected translators working in English and French, who easily transitions between children’s and adult literature.

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Keys to Writing Books for Very Young Readers

Gregoire S.

The cherished French children’s book author and editor of hundreds of books Grégoire Solotareff offers his tips for creating books for very young readers.

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Salon du Livre Paris: Indie Intros a Success, Authors Continue Protests

Talented Indies

At the Salon du Livre in Paris, a new program introduced indie publishers to agents and scouts, while authors continued protesting poor contracts.

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French Children’s Book Authors Suffer Pint-sized Payments

Marie Sellier

With meager advances, often just 500 euros, and royalty rates of 3-8%, French children’s book authors have much to complain about.

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Amazon Publishing France: How Will the French Respond?

Is Clement Monjou the smiling assassin of French publishing? Non!

The Amazon Publishing France has hired its first employee, Clément Monjou, who will start by publishing a pair of translations under the Crossing imprint.

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For Its 50th, l’école des loisirs Offers Paris a Visual Feast

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To mark its 50th birthday, children’s publisher l’école des loisirs is exhibiting 70 illustrations—of which 70% are original—at the Paris Salon du Livre.

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Study Reveals the Relationship Between the French and Reading

Centre National du Livre

Nine out of ten French read books last year and on average people read 16 books a year: 14 in print, 2 digital. Still, the French see room for improvement.

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Mondadori and RCS Libri: An Italian Publishing Coup in the Making?

Marcello Vena is the founder of media consultancy AllBrain

Marcello Vena discusses the offer Mondadori has made for RCS Libri, which would merge two of Italy’s strongest education and trade publishing groups.

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Are the US and UK Children’s Publishers Getting Stale?

Titles from Europe and Asia, such as this one, The Day I Turned Into a Bird (Chabbert/Guridi) published by Tres Tristes of Spain, and generating more and more interest across the globe.

Global children’s publishers are turning away from the US and UK and toward Asian, French, Italian, Portuguese or Eastern European publishers for fresh content.

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Using Solar Power for E-readers in Africa, France

Worldreader Solar

Worldreader now offers solar-powered charging stations for schools and libraries in Africa; France’s Bookeen is developing a new light-powered e-ink device.

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