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Paris Exhibit Praises the World of Book Covers

We Love Books! A World Tour in Paris

We Love Books! is an exhibit within the second edition of the inspiring Graphic Arts Festival taking place in Paris until March 4th.

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Oui, French Readers are Just as E-Trashy as Everyone Else

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French readers like many trashy books just as much everyone else; Americans are the most unlikely to finish a book…and more insights from e-book pros.

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Considering Alternate Views of “Je Suis Charlie”

Sudanese/Egyptian author Leila Aboulela, left, with former Random House UK International Sales Director Simon Littlewood.

The discussion of the murders in Paris includes those who disagree with Charlie Hebdo’s agenda even as they respect the cartoonists right to expression.

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International Alliance of Independent Publishers on Charlie Hebdo

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In response to the Charlie Hebdo attack, the International Alliance of Independent Publishers has issued a statement of support for freedom of expression

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Charlie Hebdo’s Staff Dies for Freedom of Expression

A cartoon by Plantu

Since 2006, Charlie Hebdo journalists had been intent on maintaining the magazine’s freedom of expression concerning Islam and tragically died for it.

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Michel Houellebecq and the Charlie Hebdo Attack

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As Paris reels from the murders at Charlie Hebdo magazine, the controversial novel by Michel Houellebecq, star of the magazine’s new issue, is published.

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On French and German Attitudes to Book Prices

Jean Mattern

The French and German attitudes toward book prices originate in their long-standing cultural view on the importance of books as a bastion of culture.

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Can Wikipedia Influence the Developing World?

Florence Devouard

Florence Devouard, former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikimedia France, describes the work Wikipedia does in the developing world.

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Strong Foreign Rights Sales for 2014 French Bestsellers

Patrick Modiano

2014 has been a good year for French publishers with strong foreign rights sales of several titles, including Nobel Prize-winner Patrick Modiano’s novel.

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Anne Marie Métailié: “Publishing Requires Bulletproof Stubbornness”

Anne Marie Métailié

France’s Anne Marie Métailié, winner of the Guadalajara Book Fair’s (FIL) publishing merit award, describes working in publishing as an imperfect love story.

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