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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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Big Rights Deals for Barcelona Author’s Debut Novel

Busquets

The 26 rights deals for Milena Busquets’ short debut novel have raised eyebrows — but looking at the author’s passion and personal history, it makes sense

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Kobo Sees Opportunities for Self-publishing in Europe

Camille Mofidi of Kobo

Camille Mofidi of Kobo Writing Life explains how the platform is helping writers in France, Germany and Italy leverage self-publishing opportunities.

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Storyplayr: Kid’s Ebook Subscriptions for France

Storyplayr

French digital entrepreneurs have launched Storyplayr, a children’s e-book library for 3-8-year-olds.

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Reedsy: A Publishing Services Startup for the Digital Age

Reedsy

Ricardo Fayet, co-founder of Reedsy, an online publishing services marketplace, discusses the startup’s business model and philosophy.

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt

daoud

Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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Expanding the International Rights Market for Children’s Books

Stephanie Barrouillet

A new breed of independent foreign rights professionals specialized in children’s book rights sales has emerged, and they are finding new homes abroad for kids’ literature.

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Labo de l’edition Brings Paris’ Book Digerati Together

Nicolas Rodelet runs Labo

At Labo de l’edition, a co-working, networking and training center in Paris, professionals working in ebooks and digital media collaborate on new projects.

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