Browsing by topic: Frankfurt Book Fair

Exploring the African Continent in Children’s Books

Meshack Asare

Ghanian children’s book writer Meshack Asare discusses his mission to cover the rich regional diversities of Ghana and the continent as a whole.

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“The West is Running Out of Stories,” say Africans

Port Harcourt Team.

With Port Harcourt, Nigeria serving as UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, African book publishers consider the future for Africa’s writers.

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A “Critical Moment” for Ebook Subscription Services

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We need innovation, and Kindle Unlimited might not be publishers’ best option, argues 24symbols co-founder, Justo Hidalgo.

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Finland, Very Cool: “A Huge Success” in Frankfurt

Sofi Oksanen, one of Finland's star authors, embodied the theme of Finland. Cool.

Finland was a hugely successful Guest of Honor country at the Frankfurt Book Fair, prompting more than 7,500 news articles and numerous rights deals.

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Is Social Media Marketing Heaven or Hell?

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HarperCollins UK’s Sam Missingham argues there’s no better way to promote books than social media, but you really have to work at it.

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Is Translation Stronger in France, Germany or the UK?

Alexandra Buchler

A panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair compared international literature and translation in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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Are There Too Many Books?

Tanja Tuma

The total number of books in print hit 28 million in English in 2013, but are there enough readers to justify so much publishing?

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In Afghanistan, Fledgling Publishing Industry Takes First Steps

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Post-Taliban, a nascent publishing industry has emerged in Afghanistan, with hundreds of titles being published in Dari, Pashto, Uzbek and English.

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India’s Focus Medica Launches Massive Medical Video Library

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Bangalore’s Focus Medica has launched a new online medical library with thousands of video clips and over 150,000 images, claiming it is one of the world’s largest.

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Moroccans Finally Make a Stand in Frankfurt

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Working in multiple language and genres, twelve publishers from Morocco exhibited together at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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