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What Brazilian STM Publishers Learned in Germany

Eduardo Blücher

When Brazilian STM publishers visited their German counterparts last month they found common ground in questions surrounding Amazon, Open Access and more.

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German Writers Rely on Readings, Fellowships for Income

Thomas Pletzinger

It may surprise many Americans, but German authors are paid to read in bookstores, have access to numerous fellowships and discounted health insurance.

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Authorbuddies.com Offers Book Marketing Assistance Abroad

Matthias Matting

Matthias Matting introduces Authorbuddies.com, a new web site that connects authors from across the world to assist each other with marketing efforts.

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6 Reasons Why English Writers Should Self-publish in Germany

Leonie Langer

The German ebook self-publishing market is exploding and here are 6 reasons why smart English-speaking writers should take advantage of the opportunity.

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Yawn No More: Americans and the Market for Foreign Fiction

Susan Harris of Words Without Borders

As proven by the conversations at BookExpo America, American publishers, editors and readers may finally be coming around to embracing more foreign literature.

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Global Book Market Snapshots: France and Germany

Laurel Zuckerman

In France, the popularity of French should fuel more translations and rights sales. In Germany, the book industry edges tentatively into the future.

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Jaron Lanier to Receive 2014 Peace Prize from German Book Trade

Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier will receive the 2014 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his writing and advocacy about ‘the dangers involved when human beings are reduced to digital categories.’

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Literary Agent Q&A: Barbara Griffini of Berla & Griffini Rights Agency

Barbara Griffini, literary agent

Barbara Griffini, a translator and literary agent representing Italian authors, provides a snapshot of her working life selling rights in Europe and the US.

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Amazon Bullies Publishers Overseas As Well

Anti Amazon

Amazon is seeking better contract terms with Bonnier in Germany and seeking leverage by stocking fewer Bonnier titles and slowing deliveries.

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A Magic Formula? Or How to Sell a German Book in America

Maxim Leo

Maxim Leo’s bestselling memoir ‘Red Love’ won the European Book Prize in 2011, but it took the commitment of a small publisher to bring it to English-speakers.

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