Smart publishers are thinking of their business as global instead of local. This may come as a surprise to some who see it as a novelty instead of the norm.
As the world is being set up to facilitate frictionless commercial transactions between diverse cultures, is literary fiction losing its role?
‘A creeping homogenization’ and generic international content and style is depleting the cultural integrity of literary prose and translation, argues Burton Pike.
When working in Nigeria, for example, bribes can expedite customs and secure contracts. Do the ends justify the means, or might you threaten your whole brand?
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Experience suggests that even at an early age children are forming a cultural identity that, while malleable, also prejudices the familiar over the foreign.
Should small market nations bring together a collective to digitize the publishers holdings when doing so as individual publishers might otherwise prove unfeasible?
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Senior Editor Lauren Wein is a champion of international writers and looks for writers from unexpected sources.
A panel at of executives at Publishers Launch agreed that e-books were still three years away from reaching even 10% market penetration.