*+-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?
*+-Each Tuesday, Porter Anderson’s Ether for Authors: Sans Frontières—a new weekly column focused on the news, needs and neurosis of authors—across the globe.
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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.