*+-Penguin Random House imprint Hogarth is focuses on publishing high quality literary fiction told in voices from around the world, says editor Alexis Washam.
*+-The UK PA is ‘not taking lessons from any freedom foundation people who say publishers are locking stuff up in this digital age,’ says CEO Richard Mollet.
*+-The strong US dollar, a struggling bookstore sector and a slowdown in government book acquisitions has pushed the Brazilian publishing sector into a crisis.
*+-Tom Chalmers of IPR License notes activity at the recent London Book Fair proved the literary translation market is diversifying into smaller languages.
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*+-Nicole Witt of the Mertin Literary Agency reports on rights deals from the Buenos Aires Book Fair, where literary fiction is always a highlight.
*+-Starting this year, the revamped Kuala Lumpur Trade and Copyright Centre has made $138,000 in grants available in $2,500 increments for translations.
*+-Berlin-based Suhrkamp publishing house actively manages 50,000 rights contracts as part of its mission to sustain and spread Germany’s literary patrimony.
*+-In the UK, the Green Party has proposed reducing copyright to 14 years. It’s a move that devalues authorship even further, laments writer John Dougherty.
*+-Literary translator Anne Milano Appel recounts a copyright battle with a publisher, with attorney Erach Screwvala offering legal commentary on the dispute.