Vinutha Mallya recaps the highlights of GLOBALOCAL 2014, the ‘forum for content’ organized by the German Book Office, New Delhi and the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Book rights directors Rebecca Byers of Plon-Perrin and Benita Edzard of Robert Laffont discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of working the Arab World.
India’s effervescent literary culture have begun to attract more foreign writers looking to license books in search of a bigger audience and accolades.
Frequently, literary agents argue that selling the territorial rights for a book has advantages over selling world rights.
Our interview with the Canadian Montréal Contacts-The Rights Agency addresses the challenges and opportunities of working in dual languages and cultures.
In a recent copyright trial, the courts were forced to decide if the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Watson were so well-rounded that they couldn’t be parsed.
Asia Times Online talks to Penguin China’s Jo Lusby about the publisher’s aggressive Chinese-English/English-Chinese translation program.
Korea is looking to export more of its fiction, even as reading declines at home, while in Russia, talented authors see sale squandered by a faltering publishing and distribution system.
We interview São Paulo-based literary agent Pasi Loman who specializes in selling book rights between Brazilian and Scandinavian publishers.
Sweden is shifting away from the acute focus on crime toward both quirkier and more literary titles, while in the UK risk-averse publishers are seeking surefire hits.