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Hot Button Issues for English-Language Publishers in 2014

Mike Abbott, European Sales Director for Random House UK

In 2014, publishers dealt with shrinking bookstores shelves, opaque sourcing, Amazon v. Hachette and the continuing rise of self-publishing.

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From IPR License: Global Rights Scene Shifts East, Goes Indie

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IPR License reports that Europe and the US remain key markets for rights sales, but Turkey, the Arab World and China are increasingly active, as are self-publishers.

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Bookcase Literary Agency Makes a Global Splash with Self-Publishing

Flavia Viotti and Meire Dias, co-founders of the Bookcase Literary Agency in Brazil

Brazil’s Bookcase Literary Agency has made a name for itself after just one year in business by connecting talented, independent authors with international publishers.

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Librinova: Answering the Call for Self-publishing in France

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Founded by two publishing veterans, Librinova provides ebook creation and distribution services for self-published authors in France.

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The Evolution of Blurb: Adding Distribution and Experts

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Over the past two years Blurb has transitioned from small-scale custom publishing to a high-end, full service self-publishing operation.

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A Visit with Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb

Eileen Gittins

Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb, says that even as the digital transformation takes hold, a series interest in high quality print remains.

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Italian Writing Festival Takes Women, Self-Publishing Seriously

From left, David Gaughran, Ann Colette, Jane Friedman, Monique Patterson of St Martin's Press, Elizabeth Jennings

The Women’s Writing Festival in Matera, Italy was a showcase for the growing importance of women’s fiction and self-publishing in Europe.

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How Soon Will the Majority of Books Be Self-Published?

Andrew Lownie

Literary agent Andrew Lownie believes that in 5-10 years, 75% of books will be self-published, 20% assisted by agents, and only 5% traditionally published.

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Are There Too Many Books?

Tanja Tuma

The total number of books in print hit 28 million in English in 2013, but are there enough readers to justify so much publishing?

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UK Publishing Crowd Gathers in London to Discuss Self-Publishing

Orna Ross

Self-publishing pros observed that the self-publishing vs. traditional publishing debate may be moot: it’s all publishing. But what you want from it depends on you.

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