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Publishing in Finland: Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos

Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos Publishing in Helsinki, Finland

Nina Paavolainen, CEO of Teos Publishing in Finland, highlights some of the company’s up-and-coming authors, new titles and Finnish publishing trends ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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UK Readers Fall in Love With Translations

The Collini Case, a translated mystery from Germany, has been especially popular in the UK.

The Observer notes that British readers appear to be buying more translated fiction than in the past, and not just Scandinavian thrillers. Could this be the start of something bigger?

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How a Book Fair Forever Changed US/Soviet Literary Relations

Moscow International Book Fair interior

Martin Levin recounts how the inaugural Moscow Book Fair opened its doors to American and Western publishers, fostering better US/Soviet relations through the years.

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Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit?

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For translations of South Asian literature to become more prevalent in the US, there needs to be a breakthrough, surprise hit, writes Mahmud Rahman.

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Why Arabic Literature is Undervalued in Germany

Harmut Fahndrich

Hartmut Faehndrich, one of the most famous translators of Arabic literature into German explains why Arabic literature is ‘undervalued in the German-speaking world.’

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Adventures in Translating Hungary’s Laszlo Krasznahorkai

Ottillie Mulzet

This year’s Best Translated Book Award went to Ottilie Mulzet for her translation of Laszlo Krasznahorkai’s Seiobo There Below. Here she discusses the challenges of the three year process.

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Chinese Book Market Snapshot: Bestsellers, E-publishing, Translation

Chai Jing, one of China's best known TV interviewers, has sold 3 million copies of her book Kanjian (Insight).

Xiaoying Chu at Charlesworth (Beijing) Information Services details the booming Chinese digital publishing market and the strides being make by online booksellers.

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The Catholic Book Trade: Brand Loyalty for Niche Publishing

Kevin Di Camillo

One area of publishing where brand loyalty reigns is in religious books, and Roman Catholic books in particular, largely resulting from market fragmentation.

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2014 PEN Literary Award Winners Announced

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PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s leading literary and human rights organization, today announced the winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards.

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Serious Editors Talking Seriously About Serious Subjects

The English-language editors meeting at S. Fischer Verlag

When seven English-language editors visited Germany for meetings with their colleagues in publishing, key similarities and differences were revealed.

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