*+-Academic researchers and publishers face growing pressure to publish in English but there are challenges in translating work and finding a suitable outlet.
*+-After failing with traditional publishing, thriller writer Mark Dawson has struck gold with Amazon KDP, selling more than 300,000 copies of his novels.
*+-The UK’s Poisoned Pen Press will publish the British Library Crime Classics and Spy series of historical mysteries rediscovered by the British Library.
*+-A new study from Literature Across Frontiers reveals general translations grew by 53% between 1990 and 2012 and literary translations by 66%.
*+-At last week’s London Book Fair, experts from the ed tech publishing community shared key lessons they have learned, including keep it simple and act fast.
*+-The latest issue of the UK literary journal Litro Magazine, released at the London Book Fair, highlights the diversity and character of new Mexican writing.
*+-Black, Asian and other minority writers have a better chance at publication if their fiction features cultural or community stereotypes, says a new report.
*+-A panel at the London Book Fair discussed the path a collection of Mexican author Juan Villoro’s essays took to be translated from Spanish to English.
*+-A memorial service for Random House UK’s Simon Master, who died in January, provided a fitting PS to the London Book Fair which wrapped up last week.
*+-The London Book Fair has evolved to reflect the ‘new ecology’ of publishing and shift in confidence, says Faber’s Stephen Page.