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Retrofitting Adult Non-Fiction Retrofitted for YA Readers

Thomas Jefferson

The NYT writes “slimmed-down, simplified and sometimes sanitized editions” of best-selling nonfiction has become a hit with YA readers.

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Lemony Snicket Rallies Support for Indie Bookstores

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler suggests that authors should pick an independent bookstore close to where they live and sign books for them to sell.

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McSweeney’s New Business Model: Nonprofit

McSweeney's

Writing for SF Gate, John McMurtie reports that the San Francisco based publishing house McSweeney’s will become a nonprofit.

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Print Continues to Outsell Digital During First Half of 2014

Ebook bundling

New numbers from Nielsen Books & Consumer show that ebook sales were outsold by both hardcovers and paperbacks in the first half of 2014.

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On Patrick Modiano, the Nobel, and Translation

Patrick Modiano

While new Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano has been translated into 37 languages, English-language editions of his books are hard to find

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Amazon’s International Treasure Hunt

Sarah Jane Gunther of AmazonCrossing

In just four years, the Seattle giant has become one of the leading publishers of translated fiction in the United States. And now, it is working on Germany.

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One Question Interviews at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Jacques Testard

Publishing Perspectives spoke with Sam Elsworthy of the New Zealand Publishers Association, Jacques Testard of Fitzcarraldo Editions, Ailish White and Hannah Lyons of Liberties Press.

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Editorial from Frankfurt: Why We Can’t Afford to Stand Still

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

Ed Nawotka reflects from the Frankfurt Book Fair about HarperCollins’ move into Germany and why publishers must continue to evolve.

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HarperCollins Sets Sights on Continental Europe

HarperCollins President and CEO, Brian Murray, speaks at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CEO Talk, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray spoke about the company’s acquisition of Harlequin and its expansion into Germany.

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One Question Interview: EJ van Lanen, Frisch & Co

EJ van Lanen at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014

At the Frankfurt Book Fair, publisher EJ van Lanen talks about e-books in translation as a way to broaden the reach of a title internationally.

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