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Hot Book Trends from the Göteborg Book Fair

Books on display in Gothenborg

Saskia Vogel documents the hot book trends from the Goteborg Book Fair, including feminist texts, literary fiction, and more.

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Finland, Very Cool: “A Huge Success” in Frankfurt

Sofi Oksanen, one of Finland's star authors, embodied the theme of Finland. Cool.

Finland was a hugely successful Guest of Honor country at the Frankfurt Book Fair, prompting more than 7,500 news articles and numerous rights deals.

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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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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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Seeking a Balance in Paying Translators in Germany

Richard Stoiber (Photo: Katja Heil)

The new system of paying German translators actually can punish the publisher for having a bestseller in some cases, argues Richard Stoiber of Matthes & Seitz.

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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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Indonesia 2015: An Appetizer Awaits in Frankfurt in 2014

Indonesia Frankfurt

Indonesia, prior to its turn as Guest of Honor in 2015 at the Frankfurt Book Fair, is serving up a top roster of authors and thinkers to whet your appetite for next year.

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Publishers Slowly Abandon Paris’ Chic 6th

paris france eifel tower

Parisian publishers are getting priced out of their traditional digs in Paris’s Chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th arrondissement.

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Finland’s I Remes Has a New Approach to Translation Deals

I Remes

Bestselling Finnish thriller writer I Remes is offering publishers a deal: the first two books royalty-free for five years for print, one year for digital.

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Does British Humor Translate Across the Pond?

Angus Thong and Full Frontal Snogging

Do American readers really need a glossary to help define colloquial British words and phrases, particularly ones that signal humor?

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