AmazonCrossing Translation Expands Submission Site to 14 Languages

In News by Porter Anderson

To make its submissions portal accessible to a wider pool of writers, translators and agents, AmazonCrossing expands the site’s navigation languages.

On Thursday (October 12), PW Star Watch ‘Superstar’ editorial director of AmazonCrossing Gabriella Page-Fort, left, led a panel with, from left, Dominic Myers, publisher of Amazon Publishing Europe; Emilie Marneur, Amazon Publishing UK’s editor-in-chief; and Friederike Hiller, head of Amazon Publishing Germany. Image: Amazon Publishing

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

More Than 300 Translations Since 2010

AmazonCrossingAmazonCrossing, the translation imprint of Amazon Publishing, has announced during Frankfurter Buchmesse week that its manuscript submissions site is now navigable in 14 languages.

This is the submissions portal that was announced at Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club in 2015 to facilitate submissions of proposals for content to be translated. It’s used by publishers, translators, agents, authors and readers.

With this new upgrade, the site now can be navigated in these languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Punjabi
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

Amazon Publishing is the 13-imprint trade house of Amazon’s suite of companies—not the self-publishing platform—and AmazonCrossing is the translation imprint, the most prolific publisher of translations today.

As we’ve reported, AmazonCrossing’s editorial director, Gabriella Page-Fort, last month won the PW Star Watch top honor, the “Superstar” accolade.

Company press materials say that since its 2010 inception, AmazonCrossing has published more than 300 books in translation from 36 countries and in 21 languages. Its designation as the largest publisher of translated fiction in the United States is based on the work of the University of Rochester’s and Chad Post’s Three Percent.

AmazonCrossing accepts book proposals for translation into English in the following categories: fantasy, historical fiction, literary fiction, memoir, mystery, thriller, suspense, romance, science fiction, women’s fiction, and young adult fiction.

In a prepared statement, Mikyla Bruder, the publisher of Amazon Pubishing, is quoted, saying, “We’ve received excellent submissions through the site and today’s announcement empowers those who do not speak English to get in touch with us more easily.

“Our editors find books for translation from a variety of sources, and the new localized submissions site opens the door for suggestions from a variety of countries and languages, including those traditionally underrepresented in translation.”

At Frankfurt Book Fair, Amazon Publishing this year is exhibiting at 3.0 K31.

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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.