Finding itself among a handful of European Union nations still with a state-controlled textbook market, Slovakia, says parliament member Branislav Gröhling, must change.
In its latest market report, Slovakia’s publishers’ association says the overall book market was worth up to €110 million (US$135.3 million) in 2016. Fiction rose to 27 percent of those sales.
Translators of Slovak literature say that the interest level in this work remains low compared to how Czech literature fares.
With Slovakia as guest of honor, Book World Prague offered a gauge of the local book biz, where the recent hike of VAT to 15% has stifled book sales and Amazon is expected to open soon.
Opening a new focus in his career, author Dmitry Glukhovsky’s stage and screen adaptations of his Putin-putdown ‘Text’ are finding fast traction.
The Swedish publisher Olika’s series of books about Sweden’s top women’s football stars got a kick in visibility this summer with the World Cup in France.
Literary agents at the 2019 Frankfur Book Fair tell us which books they have on offer and about rights deals for their hot new titles.
As the book’s international rights sales power on, Lunde–no stranger to film development–is in a second deal with Anonymous Content’s new Nordic unit.
Luca D’Andrea, whose trilogy sold into 33 territories, published his latest work as a newspaper series in La Repubblica. A book release is due in January from Einaudi.
Rosemary Stimola’s summer is about ‘reuniting the worldwide team’ that sold 100 million copies of the Hunger Games trilogy.