The Salomonsson Agency is credited helping turn Scandinavian crime fiction into a global phenomenon. But is it over? They say ‘nej!’
The grassroots Publication Standards Project aims ‘to advocate a saner digital publishing landscape,’ while promoting standardization, access and ease of use.
Nonprofit Sourcefabric’s open-source book-creation tools offer flexible, low-cost solutions for publishers and multiple authors working on one book or 1,000 books.
Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Berlin’s Suhrkamp Verlag, has written ‘Rights: Buying. Protecting. Selling’ to help publishers make the best choices.
The Society of European Authors is pushing for publishers to translate more books and have published a list totaling 30 titles recommended by 10 top authors.
An ambitious experiment in innovative packaging by German lit mag BELLA triste has garnered a big prize, praise from readers, and strong sales.
Publisher Herbert Utz says that fixed prices hurt his business — and that he’s even considering moving part of his business abroad to avoid the system.
The goal is to make it easier to find great, but possibly obscure book…to break the tyranny of the bestseller list, says founder Andrew Rhomberg.
By relying on translators to guide him in buying world English rights to European literature, India’s Seagull Books is a major player in the West.
Icelandic comic book publisher Okeibækur specializes in ‘geek culture’ and serves up hilarious doses of the wild, wacky and profane.