International Translation Day, an annual conference in London, has become a lodestone for the translation community to gather, talk shop and get inspired.
How to Engage Readers and Boost Sales of Translations
Discussions as the International Translation Day conference focused on how to sell more literary translations, with an emphasis on sales and marketing.
Swedish Bookselling Stabilizes, as Amazon Stays Away
The number of bookstores in Sweden is declining, but those still in business are now getting out of the red, benefitting from poor online competition.
Swedish Titles to Put On Your Radar for Frankfurt
Look beyond crime and discover the latest Swedish titles that were on display at the 2015 Göteborg Book Fair, including fiction, children’s and YA books.
Hungary Draws Fire at the Göteborg Book Fair
Representatives from Hungary, a market focus at this year’s Göteborg Book Fair, were openly criticized for the country’s harsh treatment of refugees.
Daring Swedish YA Tale Attracts Strong Foreign Rights Deals
Jessica’s Schiefauer’s Swedish YA novel Pojkarna (The Boys) is attracting strong foreign rights interest for its daring story about gender transformation.
“The West is Running Out of Stories,” say Africans
With Port Harcourt, Nigeria serving as UNESCO World Book Capital 2014, African book publishers consider the future for Africa’s writers.
Hot Book Trends from the Göteborg Book Fair
Saskia Vogel documents the hot book trends from the Goteborg Book Fair, including feminist texts, literary fiction, and more.
Will Amazon Disrupt Sweden’s Book Market?
Sweden’s book market is bracing for the launch of Amazon, where ebooks are hamstrung by high taxes and print books are still relatively affordable.
When a Book is a Stone: The Role of Publishing in Areas of Conflict
At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Weltempfang stage, publishers from Nigeria, Syria, and the Ukraine discussed their experiences publishing in the midst of conflict.