Iceland has one foot in ancient culture and one foot in the modern world — and its books pose unique challenges, says translator Victoria Cribb.
Will You Read More Icelandic Literature?
By all reports and feedback from the Frankfurt Book Fair, Iceland’s Guest of Honor presentation left a big impression on Fair attendees. Will it inspire you to read a book by an Icelandic author?
Forlagið: Iceland’s Publishing Powerhouse
A look Iceland’s role in international publishing, the future of digital publishing in Iceland, and how they survived the economic crisis.
#BEA11: Books on Display the Amazon Publishing Booth
By Hannah Johnson Amazon has made even more waves than usual in the last few days with the announcement that the venerable Larry Kirschbaum will be in charge of Amazon’s publishing imprints. The Amazon Publishing booth on the show floor attracted plenty of visitors who wanted an advance look at what books the online retail giant would be rolling out …
Germans are Hot: Hangman’s Daughter Sells 100,000 on Amazon
by Siobhan O’Leary For years, those who move and shake in the international publishing scene have bemoaned the fact that only three percent of the books published in the US are books published in translation. There are signs, however, that German authors — from Jenny Erpenbeck to Daniel Kehlmann — are gaining in popularity worldwide. Ullstein’s foreign rights director Pia …
Amazon’s Jon Fine on Self-Publishing, Plans to Publish in Translation, and More
By Erin L. Cox On Monday, May 24th, Book Expo America hosted the DIY Authors Conference and Marketplace in association with Writer Magazine and The Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Jon Fine, Director of Author & Publisher Relations for Amazon.com, was one of the speakers with a talk entitled “Advance Your Career with DIY Publishing.” Publishing Perspectives was able to speak with …