Jan Berenstain’s 300 books have sold more than 200 million copies and soothed just as many souls. One Mom remembers.
There are several countries that have burgeoning crime writing scenes. Which country’s crime writing would you like to see become the next big thing?
Crime writers from Hungary, Poland, and throughout Central Europe are making their way into English. Will they prove as popular as the Scandinavians?
Rongu seraa, the Japanese equivalent of bestselling backlist, means the odds are heavily stacked against new foreign bestsellers finding readers in Japan.
Readers are obsessed with war, in books and the media, but that might not be so if our society were more directly exposed to the horrifying reality.
A look at the bestseller lists in Argentina and Chile reveal a few commonalities and many different reading preferences between the neighboring countries.
Just like bankers, publishers need to be wary of making big bets based on shaky financial fundamentals.
In Russia, publishers deliberately minimize announced first printings; in the USA, they inflate them. On this point, publishers just can’t be trusted.
Detective fiction and romances rule Russia’s publishing scene, where agents are rare and authors are lucky to get a few thousand dollars as an advance.
Bob Mayer wrote more than 40 books with traditional publishers. Two years ago he decided to go DIY. It has reinvigorated his career, but it’s not for everyone.