In today’s installment in his exclusive monthly series, Richard Charkin recounts the development of ‘one of the great digital projects of our time.’
Brazilian Publishers Gravitate to Mexico’s Guadalajara Book Fair
With Brazil still immersed in an economic crisis, Brazilian publishers attend the Guadalajara Book Fair in Mexico to make deeper connections across Latin America.
Germany’s ‘Ultimate’ Latin Dictionary: A Work in Slow Progress
A full 122 years after its inception, Thesaurus Linguae Latinae still is nowhere near ready. Maybe by 2050. Don’t pre-order just yet.
ICOON: A Book of Symbols for Refugees
Since December, aid organizations helping refugees have had access to a precious tool: a picture dictionary with 1,200 symbols adapted to the needs of refugees.
Forget Binge-Watching, Try Encouraging “Binge-Reading”
Publishers would do well to ape the binge-watching phenomenon and encourage ‘binge-reading’ of popular series.
German Publisher Creates Picture Dictionary for Syrian Refugees
An author and illustrator worked with PubCoder and Munich’s ArsEdition to quickly publish an interactive picture dictionary to help with Syrian refugees.
Online Dictionary Pons Succeeds with Advertising
By Siobhan O’Leary Over the past 18 months, foreign language instructional material publisher Pons has been testing out a new business model for their online dictionary. So far, the results have been positive. Faced with competition from other online language dictionaries like LEO, Pons has turned to advertisers to help finance www.pons.eu. In addition, the site will incorporate more Web …
German Buch News: Langenscheidt Goes POD for Tech Dictionaries
By Siobhan O’Leary Effective immediately, Langenscheidt will be printing three of its biggest English-German technical dictionaries on demand. According to buchreport, the content of the PoD versions will be based on the annually updated electronic versions of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Electronics, and Technology and Applied Sciences dictionaries. Prices will range from 119 and 169 Euros — …