Argentina: A Nation of Offbeat Writers, Exquisite Publishers

In English Language by Emily Williams

• This year’s Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair as seen through the eyes of one of its top literary editors • Photo: Argentina Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010 By Alejandra Rodríguez Ballester (translated from the Spanish by Emily Williams) “If there is one writer that readers outside of Argentina shouldn’t miss, it’s …

“Amateur Thursdays” Launches on Friday

In News by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox In June, Publishing Perspectives wrote a piece about a brand-new web program called “Amateur Thursdays,” which we described as “Vogue meets The New York Review of Books.”  Today is the launch date for the website and the world premiere at The Frankfurt Book Fair.  One of the founders, Giovanna Calvino, wrote a piece for today’s Frankfurt edition. …

In the Land of Larsson

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

• Stieg Larsson has made Swedish writers trendy abroad, but Stockholm’s publishers are still challenged at home By Lasse Winkler Two years ago Swedish writer Camille Läckberg couldn’t break into the US book market no matter how hard she tried. But this year, she signed a three book paperback deal with Simon & Schuster’s American imprint Free Press, worth $750,000. …

In-house v. Offshore Book Production: Now You Don’t Have to Choose

In Global Trade Talk by Amanda DeMarco

By Amanda DeMarco At the Frankfurt seminar “Book Publishing in the Cloud,” Dan Dube, Senior Vice President of Really Strategies, a consulting service for publishers, discussed “an ever more dramatic need to reduce expenses and costs,” mainly due to the emergence of online providers like Amazon and Google Books. As a result, many publishers have transferred their composition processes to …

Think Australia (and New Zealand)

In Global Trade Talk by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox Tim Coronel, the publisher of Bookseller + Publisher, hosted a panel yesterday on the Australian and New Zealand market, its successes and challenges, and some of the brilliant endeavors they have undertaken to tap into their highly literary population. This year at the fair, more than 60 Australian publishers and over 20 New Zealand publishers are …

When Will We Have E-book Bestseller Lists?

In Editorial & Opinion by Guest Contributor

Op-ed by Tim Coronel (This story originally appeared in the Publishing Perspectives show daily at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 8 October 2010. Download the complete show daily here or click on the image to view the online version.) For all the data we are collecting about the book industry, there is one crucial piece of the puzzle we don’t …

Thank You, Helen!

In What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

In today’s Frankfurt print edition, we thanked our reporters, our leader, our friends and advertisers, but the person who deserves a post all to herself is Helen Gregg. Our PP team member and the Deputy Queen of the GBO New York, she is not only the most thoughtful, supportive, and diligent colleague and friend, she also knows how to mix …

Books to Film: No Hard and Fast Rules

In What's the Buzz by Liz Bury

By Liz Bury The heyday of huge film deals being made for books may be over, but, there’s still big money on the table for the right kind of story. Deals are being done, however the sums are often more conservative than they were during the boom years. “The money is less,” said Josie Freedman of ICM, as part of …