Swiss to Reinstate Fixed Book Prices

In Europe by Amanda DeMarco

The debate over fixed book pricing remains a complicated and volatile one in Europe. By Amanda DeMarco On March 18 the Swiss parliament approved a fixed price system for books in German-speaking Switzerland, both for online and in-store sales as of next year. The debate over fixed book pricing is a complicated and volatile one in Europe. Various degrees of …

Is German Competing with English as a Gateway Language for Translations?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Beyond Icelandic, are there other languages where German is functioning as an serving as an alternate gateway for translation? By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead story about the bottleneck in Icelandic translation Amanda DeMarco writes: Though it’s customary to speak of English as a gateway language for translation, in the case of Icelandic, Germany has clearly supplanted it. “As there are …