The Latvian pubishing house Mansards has translated more than 60 works, and after our exchange with its lead editor Kristaps Ozoliņš, we look at some of the house’s rights action.
In a never-before staged seminar event, London Book Fair this year presented a mini-conference on the freedom to publish with the International Publishers Association and featuring the widow of slain publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan.
About six months into his new role as managing director of the Bureau international de l’édition française, or BIEF, Nicolas Roche is leading the French publishing industry’s outreach program to open new markets and develop new readership for France’s literature.
In a tightening market for fiction and especially for debut authors looking for that big break, editors can be choosier—and many are more dependent than ever on literary agents to find their next debuts.
Today, only some 30 percent of Estonian children’s literature originates in Estonia. Päike ja Pilv is one of the leading publishers of content for youngsters, in a country where ‘books are expensive both to publish and to buy.’
Publishing’s traditional position as society’s main storytelling industry may be in jeopardy. At a Byte the Book session during London Book Fair, speakers discussed how publishers can remain competitive.
PEN International president Jennifer Clement’s fourth novel, ‘Gun Love,’ is focused on the United States’ firearm culture and is set in Florida. At London Book Fair, she focused on that and on challenges in women’s equality.
The massive numbers of literary works, readers, and writers behind China Literature and its online Qidian operation are behind the company’s efforts at foreign rights sales in books, film, and television.
‘We can’t have books stuck in dockside waiting for customs clearance,’ points out Hodder Education’s Lis Tribe, as publishers work to inform the government of the industry’s Brexit concerns.
From the Nordic-lifestyle parody of ‘Pantsdrunk’ to the darkly courageous revelations of the aftermath of rape in ‘I Will Find You,’ there’s range in both content and rights availabilities here.