Should Eva Gabrielsson or Another Famous Writer Continue the Millennium Series?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The question of who exactly owns the rights to the rumored fourth, unfinished Millennium novel by Stieg Larsson is still up for debate. Provided Gabrielsson, Larsson’s family and the various publishing constituents involved can come to some kind of agreement, do you think Gabrielsson should finish and publish the manuscript? The answer for fans is likely to …

The Woman Who Finally Told Her Side of the Story: Eva Gabrielsson, Stieg Larsson, Actes Sud and the Languages In Between

In Europe by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije PARIS: The story of Eva Gabrielsson, the late Stieg Larsson’s partner of 23 years is well known: following Larsson’s sudden and tragic death just before publication of the first Millennium book, Gabrielsson was stripped of her rights to the Millennium books and any of the estate because of Swedish inheritance law. (Larsson had worked tirelessly against racism …

In the Land of Larsson

In Global Trade Talk by Guest Contributor

• 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 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. …

Unraveling the Mysteries of Nordic Publishing in Göteborg

In Feature Articles by Guest Contributor

• The Göteborg Book Fair, Scandinavia’s largest book event, starts this Friday, with Africa as the featured region, with more than 70 writers from the continent attending. • Scandinavian writers are hot all over the world and the fair’s timing just prior to Frankfurt offers a preview what’s likely to be featured from the Nordic countries at the big show. …

Going to Göteborg? Tell us About It.

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

We at Publishing Perspectives are busy preparing our show daily issues for the Frankfurt Book Fair and won’t be able to join the crowds at the Göteborg Book Fair this year. If you’ll be there, we’d love to hear from you — what you see, feel, experience at the Fair — and will post summaries here. Let us know what …

Swede Liza Marklund Insults, Then Apologizes to German Booksellers

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Swedish crime novelist Liza Marklund recently found herself in the midst of a controversy in the German publishing world when she spoke out against Germany’s fixed book price law and questioned the significance of small booksellers in an interview in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. German booksellers (particularly the smaller ones, who were most directly affronted by the author’s …

Sweden’s Bonnier Produces Slick Digital Mag Concept

In Global Trade Talk by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Sweden’s Bonnier Publishing Group, which owns German publishers arsEdition, Carlsen, Piper, Thienemann and Ullstein, has teamed up with British design firm Berg to develop the digital magazine concept Mag+, reports the Boersenblatt. Like many of its American counterparts, who announced over the past month a variety of digital magazine concepts designed for Tablet computers, Bonnier’s project is also …

Survey Says: Only 13% Willing to Pay for Online Content

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Siobhan O’Leary and Ed Nawotka On average, just 13% of Internet users are ready to pay for information online, according to an international study released by GfK Custom Research on behalf of the Wall Street Journal Europe. The study was conducted in 16 European countries and in the USA with varying results, according to buchreport. In Germany, 9% of …

Global Trade Talk: Sweden’s Publit Aims for POD; Interview with Tin Drum Translator; Danish Retailer Won’t Stock Symbol

In Global Trade Talk by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Is this the birth of a booming Swedish e-book market? The epub blog reported that a Swedish company called Publit has challenged itself with making all of Sweden’s out-of-print books (or böker, the Swedish word for books) available to readers using Print on Demand. “Considering that 95% of all Swedish books ever in existence are now out …