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Copyright Issues and the Industry’s Authors: Canada’s Book Summit 16

‘How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?’ The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved. Image – iStockphoto: Anchiy As Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy frequently reminds us, “Standing still isn’t an option in the changing condition of copyright today.” Toronto’s Book Summit […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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Record Number of Applications: Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Its 2016 Fellows

Applications from 100 candidates in 34 countries were received this year, and Frankfurt administrators have chosen 16 participants to become the fair’s fellows in October. Image: Provided by Frankfurt Book Fair By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Young Professionals in the Early Stages’ In a new record, 100 editors, rights managers, and literary agents from 34 countries […]

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The UK’s Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read

‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: a startup aimed at commuters offers ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction. Readers on the Tube in London. Image – iStockphoto: liorpt By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Can Nonfiction Book Condensations Attract Commuters? Writing for PALife, Molly Dyson reports that Joosr has launched in the […]

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From ‘Older’ Publishing to New: Two Industry Veterans Go Indie

Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors and counting, in producing Applewhite’s ‘This Chair Rocks.’ That’s how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route—and mean to get it right. Image – iStockphoto: Dan Logan Ashton Applewhite speaks today (June 26) at 7:30 p.m. BST at the Premises Recording Studio in Hackney […]

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International Publishing and the UK’s Vote for ‘Brexit’

On such a wrenching day, we learn of the directors of a dozen nations’ trade fairs meeting to share their experiences and expectations. Publishing, like humanity, remains internationally engaged. Westminster Bridge, London. Image – iStockphoto: Iakov Kalinin By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We’re Rather Scared’ We know we have shot ourselves in both feet. And […]

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Sharing Experience, Expectations: Book Fair Directors Meet in Mexico

In their biennial meeting, a dozen leaders of international book fairs gathered in Guadalajara to discuss their progress, challenges, and evolving viewpoints on the book trade. The Conference of International Book Fairs directors attending this month’s biennial meeting in Guadalajara were photographed by Josue Nando. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Trading Trends and Tactics: A Collegial Setting […]

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Richard Ford Wins Spain’s Princess Asturias Prize for Literature

‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award. From the 2014 ceremony. Image: Princess of Asturias Foundation It’s a season of significant awards for writers’ bodies of work. We wrote recently of […]

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With Its ‘Heart in Scotland,’ the Walter Scott Prize Honors Simon Mawer

Despite the fact that he says “I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Simon Mawer. Image: The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Spy Story in the Grand Tradition’ The winner of this year’s £25,000 […]

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‘Standing Firm’: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work. From the corporation’s international site, Books Kinokuniya in the World When we last heard from Hiroshi Sogo of Kinokuniya in 2014, the Tokyo-based company was expanding its international base […]

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Publishing and Politics: ‘Toxic Negotiations,’ ‘Trumpian Dystopia’

International publishing this season lies downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to various countries’ books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a Summer of Insecurity. Image – iStockphoto: garnouille11 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Of ‘Idiotic Populism’ and Publishing Last night (June 20) at 22:34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), […]

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Copyright Issues and the Industry’s Authors: Canada’s Book Summit 16

‘How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?’ The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved. Image – iStockphoto: Anchiy As Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy frequently reminds us, “Standing still isn’t an option in the changing condition of copyright today.” Toronto’s Book Summit […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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Record Number of Applications: Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Its 2016 Fellows

Applications from 100 candidates in 34 countries were received this year, and Frankfurt administrators have chosen 16 participants to become the fair’s fellows in October. Image: Provided by Frankfurt Book Fair By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Young Professionals in the Early Stages’ In a new record, 100 editors, rights managers, and literary agents from 34 countries […]

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The UK’s Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read

‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: a startup aimed at commuters offers ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction. Readers on the Tube in London. Image – iStockphoto: liorpt By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Can Nonfiction Book Condensations Attract Commuters? Writing for PALife, Molly Dyson reports that Joosr has launched in the […]

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From ‘Older’ Publishing to New: Two Industry Veterans Go Indie

Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors and counting, in producing Applewhite’s ‘This Chair Rocks.’ That’s how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route—and mean to get it right. Image – iStockphoto: Dan Logan Ashton Applewhite speaks today (June 26) at 7:30 p.m. BST at the Premises Recording Studio in Hackney […]

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International Publishing and the UK’s Vote for ‘Brexit’

On such a wrenching day, we learn of the directors of a dozen nations’ trade fairs meeting to share their experiences and expectations. Publishing, like humanity, remains internationally engaged. Westminster Bridge, London. Image – iStockphoto: Iakov Kalinin By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We’re Rather Scared’ We know we have shot ourselves in both feet. And […]

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Sharing Experience, Expectations: Book Fair Directors Meet in Mexico

In their biennial meeting, a dozen leaders of international book fairs gathered in Guadalajara to discuss their progress, challenges, and evolving viewpoints on the book trade. The Conference of International Book Fairs directors attending this month’s biennial meeting in Guadalajara were photographed by Josue Nando. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Trading Trends and Tactics: A Collegial Setting […]

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Richard Ford Wins Spain’s Princess Asturias Prize for Literature

‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award. From the 2014 ceremony. Image: Princess of Asturias Foundation It’s a season of significant awards for writers’ bodies of work. We wrote recently of […]

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With Its ‘Heart in Scotland,’ the Walter Scott Prize Honors Simon Mawer

Despite the fact that he says “I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Simon Mawer. Image: The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Spy Story in the Grand Tradition’ The winner of this year’s £25,000 […]

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‘Standing Firm’: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work. From the corporation’s international site, Books Kinokuniya in the World When we last heard from Hiroshi Sogo of Kinokuniya in 2014, the Tokyo-based company was expanding its international base […]

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Publishing and Politics: ‘Toxic Negotiations,’ ‘Trumpian Dystopia’

International publishing this season lies downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to various countries’ books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a Summer of Insecurity. Image – iStockphoto: garnouille11 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Of ‘Idiotic Populism’ and Publishing Last night (June 20) at 22:34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), […]

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Copyright Issues and the Industry’s Authors: Canada’s Book Summit 16

‘How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?’ The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved. Image – iStockphoto: Anchiy As Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy frequently reminds us, “Standing still isn’t an option in the changing condition of copyright today.” Toronto’s Book Summit […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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Record Number of Applications: Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Its 2016 Fellows

Applications from 100 candidates in 34 countries were received this year, and Frankfurt administrators have chosen 16 participants to become the fair’s fellows in October. Image: Provided by Frankfurt Book Fair By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Young Professionals in the Early Stages’ In a new record, 100 editors, rights managers, and literary agents from 34 countries […]

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The UK’s Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read

‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: a startup aimed at commuters offers ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction. Readers on the Tube in London. Image – iStockphoto: liorpt By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Can Nonfiction Book Condensations Attract Commuters? Writing for PALife, Molly Dyson reports that Joosr has launched in the […]

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From ‘Older’ Publishing to New: Two Industry Veterans Go Indie

Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors and counting, in producing Applewhite’s ‘This Chair Rocks.’ That’s how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route—and mean to get it right. Image – iStockphoto: Dan Logan Ashton Applewhite speaks today (June 26) at 7:30 p.m. BST at the Premises Recording Studio in Hackney […]

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International Publishing and the UK’s Vote for ‘Brexit’

On such a wrenching day, we learn of the directors of a dozen nations’ trade fairs meeting to share their experiences and expectations. Publishing, like humanity, remains internationally engaged. Westminster Bridge, London. Image – iStockphoto: Iakov Kalinin By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We’re Rather Scared’ We know we have shot ourselves in both feet. And […]

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Sharing Experience, Expectations: Book Fair Directors Meet in Mexico

In their biennial meeting, a dozen leaders of international book fairs gathered in Guadalajara to discuss their progress, challenges, and evolving viewpoints on the book trade. The Conference of International Book Fairs directors attending this month’s biennial meeting in Guadalajara were photographed by Josue Nando. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Trading Trends and Tactics: A Collegial Setting […]

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Richard Ford Wins Spain’s Princess Asturias Prize for Literature

‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award. From the 2014 ceremony. Image: Princess of Asturias Foundation It’s a season of significant awards for writers’ bodies of work. We wrote recently of […]

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With Its ‘Heart in Scotland,’ the Walter Scott Prize Honors Simon Mawer

Despite the fact that he says “I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Simon Mawer. Image: The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Spy Story in the Grand Tradition’ The winner of this year’s £25,000 […]

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‘Standing Firm’: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work. From the corporation’s international site, Books Kinokuniya in the World When we last heard from Hiroshi Sogo of Kinokuniya in 2014, the Tokyo-based company was expanding its international base […]

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Publishing and Politics: ‘Toxic Negotiations,’ ‘Trumpian Dystopia’

International publishing this season lies downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to various countries’ books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a Summer of Insecurity. Image – iStockphoto: garnouille11 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Of ‘Idiotic Populism’ and Publishing Last night (June 20) at 22:34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), […]

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Copyright Issues and the Industry’s Authors: Canada’s Book Summit 16

‘How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?’ The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved. Image – iStockphoto: Anchiy As Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy frequently reminds us, “Standing still isn’t an option in the changing condition of copyright today.” Toronto’s Book Summit […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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Record Number of Applications: Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Its 2016 Fellows

Applications from 100 candidates in 34 countries were received this year, and Frankfurt administrators have chosen 16 participants to become the fair’s fellows in October. Image: Provided by Frankfurt Book Fair By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Young Professionals in the Early Stages’ In a new record, 100 editors, rights managers, and literary agents from 34 countries […]

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The UK’s Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read

‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: a startup aimed at commuters offers ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction. Readers on the Tube in London. Image – iStockphoto: liorpt By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Can Nonfiction Book Condensations Attract Commuters? Writing for PALife, Molly Dyson reports that Joosr has launched in the […]

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From ‘Older’ Publishing to New: Two Industry Veterans Go Indie

Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors and counting, in producing Applewhite’s ‘This Chair Rocks.’ That’s how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route—and mean to get it right. Image – iStockphoto: Dan Logan Ashton Applewhite speaks today (June 26) at 7:30 p.m. BST at the Premises Recording Studio in Hackney […]

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International Publishing and the UK’s Vote for ‘Brexit’

On such a wrenching day, we learn of the directors of a dozen nations’ trade fairs meeting to share their experiences and expectations. Publishing, like humanity, remains internationally engaged. Westminster Bridge, London. Image – iStockphoto: Iakov Kalinin By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We’re Rather Scared’ We know we have shot ourselves in both feet. And […]

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Sharing Experience, Expectations: Book Fair Directors Meet in Mexico

In their biennial meeting, a dozen leaders of international book fairs gathered in Guadalajara to discuss their progress, challenges, and evolving viewpoints on the book trade. The Conference of International Book Fairs directors attending this month’s biennial meeting in Guadalajara were photographed by Josue Nando. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Trading Trends and Tactics: A Collegial Setting […]

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Richard Ford Wins Spain’s Princess Asturias Prize for Literature

‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award. From the 2014 ceremony. Image: Princess of Asturias Foundation It’s a season of significant awards for writers’ bodies of work. We wrote recently of […]

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With Its ‘Heart in Scotland,’ the Walter Scott Prize Honors Simon Mawer

Despite the fact that he says “I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Simon Mawer. Image: The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Spy Story in the Grand Tradition’ The winner of this year’s £25,000 […]

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‘Standing Firm’: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work. From the corporation’s international site, Books Kinokuniya in the World When we last heard from Hiroshi Sogo of Kinokuniya in 2014, the Tokyo-based company was expanding its international base […]

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Publishing and Politics: ‘Toxic Negotiations,’ ‘Trumpian Dystopia’

International publishing this season lies downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to various countries’ books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a Summer of Insecurity. Image – iStockphoto: garnouille11 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Of ‘Idiotic Populism’ and Publishing Last night (June 20) at 22:34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), […]

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Copyright Issues and the Industry’s Authors: Canada’s Book Summit 16

‘How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?’ The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved. Image – iStockphoto: Anchiy As Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy frequently reminds us, “Standing still isn’t an option in the changing condition of copyright today.” Toronto’s Book Summit […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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Record Number of Applications: Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Its 2016 Fellows

Applications from 100 candidates in 34 countries were received this year, and Frankfurt administrators have chosen 16 participants to become the fair’s fellows in October. Image: Provided by Frankfurt Book Fair By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Young Professionals in the Early Stages’ In a new record, 100 editors, rights managers, and literary agents from 34 countries […]

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The UK’s Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read

‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: a startup aimed at commuters offers ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction. Readers on the Tube in London. Image – iStockphoto: liorpt By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Can Nonfiction Book Condensations Attract Commuters? Writing for PALife, Molly Dyson reports that Joosr has launched in the […]

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From ‘Older’ Publishing to New: Two Industry Veterans Go Indie

Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors and counting, in producing Applewhite’s ‘This Chair Rocks.’ That’s how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route—and mean to get it right. Image – iStockphoto: Dan Logan Ashton Applewhite speaks today (June 26) at 7:30 p.m. BST at the Premises Recording Studio in Hackney […]

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International Publishing and the UK’s Vote for ‘Brexit’

On such a wrenching day, we learn of the directors of a dozen nations’ trade fairs meeting to share their experiences and expectations. Publishing, like humanity, remains internationally engaged. Westminster Bridge, London. Image – iStockphoto: Iakov Kalinin By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We’re Rather Scared’ We know we have shot ourselves in both feet. And […]

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Sharing Experience, Expectations: Book Fair Directors Meet in Mexico

In their biennial meeting, a dozen leaders of international book fairs gathered in Guadalajara to discuss their progress, challenges, and evolving viewpoints on the book trade. The Conference of International Book Fairs directors attending this month’s biennial meeting in Guadalajara were photographed by Josue Nando. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Trading Trends and Tactics: A Collegial Setting […]

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Richard Ford Wins Spain’s Princess Asturias Prize for Literature

‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award. From the 2014 ceremony. Image: Princess of Asturias Foundation It’s a season of significant awards for writers’ bodies of work. We wrote recently of […]

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With Its ‘Heart in Scotland,’ the Walter Scott Prize Honors Simon Mawer

Despite the fact that he says “I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Simon Mawer. Image: The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Spy Story in the Grand Tradition’ The winner of this year’s £25,000 […]

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‘Standing Firm’: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work. From the corporation’s international site, Books Kinokuniya in the World When we last heard from Hiroshi Sogo of Kinokuniya in 2014, the Tokyo-based company was expanding its international base […]

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Publishing and Politics: ‘Toxic Negotiations,’ ‘Trumpian Dystopia’

International publishing this season lies downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to various countries’ books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a Summer of Insecurity. Image – iStockphoto: garnouille11 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Of ‘Idiotic Populism’ and Publishing Last night (June 20) at 22:34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), […]

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Copyright Issues and the Industry’s Authors: Canada’s Book Summit 16

‘How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?’ The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved. Image – iStockphoto: Anchiy As Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy frequently reminds us, “Standing still isn’t an option in the changing condition of copyright today.” Toronto’s Book Summit […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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Record Number of Applications: Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Its 2016 Fellows

Applications from 100 candidates in 34 countries were received this year, and Frankfurt administrators have chosen 16 participants to become the fair’s fellows in October. Image: Provided by Frankfurt Book Fair By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Young Professionals in the Early Stages’ In a new record, 100 editors, rights managers, and literary agents from 34 countries […]

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The UK’s Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read

‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: a startup aimed at commuters offers ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction. Readers on the Tube in London. Image – iStockphoto: liorpt By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Can Nonfiction Book Condensations Attract Commuters? Writing for PALife, Molly Dyson reports that Joosr has launched in the […]

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From ‘Older’ Publishing to New: Two Industry Veterans Go Indie

Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors and counting, in producing Applewhite’s ‘This Chair Rocks.’ That’s how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route—and mean to get it right. Image – iStockphoto: Dan Logan Ashton Applewhite speaks today (June 26) at 7:30 p.m. BST at the Premises Recording Studio in Hackney […]

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International Publishing and the UK’s Vote for ‘Brexit’

On such a wrenching day, we learn of the directors of a dozen nations’ trade fairs meeting to share their experiences and expectations. Publishing, like humanity, remains internationally engaged. Westminster Bridge, London. Image – iStockphoto: Iakov Kalinin By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We’re Rather Scared’ We know we have shot ourselves in both feet. And […]

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Sharing Experience, Expectations: Book Fair Directors Meet in Mexico

In their biennial meeting, a dozen leaders of international book fairs gathered in Guadalajara to discuss their progress, challenges, and evolving viewpoints on the book trade. The Conference of International Book Fairs directors attending this month’s biennial meeting in Guadalajara were photographed by Josue Nando. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Trading Trends and Tactics: A Collegial Setting […]

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Richard Ford Wins Spain’s Princess Asturias Prize for Literature

‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award. From the 2014 ceremony. Image: Princess of Asturias Foundation It’s a season of significant awards for writers’ bodies of work. We wrote recently of […]

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With Its ‘Heart in Scotland,’ the Walter Scott Prize Honors Simon Mawer

Despite the fact that he says “I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Simon Mawer. Image: The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Spy Story in the Grand Tradition’ The winner of this year’s £25,000 […]

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‘Standing Firm’: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work. From the corporation’s international site, Books Kinokuniya in the World When we last heard from Hiroshi Sogo of Kinokuniya in 2014, the Tokyo-based company was expanding its international base […]

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Publishing and Politics: ‘Toxic Negotiations,’ ‘Trumpian Dystopia’

International publishing this season lies downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to various countries’ books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a Summer of Insecurity. Image – iStockphoto: garnouille11 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Of ‘Idiotic Populism’ and Publishing Last night (June 20) at 22:34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), […]

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Copyright Issues and the Industry’s Authors: Canada’s Book Summit 16

‘How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?’ The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved. Image – iStockphoto: Anchiy As Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy frequently reminds us, “Standing still isn’t an option in the changing condition of copyright today.” Toronto’s Book Summit […]

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‘Draw That Roadmap to the World’: The Philippines’ Karina Bolasco

‘Our publishing industry is complex and vibrant,’ says the Director of the Ateneo de Manila University Press. Karina Bolasco speaks on October 18 as The Philippines’ analyst in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Image – iStockphoto: Simon Podgorsek We begin a new series of insight articles today, in […]

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Record Number of Applications: Frankfurt Book Fair Announces Its 2016 Fellows

Applications from 100 candidates in 34 countries were received this year, and Frankfurt administrators have chosen 16 participants to become the fair’s fellows in October. Image: Provided by Frankfurt Book Fair By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Young Professionals in the Early Stages’ In a new record, 100 editors, rights managers, and literary agents from 34 countries […]

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The UK’s Joosr: Reading for Those With No Time To Read

‘All the key information of the original title but without all the pages’: a startup aimed at commuters offers ‘bite-size mobile learning’ in nonfiction. Readers on the Tube in London. Image – iStockphoto: liorpt By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 Can Nonfiction Book Condensations Attract Commuters? Writing for PALife, Molly Dyson reports that Joosr has launched in the […]

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From ‘Older’ Publishing to New: Two Industry Veterans Go Indie

Ashton Applewhite and Bob Stein list 37 vendors and counting, in producing Applewhite’s ‘This Chair Rocks.’ That’s how you roll, they say, when you take the indie route—and mean to get it right. Image – iStockphoto: Dan Logan Ashton Applewhite speaks today (June 26) at 7:30 p.m. BST at the Premises Recording Studio in Hackney […]

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International Publishing and the UK’s Vote for ‘Brexit’

On such a wrenching day, we learn of the directors of a dozen nations’ trade fairs meeting to share their experiences and expectations. Publishing, like humanity, remains internationally engaged. Westminster Bridge, London. Image – iStockphoto: Iakov Kalinin By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘We’re Rather Scared’ We know we have shot ourselves in both feet. And […]

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Sharing Experience, Expectations: Book Fair Directors Meet in Mexico

In their biennial meeting, a dozen leaders of international book fairs gathered in Guadalajara to discuss their progress, challenges, and evolving viewpoints on the book trade. The Conference of International Book Fairs directors attending this month’s biennial meeting in Guadalajara were photographed by Josue Nando. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Trading Trends and Tactics: A Collegial Setting […]

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Richard Ford Wins Spain’s Princess Asturias Prize for Literature

‘To have readers in Spain has always been a great and generous gift to me,’ says Richard Ford in a statement released on the news of his Princess of Asturias award. From the 2014 ceremony. Image: Princess of Asturias Foundation It’s a season of significant awards for writers’ bodies of work. We wrote recently of […]

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With Its ‘Heart in Scotland,’ the Walter Scott Prize Honors Simon Mawer

Despite the fact that he says “I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Simon Mawer. Image: The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction By Dennis Abrams | @DennisAbrams2 ‘A Spy Story in the Grand Tradition’ The winner of this year’s £25,000 […]

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‘Standing Firm’: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo on Bookselling Amid Challenges

‘Heavy discounting will destroy market order, and idiotic populism will come to reign,’ says Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo, whose Tokyo base aggressively supports English and other-language work. From the corporation’s international site, Books Kinokuniya in the World When we last heard from Hiroshi Sogo of Kinokuniya in 2014, the Tokyo-based company was expanding its international base […]

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Publishing and Politics: ‘Toxic Negotiations,’ ‘Trumpian Dystopia’

International publishing this season lies downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to various countries’ books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a Summer of Insecurity. Image – iStockphoto: garnouille11 By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Of ‘Idiotic Populism’ and Publishing Last night (June 20) at 22:34 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), […]

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