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  • S&S Inks Deal to Make Digital Backlist Available in Scandinavia

    Simon & Schuster has partnered with Scandinavian e-book subscription service Mofibo to make its backlist titles available to readers in Denmark and Sweden.

  • Four Questions for...Dutch Editor Job Lisman

    Job Lisman, editorial director of Prometheus/Bert Bakker Publishers in the Netherlands, talks about what's selling on his home turf, how he sees international authors faring abroad, and the state of e-books in the Netherlands.

  • New Novels and John Green Ruled Overseas in August

    The top three bestselling novels in France last month were new to the country’s fiction list, with Emmanuel Carrère’s "The Kingdom" coming in first.

  • A Journey Through Literary Sicily in Film

    Earlier this year, Felice Cavallaro, a highly regarded journalist from the Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera, launched the Road of Writers—a project to rediscover and celebrate Sicily’s great writers.

  • Discovering Writers in Sicily

    For every 15 titles that Italian publishers import from the U.S., American publishers import one from Italy; a new program aims to change that.

  • Unfair Dealing? Canadian Publishing 2014

    People on both sides of the debate about how to balance access to educational materials with copyright have been closely watching developments in Canada following changes to Canadian legislation in 2012.

  • Canadian Bestsellers: Canadian Publishing 2014

    John Green and Veronica Roth have ruled the U.S. bestseller list for most of 2014, and the two authors have also dominated the Canadian juvenile list for the year to date.

  • Fresh Takes: Canadian Publishing 2014

    Some of the highlights from this season are books that come at their subjects from fresh, unusual, or downright quirky angles.

  • Diversity North: Canadian Publishing 2014

    Calls for more diversity in books this year have echoed north into Canada.

  • Enthrill Partners with Walmart: Canadian Publishing 2014

    It’s been a long time coming, but a made-in-Canada idea for bringing e-books into bricks-and-mortar stores may have just arrived in the big league.

  • Moving In Together: Canadian Publishing 2014

    The merger of Penguin and Random House in Canada is beginning to taking shape in two new, concrete ways.

  • Hot off the Presses: Canadian Publishing 2014

    Here’s a sampling of books that publishers in Canada are excited about this fall.

  • Moving Forward: Canadian Publishing 2014

    Every book and publishing venture requires some kind of a leap of faith, but this year Canadian publishers are investing more than ever in new efforts to reach out to readers.

  • E-book Sales Level Off: Canadian Publishing 2014

    E-book Sales Level OffFor the moment, publishers say that e-book sales in Canada have plateaued.

  • Further Losses at Quercus As Integration Plan Is Finalized

    Following consultation, there has been a second wave of redundancies at U.K.-based house, Quercus. The cuts have resulted in a staff of roughly 40 people.

  • Mundy Steps Out As Agent

    Toby Mundy, who stepped down as CEO of Atlantic Books on June 30, is setting up shop as an agent to represent and advise both authors and companies.

  • A “Neat” Bestseller from Japan

    For literary agent Neil Gudovitz of Waterside Productions, licensing a Japanese self-help book to English-speaking markets, which is extremely rare, requires “not only the right book but also the right sort of U.S. and U.K. editors, and the right partners in Japan.”

  • Toronto Book Fair Unveils Lineup

    Organizers of INSPIRE! Toronto's new book fair announced star author lineup they hope will draw crowds.

  • Amazon Responds to German Authors' Protest

    Over the weekend, the 'New York Times' reported on a letter of protest, from authors in Germany, about a terms dispute between Amazon and the local publisher, Bonnier.

  • U.S. Authors Star Overseas

    American titles hit the top of the bestseller charts across European markets in July. Diana Gabaldon’s "Written in My Own Heart’s Blood" came in at #1 on Germany’s fiction list.

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