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Transformation Of Translation

More than four times as many people worldwide speak English than French, yet French culture certainly punches above its weight. This year’s Nobel laureate in literature is the French author Patrick Modiano, and more French writers have won the Nobel than writers of any other country. When Modiano’s award was announced last month, however, American […]

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Fall & Frankfurt Mean Global E-Book Report Update

National e-book markets are like snowflakes.  No two are alike.  Emerging markets particularly engage in approaches of their own.  In India, domestic platforms lead the way; while in Brazil, Apple shows a surprising lead in eBook distribution over the usual suspect. First published in 2011, the Global eBook Report follows international market evolution in e-books, […]

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Open Access: Who Holds the Power?

Frankfurt is the birthplace of book fairs, and of sturm und drang –  or at least, it is the birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born in Frankfurt in 1749. Goethe embodied German Romanticism, which enobled sturm und drang – storm and stress – as the iron-hard forge of human character. In 2014, sturm und […]

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The Right Place for Rights

Deal or no deal? That’s always the most common — and the most important — question at the Frankfurt Book Fair. For the hundreds of publishers, agents and organizations who will attend the world’s largest gathering of executives in the book industry, successful deal-making hangs on the fortunes of local markets and the future direction […]

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Publishing Gone Digital

Publishers face unique challenges in today’s digital environment, and nowhere more sharply than the efforts made to harmonize copyright on a global scale. From Geneva, RightsDirect’s Mitja Linss speaks to Jens Bammel, International Publishers Association (IPA) secretary general, about the evolution of publishing and the quest to find its value in the modern era.

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The Librarian in the Digital Age

In the latest edition of Copyright Worldwide, Ryan Jones, Senior Director at Copyright Clearance Center, offers insights on the changing role of the librarian in the digital age. With growing reliance among workers on “self-service” when it comes to their information needs, the librarian’s role is rapidly evolving, he tells RightDirect’s Mitja Linss. Indeed, Jones […]

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Global E-Book Report 2014

Sell globally, publish locally. As the eBook market develops and matures, observers are noting patterns that repeat themselves from country to country. Infrastructure is critical, of course. As access to the Internet grows, online distribution channels and reading platforms follow closely behind. And yet location still matters. From tax policies to legislated pricing levels to […]

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Best of BTB: India’s Publishing Show Is Globalocal

With the seventh-largest national book publishing industry on earth, India annually produces nearly 100,000 books – its English-language book production places third, only behind the US and the UK. In New Delhi this coming February, the German Book Office’s five-year-old GLOBALOCAL industry conference welcomes Indian publishers, their colleagues from Asia and the Pacific, as well as publishers […]

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Canada Copyright Update

When they speak about copyright law, politicians frequently cite the impact on innovation and job creation. They also use terms like “modernization” and “balancing act” to describe the goals of copyright reform. In 2012, the Canadian parliament passed The Copyright Modernization Act. Whether you supported or opposed the legislation depended on your perspective – the […]

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India’s Publishing Show Is Globalocal

With the seventh-largest national book publishing industry on earth, India annually produces nearly 100,000 books – its English-language book production places third, only behind the US and the UK. In New Delhi this coming February, the German Book Office’s five-year-old GLOBALOCAL industry conference welcomes Indian publishers, their colleagues from Asia and the Pacific, as well as publishers […]

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