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International Bestseller Lists, March 2014

Every month, Publishing Trends runs fiction international bestseller lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This month, our four regular territories are joined by two more: Austria and Brazil.  Those books that have been published in English are listed with their official English-language title. All others are translated as literally as possible from the…Continue Reading

International Bestseller Lists, November 2013

Every month, Publishing Trends runs fiction international bestseller lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This month, our four regular territories are joined by two more: Argentina and Egypt. Those books that have been published in English are listed with their official English-language title. All others are translated as literally as possible from the original. Where applicable, the US publisher is listed after the local…Continue Reading

International Bestseller Lists, July 2013

Every month, Publishing Trends runs Fiction international bestseller lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain–with one rotating slot devoted to a list from the country featured in that month’s International Article. In connection with this month’s International feature, July’s featured list is from Hong Kong and lists overall Chinese-language bestsellers, all nonfiction. Those books that have been published in English…Continue Reading

International Bestsellers, June 2013

We’re pleased to revive our monthly international bestseller lists, a popular feature from Publishing Trends’ newsletter days. In addition to Fiction bestseller lists from four regular territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain–one rotating slot will be devoted to a list from the country featured in that month’s International Article. In connection with this month’s article on…Continue Reading

Little Engines That Could: Children’s Publishers in Europe’s Smaller Markets

In anticipation of the Bologna International Book Fair, there’s no shortage of buzz about the fast-emerging kids’ markets in Asia, Latin America, and the Arab world, along with curiosity about how the traditional powerhouses of France, Spain, and Germany are faring. Falling somewhere in between, the smaller European territories are feeling the benefit of Asian…Continue Reading

Come So Far But So Far To Go: Trendspotting in 2013

While 2011 shouted challenges of the digital “Wild West,” 2012 was a year where players tackled new issues in the digital frontier, along with  figuring out exactly what role publishers would – and should —  take moving forward. In many ways, 2012 can be considered a year where relationships became key: from the big merger possibilities…Continue Reading

Through the Eyes of a Startup: Reading Todd Sattersten’s Every Book Is A Startup

PublishingTrends.com continues its regular column in which we review, explicate, and excerpt books that we think will resonate with people in the business of publishing and media.  **** Sure, putting the word “startup” in the title of a book seems to be all the rage, but can (and should) the publishing of each title be treated like a startup? In  Every…Continue Reading