Tag Archives: Mondadori

International Bestseller Lists, December 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: Mexico and Holland.  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, September 2013

Every month, Publishing Trends runs Fiction international bestseller lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. 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 publisher, separated by a “/”. The lists are taken from…Continue Reading

People Roundup, September 2013

PEOPLE A recap of job announcements from the last month: The board of trustees of the National Geographic Society announced that Gary E. Knell has been selected to succeed John M. Fahey as President and Chief Executive Officer later this year. Knell is currently President and CEO of National Public Radio. Fahey will continue to serve as NGS’s Chairman of the Board. Bob…Continue Reading

International Bestseller Lists, August 2013

Every month, Publishing Trends runs Fiction international bestseller lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain–with one rotating slot devoted to another territory of interest. August’s featured list is from Russia and is taken from the major bookseller Biblio-Globus, which updates their bestseller list weekly. (With thanks to Will Evans, Publisher at Deep Vellum, for his generous guidance on Russian bestseller lists). Those books…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

People Roundup, March 2011

PEOPLE Richard Rhorer has been named Associate Publisher of Simon & Schuster, reporting to Jonathan Karp. Previously he was Director of Digital Business Development at Macmillan. . . . Sally Kim joined Touchstone on March 7 as Editorial Director, reporting to VP, Publisher Stacy Creamer. Kim was Executive Editor of the Harper imprint at HarperCollins….Continue Reading

Museums Wonder About the Web

Since part of the mission of museum publishing is to produce great, big, beautiful books, June’s D.C.–based National Museum Publishing Seminar, “Print and the Digital Network,” offered anachronisms and anomalies galore. Most of the seminar’s sponsors are high-end European and Far Eastern printers like Mondadori and CS Graphics. They declared that the illustrated, printed exhibition…Continue Reading

International Bestsellers: The Addams Family Meets Sister Act

As a member of the first internet-savvy generation, the Brazilian Daniel Galera (who was born 1979) naturally looked to the web when he first started writing stories ten years ago. He wrote for and edited literary websites before switching to paper and co-founding Livros do Mal (Evil Books), a publishing project responsible for bringing some…Continue Reading

Fellowship in Jerusalem

In November I found out I’d been chosen to be an Editorial Fellow at the Jerusalem International Book Fair. It would be a transformative experience, Flip Brophy, a former fellow herself, informed the group of U.S. Agent and Editorial Fellows at the orientation in January, but she could not say exactly how. Would it transform…Continue Reading

Auf Wiedersehen: Sum’s the Word, Luxurious Bejeweled Elephants, Of Butterflies and Men

One + one = three in Dutch author and Libris Prize winner Tomas Lieske‘s new novel My Sovereign Love about an artisan of arithmetic, his love interest, and a meddling monarch. Born in The Hague in 1528, Marnix de Veer is a mathematician, architect, and instrument-maker extraordinaire. Also a dabbler in foreign languages, he catches…Continue Reading