Tag Archives: translation

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 8/11-8/15

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. A study shows that reading print as opposed to digital increases reading comprehension. Can editors find success in crowdsourcing…Continue Reading

International Publishers Talk Turkey at the Istanbul Book Fair

Beginning this year on Saturday, November 17th and lasting the following week, through Sunday, November 25th, The Tüyap Istanbul Book Fair is incontestably Turkey’s largest book business event—it boasted over 500,000 visitors this year, and more than 500 registered Turkish publishers, agencies, and organizations. Now in its 31st year, the Fair is a production of…Continue Reading

When in America, Read as the Russians Do: Russian Readers in the US

As dozens of Russian authors, poets, translators, and publishers descend on New York City for BEA’s Global Market Forum and Read Russia 2012 from June 2-7, Publishing Trends set out to explore Russian literature in the US as it exists even when large delegations from Russia aren’t holding readings and workshops around New York City….Continue Reading

Anglophone, Anyone?

The unusual tactics publishers in lesser-spoken languages are using to sell some rights, already. The Millennium Trilogy may be on English-language bestseller lists all over the world, but that doesn’t mean translated literature has “arrived” quite yet. The famous 3 percent of translated books on the US market, according to (who else?) Three Percent at…Continue Reading

The Translator: Siobhan O’Leary

Siobhan O’Leary, former Associate Manager, Foreign Rights, Crown siobhan.c.oleary [at] gmail.com The Model Writing projects, translation, and representing US literary agents to German publishing communities The Background O’Leary has a special place in this article (and our hearts!) not only because she used to be the International Editor of PT, but because she did what…Continue Reading

Translated Literature

Of the nearly 200,000 books published in the United States each year, about 3% are translated. When you consider the category of literary fiction and poetry, that number shrinks to about 0.7%. That sliver of a pie graph was firmly placed in the back of Chad Post’s mind when he joined the University of Rochester…Continue Reading