Tag Archives: Turkey

International Bestsellers, May 2014

Every month, Publishing Trends runs fiction international bestsellers lists from four territories–France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. This month, our four regular territories are joined by two more: Greece and Turkey.  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

Small Language Publishing in 2012

As we took stock of 2012’s publishing milestones and discussed what 2013 held in store, we thought it would be an ideal time to get a global view of what the year was like for publishing in “smaller” languages—for our purposes here, those languages spoken by fewer than 100 million native speakers worldwide. Publishing Trends…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

Swedish Crimes and Turkish Tales

After making the rounds at Bologna and London, some international publishers and agents are choosing to give their expense accounts a rest and opt out of this year’s BEA. “I remember the good old times when there was just…Frankfurt!” says Marie Louise Zarmanian, translation rights manager at Editoriale Mauri Spagnol, who blames Guadalajara, Turin, and…Continue Reading

Turkish Delight?

For Turkey, whose publishing past is inextricably linked with controversy, being the Guest of Honor at Frankfurt Book Fair is a unique opportunity. Rather than defending itself and its authors against the historically restrictive government, Frankfurt is a chance for Turkey’s literary community to present a united cultural front on the international stage. Fittingly, Nobel…Continue Reading