Anticipating the global success of “MÃ¤n som hatar kvinnor” – of what?
February 27, 2009 by admin
According to our charts, he was probably the most stunning author across Europe in 2008, and now his book makes it to the movies: “MÃ¤n som hatar kvinnor“. You don’t recognize the smash hit? This weekend, Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo”, volume one of his Millennium series, is opening – in Sweden [...]
Salzburg Seminar on translation: From oral to written back to oral again?
February 26, 2009 by admin
It was Geety Dharmaraja of New Dehli, a beaming lady with an inescapable sense of mission and the founder of a stunning Indian translation project called Katha who made several of the most remarkable points at this week’s Salzburg Global Seminar on translation. “Perhaps we are about to go full cycle”, she told the startled: [...]
China to losen state control over publishing by 2010?
February 14, 2009 by admin
The Chinese internet platform Danwei reports, quoting an article in China Youth Daily, that the Chinese government is set to abandon direct control over most publishing companies by the end of 2010. The goal is to allow “for profit” media companies to get rid of direct state control, to end state restrictions on the allocation [...]
Global bestseller list 2008 featured in German buchreport
February 11, 2009 by admin
Our Global bestseller list has been featured in the week’s buchreport.express, and buchreport online – Germany’s leading source of book market information. The list which has been established for the first time ever, based on bestseller information from across Europe, the USA, and China, has had braod media attention, including The Bookseller, The Guardian and [...]
China update: Trends, topics, new titles
February 9, 2009 by admin
While it is frightening to see in this very moment how the new Mandarin hotel next to Rem Kohlhas’ CCTV tower is burning, I was checking all kinds of sources on news with regard to China’s publishing landscape. Friends told me that the crisis so far did not have any knock out impact on the [...]
Ripping off the cover: Has digitization changed whatâ€™s really in the book?
February 7, 2009 by admin
The wonderful journal “Logos” has published a tink piece I wrote on the “future of the book” or, more precisely, on what e-Books and digitization may have changed – or not changed at all – about books: What is a book? And, whatâ€™s really in it? These two simple questions are getting both more complicated [...]