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Lost in Translation: Fifty Shades Gets the Chinese Snip | Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

Lost in Translation: Fifty Shades Gets the Chinese Snip | Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

The Chinese book market is embracing foreign language titles from the USA, UK and Japan at a growing rate. Currently, 4% of all new titles in China are translations. The figures were revealed following yesterday’s 26th International Rights Directors’ Meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012. Wuping Zhao, Vice President of the Shanghai Translation Publishing House, spoke about the strength


Faber’s Stephen Page on Faber Academy | Radio Litopia’s The Naked Book

Latest edition of Radio Litopia’s The Naked Book: Having scaled the walls of Faber’s well-manicured garden eleven years ago, Faber chief executive Stephen Page found himself in the broadcast hot-seat, sandwiched between Naked Bookers Philip Jones and Sam Missingham.  This show is the first in an occasional series of tête à têtes, devoted to the


Blurb Adds Enhanced e-Book Tools to Booksmart Software

Blurb’s Free Bookmaking Tools Now Output Rich Media Ebooks in Addition to Printed Books Press release: Blurb®, the creative publishing platform, today announced that new versions of its award-winning BookSmart, Bookify and InDesign® Plug-In creation tools will enable customers to simply and easily convert their new or existing print files to ebooks, adding video, audio


Book Review: The Publishing Business: From p-books to e-books by Kelvin Smith

The Publishing Business: From p-books to e-books (Kelvin Smith) Readers of The Independent Publishing Magazine will know that we don’t do many book reviews here. In fact, over a period of five years, I think we have reviewed less than six books, and two of those reviews were editions of Mark Levine’s Fine Print of Self-Publishing.


eBooks For The Bookshelf | Boxette

Have you heard the one about the man who goes into his local bookstore and asks the assistant, ‘where are all those ebooks I keep hearing about? I can’t find a single one on any of your shelves.’ Well, the store assistant might have laughed, but Boxette, a Manchester UK-based ebook production company, is not not


Guest Post: Why I Am Moving to Kindle Land | Melissa Miller

Cover via Amazon If you would have asked me a year ago whether or not I would consider purchasing an e-reader, I would have looked you in the eye with offense and answered you with a simple, “no.” A lot has changed, though, in the past few months that have made me rethink my opinion


Indie Publishers Back Agency Model, Criticize DoJ Deal | Publishers Weekly

Indie Publishers Back Agency Model, Criticize DoJ Deal: “Nine independent publishers have combined to file joint comments objecting to the pending settlements of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit with Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster related to e-book pricing. The publishers noted that while they continue to sell e-books under the wholesale model, they have


Booktango Increase Royalty Program For New and Existing Authors

Author Solutions today announced an extended royalty offer for existing and new authors to its DIY e-book publishing platform, Booktango. The offer will continue for new authors signing up with Booktango until July 4th. From the press release: Authors Earn Maximum E-Book Royalties With Booktango Authors Who Publish by July 4, 2012 Using Booktango’s DIY


Guest Post | Amazon vs. Smashwords: Which Is Right for Your Book? | Sarah Rexman

Numerous writers have embraced e-book technology as a way to independently publish their books, reach new markets, and earn greater royalties for their work. Retail giant Amazon has long dominated the market for authors looking to self-publish their e-books, but it has quickly been followed by other e-book publishers, such as Smashwords, Lulu, and BookBaby.