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Book discovery

Bookwitty: A New Way of Discovering Books

Bookwitty is a new global platform that sets out to change the way readers find, purchase and engage with content. By Giulia Trentacosti – First published in March 2017 As part of our Publishing Industry Insight Series we take a closer look at Bookwitty, a new book discovery platform that will be launched this year. […]

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The Netherlands & Flanders as Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honor

Literary Program Co-ordinator Judith Uyterlinde reflects on the outcome of the Netherlands and Flanders Guest of Honor’s presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair By Giulia Trentacosti – First published in February 2017 When it was announced that the Netherlands and Flanders were going to be the Guests of Honour at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, the […]

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self-publishing

Indie Author Dan Norris Reflects on Self-Publishing

Entrepreneur and author Dan Norris tells us what he has learned from his self-publishing experience and explains how he managed to turn self-publishing into a 6-figure side business. By Giulia Trentacosti — article first published in December 2016 Self-publishing is a growing reality, as more and more authors decide to embark in their publishing journey without […]

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Publishing in Times of Crisis: Today’s Greek Book Market

Literary agent Evangelia Avloniti reflects on the state of the Greek book industry a year after the third bailout deal with Europe By Giulia Trentacosti – Article first published in September 2016 As part of our Publishing Industry Insight Series, this month we look at the consequences of Greece’s economic crisis on the country’s publishing industry. There’s no […]

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Brexit & Publishing: What Lies Ahead for the British Cultural Industries?

In the aftermath of the vote, literary agent Lorella Belli, founder of the Lorella Belli Literary Agency in London, discusses some of the issues facing the UK publishing industry By Giulia Trentacosti — Article first published in August 2016 A month has passed since Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. Since then, Brexit has […]

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France’s Librinova: Self-Publishing with a Twist

New digital platform Librinova is changing the face of self-publishing in France By Giulia Trentacosti — Article first published in July 2016 Self-publishing and traditional publishing are usually at odds. On the one hand, enthusiasts and authors praise self-publishing as a way to democratise literature, while on the other most publishers consider it as a synonym for […]

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Scotland Makes Its Place in International Publishing

How does Scotland make its place in the international publishing scene? An insight into the country’s publishing industry and its newly launched International Fellowship Program By Giulia Trentacosti — Article first published in May 2016 For our Publishing Industry Insight Series I finally decided to take a closer look at the country that has been my base for the […]

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Exploring the Current Polish Publishing Market

Our co-agent in Poland discusses the challenges and opportunities that the Polish publishing market is currently facing By Giulia Trentacosti — Article first posted in March 2016 This month our Publishing Industry Insights series travels back to the Old Continent to take a closer look at the biggest publishing market in Eastern Europe: Poland. With over 38 […]

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Challenging Times for the Brazilian Publishing Market

Local agent explains the current crisis of the Brazilian publishing market By Giulia Trentacosti — Article first published in January 2016 After exploring the Christmas book flood in Iceland, our Publishing Industry Insights series crosses the Atlantic Ocean and the equator to provide a better understanding of the current Brazilian publishing scene. While preparing for this year’s Olympics in Rio, Brazil […]

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Publishing in Iceland Where Reading Is a National Sport

A close up on publishing in Iceland, and the country’s world-famous Christmas book flood By Giulia Trentacosti — Article first published in December 2015 This month, our Publishing Industry Insights series takes us all the way to Iceland to discover more about its thriving literary scene, and to hear about one of its most renowned traditions:  Jólabókaflóð […]

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