How is the position of translated literary fiction evolving as compared to literature in general? How are diverse linguistic communities finding their respective audiences, especially by comparison to a globalized culture with English as a predominant lingua franca? And how successful are sponsors of various forms of support to translated literature in the aim of […]
Charming readers â€“ by juggling with numbers. Invitation to a wild ride for publishers.
May 29, 2018 by ruediger
I peak over the shoulder of a well experienced trade publisher â€“ she, or he, may work in a mid-sized imprint of a major group, or in some independent or even a boutique house -, with a few screens at the desk, a pile of recent charts and market reports to the left, and a […]
Not one prediction about ebooks has been correct so far. Why? A summer rant.
July 20, 2015 by ruediger
Let’s face the simple truth: Not one prediction about ebooks (as far as I know) has been correct so far: No, ebooks will NOT go away any time soon. But no, again, they will not replace printed books, not even mass paperbacks, within a decade or so. Thus far, ebooks have strongly impacted only on […]