Traveling with books – on your mind
March 17, 2009 by ruediger
In only one day, I came across two just hilarious examples of how books and minds, across time and space, mock our funny lives as book worms. I currently tour German publishers with a group of US editors, courtesy to the German Book Office of the Frankfurt Book Fair. This morning, after a nice meeting […]
Pulling the plug for the Kindle? And how to price eBooks? Or, it’s the audience, stupid.
March 5, 2009 by ruediger
It is just amazing how a really big organization like Amazon in less then 2 weeks makes an about face in their strategy for their arguably most ambitious strategic project, the Kindle. After doing everything and a bit to roll out a radically proprietary machine, closing it like a can of Campell’s tomato soup to […]
Salzburg Seminar on translation: From oral to written back to oral again?
February 26, 2009 by ruediger
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: […]