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Snapshot of the 2014 Winter French Publishing Season

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on December 10, 2013

The French have two main publishing seasons, or rentrées littéraires, one in fall and one in winter. With the winter 2014 French publishing season nearing, here’s a quick snapshot of what’s coming out in France, according to trade magazine Livres Hebdo.

Le French Book Inks Deal on Print Books

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on October 24, 2013

Ingram publisher servicesNow that our e-book program is running smoothly, it is time to get our books into print, and to do so Le French Book is partnering with Ingram Publisher Services for our print book…

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Is the world ready for hybrid translators?

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on September 26, 2013

“Hybrid” is a new buzzword in the publishing industry—there are hybrid authors, hybrid publishers, hybrid markets. So now is the time for hybrid translators too.

Recently, in this blog, we’ve been talking about what “digital-first” really means. For us, it’s more than just publishing e-books in…

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Upending more myths about fiction in translation

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on July 23, 2013

Here are our final two fiction in translation myths. Let us know if you have some of your own.

Myth 5. It’s always better in the original.

Thanks to that movie directed by Sofia Coppola, the word “lost” is often put up along side “in translation,”…

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Is the era of fiction in translation upon us?

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on July 9, 2013

Here are two more myths about fiction in translation that deserve upending. 

Myth 3. Nobody publishes translated fiction.

The most-repeated statistic about translation is that only three percent of all US book output consists of works in translation. Yet, Open…

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Busting myths about fiction in translation

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on June 28, 2013

Fiction in translation

 

A good story is a good story, right? Does it matter where it comes from? We say “non.” And so are some other people. According to recent statistics from the Three…

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A duel among prizewinners and other news from France

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on December 11, 2012

You can’t help but love France, when a book whose title is Sermon about the Fall of Rome tops Fifty Shades of Grey on the bestseller lists. It looks like France’s Prix Goncourt winners this year are battling it out to be at the top…

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Bestseller lists, holiday shopping, and e-book gifting

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on November 27, 2012

Exciting news: The Paris Lawyer made it to number 3 on the Nook mystery bestseller list over the weekend, then hovered at number 5 and this morning it is still in the top 10.

This happened during our Thanksgiving to…

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Être LE cow?

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on September 4, 2012

Check out this article from Publishing Perspectives: Le Cash Cow? I do love the title. Although technically it should be “la” cash cow, since “vache” (cow in French) is feminine, and so is “espèces” (cash). And actually, the…

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A way for ebooks and traditional bookstores to get along

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on August 28, 2012

As you know, at Le French Book, we don’t think that ebooks and paper books should be enemies. They are just different ways to read… a book. But you have to admit that electronic distribution is hitting hard on the brick and mortar booksellers:…

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