French publishers saw strong foreign rights sales for several titles in 2014, and the Nobel Prize for Literature went to French novelist Patrick Modiano, who is published by Gallimard.Not an easy read, Modiano often treats themes such as identity, memory and the German occupation in France during World War II. His book Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartier (So that you won't get lost in the neighborhood) which was published the week before the Nobel Prize was announced, has so far sold 305,000 copies
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Helicon Books, an ebook technology and services company from Israel, announces a new service for publishers: Social DRM. This service will be announced during the upcoming Frunkfurt Book Fair on October 9-13. Most publishers complain about high DRM prices, the fact that DRM is not a real protection, and that it punishes the legal buyer. Social DRM is a solution for publishers who wish to protect their ebooks and prevent copyright violation at reasonable prices.
I do like what Amazon is doing with short-form writing, and the Kindle Singles Interviews is a good addition to the Singles family. The series debuts with an interview with Shimon Peres, the President of Israel, and it’ll set you back a whopping $0.99. I know: You can get entire novels for that price, but [...]
Amazon on Thursday launched “The Kindle Singles Interview,” a series of ”major long-form interviews with iconic figures and world leaders.”
First up is an interview with Israeli president Shimon Peres by journalist David Samuels, a contributing editor at Harper’s Magazine. The interview, which retails for $0.99, was produced in association with Tablet Magazine, an online daily that focuses on Jewish news and culture.