Translation is a crucial pillar of all international book fairs. It is particularly close to the heart at BBPlus.
Translation rights are bought and sold in the Bologna Rights Centre and on exhibitors’ stands, enabling stories and information to travel the world.
Our annual ‘Business of Translation Forum’ looks at the trends in sales of translated books; hot topics in the world of translation; grants and prizes; selling and promoting translated books and provides a sharp focus on selected language areas by of case studies.
Books in Translation and the US Market
On 6 October in Manhattan, NYC, this roundtable on the theme of books in translation took place. Rights buying and selling is the core of all international book fairs, and translation rights are centre stage within the rights arena. An august group of experts gathered, representing all aspects of the translation world, from agents to booksellers and translators and publishers. Nicole Bond, Simon & Schuster; Soumeya Roberts HG Literary; Danny Baror, the Baror International Agency; Michael Reynolds, Europa Editions; Kris Kliemann, Kliemann & Company; Agnes Ahlander Turner, Maria B Campbell Associates; Ben Schrank, Astra Publishing House; Sarah McNally, McNally Jackson; Allison Markin Powell, translator, and Rachel Deahl, Publishers Weekly moderating.
In addition to the roundtable discussion, six participants shared individual views in a series of five-minute vox pops on aspects of translation.