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Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Foreign Publisher

Just because a translator’s work is done, it doesn’t mean a book is ready to go straight into print. Joana Costa Knufinke is an editor at Cruïlla in Barcelona, Spain for middle grade and YA books in the Catalan language. In this video, Joana gives an inside look at the challenges foreign publishers face in finding the right books, selecting a cover image that will resonate with foreign readers, and everything in between. This concludes our Lifecycle of a Book in Translation video series, and we appreciate having you along for […]

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Translator

Each step in Lifecycle of a Book in Translation is difficult, but one of the most important to get right is the actual translating. Marshall Yarbrough is translating a German series by Charlotte Link into English, and in this video, he talks about the process of breaking into the world of being a translator. Pro tip: You’ll have to be bad at it for a while.

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Literary Scout

Foreign publishers and agents don’t magically know what’s going to sell well in their markets. Sometimes they need a little help, and they can find it in the form of a Literary Scout. Scouts try to intuit what will be popular here and abroad– as you may imagine, there is a lot of reading involved. Cecilia Campbell-Westlind of Daniela Schlingmann Scouting Agency, based out of the UK explains her day to day as a scout in the video below.

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Foreign Rights Agent

As work on a book wraps up domestically, Foreign Rights Agents’ work is just beginning. Roberto Dominguez of ACER Literaria, based out of Madrid, Spain knows and works in Portuguese and Spanish speaking territories. He explains the intricate process of getting books and manuscripts in front of the right Editors in the right markets, and what happens after a book is purchased.

Lifecycle of a Book in Translation: Kristin Harmel, Author and Holly Root, Original Rights Holder

Two and a half years ago, Publishing Trendsetter launched an infographic called Lifecycle of a Book, which showed the process of publishing a book, from inception to final product. The infographic also came with accompanying videos of young professionals from each department talking about what they do and how they do it. We learned a lot, had a lot of fun, and hope you did too. We have rebooted the Lifecycle of a Book series and are thrilled to post our newest incarnation: Lifecycle of a Book in Translation, showing […]