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Translators & Self-Published Authors ― A Partnership for the New Digital Publishing Age

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
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Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 80 minutes.

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Language:English
Summary:With the advent of self-publishing platforms―such as Lulu.com and CreateSpace.com for print-on-demand (POD) books and Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing and Smashwords for digital formats―authors have been cutting the middlemen (agents and publishers) out of the equation. Writers can now offer their books directly to the audience, tapping into the power of social media to face fierce criticism or rest on their laurels after attracting a loyal fan base. Considering this shift in the publishing paradigm, the role of book translators has changed as well. Instead of having to wait for a project to be assigned by a publisher, we now have the alternative of creating a partnership with these self-published authors and bring their books to international audiences.
Description
In this one-hour webinar, we will discuss the relationship between translators and self-published authors and the role of language professionals in the new publishing age, when translators are
no longer one part of the puzzle put together by large publishing companies, but an important partner in independent literary translation efforts.
Target audience
Current book translators who wish to work directly with authors or established translators trying to break into the literary field.
Learning objectives
• Understanding the Self-Publishing Platform
• Getting your Foot in the Door
• How to Negotiate With Authors
• How Many Hats Must an Independent Book Translator Wear?
• Obstacles and Difficulties You'll Most Likely Face
• How to Promote the Books You've Translated
• Success Cases
Program
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• Understanding the Self-Publishing Platform
• Getting your Foot in the Door
• How to Negotiate With Authors
• How Many Hats Must an Independent Book Translator Wear?
• Obstacles and Difficulties You'll Most Likely Face
• How to Promote the Books You've Translated
• Success Cases
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Price: 20.00 USD
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Trainer
 Rafa Lombardino    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: RAFA LOMBARDINO is a translator and journalist from Brazil who lives in California. She has been working as a translator since 1997 and, in 2011, started to join forces with self-published authors to translate their work into Portuguese and English. In addition to acting as content curator at eWordNews, she also runs Word Awareness, a small network of professional translators, and coordinates a project called Contemporary Brazilian Short Stories (CBSS) to promote Brazilian literature worldwide.
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