Open Letter Books to open new doors to literary translators

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#JuliaC#  Identity Verified
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"[...] fewer than three percent of books published in America are translated from other countries" Sep 23, 2011

Well, I think this is a problem of America publishing houses, In a certain sense I think there is some trend which results in the publishing of mainly always the same stuff... it is all about sells.

“Limited understanding of what publishers do and how the business works seems to be a major practical hindrance for many translators.”

No... literary translators often know more than publishing houses pretend to know, but they are not considered!


 

Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Local time: 10:06
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Good Luck Sep 24, 2011

People in the United States, being ethnocentric, have little interest in what is happening in other countries or in other languages. They could care less.

 


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