Amazon in Translation

Amazon published three times more translated fiction in the US this year than its nearest competitor.

 

Amazon’s translation imprint, published 75 new titles in the US. The second most prolific publisher, Dalkey Archive, published only 25. In 2014, AmazonCrossing was still the biggest publisher of translated fiction, but published 46 titles, compared to second-placed Dalkey’s 30.

In October Amazon announced it was making a $10m (£6.5m) investment in AmazonCrossing as a “commitment over the next five years to increase the number and diversity of its books in translation”. Since launching in 2010, AmazonCrossing has published 200 titles by authors from 29 countries writing in 19 languages – in print, digital, and sometimes audio formats.

Read the rest at the Guardian.

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