Tuesday, June 28, 2016

After Brexit Vote, 'Thanks for Translated Works'

 Shelf Awareness
"In the dismal afterglow [of Brexit] we're feeling the need to switch straight back into a positive gear on the shop floor, to reiterate our immense thanks to you for publishing the incredible translated works that offer a window into so many different worlds and to demonstrate our solidarity with you in these complex times.... Even if in the future it becomes more of an expensive pain in the ass to translate and publish European works, we remain excited each time you do it."

--Nic Bottomley, owner of Mr. B's Emporium of Reading Delights, Bath, England, in an open letter to U.K. publishers of translated fiction, as quoted by the Bookseller

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