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Famed in China for his work’s sexual sensibilities — “almost my trademark” — author Feng Tang’s ‘Beijing, Beijing’ is available for the first time in English, in a translation by Michelle Deeter from AmazonCrossing. A celebrity at home among the boyfriends and girlfriends he writes about, Feng calmly tells us that his newest novel “will sell one million copies.”
20,000 BookCon fans are expected to cap this year’s BookExpo America trade show (BEA) in New York. How do books unleash such passion? BookCon creator Lance Fensterman of ReedPOP at Berlin’s Publisher’s Forum tells his audience that when “Publishing Goes Pop,” creators and consumers come together.
At BookExpo America this week, the Hachette and Amazon installations are not quite visible to each other. It’s unlikely that the slings and arrows of retail estrangement will fly here. The banners of Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Harlequin are between the French and the Seattlites: a branding DMZ is in place.