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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spin-off for Icelandic literature

An unexpected benefit from being Frankfurt Book Fair's guest of honor, 2011

Each year, the organizers of the great Frankfurt Book Fair nominate a country to be their "guest of honor."

It's a huge opportunity, with immense potential -- one that innovative Amazon Publishing has taken, creating yet more headlines to make traditional publishers nervous.

Amazon Crossing, one of Amazon Publishing's six imprints, has teamed up with the Icelandic Literature Fund to publish ten titles by Icelandic authors.

See their press release, below:


With translations of foreign language books from around the world, AmazonCrossing makes award-winning and bestselling books accessible to many readers for the first time. All AmazonCrossing titles are also available on Kindle.

Spotlight on Iceland

The Greenhouse
AmazonCrossing has teamed up with the Icelandic Literature Fund to release 10 Icelandic titles over the next year, ranging from crime thrillers and historical fiction to award winners and coming-of-age stories. See our first five selections and visit each book's page to download an excerpt.

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