The Lifecycle of a Book in Translation

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Ever wonder how a foreign title like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo makes it big in the United States? Or how the Harry Potter series was successfully translated and sold in at least 67 other languages? The process of translating a book and selling it into another market has many stages, as you can see laid out in this infographic from Publishing Trendsetter. For more detailed information, you can view individual videos with someone from each stage of the process—an author, a domestic agent and original rights holder, foreign rights agent, scout, translator, and foreign publisher—on the Publishing Trendsetter website HERE (


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