How does the Nobel Prize affect book sales? (And what if there’s controversy?)

In the publishing world, it seems like winning the Nobel Prize just isn’t what it used to be. A Deutsche Welle interview with Lucien Leitess, director of the Swiss publishing house Unionsverlag, explored the business of predicting a Nobel laureate’s commercial success. The controversy surrounding Austrian novelist Peter Handke’s Nobel win this year has raised serious […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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