New Zealand books are being translated into German as never before, thanks to our special Guest of Honour role at the world's largest book fair.
Sixty-six titles are being translated for publication in Germany this year.
The interest has been generated by October's Frankfurt Book Fair, where New Zealand is the Guest of Honour.
Publishing Association president Kevin Chapman agrees it's a tough for New Zealand writers to make a living, and the initiative is a great boost.
"If we sell a hundred plus books into German language over the next 18 months, what will happen is that will open up the markets for those writer's subsequent books."
Mr Chapman says it'll also improve the chances of other New Zealand writers.
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