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We at Trafalgar Square Books want to wish everyone a very wonderful, safe, love-light-and-horse-filled holiday.

Take care of each other. Feed certain friends lots of carrots.

Happy Holidays,

The Trafalgar Square Books Staff

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As we hear from family, friends, authors, customers, and perfect strangers from around the world, we know that many of you are catching glimpses of our home state in its, well, tattered state. Trafalgar Square Farm is dealing with flooding from the brook that runs through the property, and power is out so we’re on the generator. But our home communities are devastated, and several landmarks in the neighboring towns of Quechee and Woodstock are no more. We’ll share more as we get a full grasp on the impact of Irene’s heavy rains.

Below are clips of the road washing out below Senior Editor Rebecca Didier’s childhood home, and the historic bridge in Quechee, Vermont, washing away.

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The London Book Fair–this year running from April 11-13–is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film, and digital channels.It takes place every spring in the world’s premier publishing capital, London, England, and Trafalgar Square Books always attends with the intent to promote its “stable” of top equestrian authors to foreign publishers from around the globe. (TSB also attends the Frankfurt Book Fair, held in the fall in Frankfurt, Germany, every year.)

We take great pride in the books we publish at TSB, and think our authors share the best horse-related material in the most innovative ways, which means maybe equestrians in other countries would benefit from having the books available in their native languages. Many of our books are available in multiple languages and in dozens of countries–for example, CENTERED RIDING by Sally Swift has been translated into 15 different languages and has sold over 800,000 copies worldwide.

Rights sales such as these are made possible by sending a TSB representative to the London and Frankfurt Book Fairs, where we can engage other publishers in person and encourage them to check out our authors, even before their books are published in English.

International book fairs also give us the opportunity to peruse what riders and trainers in other countries are doing, and often we find a terrific book that we know would benefit English-speaking equestrians. In these cases, we arrange for translation of the work, and publish it under the TSB imprint. Bestsellers of books originally published in another language include TUG OF WAR by Dr. Gerd Heuschmann and DRESSAGE SCHOOL by Britta Schoeffmann.

We look forward to continuing to be part of the effort to share the very best in horse-related books and DVDs worldwide!

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