*+-In honor of World Book Day, the International Publishers Association has an infographic on how much children should read and why literacy is important.
*+-The Frankfurt Book Fair and Publishing Perspectives are launching a new , international publishing conference called The Markets: Global Publishing Summit
*+-At the Bologna Book Fair, toy company Mattel announced new plans to publish books and digital stories for Barbie, Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam and others.
*+-At a Publishers Weekly event in NYC, rights directors and agents discussed how automation and standards would improve the book rights business.
*+-Millennial consumers control $200 billion in annual spending, and research shows that they read more books than ever. How can publishers reach this influential group of readers?
*+-Publishing Perspectives is looking for a hard-working intern interested in journalism, media and book publishing to work from our office in New York City.
*+-France is once again putting pressure on Amazon, this time through ebook subscription. Ironically, France’s homegrown subscription services may suffer more.
*+-Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.
*+-What does the future of Library and Information Science look like? What do patrons expect from libraries? This infographic from USC has some answers.
*+-A merger between Springer Science & Business and Holtzbrinck will form a new global science and education publisher with annual sales of 1.5 billion euros