*+-BookExpo America 2015 felt like even more of a marketing event with literature firmly pushed aside in favor of pure commerce.
*+-In a year that has had failed to produce a new superstar literary author, old standby Jonathan Franzen took the stage at BEA 2015 to fill the role.
*+-China offers significant opportunities for English-language writers, says a new report produced by Nesta, The Literary Platform and Douban Read.
*+-A panel at the IDPF Digital Book Conference this Wednesday asks, is Amazon good for readers? Tell us what you think.
*+-PP’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria is a translation of our article “Amazon is a More ‘Modest Beast,’ says UK Tech Expert.”
*+-Publishing Perspectives would like to hear from women executives in publishing about the leadership challenges they face and how they envision the future.
*+-The Italian Publishers Association has produced a song praising the ‘lives of a book’ for a reading promotion, with revenues going to the visually impaired.
*+-Berlin-based Suhrkamp publishing house actively manages 50,000 rights contracts as part of its mission to sustain and spread Germany’s literary patrimony.
*+-Spanish and Portuguese-language specialists, the Mertin LIterary Agency, took home “International Literary Agent of the Year” prize at the LBF this month.
*+-Publishers need to focusing on developing fans for books, not merely marketing them, argues Lance Fensterman, founder of ReedPop and producer of BookCon.