13 international book fair directors gathered in Mexico to discuss their progress and evolving viewpoints on the industry and its trade events.
The new Publishers Rights Corner at Frankfurt Book Fair has sold out its original inventory of 20 tables, but a couple of extras have been added for October 18’s pre-Fair rights meetings.
International publishing this season is downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to our books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a summer of insecurity.
With an election in July, the Australian creative industries, including publishing, are roiled by the Productivity Commission’s draft report on intellectual property, with copyright terms, fair use, and parallel import restrictions in debate.
Hailing Harold Pinter’s ‘burning sense of injustice at human rights abuses and the repression of artists,’ Margaret Atwood is named to receive the award in October in London.
A strong reading culture frequently has a tendency to robust news consumption, as well. The Reuters Institute’s new Digital News Report has many revelations to offer, from 26 countries.
The CEO of Peter Lang, an international publishing group, is now one of six owners pivoting the company to face outward from Bern. Four years ago, she says, the company was ‘very good at hiding.’
A very quick deadline of June 22 has been announced for publishers interested in presenting their projects to international business players in the games industry at Germany’s GamesCom on August 17.
Nathan Hull announces that he’s leaving Mofibo, the Danish ebook and audiobook subscription service that was recently purchased by Sweden’s Storytel.
‘Things are not going to stop changing,’ Ingenta’s Randy Petway told Monday’s Rights Conference audience. And that means new urgency around effective rights management.