The Beijing Book Fair is growing thanks to to expanding international interest in the Chinese book market and demand for a place to conduct rights business in Asia.
‘We cling on to the idea that the UK is so different from all the other countries.’ And change, says Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin, is a new constant.
As an American author and her Russian publisher reveal, literary censorship is ongoing, and reports indicate that Moscow is increasing its efforts.
‘What we are producing is to be relied upon in this world of fake news.’ This, says Orion’s Katie Espiner, is global book publishing’s message today.
‘Women need to almost un-condition themselves,’ says Emerald’s Vicky Williams, who joins The Markets’ panel at Frankfurt Book Fair on women in publishing.
Watching Romanian youth leave for education elsewhere in Europe, Bucharest’s Grupal Editorial Art is teaming up with Stuttgart’s Klett Gruppe to raise educational standards at home.
‘Stories remain when the land has been taken,’ says Cherie Dimaline about indigenous narratives of Canada. “We live in the stories.”
A good agency’s character is ‘built with many authors, not single ones.’ CBQ’s Claudia Bernaldo di Quiros offers five titles making rights sales.
‘The readers feel the book was written to them,’ says one of two authors of ‘postcard books’ in Denmark, books ‘sent from somewhere unknown,’
Russia’s book piracy problem seems to be getting worse: in a new survey, two out of three respondents say they believe downloading pirated content is legal.