As it reaches its third anniversary, UCL Press declares its open access–only model a success, calling it as transformational today as ‘the invention of movable type printing.’
Calling it ‘a truly essential organization for making our marketplace work,’ Canadian publishers honor the Access Copyright revenue collection agency, which is in the middle of a dispute with the education sector.
A trend toward public reading-engagement projects continues, this time as the European Union Prize for Literature’s 10th-anniversary short-fiction competition opens for reads and votes on newly created ‘European stories.’
Ten books of poetry and five single poems are shortlisted for the 2018 edition of the UK’s Forward Poetry Prizes, which are to be awarded in London in September.
The PBS ‘Great American Read’ TV program has its two-hour opener. And Open Road Media’s direct-to-consumer marketing program, Ignition, is being offered now to Ingram’s distributed publishers.
Amazon’s new Merch Collab program promises to connect brands with designers and manufacturers to create branded merchandise, with Amazon tracking sales and paying royalties.
A wartime tale with a Senegalese protagonist in France, a generational family drama from Georgian author Nino Haratischwili, a Catalan classic, two books for young readers, and the Orient Express with Agatha Christie aboard—all are in our pre-BookExpo rights roundup.
How are authors’ contractual rights with a publisher best handled when the house rolls out a digital subscription offer and promises that its entire content library will be on offer that way? An authors’ lawsuit of Cengage is calling the question.
Promising to name an extra-large breed pig after next year’s winning book, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize jury isn’t laughing this year. Nobody gets the prize. They are not amused.
Both the CrimeFest event and its awards program have turned 10 years old this year, its four-day convention set this year in the West Country, in Bristol.