As Frankfurt 2018 kicks off, Publishing Perspectives spoke with a number of literary agents about their books and deals this year. By Roger Tagholm | @RogerTagholm The LitAg and the Publishers Rights Corner continue to be successful spaces where literary agents and rights directors increasingly hold their meetings on Tuesdays. Kate Hibbert, rights manager of the UK’s Little, Brown Book Group, …
At Frankfurt’s The Markets conference, publishing experts spoke about revenue models in the book business and the need to better understand consumers.
Now in its 70th year, the Frankfurt Book Fair began this year with powerful statements from opening press conference speaker Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as well as deep market insights from experts at The Markets conference.
Hugo Setzer’s Manual Moderno publishes some 40 new titles per year and has an active catalogue of around 400 books in Mexico, a market in which, he says, censorship “is coming very close.”
German author Inger-Maria Mahlke is the winner of the 2018 German Book Prize for her novel, Archipel, a family saga set in Tenerife, Spain.
‘What I hadn’t anticipated was just how difficult it is to start a publishing business,’ writes Richard Charkin in a Frankfurt installment of his exclusive series for Publishing Perspectives.
‘We knew publishers from different countries could benefit from having their own online sales channels,’ says Pablo Laurino, the founder of Publica.la based in Argentina, with offices in Spain and the USA.
What CEO Markus Dohle calls ‘a natural extension and complement’ to PRH’s work in Southeast Asia, the new company will have a 50-title output at the start.
A total 60 awards in 12 categories are named in each of 10 languages from a record-breaking 362,423 entries, for the 2018 Watty Awards.
As politics and publishing collide this year, the International Alliance of Independent Publishers’ is organizing a WomenList exhibition of 30 titles on feminism and women.