A new professional program and $300,000 to support translations marked 30 years of commitment to reading and literacy at the Sharjah International Book Fair.
In Russia, publishers deliberately minimize announced first printings; in the USA, they inflate them. On this point, publishers just can’t be trusted.
Detective fiction and romances rule Russia’s publishing scene, where agents are rare and authors are lucky to get a few thousand dollars as an advance.
The publishing industry in the United States has grown since 2008 thanks to increased sales of e-books, fiction and higher education books.
Small pubs may welcome a sales boost, but the new relationships and deals resulting from an awards nod may pay greater dividends in the long-term.
According to BookNet Canada, Canadian book sales volume dropped by 10.8% in the first quarter of 2011.
Justo Hidalgo argues that 24Symbol’s business model is a counterbalance to piracy, fills a need for readers, will generate print sales for publishers.
Is it a problem with a lack of translations from Asia? Cultural bias? Or simple lack of interest?
When considering the world as one big market, e-books change the game — but by how much?
There’s been a lot of talk about the end of territorial rights, experience suggests that wouldn’t be such a good thing for the author or the books.