Karine Pansa wants to reinforce the habit of reading among Brazilians and introduce the country’s ‘great diversity’ of literary talent to the world.
‘The need for extreme success is now a requirement rather than a boon,’ says the UK’s Jason Cooper in the run-up to Frankfurt’s conference on The Markets.
As he contemplates speaking on October 18 at Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets conference, Spain’s Daniel Fernández talks of struggles in cultural shifts, copyright, and piracy.
International publishing rights agent Stephanie Barrouillet of Tel Aviv describes the effects of a short-lived fixed-price law, just repealed by Israel.
The book business hasn’t experienced disruption as dramatic as that of industries, says Jacob Dalborg. The ‘core publishing activities of acquiring, editing and publishing stories’ are resilient.
While Spain’s market may never recoup the 40% of sales lost in the recession, Blanca Rosa Roca counts herself a survivor in a recession-ravaged marketplace.
Amid falling book production, sagging sales, low readership, and higher book prices, one of Brazil’s key publishing events opens next week, the industry looking for ways forward.
Publishers reportedly are concerned by education ministry plans to buy fewer books for schools, expected to result in the lowest levels of such purchases in five years.
The Portuguese translation of The Da Vinci Code launched the fortunes of Brazilian publisher Arqueiro. Tomás Pereira now sees sales down 20% from 2015.
As a growing number of readers in South Korea reportedly are rediscovering their authors’ literature, industry players are upbeat about this year’s book sales potential.