The platform’s community, according to media information, grew in 2017 by more than 40 percent and now draws more than 65 million users monthly to its system, which supports more than 50 languages.
Two of the five top sellers in 2017 in Canada were backlist, which was up 2 percent over 2016. Print unit sales fell 4 percent, value down 3 percent.
With the School of Life organization headed for its 10th anniversary, the program is beginning distribution in the American and Canadian markets with Consortium, the first volume of compiled readings due out in February.
‘A sad irony to see the so-called leader of the free world trying to limit freedom to publish.’ The International Publishers Association slams the Trump cease-and-desist effort and libel law comments as ‘a new and worrying development.’
‘A four-month programming project ended up taking two years,’ as Iguana Books publisher Greg Ioannou says. Once expected to be a new base of operation for Pubslush, his Toronto-based author services crowdfunding company PubLaunch is to open this month.
‘Reform measures are anticipated over the course of the next year,’ says a statement from Ottawa, ‘to enable creators to get paid properly.’ Canada’s House of Commons has opened its review of the controversial 2012 Copyright Modernization Act.
Wattpad’s data team reveals 2017’s most popular topics for fan fiction and original writing among the platform’s young adult Millennial and Gen Z readers.
Canada’s journal on public health will be published by Springer, which also will co-publish ‘Flow Chemistry’ with Budapest’s Akadémiai Kiadó in January.
From Brazil, Norway, Canada, the UK, Lebanon, and Turkey, we gather observations from Guadalajara International Book Fair’s Rights Exchange fellows.
In Canada, Greystone Books announces an anthology in women’s experiences of sexual assault. In California, About Comics adds a ‘Negro Motorist’ guide.