Ebook editions of the seven Harry Potter novels, plus the new ‘Cursed Child’ playscript, debut in China Monday (August 1) at five leading retailers, one of them with 600 million mobile users.
In a newly created arrangement, Chinese publishers are being introduced to international export through a ‘Three Book Program’ organized by Boston-based digital distribution firm Trajectory.
The German book market, a powerhouse of translation, is selling an increasing number of rights abroad—with a lot of growth coming from China—but is more cautious about buying rights.
Declaring that ‘the current copyright framework is unfit for the digital age,’ the chief of the Europe’s research libraries organization speaks out against “neighboring rights,’ related rights, for publishers.
13 international book fair directors gathered in Mexico to discuss their progress and evolving viewpoints on the industry and its trade events.
International publishing this season is downwind of hot blasts of political potentials that many feel could be damaging to our books industries and their readerships. Welcome to a summer of insecurity.
Amid reports of serious campus infrastructure challenges, the University of Dar es Salaam is getting a major new library facility with funding and building support from China.
One literary agent’s story at this fourth iteration of the international conference was about selling 2,000 English-language titles into the Chinese market. Going the other direction? Not so easy.
With a new StoryDrive Asia event coming to Singapore, Beijing’s fourth annual iteration revved the potential gains that develop when content industries fuel each others’ expertise.
There’s still time to nominate young professionals from the Chinese publishing world for Frankfurt Book Fair’s BIZ Beijing and China Publishers showcase: the Young Stars Award.