UK Lit Festivals Defy “The Death of the Print Book” Phenomenon

In Europe by Guest Contributor

*+-Ticket sales to UK literary festivals are on the rise, and more niche books and authors get time in the spotlight. By Alex Hippisley-Cox The literary festival scene in the UK is booming. It seems hardly a week goes by without some kind of literary programme being staged and the public’s thirst for these types of gatherings seems to grow with …

How Can Book Festivals Integrate E-books Into Their Events?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-What are the “best practices” for book festivals to work with e-books? By Edward Nawotka It’s summer (in the northern hemisphere) and winter (in the southern hemisphere) — the season of the book festivals is upon us, as discussed in today’s feature story. It seems that across much of the developed world nearly every community has a book festival or …

Do Literary Festivals Offer Sufficient ROI for Authors and Publishers?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

*+-Literary festivals are increasingly popular, but the effort and expense involved in sending an author to appear at one might never pay off. By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story discusses the Paraty International Literature Festival in Brazil. It is widely considered one of the most successful — and fun — literary festivals anywhere in the world. The piece notes that …