The architecture of the publishing industry today continues to transform as The Bookseller’s Philip Jones and Publishers Weekly’s Andrew Albanese discussed in a special journalists’ session at London Book Fair.
Literary agencies in Scandinavia are seeing a big boost, thanks to the popularity of crime novels, which has subsequently sparked international interest in other genres.
‘Translators play an essential role in raising awareness of writers’ plight’ in many cases of peril, as was discussed in an #LBF16 Insights Seminar session.
‘The “data dilemma” is what to do with the data,” as was noted at #LBF16’s seminar in the final hours of the fair.
Is a British vertical in the offing at Open Road Integrated Media? No one is telling, but Charlie Greig says she has more than enough backlist to make one.
Telling Publishing Perspectives about her ‘good, great partnership’ with London’s Quarto, Sharjah’s Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi announces that Kalimat Quarto will begin distribution in early 2017.
Foreign rights buyers are turning their attention to the language of Borges and Bolaño — At last! say agents and publishers.
How pure a play is crowdfunding? As Unbound’s John Mitchinson says, “We still decide” which books are taken forward. And #LBF16-goers crowded a session on it.
‘We are a little isolationist,’ Ivars Ījabs says to fellow from the Baltics in a session of constructive candor on ‘the paradox of the open culture’ at London Book Fair.
Translation funding and robust international attendance at the Sharjah Book Fair’s professional program has given rise to more rights deals at the fair.