A US judge ruled that publisher Moppet Books violated copyright by publishing children’s books based on modern literary works like Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Publishers are becoming ‘increasingly selective’ as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning.
PRH’s acquisition will expand the international reach of merchandiser Out of Print. And Bertelsmann Education Group expands with WhiteCloud Analytics.
Mexico and Canada join the USA in the 2017 #ProjectReadathon ‘Million Minutes Campaign’ to release 300,000 books to Save the Children’s literacy programs.
Penguin Random House widens its footprint in Spanish-language markets with the acquisition of Ediciones B, which is based in Spain and has imprints across Latin America.
The Salon du Livre in Paris invites the UAE to be its 2018 Guest of Honor. And Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle cites the importance of diversity.
Director Graham Sack and producer Jennifer 8. Lee collaborated with The New York Times on a short virtual reality film based on ‘Lincoln in the Bardo.’
In the UK, the PA opens its ‘Textbook Challenge’ to the educational community, while in the States, PRH backs its people’s PEN memberships.
The Shanghai Children’s Book Fair opens this week with a global roster of speakers; Penguin Random House rolls out a plan to help employees pay off student loans.
‘It’s important that the book industry stays culturally in touch with the whole of society,’ says PRH Ebury’s Rebecca Smart. She brings her viewpoints to Frankfurt’s The Markets conference.