An unexpected element in a day of comment from very different industries: like publishing, they don’t hear from each other often, either.
The PW Star Watch program provides its annual Superstar with a trip to Frankfurt Book Fair and a network of contacts in the world publishing industry.
‘We wanted to offer something different,” says Andrea Chambers of NYU’s Center for Publishing about a new conference with Publishers Weekly.
‘We just have to do better at acquiring, marketing, and selling books by marginalized authors,’ says HarperCollins’ Andrew Harwell, this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair-bound PW Star Watch Superstar.
With China making a strong showing on the upper end of the list, a new ranking of 2015 revenue demonstrates that the “Big Five” aren’t necessarily the largest when all sectors are considered.
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.
Key figures in the American publishing community are unified in their call for a lift of the US embargo of Cuba as it pertains to books.
American and international publishers attended the 2016 Havana Book Fair in hopes of finding new opportunities in an economically friendlier Cuba.
Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn, in the wake of reports of Rakuten’s write-down, talks of the ‘strongest content sales in our history.’
Calling rights agents, directors, scouts: With the rise of digital rights platforms, what happens to the person-to-person nature of publishing rights transactions? We’d like to hear from you.