There is a simple reason just don’t see that much book content transformed into new formats and platforms: books with big enough brands to license are rare.
Spain’s financial crisis and slump in book sales has led Spanish-language publishers to focus on Latin America, with agents bypassing Spain to sell rights directly in the region.
As search engines get more sophisticated, the ISNI—International Standard Name Identifier—has become a critical component of tracking book rights and allocating attribution.
In this week’s publishing news from Brazil, legal issues surrounding biographies may soon end, Objectiva launches digital imprint, Kobo goes on sale, $200k rights sales expected in Guadalajara.
Joel Dicker’s US-based crime novel ‘La vérité sur l’affaire Harry Quebert’ is racking up awards and is perhaps the hottest property on the international rights scene.
The estate of William Faulkner has sued both Woody Allen and defense contractor Northrop Gruman for copyright infringement asserting the unlicensed use of two quotes.
At Frankfurt’s annual Rights Directors Meeting, Wuping Zhao told the audience that Chinese publishers acquired rights to 15,592 foreign titles in 2011, up from just 1,664 in 1995.
Despite a dip in overall book sales down under, Australian agents and rights managers report a booming business from the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Lynette Owen of Pearson Education speaks at the Frankfurt Book Fair about best practices in selling rights.
If you score a big rights deal at Frankfurt, let the world know! Publishing Perspectives is running a limited deal on announcements in next Friday’s Show Daily.