A new edition of Jilly Cooper’s sexy novel, Riders, has moved a hand, previously on the bum, to a higher position — eliciting surprisingly strong reactions.
A new report from Nesta, The Literary Platform, and Douban Read highlights opportunities for international publishers in the Chinese book market.
After analyzing 15 years’ worth of top literary prize winners, Nicola Griffith notes that books about women rarely win.
A new study by the National Literacy Trust in the UK reveals that among students studying for their GCSEs, girls are more likely to read online than boys.
Strike up the band: Amazon and Penguin Random House are in a contract dispute in the UK, prompting another round of hand-wringing and buy-button action.
The Frankfurt Book Fair has invested in IPR License, a global rights platform for the book publishing industry, and will promote the online rights business to a global audience.
Direct-to-consumer bookselling is growing and innovative thinking is helping. Two solutions that are appealing: BitLit ebook bundling and Penguin Hotline.
Richard Mollet, CEO of the Publishers Association, reports that 2014 UK publishing revenues were £4.3 billion, with 44% coming from export markets.
Hungarian author László Krasznahorkai has won the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize for his ‘achievement in fiction on the world stage.’
Strong leadership in publishing is welcome, but as new publishing leaders step forward, one realizes all are mere ‘temporary custodians.’