Praised for his handling of Trump’s attempt to ‘intimidate a publisher’, Macmillan CEO John Sargent will speak at the Frankfurter Buchmesse this year.
The rapid political news cycle and a big list of Trump-themed political books hitting the market make publishers’ release dates even more important.
The US-based Chronicle Books has introduced a new partnership with Trustbridge Global Media to translate, publish and distribute up to 20 children’s titles into Chinese in the first year.
The story of a Gilded Age socialite comes from the Netherlands, into the aristocracy of which Allene Tew married. Dutch narrative nonfiction bestseller Annejet van der Zijl’s work is translated by Michele Hutchison.
The New York Public Library is testing Instagram users’ interest in long-form reading with newly designed and developed ‘Insta Novels.’
The 100 books being voted on by the public in PBS’ summer reading encouragement program, ‘The Great American Read,’ now are highlighted in a ‘book of books.’ And Unicorn’s latest art essay release runs on the mid-century American auto obsession.
Touting 6 million ebooks and a $9.99 audiobook subscription, the new Walmart partnership with Rakuten Kobo gives the Canadian retailer what it hasn’t had in the US market: brand recognition.
Scheduling a two-day stop in New York City, the Teamwork Arts Jaipur Literature Festival also is scheduled for stints in September in Houston and Boulder. In New York, it’s sponsored by the Asia Society.
New research published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture shows that less than 20 percent of US teens reported reading for pleasure.
The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, ‘today is playing out algorithmically and those algorithms have not been designed for authors’ benefit.’