By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson
NewCity Lit Honors Dominique RaccahNaming the independent house Sourcebooks’ founding publisher and president Dominique Raccah its sixth of its “Lit 50” books industry leaders, NewCity Lit has written of how Sourcebooks “has galloped to be the tenth largest publisher in America and the largest owned by a woman.”
No surprise to publishing industry players, of course, NewCity cites Raccah’s earlier honor as Publishers Weekly’s Person of the Year. “Sourcebooks has several books on this year’s New York Times bestseller list,” the NewCity text reads.
And Sourcebooks, writes NewCity, “has developed a partnership with Wattpad, a customized business book line.” This is the first time we’ve heard the mighty reading and writing platform Wattpad, with its 45 million monthly enthusiasts glued to each installment of serial fiction, described as “a customized business book line,” but it’s the thought that counts.
“In addition,” NewCity writes, Sourcebooks “is expanding its children’s nonfiction program and was part of the US publishing mission to Cuba.”
There’s also a quick but typically cogent quote from the honoree: “We are watching the collapse of entertainment in terms of formats,” Dominique Raccah says.
And we’re off to “full 360 revenue” concepts again, Sourcebooks certainly among the vanguard.
Save Now on Frankfurt Trade Visitor Tickets
The Frankfurt Book Fair has announced new pricing for trade visitor tickets. A 30-percent discount on trade visitor tickets becomes available this month. The discount drops to 20 percent in August and to 10 percent in September.
Also, if you’re a fan of Frankfurt’s Business Club, don’t forget that your 20-percent early-bird discount there (which will include your trade visitor ticket) is good only until August 31.
In a prepared statement, Frankfurt’s vice president of marketing and communications, Katja Böhne, is quoted, saying, “With these flexible discount tiers, we’re rewarding those among our trade visitors who are quick to commit.
“At the same time, their early registration helps us fine-tune our trade-visitor program.”
Win-win. And we’ll see you there.