Industry Notes: Sourcebooks’ Raccah Honored; Frankfurt Announces Ticket Pricing

In News by Porter Anderson

As BookExpo opens its trade floor, Frankfurt has a new deal for trade visitors. And Sourcebooks’ Dominique Raccah picks up another honor.

An shot from Hall 6 at Frankfurt Book Fair 2016. Image: Marc Jacquemin for FBM

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

NewCity Lit Honors Dominique Raccah
Naming 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.”

Dominique Raccah

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.

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Porter Anderson

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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.