The CBC has announced this year’s five books and their celebrity advocates for the nationally televised ‘Canada Reads’ debate that puts literature in the spotlight in Canada.
The decision of which of five contemporary titles wins the ‘Canada Reads’ competition coincides with an announcement that the United States’ PBS network will stage an ambitious eight-part ‘best-loved’ book show of its own.
The CBC Books production ‘Canada Reads’ 2018 airs next week, hosted by Ali Hassan. Available on radio, the Internet, and television, the program could be a model for many world markets looking to reach readers through media channels.
By the end of the annual ‘Canada Reads’ TV show on March 29, only one of the competition’s titles and its celebrity advocate will still be standing.
Canada Reads, a contest in which 5 celebrities debate various books merits and vote a title off each day on CBC TV, has serious implications for publishers.
Wattpad Studios in Canada announce another major partnership in their European expansion, signing Mediaset in Italy to the list of production partners.
The 18-year-old Amsterdam-based production house NL Film is the latest to form a new partnership in Europe with Wattpad Studios for the development of platform-sourced writings for screens.
While the recommendations still must be legislated, Canadian publishing sees light at the end of a tunnel, after years of devastating copyright losses.
Our rights highlights in this roundup come from France, Greece, Canada, Germany, Catalan Spain, and Japan by way of North Korea.
BookNet Canada releases the country’s bestselling English-language book sales of 2018—for both Canadian authors and overall bestselling titles.