Finding itself among a handful of European Union nations still with a state-controlled textbook market, Slovakia, says parliament member Branislav Gröhling, must change.
In its latest market report, Slovakia’s publishers’ association says the overall book market was worth up to €110 million (US$135.3 million) in 2016. Fiction rose to 27 percent of those sales.
Translators of Slovak literature say that the interest level in this work remains low compared to how Czech literature fares.
With Slovakia as guest of honor, Book World Prague offered a gauge of the local book biz, where the recent hike of VAT to 15% has stifled book sales and Amazon is expected to open soon.
This time our Rights Roundup titles are from Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Norway, and the United States.
Eligible books in this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards have been published since August 1 of 2019 and entries are made digitally.
From Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Australia, the USA, the Netherlands, and Norway, today’s titles include children’s books and an LGBT graphic novel.
Today’s deals include fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books from Europe and the Americas. One title was longlisted for the International Booker this year. Another is from a generation ago.
Today’s deals come from India, Sweden, the UK, Finland, Italy, and Norway and include art books, adult fiction, kids’ nonfiction–and historical train tales.
Titles with rights sales to report in our roundup come from Finland, Turkey, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Spain.