At Frankfurt’s annual CEO Talk, Macmillan CEO John Sargent took questions from journalists on ‘Fire and Fury,’ Rowohlt, and other topics.
Together with Bookwire, CB, and the International Publishing Distribution Association, Rüdiger Wischenbart has created a new ‘European Ebook Barometer’ to track digital activity in four key markets.
A European Parliament vote this week is expected to trigger more discussion on the EU copyright directive, which has both harsh critics and supporters.
Praised for his handling of Trump’s attempt to ‘intimidate a publisher’, Macmillan CEO John Sargent will speak at the Frankfurter Buchmesse this year.
As Turkey’s nose-diving currency sets off alarm bells on world trading floors, Istanbul’s Kalem Agency appeals to the publishing community for consideration from rights buyers: ‘It’s like being in a war.’
‘Your competitors like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Audible,’ publishers will hear this year at BookExpo and the rival rights fair, ‘are more than willing to fill the gap.’
From ventures in subscription, crowdfunding, narrative development, and audio-first production, a quartet of speakers talks to Klopotek’s annual Publishers’ Forum about the possibilities, and some realities.
With tracks in both English and German, and translation for plenary sessions that bring the two together, the 2018 Publishers Forum program is devised to sort out genuinely promising tech from fads.
At next week’s Publisher’s Forum from Klopotek in Berlin, designer-author Paula Zuccotti will engage in a potentially pivotal ‘fireside chat’ about what it means to publishing that ‘Everything We Touch,’ is competing for our attention.
Having once left the American ebook market largely to Seattle, Rakuten Kobo now is hitching a ride with Walmart back into Amazonian America, selling ebooks and audiobooks through the big-box leader.