Emue Books is a new Australian publisher with an unexpected mission: publishing Francophone literature and reviving fairness in publishing.
Going digital requires ‘taking more of a leap rather than a tentative step,’ says Darin Brockman, CEO of the UK’s Firsty Group, which has produced a B2C platform for Faber & Faber among others.
Digital first publisher Le French Book is translating bestselling French crime and genre titles in an attempt to cash in on an underserved audience.
BookCrossing’s ‘leave a book for a stranger to find’ program has gone global, with 71% of its 1.2m members outside the US and several nations using it to promote reading.
The Hong Kong Book Fair, running 18-24 July, could reach a million visitors, compared with 300,000 for Frankfurt and 25,000 for London. 40% buy English books.