Accustomed to working together with booksellers on distribution, Dutch publishers, says one veteran observer, may be particularly suited to collaborative efforts in ‘renewing the book.’
International Editors Observe Trends in the German Book Market
Contrasts and comparisons, challenges and opportunities: a group of English-language children’s book editors share their observations of the Germany market following their summer German Book Office tour.
Understanding Post-Soviet Book Markets: FBF Summer Academy in Kiev
From the Frankfurt Book Fair Summer Academy, book industry consultant Iryna Baturevych offers an insider look at post-Soviet book markets and the international ambitions of publishers working there.
Michael Healy: What Happens When Publishers Ignore Copyright Issues
Can changes to copyright in places like Germany or Canada threaten your business? In order to protect their revenue, publishers need to know about copyright battles being fought around the world.
Switzerland’s 21st Festival at Leukerbad: 14 Nations Represented
Readings in high places: the Leukerbad International Literature Festival in Switzerland drew record attendance and international authors in 2016.
A Look at Istanbul’s Tanpinar Festival and Fellows Program
Designed for both the local readership and international visitors, the annual Tanpinar Literary Festival organized by Kalem Literary Agency includes a fellowship program for publishing professionals.
Illustrations, Design, and Above All Stories: China’s StoryDrive Asia 2016, Part 2
One literary agent’s story at this fourth iteration of the international conference was about selling 2,000 English-language titles into the Chinese market. Going the other direction? Not so easy.
‘To Solve This Engagement Problem’: Lessons from Poland’s Multimedia
Two storytelling projects from Poland merge book publishing with state-of-the-art technology and explore both cross-media and regional boundaries.
China’s StoryDrive Asia 2016 in Beijing: Powered by ‘Hyper IP’
With a new StoryDrive Asia event coming to Singapore, Beijing’s fourth annual iteration revved the potential gains that develop when content industries fuel each others’ expertise.
Spanish and Mexican Bookselling: Madrid’s Day of Debate
With 42 percent of Spain’s population reporting to surveys that they’re not reading books, last week’s symposium in Madrid about bookselling had an extra edge of urgency.