Launched earlier this year and looking for commercial fiction, Boldwood Books promises to publish its new titles in ebook, audio, and print-on-demand on the same day internationally.
How Independent Publishers Can Stay Profitable
The CEO of Australia’s Hardie Grant Publishing urges independent publishers to embrace “transformational solutions” to stay profitable in the years to come.
From Page to Stage: The UK’s Theatrical Licensing Boom
Theater producers in the UK have scored several recent successes with stage adaptations of popular and award-winning books, and there’s a hunger for more.
China Licensing of UK Children’s Books Gains Momentum
Tight restrictions on foreign transactions did not deter UK kids publishers from striking numerous deals following the China Shanghai Children’s Book Fair.
Connecting Creators With Consumers: How IFRRO Regulates the Global Secondary Rights Market
IFRRO aims to help publishers and authors recoup some €300 million annually from lost revenue due to unlicensed content reproduction.
Mollet Brings Military Discipline, Music Industry Experience to UK’s Publishers Association
By Liz Bury Not many senior folk in the publishing industry can claim to have spent eight years in the British Royal Navy. Richard Mollet, new chief executive of the UK Publisher’s Association, did, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant by the time he left in 1996. He is attending the Frankfurt Book Fair for the first time, ahead …
Are US Publishers Using E-books to Undermine Territorial Rights?
By Liz Bury Frankfurt Book Fair veteran agent Andrew Nurnberg has raised the specter of e-book deals being used to undermine territorial rights in an interview with Publishing Perspectives. But his fear that some American publishers may try to use e-book negotiations to break existing rights boundaries left other agents unruffled. Arguments about the primacy of authors’ relationships with their editors, …
Books to Film: No Hard and Fast Rules
By Liz Bury The heyday of huge film deals being made for books may be over, but, there’s still big money on the table for the right kind of story. Deals are being done, however the sums are often more conservative than they were during the boom years. “The money is less,” said Josie Freedman of ICM, as part of …
Beyond “Blokey” DIY: UK Rights Pro of the Year Graham Cook on Expanding Opportunities
By Liz Bury LONDON: In the eight years that Graham Cook has sold rights for Haynes he’s seen it transform from being “the car manual specialist” into a publisher with much broader reach. In its early days Haynes produced books about how to deconstruct and reassemble cars. Its range of customers was limited to car book publishers. Since branching into …
Changing the World One Magazine at a Time
By Liz Bury LONDON: One of the highlights of the final day of the London Book Fair, which closed yesterday, was the giving of the UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur Award. This year, Gavin Weale, 32, of LIVE Futures picked up the £5,000 prize for his work with young people, and his idea to begin publishing a magazine with Langa township in …