AAP chief Maria A. Pallante calls Audible’s ‘Captions’ an effort ‘to seek commercial advantage from literary works that it did not create and does not own.’
At China’s Asian Bookstore Forum in Xi’an, researchers cited a sharp shift, book sales moving quickly away from physical stores and over to online retail.
A new accord between Springer and Projekt DEAL will produce 13,000 or more articles annually. And B&T now has international distribution of McSweeney’s.
Reporting US$2.62 billion in 2018 revenue, China’s sprawling Phoenix Publishing & Media already has deals in 30 countries and wants to get only bigger.
Coinciding with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 10 editors are on the week-long Publishing Scotland International Fellowship trip.
Bookselling Without Borders has given US booksellers international industry contacts, and now a retailer from Germany will be at the ABA’s Winter Institute.
Toronto-based Wattpad announces another international content development deal for Asian markets, and Sweden’s Bonnier has a film option for ‘Spotify Untold.’
In Dosdoce’s new study, American publishers’ interest in producing Spanish-language audiobooks is seen as rising rapidly.
In the annual PW Star Watch program, emerging talents in the North American publishing markets are honored. A ‘Superstar’ goes to Frankfurter Buchmesse.
A hot summer’s debate at The New York Times around ‘fake and illegitimate’ online book sales. Amazon asserts a remedy may take more industry cooperation.