In her appraisal of The Philippines’ book industry challenges, Manila-based literary agent Andrea Pasion-Flores talks of the disparities of retail access to books in various parts of the country.
‘Translators are wonderful readers,’ says Poland’s top bestseller, Zygmunt Miłoszewski, whose ‘Rage’ is out today (August 1) in its English translation from AmazonCrossing.
Ebook editions of the seven Harry Potter novels, plus the new ‘Cursed Child’ playscript, debut in China Monday (August 1) at five leading retailers, one of them with 600 million mobile users.
In a world in which ‘nobody has time anymore,’ the Ixxus team has created a rights-smart tool to help busy publishers manage increasingly complex content.
With economic shrinkage forecast to continue, Brazil’s publishing industry battles educational and distribution challenges: ‘We’ve had to reinvent ourselves,’ says a key player in the book business.
In its 30th year, the Frankfurt Rights Meeting, 2 to 5 p.m. on October 18, will place special attention on some of the surprise success stories coming out of the rights and licensing arena this year.
It’s no surprise that book publishing giant Penguin Random House has plenty of success selling rights around the world. Here are their most recent highlights from the US and UK.
The impact of digital, the population’s loss of ‘cultural habits’ and challenges to the supply chain: José Manuel Anta tells us about Spain’s book market.
Echoes of a bygone Byliner: Opening with more than 140 knees-up essays and stories, Amazon is betting that Singles Classics can make e-shorts sexy at last.
‘We need to work harder and customize our publishing offers in Latin America,’ says Spain’s Luis Solano, a speaker at Frankfurt’s The Markets conference.