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.
The ebook-soundtrack company Booktrack announces an arrangement with Little, Brown on novellas for young people, following years of work in ‘Booktrack Classroom.’
The story of five of the world’s best known Romantic-era literary figures is played out in ‘a series of notifications’ via the Summer of Darkness app.
In a newly created arrangement, Chinese publishers are being introduced to international export through a ‘Three Book Program’ organized by Boston-based digital distribution firm Trajectory.
Co-founded in 2010 by Lord Matthew Evans of EFG and The Sunday Times’ Cathy Galvin, this international award promotes ‘the excellence of the modern short story.’