The entertainment and character sector, in which book publishing operates, held the largest position in global licensing, according to a new survey from Licensing International.
A ‘lack of imagination on the part of publishers is hampering the development of a reading culture in Kenya,’ says the Kenyan author Peter Kimani.
Called a ‘Diversity Report,’ a new study looks at the status of translated literature various book markets, with emphasis on Austria and Slovenia.
With two awards in place this year, London’s Polari Book Prize announces its longlists and honors writers ‘whose work explores the LGBT experience.’
Even as the UK’s Publishers Association opens its ‘Love Audio’ campaign, London hasn’t taken the cue from Brussels and dropped its VAT rate on audiobooks.
The head of Malawi’s copyright agency, Dora Salamba, says the public doesn’t understand the damages that piracy can do to rights holders.
Penguin Random House is acquiring the book publishing assets of F+W Media, which include the Writer’s Digest catalog. Communities to be auctioned separately June 13.
Elliott will pay some US$476 million for Barnes & Noble, having last year bought the UK’s main chain Waterstones. James Daunt is to run both companies.
On the first tour to Cannes of publishers and literary agents, Norway’s Thomas Mala says the experience was worthwhile. He’s ready to go again next year.
In an upbeat report, the German book market is seen as having grown last year for the first time since 2012–by 300,000 buyers–with its financial performance leveling out.