Speakers at the opening press conference of the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair stressed the importance of book publishing and freedom to publish, as well as the need to focus on tomorrow’s readers.
From bestsellers to controversies, evidence of progress and industry concerns—the issues UK publishers point to will be the stuff of Frankfurt chats this week.
In humor and praise, Nielsen Book’s Mo Siewcharran is remembered in London as someone ‘who always saw the bigger picture.’
‘Always just a bit sexier and more exciting,’ Macmillan’s rights-powerhouse Pan Books celebrate their 70th anniversary with new Golden Pan honors.
Publishers are becoming ‘increasingly selective’ as some rights directors say offshore interest in YouTube celebrity books may be waning.
Acclaimed as one of the greats in British publishing–who made a ‘dazzling literary court’ of Faber–the late Matthew Evans prompts fond memories.
What’s changed in a career like Kate Hibbert’s? ‘The status of rights selling,’ says this historian’s daughter who’s seen a lot of the industry.
Known for agency-publishing innovation and for his mastery of a personality-driven business, literary agent Ed Victor is recalled by publishing leaders.
Thanks to digital initiatives and a strong list of titles, 50-year-old UK book publisher Kogan Page is growing its business, despite more competition.
In one of her books, Fauzia Minallah says, ‘the sky is filled with so much light that the people are able to see their own mistakes.’