Finland’s third largest publisher has been acquired by Sweden’s Storytel. In Iceland this week, the UK’s Ian McEwan is the first recipient of a new award.
The massive audiences and lucrative development of the streaming platforms can mean some tough choices for publishers trying to map out screen success.
At the daylong FutureBook Live conference in London, one session tried to envision ides of publishing’s future beyond book-based models.
As Sweden’s Storytel prepares to enter the Mexican market, a set of challenges awaits, from building the habit of audiobook listening to bringing aboard regional publishers.
Creating original serialized content—as in the case of streaming on-demand services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix—holds the key to success for audiobook subscriptions, says Storytel España in a new report.
In its second year at Bogotá, the professional program has a class of agents, editors, and translators arriving this week. And in the UK, Amazon will pay a second Kindle Storyteller winner £20,000.
Publishing’s traditional position as society’s main storytelling industry may be in jeopardy. At a Byte the Book session during London Book Fair, speakers discussed how publishers can remain competitive.
‘The creative team had to learn to speak tech,’ but Germany’s oolipo now is close to releasing its tools for user-generated content development.
The new Amazon UK Kindle Storyteller Award is open to writers everywhere, as BookCon in New York announces Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown for June 3 and 4.
‘Our digital services can easily be used as a platform for testing’ books, Morten Strunge tells Publishing Perspectives, on acquiring a new publisher.