The APA’s audiobook conference drew big crowds on BookExpo’s opening day, with other compelling discussions on storytelling, rights, and translation drawing modest audiences.
Sourcebooks and Penguin Random House in ‘Collaborative Partnership’
Stressing that Sourcebooks will retain its independence, Penguin Random House’s 45-percent stake in the American publisher may mean new international reach.
Denmark’s Lego Publishing Has Licensing Partnership With Chronicle Books
Expected to go to market in spring 2020, the new Lego-based content from Chronicle Books is to include seven new Lego titles and multiple formats.
FutureBook Awards 2018 Shortlists Announced at Frankfurt
With nominees in five categories, the Futurebook Awards highlight people, projects, and companies focused on digital publishing and formats.
At Frankfurt: A Panel on Self-Censorship and Morality in Publishing Today
At an event organized by Byte the Book and the Frankfurt Book Fair, publishers looked at how social pressures influence publishing.
Rania Zaghir: A Lebanese Publisher’s Arabian ‘Sea of Tales’
Lebanese publisher Rania Zaghir designed an immersive play space for children, Sea of Tales, at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair based on Arabic classics including ‘The Thousand and One Nights.’
Sourcebooks at Bologna: World English Rights to Chris Ferrie’s ‘Red Kangaroo’ From CCPPG
Building on the success of Australia-based physicist Chris Ferrie’s ‘Baby University’ series, Sourcebooks pre-empts world English rights from China’s CCPPG to begin publishing ‘Red Kangaroo’ books in 2019.
Twelve Highlights From London Book Fair’s Upcoming Seminar Program
The London Book Fair’s annual Insights Seminar Program is addressing a number of publishing industry topics including children’s books, translation, and Brexit.
Industry Notes: US Ebook Sales Slightly Up in May; Sourcebooks Signs With Gotham for Film, TV
First time in more than two years: the Association of American Publishers ‘ monthly StatShot report shows an increase in ebook sales in the US.
BISG’s Strategic Reinvention Prompts an Updated Board Structure
Reconstituting its board as a leaner group of sector-specific players, BISG adds new advisory assets and a council of associations to its strategy.