Designed ‘to find the best popular books of the year in the lead-up to Christmas,’ the UK’s Specsavers National Book Awards will end with a consumer vote.
Rights Roundup: Summertime Offerings in Fiction, Nonfiction, Adult and Children’s Titles
Taking into account a couple of cases of talented writers crossing borders, some 10 nations are represented in our new rights roundup, spanning a clutch of interesting genres and rights opportunities.
A Developing Snapshot of a Market: Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Editors’ Tour of Germany
UK and US editors are in Germany this week—on a trip organized by the Frankfurter Buchmesse—and hearing German publishers address a big issue in the market right now: finding more book buyers.
Audiobooks in the Headlines: Wooing Guys in the UK, Winning Over Publishers in Canada
The UK reports that audiobooks are most popular with men 25 to 44, and in Canada, there’s a big jump from 2016 to 2017 in publishers producing audiobooks.
Insights From the Foreign Rights Specialists Shortlisted for the 2018 British Book Awards
‘Knowing the current trends for all the different countries’ is among challenges tackled by the foreign rights experts who are shortlisted for tonight’s British Book Awards. Their Nibbie is called the Rights Professional of the Year.
The ‘Profits From Publishing’ Debate: Is Author Pay Enough?
How profits from publishing are sliced up has become an industry debate in London, where agent Andrew Lownie and the Association of Authors’ Agents have joined the Society of Authors in asking for more transparency.
Industry Notes: Jill Soloway’s Amazon Imprint Can Topple Norms; Jason Bartholomew Joins Midas PR
Activist-filmmaker Jill Soloway will have her own imprint at Amazon Publishing, Topple Books. And London’s powerhouse PR firm Midas names Hodder’s Jason Bartholomew as joint CEO.
Rights Roundup: Eight Titles To Watch in Springtime International Rights Trades
With biography, autobiography, children’s literature, new Nordic noir, literary fiction, and a mystery that rides with the Tour de France, we look at several interesting rights deals this month.
Man Booker Prize Pressured to Rescind Its Internationalist Stance
Some publishing players in the UK are protesting the Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s eligibility rules, saying that the Booker should reimpose a ‘ban on American writers.’
London Book Fair’s ‘Book and Screen Week’ Embraces Women’s Suffrage Centenary
The writings and film adaptations of ‘outstanding female writers’ is featured in the Book and Screen Week program that runs parallel to London Book Fair in April.