With 2017 now so old it almost creaks, Copyright Clearance Center’s ‘Beyond the Book’ podcast series lines up points of interest in the year now ending.
With the freedom to publish among lead topics, the International Publishers Association’s 32nd congress in New Delhi will look for common ground.
Looking to attract stakeholders and financial contributions, BookMap, an effort to gather and analyze global book publishing data, is launched.
‘In a sense, a book fair is a catalyst that propels rights deals towards completion,’ reads the introduction to the IPA’s new 2017 Global Book Fair Report.
‘Last year there were five Chinese publishing companies in the world’s top 20,’ IPA’s new chief says at London Book Fair.
Quickly adapting after India’s prime minister decommissioned the country’s 500- and 1,000-rupee notes on November 8, many book fairs and festivals are ‘going cashless’.
In a season when politics can seem especially cartoonish, English PEN looks at the freedom of such expression, as Open Road engages Vistaar to draw a clearer picture of ebook pricing.
Reflecting the myriad dynamics of the country’s culture, itself, Vinutha Mallya’s essay on India this month describes a vast, complex publishing industry with many strengths and the challenge of many inequities.
Books priced at 15 cents, daily membership at 22 cents: India’s mobile Juggernaut platform has arrived to low-ball the competition. A publisher to watch on the new horizon of the international stage.
‘When you are from semi-democracies you don’t have the luxury of being apolitical.’ A panel in London addresses publishing in a postcolonial era: London and New York are hardly the only hubs today.