UK literary agency Andrew Lownie outlines the range of activities he is involved with in a typical agency week, from the mundane and routine, to the offbeat and extraordinary.
Jan Reichelt of Elsevier’s Mendeley platform for managing and sharing research papers discusses how tech is changing the way in which academics build a reputation.
Reporting from the Mobile World Congress, Beatrice Stauffer notes the strong advances in mobile tech are creating opportunities for content providers.
Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers’; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.
The 2013 PA International Conference in London lamented the general lack of appreciation for the role of publishers and lauded the revival of indie booksellers.
Porter Anderson looks at reactions to the news of Larry Kirshbaum’s departure from Amazon Publishing, plus problems with print, and more.
Startup Crowd the Book launched in March, is using selective, online marketing to try and ‘create a wildfire around great books published by small presses.’
Random House Mondadori’s strategy in the Americas has been to provide regional coverage with a tight focus on local markets. Cristóbal Pera of RHM Mexico explains how they do it.
The latest digital publishing developments from Brazil, Africa, the Arab World, India and China indicate change and challenges for the major global players.
This week Brazil’s publishing industry gathered to discuss the opportunities and pitfalls of digital.