Influenced by her childhood in the caves of Brazil, author Christina Rickardsson oversees the work of the Coelho Growth Foundation for children at risk.
Having tested the program on an invitational basis for three months, Amazon rolls out its children’s book boxes offer to the US Prime membership. And the Library of Congress holds its annual National Book Festival this weekend.
The conflict between artist and commerce, writes Richard Russo, ‘today is playing out algorithmically and those algorithms have not been designed for authors’ benefit.’
Turning five this year, the children’s imprint Two Lions is starting to acquire and translate non-English work, even as it sells its books into other territories–and it’s experimenting with ‘a faster cadence’ in series development.
The second-newest imprint in Amazon Publishing’s portfolio offers both audio and ebook editions of works brought together in thematic collections. The first was released during BookExpo in New York City.
Following its deployment of a traveling team of workshop leaders, the Authors Guild opens a round of regional chapters. It also has just opened a new author-complaint resolution service in direct cooperation with Amazon.com.
China Literature is at New York Rights Fair this week to bring more Chinese literature to the American market. And Amazon Publishing announces a two-book deal with Patricia Cornwell.
Amazon’s new Merch Collab program promises to connect brands with designers and manufacturers to create branded merchandise, with Amazon tracking sales and paying royalties.
‘We can use the marketing muscle and the global strength that we have to support this ever-widening range of storytellers,’ says Mikyla Bruder, publisher of Amazon Publishing.
An Irishman in London, Eoin Purcell moved from Dublin almost four years ago to become head of Amazon Publishing UK. Today, he looks at the industry’s many urgent issues calmly: time is on his side.