During BookExpo at the Javits Center next week, trade visitors and rights specialists will be in two different parts of the city, as the New York Rights Fair makes its debut at the Manhattan Pavilion.
In Cannes, Voltage is handling world rights to the film adaptation of Anna Todd’s ‘After’ from Wattpad Studios. In New York, a newly announced panel with the Motion Picture Association and AAP looks at film collaborations.
Bringing forward literature that would be ‘shipwrecked without a translator,’ Words Without Borders observes 15 years while BookExpo announces Len Riggio’s keynote and BookCon adds interactivity to Jeff Kinney’s talk.
Three Big Five CEOs are scheduled for a session from BookExpo and the Association of American Publishers. And the UK’s award for writers aged 18 to 35 opens for submission.
In New York-related notes, James Patterson and his first president-collaborator Bill Clinton are to speak at BookCon in June, while the city has begun voting which book it will ‘read togtether’ from a list of five.
Newly released details about the 2018 BookCon’s weekend author lineup shows a program geared toward YA and younger readers.
At Wattpad, a new premium subscription is being rolled out for the US and Canadian markets; BookExpo and BookCon call for program submissions.
A two-week international reading-and-discussion exercise, the Big Library Read is underway with more than 20,000 libraries in various parts of the world.
BookCon reaches its 20,000 person goal on Saturday and Sunday; BookExpo cites 7,425 attendees, “primarily booksellers, librarians, retailers, and media.”
APA estimates show 2016’s audiobook sales growth expanding by almost 20 percent again. Sixty-seven million Americans say they finished an audiobook.