Rüdiger Wischenbart in his Readmagine presentation says the coronavirus may speed up pre-pandemic book trends, including the growth of backlist audiobooks.
First envisioned as a tool for publishers for trade shows has been adapted to the health-crisis needs of meeting arrangements to support rights deals.
Italian publishers warn that opening some bookstores must be backed up by financial aid, as Brazilian Publishers increased international outreach with an app and online rights effort.
Research houses and scholarly publishers and associations are pooling their content for professional and public access free of charge.
Metabooks Brazil’s 80-percent market penetration includes Submarino’s retail operation, and Metabooks Mexico kicks off at Guadalajara.
Literary Agent Jesseca Salky opens her own literary management company in New York, and Toronto’s Wattpad announces a deal with Wise in Rio.
Announcing at Rio’s book fair its coming introduction of Pubnet in Brazil, Metabooks Brasil reports it now accounts for 75 percent of the market’s sales.
The leading author-advocacy trade organization in the United States announces that it’s in talks with Amazon on issues of ‘plagiarism and scams.’
Amid the industry crisis in Brazil–with two major chains filing for bankruptcy protection–publisher Luiz Schwarcz campaigns for a holiday season of book-giving.
‘A near complete sidelining of black writers,’ says ‘Words Without Borders’ editor Eric MB Becker, has resulted in a literature of the shadows.