The latest stage in Wattpad’s rapid expansion, its own new line of books is to be published in the UK market by Penguin Random House UK.
Graphic novels, a dark debut from a 25-year-old Parisian, and nonfiction on social genetics and saving our seas all figure into today’s roundup.
A RightsTech event in New York on July 17 will explore how cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, blockchain, might benefit the book industry.
Only one of the Top 10 performing titles on the Canadian English-language market in the first half of the year was frontlist content, BookNet reports.
A subsidiary of Access Copyright in Canada receives federal funding to develop a blockchain ledger that connects creative work and the rights holder.
In its arrangement with PRH India, Canada’s Wattpad will introduce some of the publisher’s writers to Wattpad readers, rather than generating content from the platform.
Wattpad Studios in Canada announce another major partnership in their European expansion, signing Mediaset in Italy to the list of production partners.
The 18-year-old Amsterdam-based production house NL Film is the latest to form a new partnership in Europe with Wattpad Studios for the development of platform-sourced writings for screens.
In opening the second International Publishers Association Africa Seminar event in Kenya, IPA president Hugo Setzer quotes Desmond Tutu on ubuntu: ‘You can’t exist as a human being in isolation.’
In a warm welcome to the ‘Africa Rising’ conference delegates in Nairobi, Kenya Publishers Association chair Lawrence Njagi warns that without more indigenous-language publishing, children could face losing some of their lingistic identity.